V.P. and General Manager, Candela Division,
Growth and Emerging Market (GEM) Group of KLA-Tencor Corporation
Frank Burkeen is responsible for a range of product lines targeting KLA-Tencor’s LED, Compound Semiconductor, HDD and Solar market requirements. As GM of Candela, Frank provides both the tactical and strategic leadership for the development of new, innovative inspection and metrology systems targeting KLA-Tencor’s Growth and Emerging Market opportunities.
Prior to KLA-Tencor, Frank held senior-level marketing positions within Brooks Automation, Asyst Technologies, and Applied Materials. Frank was also an entrepreneur in the software business, with experience in starting a company and raising venture financing. Prior to moving to the Silicon Valley, Frank was a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA/MS in engineering management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.