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PETER UM

Chairman & CEO

Peter leads the Eugene Technology and Eugenus organizations as Chairman and CEO. Eugenus was established after Eugene Technology acquired Aixtron semiconductor division in November, 2017. Peter brings a wealth of experience to Eugenus, with the vision to grow the company from a key semiconductor equipment innovator in Silicon Valley to a global industry leader.

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J.W. KIM

General Manager

J.W. leads all management and operational aspects of Eugenus, providing vision and leadership to help to grow and develop the company. Prior to his role at Eugenus, he was Executive Vice President at SK Hynix for 27 years, and was responsible for DRAM, NAND process, and NAND development. J.W. received his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University, and obtained his Material Engineering PhD from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

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HARRY SUH
Advisory Board Member

Harry is a seasoned industry executive with over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor market. His significant contributions led him to be awarded the prestigious Korea Presidential Medal Of Merits for Contribution to Korea Semi Industry in 2019. Prior to joining the Eugenus board, his most recent roles at Lam Research included Sr. Advisor, Regional Vice President of Korea & Group Vice President, Legal Representative, and Chairman of Lam Research Korea LLC & Lam Manufacturing Korea.  Harry received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.  

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PETER SCHWARTZ
Advisory Board Member

Peter is the CEO and co-founder of Eclair Medical Systems and joined Eugenus as an advisory board member in December 2019. A technology executive in Silicon Valley, Peters brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in company building and scaling startups. Peter has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. 

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VAHID VATANNIA
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Vahid is an Innovative Operations  and Business Development Leader. He brings over 30 years of experience in Operations,  Supply Chain Optimization, Financial Analysis and Business Development. 

Vahid has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts and MS in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. 

Vahid is responsible for all aspects of Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Field Service Engineering.  

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PRIYADARSHI PANDA
Chief Technology Officer

Priyadarshi is a technical leader with over a decade experience in semiconductor chip and equipment manufacturing. He has held various leadership and executive positions at Intel, Lam Research and Applied Materials prior to joining Eugenus. He holds over 10 published patents and his scientific publications have over 1000 citations.

Priyadarshi has a BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is responsible for managing the entire 50-person strong technical organization at Eugenus.

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JASON KIM
Chief Administrative Officer

Jason is responsible for the overall administrative operations of the company. He is a veteran industry executive with over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, LCD, and consumer electronics markets. Prior to joining Eugenus, he was General Manager of Hyundai Information Technologies, USA. Jason has also held leadership roles at several venture capital firms, and other industry positions. He received his BS in Computer Science from Kwang Woon University in Seoul, South Korea.

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SHERRY CHAPMAN

Senior Director, Human Resources

As Head of People and Culture, Sherry directly impacts how Eugenus takes shape, fulfills its vision and lives its values. Partnering with cross-functional leaders, she establishes organizational and people practices and develops solutions to create a workplace environment where employees love their roles and feel challenged. Sherry’s strategic global HR leadership roles span 15 years, both as a consultant and executive leader, working with high tech companies Tibco, Zoran, and others. Her diverse experience includes taking a company from startup to IPO. Sherry has a BA from Washington State University and an MS from Stanford Graduate School of Business.