David “Tom” Mitchell is Fabrinet’s founder and Chairman of the Board. He served as Executive Chairman from September 2017 through June 2018, and CEO and Chairman from the Company’s inception in 2000 until September 2017. He also served as President from 2000 to 2011. In 1979, Mr. Mitchell co-founded Seagate Technology, a disk drive manufacturing company, where he served as President from 1983 to 1991. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Mitchell served as COO of Conner Peripherals, another disk drive manufacturing company. From 1995 to 1998, he served as CEO of JTS Corp., a mobile disk drive manufacturing company. During his tenure in the data storage industry, Mr. Mitchell established manufacturing operations in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the PRC, and India. Mr. Mitchell earned a B.S. in Economics from Montana State University.
Rollance E. Olson
Rollance E. Olson has served on Fabrinet’s Board of Directors since 2004. From 1986 to 2011, he was the CEO of Parts Depot Inc., a wholesale automotive replacement parts and supplies business. From 1980 to 1985, he served as the President of Brake Systems, Inc., and from 1973 to 1980, he served in various positions at Bendix Corporation, an automotive safety brake and control systems company. From 1968 to 1973, Mr. Olson was a management consultant and project leader with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm. Mr. Olson’s business career started with Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also has served on the Board of Directors of several privately owned retail and technology companies, and as a board member and Chairman of the Board of the largest automotive aftermarket trade association. Mr. Olson earned a BA degree from the University of Minnesota, and he has been a guest lecturer at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Dr. Frank H. Levinson
Dr. Frank H. Levinson has served on Fabrinet’s Board of Directors since 2001. Dr. Levinson is a co-founder of and partner in Phoenix Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on advanced materials technologies. He also is a Managing Director of the Small World Group, a seed level investment group that partners with Phoenix Ventures in identifying and working with early-stage advanced materials start-up companies. From 1999 to 2006, he was the Chairman of the Board and the CTO of Finisar Corporation, a manufacturer of fiber optic components. From 1988 to 1999, he served as the CEO of Finisar. From 1986 to 1988, Dr. Levinson was the Optical Department manager at Raynet, Inc., a fiber-optic systems company, and from 1985 to 1985 he served as the Chief Optical Scientist at Raychem Corporation. From 1984 to 1984, Dr. Levinson was a member of the technical staff at Bellcore, a provider of services and products to the communications industry, and from 1980 to 1983, he served as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Levinson earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Butler University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Virginia.
Thomas F. Kelly has served on Fabrinet’s Board of Directors since 2010. From 2010 to 2014 Mr. Kelly was the CEO and president of Moxie Software, a provider of collaborative social software. From 2006 to 2009, he was Chairman of the Board of MontaVista Software, where he also was the President and CEO from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Kelly was the president and CEO of Epicor Software, where he also served on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2009. In 2004 and 2005 he was with Trident Capital, a venture capital company. From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Kelly was the CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of BlueStar Solutions, an enterprise resource planning software company. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Chairman and CEO of Blaze Software, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly served as the CFO or COO of several software and semiconductor companies, including Cirrus Logic, Frame Technology, Cadence Design Systems, Valid Logic Corporation, and Analog Design Tools. Early in his career he was with Arthur Andersen & Company. Since 2003, Mr. Kelly has served on the Board of Directors of FEI Company , where he currently serves as its Chairman. He also is on the Board of Regents of Santa Clara University. Mr. Kelly earned a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Homa Bahrami
Dr. Homa Bahrami has served on Fabrinet’s Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Bahrami is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. She also is a Faculty Director at the Center for Executive Education and a board member of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the Haas School of Business, where she has been on the faculty since 1986. Dr. Bahrami was on the Board of Directors of FormFactor, Inc. from 2004 to 2010, and she has been on the Board of Directors of FEI Company from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Bahrami earned a B.A. with honors in Sociology and Social Administration from Hull University, and a M.S. in Industrial Administration and a Ph.D. Organizational Behavior from Aston University in the United Kingdom.
Chief Executive Officer
Seamus Grady joined Fabrinet in September 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Fabrinet, Seamus served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer with Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM). During his thirteen-year tenure with Sanmina, Seamus was responsible for a number of diverse Business Divisions, including Sanmina’s European EMS Operations, Medical Division, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Division and, most recently, Mechanical Systems Division. Prior to joining Sanmina, Seamus served as Director of Materials and Supply Chain Management with Lucent Technologies in Ireland (formerly Ascend Communications). Prior to joining Lucent, Seamus held a number of Engineering and Operations Management positions with Manufacturers’ Services Limited (now Celestica) in Ireland and the USA.
Originally from the West of Ireland, Seamus relocated to the USA with his family in 2013. Seamus is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology (B. Tech).
Ms. Knight has significant operational and P&L experience with multi-national manufacturing businesses, primarily in the automotive sector, where she has held strategic and operations roles. Ms. Knight most recently served as Vice President Americas, of Adient plc, a global leader in the automotive seating supply industry, from May 2018 to January 2019, and as Vice President China, of Adient from March 2016 to April 2018. Prior to her roles at Adient, Ms. Knight served as Group Vice President and General Manager, Complete Seat Americas of Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified technology and industrial company, from October 2013 until February 2016. Ms. Knight also previously served in senior leadership roles at Tecumseh Products Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration compressors and condensing unit systems, from 2012 to 2013, and at Edscha GmbH, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, from 2006 to 2012. Ms. Knight served in roles of increasing responsibility at General Motors Corporation from 1984 until 2006. Ms. Knight is a member of the boards of directors of eLeapPower, a privately held corporation, and Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, where she also serves on the nomination & remuneration committee of the board. Ms. Knight earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Administration from GMI Engineering & Management Institute and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.