Dr. Mohammed Al-Majed received his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an Assistant Professor from 1997 until 2000 in the Mechanical Engineering Department at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was Assistant Research Professor at KACST from 2000-2004, and Associate Research Professor at KACST since 2004.
He was a major contributor to the establishment of the National Satellite Technology Program and is now serving as the director. He established the Advanced Manufacturing Incubator and serves as its acting director. He has participated in the long-term strategy development of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and serves as the Chairman for the High Institute for Advanced Technology (HIAT), a joint effort between KACST and TVTC.
Dave Blakely help organizations to innovate and grow by exploring links between emerging technologies, business opportunities and customer needs. His clients grow disruptive new ventures, launching new ventures and fostering entirely new ways of doing business.
He’s most proud of his work helping global organizations understand how Silicon Valley startup culture can transcend political borders and organizational charts. Of particular value for many clients is his knowledge of emerging technology from Silicon Valley startups.
As a partner at Mach49, he helps run a venture incubator focused on helping Global 1000 companies to create and launch new ventures from within their organizations. He leverages the experience from 25 enjoyable years spent at IDEO, most recently as Director of Technology Strategy. In this role he built and managed strategic business relationships with many of IDEO’s technology-focused clients such as Cisco, Johns Hopkins and Qualcomm. His work generated hundreds of millions in business value for his clients (and gave him six patents as well).
He received a BS in Engineering Physics (Class of 1982) with honors and an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a controls specialization (Class of 1983) with honors, both from the University of California at Berkeley.
Michael BORRUS is the founding General Partner of XSeed Capital (www.xseedcap.com) where he currently invests in opportunities that span the technical continuum from autonomous systems to AI, VR/AR and where computer science intersects with other disciplines to disrupt large markets.
He is a member of the UC Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board and a lecturer in the Haas School of Business.. He serves on the Boards of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI), as well XSeed portfolio companies, AtScale, Biota, Citrine Informatics, HMicro, Lilt, Listo, Mines.io, SimplyCredit, and Fearless VR.
He led XSeed’s investments in GeneWeave Biosciences (acquired by Roche – RHHBY), OPXBIO (acq. by Cargill, Inc.), Playnomics (acq. by Unity Technologies), BrightBox (acq. by Flextronics International Ltd – FLEX) and Allopartis (acq. by Novozymes – NVZMY). He has also authored three books and over 70 chapters, articles and monographs on technology innovation, trade and investment. XSeed is his third startup.
Dr. Sara T Brand is the founding general partner of True Wealth Ventures, a venture capital fund to scale women-led businesses in the high growth sustainable consumer and health markets where women are well-represented decision makers. Sara serves on UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering’s External Advisory Board and the Texas Health Catalyst Advisory Panel for UT’s new Dell Medical School to foster health technology innovations across industry, academia and community.
Sara is also the owner and co-founder of (512) brewing company in Austin, Texas. Bootstrapped back in 2007 with her husband, they believe (512) brewery is now the largest draught only, self-distributing brewery in the country.
Sara has also cultivated a diverse portfolio of leadership experiences including:
- Managing $150M venture fund with four other investment professionals at Fremont Ventures in San Francisco, named as one of the top 10 venture capital firms for adding value to portfolio companies
- Working in large tech companies including Intel, Applied Materials and Advanced Micro Devices and directly with 3 Fortune 500 CEOs and their teams in strategic and operational capacities
- Resolving client issues across the semiconductor value chain with McKinsey & Co. in San Francisco
- Leading $0 to $100M business units
- Buying startups and integrating into large publicly-traded corporations, and leading company mergers and cross-functional dynamics
Sara holds a BSME with a material science emphasis from UT Austin and earned a Ph.D. and M.S. from UC Berkeley in ME/Mfg with a major in green design and manufacturing and a minor in Energy & Resources and Public Health, along with a Management of Technology Certification as an NSF Fellow. Sara has a passion for green technologies, innovative start-ups and the advantages of increased women in business leadership.
William E. Brown has been Chairman of Central Garden and Pet since 1980. Until June 2003, Mr. Brown also served as the Chief Executive Officer.
From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President of the Vivitar Corporation with responsibility for Finance, Operations, and Research & Development. From 1972 to 1977, he was with McKesson Corporation where he was responsible for its 200-site data processing organization.
