Executive Management



 
Shaw Hong, Chief Executive Officer   
Shaw Hong is Chief Executive Officer of OmniVision and was one of the company's co-founders. He is responsible for the overall direction and vision of the company, continuously looking for new ways to grow and improve company revenues. Mr. Hong holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Jiao Tong University in China and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
 

 
Anson Chan, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance  
Anson Chan joined OmniVision in July 2006 with more than ten years of experience in accounting and finance coupled with an additional five years in engineering. Appointed as Vice President of Finance in February 2007, Mr. Chan has played an integral role in leading and developing OmniVision's global finance team. Prior to joining OmniVision, Mr. Chan advanced to the position of Senior Manager during his nearly ten years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he dealt extensively with all finance functions, ranging from assurance and business advisory services to initial public offerings. While employed by PwC, Mr. Chan managed the OmniVision engagement team for nearly six years. Mr. Chan earned his MBA degree in business strategy and operations management at the University of Chicago, his B.S. in Economics at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in Engineering at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

 
Dr. Henry Yang, Chief Operating Officer  
Dr. Henry Yang was appointed as OmniVision’s Chief Operating Officer in February 2012, having served in multiple roles since joining OmniVision in 1996. Dr. Yang, who possesses a deep understanding of product engineering and operations, became OmniVision’s Vice President of Engineering in 2007, prior to which he was Director of Engineering. In both roles he focused on sensor design, circuit improvements and project management, in addition to playing a key role in the many successes of the company’s engineering teams over the past 11 years. He holds B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the TsingHua University in China.
 

 
Dr. Howard E. Rhodes, Chief Technical Officer  
Howard E. Rhodes was appointed as the Chief Technical Officer in February 2012 after serving as OmniVision’s Vice President of Process Engineering since August 2005. Dr. Rhodes first joined the company as the Sr. Director of Process Engineering in 2004 and received the Walter Kosonocky Award for his published work on CMOS imaging in 2005. Prior to joining OmniVision, Dr. Rhodes worked at Kodak Research Labs where he was in charge of process development and process integration for high speed visible and IR sensitive CCD products. After Kodak, Dr. Rhodes joined Micron Technology where he was named a Principle Fellow in 1998 and later was appointed as Micron’s Director of Imager Engineering. He also holds 216 patents and 20 publications. Dr. Rhodes earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Solid State Physics from the University of Illinois.
 

 
Ray Cisneros, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Sales Operations  
Ray Cisneros was named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Sales Operations in February 2012 after serving as Vice President of Sales since 2006. Mr. Cisneros joined OmniVision in 2002 and began working in various areas of sales, including key account management, regional management and sales operations. Currently, Mr. Cisneros manages global sales, sales operations and corporate sales. In his ten years with OmniVision, Mr. Cisneros has been part of the team that helped build OmniVision to its current level of business. Prior to joining OmniVision, Mr. Cisneros held various senior management positions in the area of sales and marketing for companies in the fiber optics and semiconductor industries, including Sagitta, Inc., UMC and Novellus Systems, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cisneros served as a failure analyst and materials engineer at FMC Corporation. Mr. Cisneros holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
 

 
Dr. Boyd Fowler, Vice President of Marketing  
Boyd Fowler joined OmniVision in December 2015 as the Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining OmniVision, he was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Pixel Devices, where he focused on developing high-performance CMOS image sensors. After Pixel Devices was acquired by Agilent Technologies, Dr. Fowler was responsible for advanced development of commercial CMOS image sensor products. In 2003, Dr. Fowler joined Fairchild Imaging as the CTO and VP of Technology, where he developed SCMOS image sensors for high performance scientific applications. After Fairchild Imaging was acquired by BAE Systems, Dr. Fowler was appointed the technology director of the CCD/CMOS image sensor business. He has authored numerous technical papers, book chapters, and patents. Dr. Fowler received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and 1995 respectively.
 

 
John Li, Vice President of System Technologies  
John Li has been with OmniVision since 1997, previously serving as an engineering manager, director and senior director of applications for OmniVision's worldwide applications group. Mr. Li was appointed to Vice President of System Technologies in August, 2009. In this role, he manages worldwide applications and the company's optics division. His responsibilities include system and new technology development, customer support, oversight of future product definition, and focuses on the development of wafer level camera modules. Mr. Li graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of Fudan University in China.
 

 
Cooper Wu, Vice President of Product & Manufacture Engineering  
Cooper Wu joined OmniVision in 2001 and brings in-depth knowledge and understanding of operations and product engineering to his current position. In his new role, Mr. Wu has responsibility for product yield, validation and manufacture engineering for new product introductions and their ramp up to volume production. Prior to his appointment to vice president in 2010, Mr. Wu held various management and engineering positions at OmniVision. He has been instrumental to the success of the company's operations and product engineering teams by focusing on improving product development and manufacturing processes as well as implementing operational procedures to ensure that new product lines meet customer requirements. Mr. Wu earned his B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from the Tatung Institute of Technology in Taiwan and his M.S. degree in Materials Science and Mechanics from Michigan State University.
 

 
Zille Hasnain, Vice President of Quality and Reliability  
Zille Hasnain is the Vice President of Quality and Reliability, bringing with him over 28 years of experience in semiconductor quality and reliability assurance. Prior to joining OmniVision, Mr. Hasnain served as Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Customer Support at Micron, where he worked to ensure all Micron DRAM, Flash and CMOS image sensor products met quality and reliability expectations when entering high volume shipments. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of industry qualification requirements for new products, Mr. Hasnain worked with customers and contract manufacturers around the world on technical product issues. Mr. Hasnain has authored several impressive publications recognized throughout the industry. He holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Quantitative Analysis from Washington State University.
 

 
Lindsay Grant, Vice President of Process Engineering  
Lindsay Grant joined OmniVision in January 2016 as the Vice President of Process Engineering. Prior to joining OmniVision, he was Technical Director and Fellow at ST Microelectronics for the Image Sensors Division. Mr. Grant worked on the development of image sensor pixel and process technologies for 16 years, pioneering ST Microelectronics’ research and development activities for single-photon avalanche diode devices. Prior to joining ST Microelectronics, Mr. Grant worked for 12 years at Seagate Technology in device and process engineering positions. Mr. Grant has authored over 50 technical papers in the image sensors field, and was Chairman of the London Image Sensors conference for six years from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Grant received his B.S. degree in Physics from St. Andrews University in 1984.