What People Say

“David’s contributions directly related to the unprecedented growth of our European business” – KLA-Tencor Corp, USA

“KLA-Tencor is a $2B capital equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry and the worlds leading provider of process control equipment to semiconductor manufacturing operations.

From 1994-1999, I was assigned to our European operation as General Manager/VP of Western Europe and Managing Director of our local UK subsidiary. This was a period of significant growth for our business where we experienced a ten-fold increase in sales volume, staff and overall operations.

I hired David early on in this growth cycle as European IT manager to stabilize our European information systems and prepare it for rapid growth. What started as a $30M, 3 country, 3 sales/support office business later grew to a $300M, 6 country, 12 office operation which included manufacturing.

Given no IT function existed within Europe at the time, David had to create his role and over night became responsible for re-engineering the entire European WAN//LAN, desktop and business application infrastructure.

This included purchasing capital equipment, centralizing and distributing as appropriate key business applications, upgrading storage & retrieval capability, upgrading system security, staffing on-line support, incorporating key business metrics and improving overall system responsiveness and availability.

Simply said, David was enormously successful in this endeavour and his contributions directly related to the unprecedented growth of our European business.

David is an experienced manager with an extensive IT background and demonstrated ability to be successful in both small and large scale operations.

I would welcome the opportunity to rehire David and he comes with my strongest recommendation.”

Roger Hitchcock, VP, General Manager Strategic Account Group, KLA Tencor Corporation