Prior to joining McKesson Corporation, Mr. Brown spent the first 10 years of his business career at McCormick, Inc. in manufacturing, engineering, and data processing.
He received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Jian Cao (MIT’95, MIT’92, SJTU’89) is the Cardiss Collins Professor, Director of Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation, and an Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR) at Northwestern University. She was at the National Science Foundation as a program director at the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation for two years. Professor Cao is an elected Fellow of AAAS, ASME, SME, and the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Her major awards include Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2017) from ASME and Pi Tau Sigma, SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal (2016), ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award (2012, 2018), ASME Young Investigator Award (2006) from ASME Division of Applied Mechanics, and NSF CAREER Award (1997). Prof. Cao was the founding Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-manufacturing (2012-2017), and is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Materials Processing Technology. She served as President of the SME North America Manufacturing Research Institute, and Chair of ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division. She is a recipient of ASME Dedicated Service Award (2011). As an AVPR, Prof. Cao fosters the collaboration between the physical sciences and engineering and the other disciplines across and beyond Northwestern. She is a Board member of mHUB, Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing.
Lynden F. Davis, P.E. Is a Cal Berkeley Graduate (BSME 64) and a registered Professional Engineer in California. He is a retired Field Director for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), where he worked to develop Sections and Student Section programs in the Western third of the United States and Canada. Before that, he was a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Bechtel National Inc. in San Francisco, working primarily on the design of the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina.
Prior to that, he worked as a mechanical design engineer for 4 equipment manufacturers, producing centrifugal pumps, overhead cranes, dockside container cranes and attachments for crawler tractors.
He started his college work at Sacramento State College before transferring to Berkeley. He noticed the limited laboratory facilities at Berkeley and since becoming a member of the ME EAB has supported the upgrading of the Berkeley ME shop and computer labs.
He has been a member of ASME for over33 years and has attained the member grade of Fellow. He has served a number of volunteer and staff positions, including election to Regional Vice President and is currently the Vice Chair of the ASME Foundation.
Dr. Bruce Drolen is a Senior Technical Fellow at Space & Intelligence Systems in El Segundo, CA. He received his BS & MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in ‘77 & ‘79 and his Ph.D. in ME, as a Doctoral Fellow, from the University of California, Berkeley in ‘86. In his 33 years of satellite thermal control experience he has developed and modeled the radiative and thermophysical properties of real engineering materials, heat pipes, loop heat pipes, pumped fluid loops, and other heat transport devices under non-ideal operating conditions, rarified and free molecular heating of spacecraft during ascent, anisotropic composite materials, contact conductance, and effects of the space environment on materials. Most recently, he has been deeply engaged in the Boeing 787 lithium ion battery investigation and the efforts to return to flight. A significant professional accomplishment has been the identification and application of loop heat pipes (LHPs) to Boeing’s high power spacecraft to allow the heat rejection capability to increase 3-fold through the use of LHP-fed deployable radiators.
Outside of Boeing, Drolen is an active member of AIAA, having served on the Thermophysics Technical Committee (TC) for several terms including as TC Chair. He has served as Technical Chair for several of the major AIAA conferences including in 2009, as General Chair for the AIAA Summer Fluids Conference. He is also a longstanding member of ASME and is now serving as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He holds 4 patents and is the author of over 60 technical papers. Among his numerous technical honors, he was awarded the 1998 Chairman’s Hyland Patent Award for his work on thermal technology development.
Dr. Brad Edgar is co-founder, President, and CEO of 44 Energy Technologies and Red Fox Resources. 44 Energy is a boutique consulting firm focused on energy and environmental technology and regulatory affairs. Red Fox serves the truck, bus, and heavy equipment industry by providing recycling and remanufacturing services for catalyst based emission control equipment. Brad also serves as Chair of Voltaire Compressor Solutions and is owner of Lineaus Athletic Company.
Brad has a proven track record as an inventor, technology developer, and entrepreneur. Prior to starting Red Fox Resources, Brad was founder of several technology companies in the field of energy and emissions, most recently Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, a developer of heavy-duty diesel emission control systems.
Brad has focused his career on engines, combustion, and emissions. He is the author of numerous papers and presentations, and is the inventor or co-inventor of 11 United States Patents, primarily related to combustion and emission control technology.
In 2011 Brad received the prestigious Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award in the category of Science and Technology from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Brad received his B.S (’90) and Ph.D. (’97) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California. While at Berkeley, Brad was 4 year letter winner for the Cal football team and in 1989 he won the J. Scott Duncan award for most valuable special teams player.
