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Leadership team

Our leadership team have decades of experience in the technology sector, as well as a wide range of related skills from right across the business spectrum.

Tony Alvarez, CEO

Tony has more than 30 years of management and leadership expertise demonstrated at C Level and Board Positions of numerous innovative companies, most notably in the semiconductor industry.

Tony served as Chairman at Sun Edison Semiconductor; Board Member at SunEdison and ChipMOS Technologies; COO at Aptina and Advanced Analogic Technology, as well as President and CEO at Leadis Technology. He has also served as EVP and SVP of Memory Products Division and SVP of R&D at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.; Venture Partner at Acero Capital, and Chairman of Senaya Inc.

As a member of IEEE, Tony was Chairman of the 2000 Symposium on VLSI Technology. He also served as a Director of Validity Sensors.

Tony is a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Department’s Advisory Board. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Anurag Goel, CTO & VP Software Development

Anurag Goel has over 30 years experience in systems engineering, product design, development, product management, product evangelism and marketing of robust enterprise scale software products.

His technology experience ranges from computer image processing & pattern recognition, hardware interfaces, CAD/PLM and enterprise software. Prior to co-founding Altierre in 2002, he worked as product architect and group manager for EDS /PLM, McDonnell Douglas, Medstone and Amada.

Early in his career at EDS/PLM, he was the Technical Manager of the Geometric Modeling and Feature Modeling products, managing local software teams as well as extended offshore teams in Israel and India. Later, he was one of the chief architects of EDS/PLM’s KBE products where he single-handedly designed & developed a Java-based interpretive KBE language, a remote KBE client and framework for the KBE Engine application server. This work was adopted later as the next generation KBE/CAD product. At EDS/PLM, several products were designed under his stewardship and are currently in use at companies such as GEAE, Pratt & Whitney and GM.

He later founded Afferent Technologies to build the next generation KBE/PLM product. At Medstone, he developed a Stereoscopic Vision System that was key in the success of the company’s lithotripter product. At Amada, he developed a prototype six-axis YAG-laser machining center, worked extensively on a linear-motor platform based CO2-laser machining system, developed CO2-laser welding system and developed a large library of pattern recognition software for punch-press and laser-cut parts.

He holds an MS Mechanical Engineering/Mathematics from UC Irvine and a BS from IIT Kanpur, India. A compulsive inventor, he has, taken up the NASA challenge to create the space-warp drive.

Rob Crane, EVP Global Sales & Marketing

Rob Crane serves as Senior Vice President Global Sales for Altierre, he has responsibility for all customer facing sales activities globally.

Rob has a long and impressive track record of delivering growth for large, medium sized and growth phase technology companies. In addition to leading significant sales organizations at Oracle and SAP focused on the Retail Vertical as well as other vertical markets, Rob has also led sales teams at early and growth phase companies such as Anaplan, Reflection and Interactions. Rob is passionate about achieving rapid growth in early stage technology companies and working with organizations to drive operational efficiency and growth.

Rob graduated from the University of Leeds, UK and Nottingham Law School, he resides in the East Bay with his 2 children.

Jeremy Avenier, CFO

Jeremy Avenier serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Altierre.

Jeremy is a finance executive with two decades of experience with GE and SunEdison in multiple industries and geographies. Jeremy has a vast range of professional experience having led companies through capital raises, acquisitions, business integrations and divestitures. Jeremy’s career has been built on a foundation of strong Financial Planning and Analysis, Controllership and Operational finance skills solidified through core initiatives such as Lean and Six Sigma.

Jeremy graduated from Lancaster University in the UK, is currently on the Board of Larkin Street and resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.

Joel Camarda, SVP Operations

Joel has a 30 year history of  leading innovations in process engineering and business systems management,  starting with National Semiconductor, working in USA and Asia;  as head of WW Assembly-Test Manufacturing at Cypress Semiconductor: and as President of Flip Chip Technology, the world’s first commercial  foundry providing wafer bump fab and  WLCSP  services.  He has introduced ERP and SCM  tools in subsequent V.P. Operations positions  . As Sr. Director of Process Technology & Manufacturing Operations at Amonix Solar, the team installed a successful 60 megawatt (CPV) solar farm, supplying electricity to 6,000 homes in Colorado.

David Wetle, VP Systems Engineering

Dave has been in the communications industry for over 30 years holding numerous technical leadership and executive positions delivering commercial networking solutions. Dave served as VP Engineering at LUMA for RF powered plasma light sources. He was VP Hardware for CPE and Base Station solutions at Soma Networks, as well as for network switches at Hammerhead Systems. Dave also held leadership positions in integrated media access, optical switching and VoIP. As a member of the ATM Forum, Dave co-authored the ATM Forum IMA specification. Dave holds a MSEE from Santa Clara University, a BSEE from San Jose State University, and earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.

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