President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Wallace serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of KLA as well as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 30+-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.
Mr. Wallace also serves on the Board of Directors of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK). Mr. Wallace previously served on the Board of Directors of Proofpoint through their acquisition in 2021 by Thoma Bravo, as well as the Board of Directors of SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), including as SEMI’s Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Wallace earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bren Higgins oversees KLA’s worldwide finance and accounting organizations, global manufacturing, logistics and supply chain operations, business development, including mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations.
Since 1999, he has held numerous roles within the company, including multiple division controller assignments, group controller for KLA’s largest business group, senior director of financial planning and analysis, and Vice President of corporate finance, in which he had responsibility for treasury, investor relations and corporate business development.
Mr. Higgins earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of California at Davis.
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Alliances
Ben Tsai is responsible for spearheading KLA’s technology roadmaps and strategic technology collaborations.
In over 35 years at KLA, he has held a wide range of technology and leadership positions, including serving as Vice President and general manager of the wafer inspection division. In 1994 he was named Chief Technology Officer. He was previously Senior Vice President of technology at Tokyo Electron Limited. He holds approximately 50 patents in areas of inspection and metrology.
Mr. Tsai received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Bobby Bell is responsible for the corporate strategic plan, several key corporate growth initiatives and the corporate communications, IT, corporate security, EHS, facilities and government relations groups.
Bell joined KLA in 1994 as a senior engineer in applications development, and has since held a number of strategic management positions, leading global field operations, corporate sales, corporate marketing, service business, the Wafer Inspection Group and the Semiconductor Business Organization. Before KLA, Bell worked at AT&T Microelectronics and as an AT&T assignee at SEMATECH.
Bell currently serves on the Silicon Valley Leadership Group board and is an active member of the SEMI Board of Industry Leaders.
Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.
Executive Vice President, Electronics, Packaging and Components
Oreste Donzella serves as Executive Vice President of Electronics, Packaging and Components.
In over 20 years at KLA, he has held leadership roles in the field of customer engagement, process control solutions, application development, strategic marketing and product development. Before joining KLA, Mr. Donzella worked at Texas Instruments and Micron, where he held various engineering and management positions in process integration and yield enhancement.
Mr. Donzella currently serves as a member of the SEMI North American Advisory Board.
Mr. Donzella earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome.
President, Semiconductor Process Control
Ahmad Khan serves as President of Semiconductor Process Control at KLA.
Mr. Khan joined KLA in 2004 with responsibilities for business development before moving into management for multiple product divisions. He was named general manager of the Optical Films Metrology division in 2007, and more recently was appointed Group Vice President for the Patterning Division, which included reticle inspection, optical CD, overlay and 5D process control. He then served as Executive Vice President of the Global Products Group, where he ensured business success for inspection and metrology products. Prior to joining KLA, Mr. Khan held various project engineering and management roles with Applied Materials.
Mr. Khan earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University.
Executive Vice President, KLA Global Services
Brian Lorig serves as Executive Vice President of the KLA Global Services organization. KLA Services enables customers to maintain high availability and performance of their KLA tools and maximize the long-term value of their systems.
Mr. Lorig joined the company in 1998 and has held a number of leadership positions in Manufacturing Operations and Service, including Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing and Operations Group, and Vice President of Global Support and Services Field Operations.
Mr. Lorig earned his bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Arizona State University and his MBA from Santa Clara University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Randi Polanich serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of KLA. She works across the company to drive brand and reputation strategy through high-quality, consistent communications and brand experiences for key stakeholders including employees, customers and investors. She ensures the KLA brand continues to thrive and that strategic communications programs support business priorities.
Ms. Polanich has a career spanning more than 20 years as a leader focused on executing results-driven communications and public relations. Before joining KLA in 2019, she held roles counseling executives and leading teams through strategic communications programs for global technology brands including GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SAP.
Ms. Polanich earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from San Diego State University.
John Van Camp
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
John Van Camp serves as KLA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Before joining KLA, Mr. Van Camp held a variety of leadership positions in human resources, as manager at General Electric, and later as the Vice President of Human Resources at Gap Inc.
Mr. Van Camp earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
MaryBeth Wilkinson serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for KLA. She helms the global legal and compliance organization and provides guidance to the board of directors, executive team, and senior leaders. Her legal oversight includes risk mitigation, corporate governance, litigation, M&A, public disclosure and SEC reporting, investor relations, interactions with regulators and governments, top-level internal investigations, international trade, transactional affairs, and capital market transactions. She helps strengthen company focus on sustainability, environmental social governance (ESG) as well as global ethics and compliance functions to supplement risk management processes.
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ms. Wilkinson has more than two decades of legal experience including extensive executive and managerial experience in industrials and manufacturing. Before joining KLA in September 2020, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of O-I Glass Inc. and prior to that as a Chicago-based partner in an international law firm. Ms. Wilkinson was named to Women Inc.’s 2019 Top Corporate Counsel list.
Ms. Wilkinson earned her bachelors’ degree summa cum laude from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana (dbl. major economics and English writing). She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program.