Dr. Wayne Goodman is senior vice president of the Operations and Support Group at The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for Corporate Communications, Diversity and EEO, Facilities, Finance and Business Operations, Human Resources, Security and Safety, and The Aerospace Institute. He assumed this position on July 1, 2014. Formerly, he was the vice president of Space Program Operations, where he worked with the Air Force, government, and industry partners to develop military satellites and to advance national security space systems. He oversaw four major mission areas: communications, surveillance, weather, and navigation.
Before being named vice president, Goodman served as the general manager, MILSATCOM Division, with responsibility for systems engineering support to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in the architecture, acquisition, development, and orbital operation of satellite communication systems. He previously was the general manager of the Launch Vehicle Engineering and Analysis Division and general manager of the Launch and Satellite Division. Goodman joined The Aerospace Corporation in 1987 as a member of the technical staff, Structural Technology Department.
Goodman earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Goodman is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He currently serves on the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean’s advisory council and served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 2006-2010.
Ramanathan V. Guha is a Google Fellow with many patents and programs under his belt. He was a principal scientist at Apple, and a principal engineer at Netscape, where he created the first version of RSS. He cofounded Epinions, and has been a researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center. Guha joined Google in May of 2005. There, he started Custom Search, Search based keyword tool, SMS Channels and Schema.org.
Guha graduated with a B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University under John McCarthy.
Yoon C. Lee is currently the managing director/general manager of the Global Product Innovation Team (PIT) at Samsung Electronics‘ Global Marketing Operations. PIT is Samsung’s global center of excellence in leading consumer insight based product and solution innovation for strategic Samsung products. PIT’s operation is based on open innovation model for developing consumer insight driven product concepts. PIT is located in Silicon Valley, California.
Yoon has 18+ years of new product development experience in most all areas of new product development vertical from product strategy and ideation to hands on engineering and design development, development of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process, PLM operations and product data management. Yoon has worked on product development topics for various industries including, automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, retail, industrial equipment, and telecom services.
Prior to joining Samsung, Yoon was a product development consultant at PRTM’s Mountain View CA office and previous to that, a PLM consultant at Accenture’s San Francisco office. Yoon began his career in product development as an automotive robot design engineer at FANUC Robotics in Michigan, a leading industrial robot manufacturer. Yoon has over 15 professional publications in professional engineering and product development journals and has spoken at several global conferences as invited guest speaker. Yoon earned his PhD in manufacturing and product development from the University of California at Berkeley. Yoon currently resides in Oakland, California.
Arthur Lee is Chevron Fellow and Principal Advisor, Environment and Climate Change, at Chevron Services Company, based in San Ramon, California. He has held positions of increasing responsibilities, including the corporation-wide formulation of strategic positioning and policy development on issues ranging from Chevron’s internal energy policy, US air pollution issues, to actions addressing climate change concerns.
Arthur was appointed April 2010 by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee, responsible for the next assessment of climate change impacts on the United States. Arthur is team leader on deployment issues in the CO2 Capture Project, which is the global joint industry-governments project to develop the next generation of CO2 capture and storage technology. From April 2005 to May 2007, he served as the chairman of the Climate Change Working Group of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association.
Arthur served as the review editor of the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (2005). The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
In August 2006 and November 2007, with his leadership, Chevron was the key sponsor of the series of G8/International Energy Agency/Carbon Sequestration Leadership Workshop on Carbon Capture and Storage. The workshop series was successful in generating a consensus on recommendations for near-term opportunities for carbon capture and storage. These recommendations were delivered to G8 leaders.
Mark A. Maher was appointed General Director of GM Global Propulsion Systems South America (GMSA) in July 2017, reporting to the VP Global Propulsion Systems and Executive VP & President, GM South America. The GMSA Propulsion Team leads the integration, application, localization and homologation of propulsion systems for vehicles in South America and other select global markets. Mark serves as a member of the GMSA Executive Committee.
Mark has served in a variety of leadership positions at General Motors. These include: Propulsion Executive Lead for the separation of Opel-Vauxhall from GM, Global Chief Engineer Propulsion Integration, Director Vehicle Performance for Front Wheel Drive and Performance Vehicles and Director of Powertrain Integration for North America Cars and Trucks. Maher joined GM in 1985 holding a series of positions in emission measurement, emission certification, powertrain calibration, vehicle-powertrain integration, chassis-powertrain engineering and vehicle development.
