CENTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR ADDS GLOBAL HEAD OF QUALITY
New York (March 04, 2015) – Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, has tapped new leadership with the appointment of Dr. Donna Robinson, as Global Head of Quality. Since 1974, Central Semiconductor has been the go-to company for customers around the world who want innovative and reliable discrete semiconductors. As the strategic advisor to Central Semiconductor, Epsen Fuller Group conducted the executive search, which sought a world-class leader with a track record of product innovation and operational excellence with deep sector expertise in discrete semiconductors.
Prior to joining Central Semiconductor, Dr. Robinson was Senior Director of Global Quality for Fairchild Semiconductor as well as holding senior positions at AT&T Bell Labs and it’s spinoffs of Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems/LSI where she significantly reduced time-to-market of over 100 new products, managed a global staff across Asia and North America, and was the recipient of over 50 customer awards for exceeding customer quality expectations.
Dr. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Engineering Management and a Masters of Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and holds numerous patents for innovative IC Design as well as Wafer Fab Technology.
In her new role, Dr. Robinson will report directly to President, Susan Ryan, and be accountable for complete oversight of Quality in every aspect of Central’s products, operations, supply chain and organization, thereby ensuring customers receive defect-free product, shipped on time, with outstanding service.
Dr. Robinson notes, “The opportunity to join Central Semiconductor’s leadership team as Global Head of Quality is a challenge I welcome wholeheartedly, and I very much look forward to developing and implementing the strategy, policies, and processes for a world-class QA/QC capability in support of Central’s mission.”
“We were searching for an executive with deep semiconductor industry experience who could spearhead Central’s entire Quality organization to ensure continued success and profitable growth. This individual needed to be a creative thinker who could design, deliver and manage a strategy at the cornerstone of the company’s QA/QC initiatives,” says Thomas Fuller, Epsen Fuller Managing Partner. “Dr. Robinson is uniquely well-suited in that regard and highly respected throughout the industry with an enviable track record in operational innovation.”
Commenting on Central Semiconductor’s new Global Head of Quality, President and General Manager Susan Ryan says, “Our focus has always been on quality first. As a result, we were very selective in our decision as to who should fill this role. We were very impressed with Donna’s background as a subject matter expert in electrical engineering operations and specifically her deep knowledge of the discrete semiconductor space. Her enthusiasm is infectious and I am looking forward to what we will accomplish with her on our team.”
About Central Semiconductor
Central Semiconductor Corp., centralsemi.com,headquartered in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, USA, has been designing and manufacturing a broad range of innovative discrete semiconductors for over forty years. Central manufactures leading edge surface mount discretes for the hottest high-tech products and at the same time, older technology, through-hole diminishing source items for legacy end products. Markets served include communications, consumer, industrial, scientific, medical, alternative energy, military, and avionics. Central’s product focus areas consist of highly efficient and reliable ultra-miniature, low profile devices, multi-discrete modules and other custom device development, and bare die products for hybrid applications.
About Epsen Fuller Group
Epsen Fuller Group, epsenfuller.com, is a Top-20 executive search and leadership consulting firm headquartered in New York, and with offices in New Jersey and San Francisco as well as major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool driving the global economy. With an integrated suite of leadership solutions focused on enabling clients to build a true talent advantage and achieve their business objectives, Epsen Fuller delivers a dynamic experience, outstanding service, and exceptional value in Executive & Board Search as well as Leadership, Governance, and Private Equity Advisory services.
The firm specializes in three industry verticals – consumer & lifestyle, life sciences, and digital – placing top talent in blue-chip client organizations worldwide.