President and CEO
Jeffrey Spiegelman has worked in the semiconductor industry since 1986. In 1990 he founded Aeronex, which was named one of Inc. Magazine's Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies and was awarded the prestigious University of California's Connect award for Most Innovative New Product in 2002. After selling the company to Entegris, Spiegelman founded RASIRC to address generation and delivery of new chemistries, with an initial focus on steam and pure condensate.
Spiegelman has a BS in bioengineering, an MS in Applied Mechanics from University of California at San Diego, and holds over 50 international patents and publications.
Dan Alvarez, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Alvarez is responsible for the strategic technology roadmap for RASIRC, including identifying opportunities and planning for risk and growth. Alvarez earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University, holds 18 US Patents and has written more than 20 technical and scientific publications. Alvarez has worked in a variety of technology companies, including 3M Corporation, Aeronex and Mykrolis Corporation. He has also worked as a Fellow at California Institute of Technology and a Chemistry Instructor at Community Colleges.
Bruce Lipisko is responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, account management and customer service. With almost 25 years of semiconductor industry experience, he has held multiple senior level positions including: Chief Operating Officer at OnWafer Technologies, and Vice President & General Manager of the Microelectronic Materials Group at Arch Chemicals.
Lipisko holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Lipisko also holds a dozen international patents and publications.
Director of Marketing
Lita Shon-Roy has worked throughout the Semiconductor manufacturing supply chain for more than 20 years. Her work experience spans from marketing and sales of ICs, equipment and materials to process engineering of TFTs in companies such as IPEC/Speedfam, Air Products/Schumacher, Brooktree/Rockwell, and Hughes Aircraft.
Most recently, Shon-Roy was Senior Managing Partner of Techcet Group, a business consulting and market research firm specializing in electronic process materials. Before founding Techcet Group, she worked for IPEC as Director of International Sales, and for Air Products and Chemicals as Marketing and Business Development Manager. Shon-Roy holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Solid State Physics from USC and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from UCSD. She is a recognized expert in market research and new materials forecast modeling for semiconductor and electronic process materials and has authored publication on semiconductor processing, industry forecasting, and the world economy.
Alan Reid is responsible for financial management and strategic business planning at RASIRC. He has more than 25 years of financial experience in a variety of auditing, banking, semiconductor and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining RASIRC, Reid was Chief Financial Officer (North America) for Vaisala Inc. He was also Product Line Controller at National Semiconductor Corporation, Finance Manager at Bank of America, and held various auditing and management positions at Hood & Strong, CPAs as well as Touche Ross. Reid is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Accountant in Scotland and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Business Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.