Bob Basnett is a successful technologist and entrepreneur. Bob worked for Applied Materials, Inc., the largest manufacturer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the world, from 1992 to 1997, where he filled a variety of roles ranging from field applications to manufacturing. He then took a position with Applied Science and Technology, Inc. in 1997 as manager of customer applications. Starting in 2000, Bob formed Semiconductor Support Services, Inc. (SSS Co.), which refurbishes legacy semiconductor manufacturing equipment. SSS Co. has grown steadily over the past fifteen years and now occupies 50,000 square feet of manufacturing and operations space in the Austin, Texas area.
Bill Holber received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University, after which he was employed at IBM Research as a Research Staff Member, carrying out a range of R&D activities in the area of semiconductor manufacturing technologies. In 1993 he joined Applied Science and Technology, Inc. and over the next fourteen years at ASTeX and its successor company, MKS Instruments, filled a variety of roles ranging from technology management to IP to corporate M&A. He then spent three years as V.P. of Advanced Technology at Energetiq Technology, Inc., where he led a team of scientists in the development of advanced light sources. Dr. Holber is an inventor on over 32 issued US patents and is author on over 70 publications and presentations.
Sherri Basnett started her career in Chicago at Roanoke Brokerage Services, an international freight forwarder and customs brokerage insurance and surety agency, handling regional accounting, commercial property and casualty accounts. At the time of her departure, Sherri held the position of Regional Vice President in charge of Chicago, Boston, Baltimore and New York City. During Sherri’s eleven year tenure, she earned the following industry accreditations; CIC, AAI, CISR and ACSR. In her next position, Sherri managed customer service, accounting and administrative operations for the top insurance agency in the state of Texas, Frost Insurance Agency (formerly Neiman Hanks Puryear). Sherri then joined Semiconductor Support Services, Inc. (SSS Co.), where she serves as Vice President and CFO, developing and managing cross-functional departments in accounting, risk management, human resources and spare part sales.