Corporate Governance

Welcome to the Corporate Governance page of the Vicor Investor Website. Vicor is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and corporate conduct. All of Vicor's directors, officers, and employees have a responsibility to serve the shareholders in all aspects of their jobs with honesty, fairness and integrity. The corporate governance information presented here is intended to help investors understand Vicor's governance practices and, in particular, the composition, independence, and responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Vicor's policies not only are consistent with the law and the rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC., they also ensure that Vicor operates in the best interest of its shareholders. To learn more about our Corporate Governance practices, click on the links below.

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

Patrizio Vinciarelli
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Vinciarelli has served in his current role since founding the Corporation in 1981. Prior to founding Vicor, he was a Fellow from 1977 to 1980 at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey and an Instructor at Princeton University. From 1973 to 1976, he was a Fellow at CERN, the Center for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Vinciarelli received his doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome, Italy.

 

James A. Simms
Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary

Mr. Simms has been in his current role since 2008. In February 2016, Mr. Simms was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of VLT, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation that owns a majority of the Corporation’s patents. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Simms career had been in investment banking.  Most recently, he had been a Managing Director with Needham & Company, LLC.  From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Simms was a Managing Director with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and, from 1997 until 2004, he was a Managing Director with Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc.  From 2001 until 2014, Mr. Simms was a member of the Board of Directors of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR), serving on the Audit and Compensation Committees and chairing the Nominating and Governance Committee.  Mr. Simms received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Barry Kelleher
Corporate Vice President, President Brick Business Unit

Mr. Kelleher has been President of Vicor’s Brick Business Unit since 2006. He earlier served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and General Manager of Vicor’s Brick Business Unit from (2005 to 2006), as Senior Vice President, Global Operations (from 1999 to 2005), and as Senior Vice President, International Operations (from 1993 to 1999). Prior to joining the Corporation in 1993, Mr. Kelleher was employed at Computer Products Inc., a manufacturer of power conversion products, since 1981, where he held the position of Corporate Vice President and President of the Power Conversion Group. Mr. Kelleher received a B. Eng. in Electronics from University College, Cork, Ireland and an M.B.A from University College, Dublin, Ireland.

 

H. Allen Henderson

Mr. Henderson retired from the Corporation in February 2016, having served in various leadership roles since joining the Corporation in 1985.  He served as a Corporate Vice President since 1999 and was President of our Westcor Division from 1999 to until its closure in 2014. Mr. Henderson has also served, from 2000 until his retirement, as President and Chief Executive Officer of VLT, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation that owns a majority of the Corporation’s patents. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Henderson was employed at Boschert, Inc., a manufacturer of power supplies, since 1984, serving as Director of Marketing. Mr. Henderson received a B.A.E.E. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Duke University.
 

 

Claudio Tuozzolo
Corporate Vice President, President Picor Corporation

Mr. Tuozzolo has served in his current role since 2003. Earlier, he held the position of Director of Integrated Circuit Engineering (from February 2003 to November 2003) and Manager of Integrated Circuit Design (from 2001 to 2003). Prior to joining Picor, he was a Principal Design Engineer for SIPEX Corporation (from 1999 to 2001) and held various engineering and project management positions in Cherry Semiconductor Corporation¹s Computer and Industrial Business Unit (from 1993 to 1999). He attended the University of Rome and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

 

Samuel J. Anderson

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IceMOS Technology Corporation, a privately held developer and manufacturer of specialized semiconductor substrates, as well as high voltage power switching devices utilizing its proprietary technology, since 2002. He was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Great Wall Semiconductor, a semiconductor manufacturer, from its inception in 2002 through September 2015. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., a supplier of power management semiconductors, from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Anderson was Vice President of Corporate Business Development of ON Semiconductor Corporation, a supplier of semiconductors, from 1999 to 2001, and held various positions within the semiconductor operations of Motorola Inc., from 1984 to 1999. Mr. Anderson received an M.S. in Microelectronics from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Physics from Queen's University of Belfast, and a B.S. in Electronics from the University of Ulster.

 

Jason Carlson

Chief Executive Officer of congatec AG, a technology and service provider for embedded computing solutions. Previously, Mr. Carlson was President and CEO of QD Vision Inc., a developer of nanomaterial-based solutions for advanced display and lighting applications, from 2010 to 2015.  Prior to joining QD Vision, Mr. Carlson served as Chief Executive Officer of Emo Labs, Inc., an early-stage developer of innovative audio speaker technology from 2006 to 2010.  From 2002 to 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Semtech Corporation, a publicly-traded vendor of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, with an emphasis on power management applications. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President & General Manager for the Crystal Product Division and the Consumer Products & Data Acquisition Division of Cirrus Logic, Inc. a leading vendor of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for consumer and industrial applications. Mr. Carlson joined Cirrus Logic in 1999 when that company acquired AudioLogic, Inc., of which he had been Chief Executive Officer.

 

Estia J. Eichten

Senior Scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois since 1989, where he previously held various other positions since 1981. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow and currently is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Eichten is currently a Director of VLT, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation. Dr. Eichten received both his B.S. and P.H.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Liam K. Griffin

President for Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors since 2014.  Previously, Mr. Griffin served as Executive Vice President and Corporate General Manager, from 2012 to 2014, Executive Vice President and General Manager, High Performance Analog, from 2011 to 2012, and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, from 2001 to 2010. Prior to this, he was employed by Vectron International, a division of Dover Corp., as Vice President of Worldwide Sales from 1997 to 2001, and as Vice President of North American Sales from 1995 to 1997. His prior experience included positions in marketing and engineering with units of AT&T Corp. Mr. Griffin received a B.S. and M.B.A degree from the University of Massachusetts and Boston University, respectively.

 

David T. Riddiford

Retired professional investor. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Riddiford was a General Partner of Pell, Rudman Venture Management, L.P., which is the general partner of PR Venture Partners, L.P., a venture capital affiliate of Pell, Rudman & Co., Inc., an investment advisory firm, from 1987 to 2005. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Datawatch Corporation, a publicly-held provider of enterprise reporting and business intelligence solutions, from 1989 until 2010. Mr Riddiford received his B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from the William College of Law.

 

 

Committee Composition

Members of the Audit Committee:

 

Jason Carlson (Audit Committee Financial Expert)

 

Estia J. Eichten

 

Liam K. Griffin

 

David T. Riddiford (Audit Committee Financial Expert)

 

 

Members of the Compensation Committee:

 

Jason Carlson, Chairman

 

Estia J. Eichten

 

Liam K. Griffin

 

David T. Riddiford