Maher received an M.S.E. and B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Mark has represented GM in government, philanthropic and education roles including: University of California, Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee (2017-present); GM Key Executive for the University of California, Berkeley (2014-present); SAE Foundation of the Board of Trustees (2008-2014); U.S. Department of Energy Technical Advisory Committee for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (2005-2011); GM Executive for U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (2000-2006).
As the Americas Academic Program manager at National Instruments, Zachary Nelson directs the sales, marketing and proficiency programs.
During his 13 years at NI, Zach has held positions in sales, marketing, and applications engineering. Zach created the academic field engineering group in 2004 and helped guide its expansion throughout the United States and worldwide. In his latest role he created the Americas Academic Program in 2012 and has guided it expansion throughout North and South America.
Throughout his career at NI, Zach has been dedicated to engineering education. He has devoted significant effort to enhancing relationships NI has with universities around the world. He helped open the NI Berkeley office in 2009 as a result of the partnership between NI and the University of California, Berkeley.
Zach graduated from the University of Washington in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He and his wife, Bethany, reside in San Francisco, California, with their daughter Sadie and dog Gabby.
Kenneth (Ken) Richardson is the Executive Vice President of Energy Project Development at ABS – American Bureau of Shipping. He joined ABS in 1982 as an engineer in the Machinery department.
During his career at ABS he has held a number of increasingly senior positions in both ABS and ABS Group. Richardson has served as Principal in Charge, Offshore Engineering department, Houston; Director of Marine Services; Vice President Engineering, ABS Group; Vice President Engineering, ABS Americas; and prior to his current appointment, Vice President Energy and Transportation, ABS Consulting.
Richardson is an active participant in many industry associations including: the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
He is a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master in Ocean Engineering. Richardson attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Shinsuke Sakakibara, Ph.D., is an Executive Officer and a Chief Technical Advisor of Robot Business Division at FANUC Corporation. He graduated in the department of applied physics at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1972. He joined Fanuc Corporation in 1972. He has been serving as a manager of research and development group of intelligent robot at FANUC since 1985 and initiating the research and development of intelligent robot with vision and force sensors for assembly use. He received his doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1995. He has been serving as Honorary General Manager of Robot Laboratory at Fanuc since 1999. He was appointed to President of the Robotics Society of Japan from 2009 to 2010. He was appointed to President of IFR, International Federation of Robotics, from 2012 to 2013. He has been serving as Executive Officer of FANUC since 2013.
Steven Schiller has thirty years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on energy efficiency, renewables and independent power. He has been a senior manager or CEO of three energy engineering and project management firms, including his own which was sold to an international energy and technology company. He currently provides independent consulting on domestic and international efforts associated with expanding energy efficiency and renewables actions and incorporating them into pollution and greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Domestic consulting includes business development support for private companies and activity in several states as well as for the federal government on establishing infrastructures for implementing energy efficiency policies and portfolios. Steve’s international work has included similar activities in China, Croatia, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam and for the International Energy Agency, United Nations, and World Bank.
Some example current professional affiliations include:
- Affiliate and Senior Advisor – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group
- Arbitrator and Mediator – American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
- Founder and Board Chair Emeritus, California Energy Demand Management Council
- Board Director, The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT), a partnership of major environmental groups and private-sector clean energy companies
Steve holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a registered Mechanical Engineer in California.
Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department and by courtesy, the Electrical Engineering Department. In addition, she is the Principal Investigator of the EXtreme Environment Microsystems Laboratory (XLab). Her research interests include the development of nanomaterials for extreme harsh environments, high-temperature electronics, and robust instrumentation for Venus exploration. In the past, she has held positions at GE Sensing (formerly known as NovaSensor), GE Global Research Center, and Hewlett Packard. She received the B.S. degree (2001) in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. She received the M.S. degree (2004) and Ph.D. degree (2007) in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Senesky recently chaired the 2018 Women in Aerospace Symposium (WIA2018) at Stanford University. She has served on the technical program committee of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEEE IEDM), International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers), and International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S). She is currently the co-editor of three technical journals: IEEE Electron Device Letters, Sensors, and Micromachines. In addition, she currently serves on the board of directors of the non-profit organization Scientific Adventures for Girls. In recognition of her research, she received the Emerging Leader Abie Award from AnitaB.org in 2018, Early Faculty Career Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2012, Gabilan Faculty Fellowship Award in 2012, and Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 2004.
