A 24-year career at Applied Materials in the semiconductor industry provided many job responsibilities as I grew alongside an up and coming company. As founder of the N.W. Region, I negotiated the first service contract at Intel and grew the region to 5 states. I managed million dollar budgets which gave me a strong understanding of business operations.
International experience included starting the first semiconductor equipment in Mainland China in 1981. I also worked directly with Japanese management at the Fujitsu facility who demanded a high level of attention to details in our progress reporting.
During my career, Applied Materials grew from 350 employees to 22,000 and became a Fortune 500 company. Applied Materials was working out of one building in Santa Clara, California when I started and 24 years later was an Industry leader in its field with global operations around the world. I have dealt with customers, high pressure situations like deadlines, executives , workers, and the ins and outs of growing a business.