Dr. Thomas Caulfield

Board member since 2018
Dr. Thomas Caulfield is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GF. He was named CEO and elected to the board of directors in March 2018 and led the company’s initial public offering in October 2021, which was the largest semiconductor IPO on the Nasdaq that year. He joined GF in May 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Fab 8 semiconductor wafer manufacturing facility in Malta, NY. Dr. Caulfield led operations, process development, and the expansion and ramp-up of semiconductor manufacturing production. He has an extensive career spanning engineering, executive management and global operational leadership with leading technology companies.

Bevor er zu GF kam, war Dr. Caulfield von Mai 2012 bis Mai 2014 Präsident und Chief Operations Officer (COO) bei Soraa, dem weltweit führenden Entwickler von GaN auf GaNTM (Galliumnitrid auf Galliumnitrid) Festkörperbeleuchtungstechnologie. Vor Soraa war Dr. Caulfield von 2009 bis 2010 Präsident und COO von Ausra, einem führenden Anbieter von großtechnischen Solarkraftwerken für die Stromerzeugung und die industrielle Dampferzeugung. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Ausra war Dr. Caulfield Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service bei Novellus Systems, Inc. Davor war Dr. Caulfield 17 Jahre lang bei IBM in einer Reihe von Führungspositionen tätig, zuletzt als Vice President of 300mm Semiconductor Operations für IBMs Microelectronics Division, wo er die Wafer-Fertigung und die F&E-Aktivitäten in East Fishkill, NY, leitete.

He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Western Digital Corporation. Dr. Caulfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. Lawrence University before entering Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering as well as a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Caulfield was also a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia’s Engineering Center for Strategic Materials.