Prof. Senesky’s career path and research has been featured on the People Behind the Science podcast, the Future of Everything radio show, Space.com, and NPR’s Tell Me More program. More information about Prof. Senesky can be found at https://xlab.stanford.edu, on Instagram (@debbiesenesky), and on Twitter (@debbiesenesky).
Paul Sheng is a London-based Director for McKinsey & Company and leader of its Global Oil and Gas Practice. He joined the Firm in 1998 in Houston and has served International Oil Companies, National Oil Companies (particularly in China, Russia and Africa), regional Independents, Oilfield Services and Equipment suppliers, Private Equity and Sovereign investors. His client work has spanned corporate governance, growth strategy, risk, capital productivity, operations and supply chain, business unit strategy, de-regulation, post-merger management and functional excellence.
Paul has led knowledge development work on E&P growth and value creation, mature asset management, global gas, oilfield services, capital productivity and risk management. Prior to joining McKinsey, Paul was Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Senior Project Engineer at General Motors Advanced Manufacturing Staff.
Paul received S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Erwin Sutanto is one of the founding member of Aserra Partners, an Indonesian-based investment company with interests in the oil & gas services, mining and real estate sectors. He is presently the vice chief executive of an investee company PT. Apexindo Pratama Duta, which is Indonesia’s leading provider and operator of drilling rigs and FPSOs for the oil, conventional natural gas, coal bed methane and geothermal industries. It is also the only Indonesian drilling company with offshore capabilities. Prior to Aserra, Erwin was the CEO of PT. CP Prima, a global leader in integrated shrimp and fish aquaculture. CP Prima produces feed, fry, probiotics, shrimp and fish products and has presence across all major consumer markets globally. Erwin started his career at Mckinsey & Company in 1998 in Jakarta.
Erwin received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and his MS in Engineering Economics Science and Operations Research from Stanford University in 1997.
Dr. Kon-Well Wang is the Stephen P. Timoshenko Professor Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985, worked at the General Motors Research Labs as a Senior Research Engineer, and started his academic career as a faculty at the Pennsylvania State University in 1988. During his Penn State years, Professor Wang has served as the William E. Diefenderfer Chaired Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Structural Dynamics and Controls Lab, Associate Director of the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, and Group Leader for the Center for Acoustics and Vibration. Dr. Wang joined the University of Michigan in 2008, served as the Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering from 2008 to 2018, and with the title of the Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair from 2013 to 2018.
Professor Wang’s main technical interests are in adaptive structural systems and structural dynamics & controls. He has received various recognitions for his accomplishments, such as the Pi Tau Sigma-ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, the ASME J.P. Den Hartog Award, the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, the ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize, the ASME N.O. Myklestad Award, the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Awards, the ASME Rudolf Kalman Award, the NASA Tech Brief Award, and the SAE Ralph Teetor Award. His major leadership activities in the professional community include being Chair of the ASME Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound, Chair of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Executive Committee, member on the ASME Design Engineering Division Executive Committee, General Chair of the SPIE Damping and Isolation Conference and of the ARO Workshop on Smart Structures, Chief Editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Material Systems & Structures and Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Sound and Vibration. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the ASME, AAAS, and IOP.
Steve Zadesky is vice president of Product Design for iPhone/iPod engineering. Steve joined Apple in 1999 and and oversees the several engineering functions for dozens of Apple products including the first iPhone, first iPod and hundreds of accessories. Additionally he manages a team of EE, FW and SW engineers responsible for the engineering of the accessory products for the iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
Prior to joining Apple, Steve worked at Ford Motor Company for 3 years in a variety of positions.
Steve earned a BSME degree from The University of California Berkeley and an MSME from Stanford University.
June Zhou is the founder and chairwoman of Lens Technology Group. This group has 70,000 employees in Asia, with 7 manufacturing campuses spreading in China, and a combined-annual-revenue of more than $4.8 billion in 2013. It has technologies like sapphire crystal growth, mechanical grinding and polishing, chemical polishing and strengthening, screen printing, PVD and CVD coating, sensor making, ceramic injection molding.
Prior to founding Lens Technology Group in 2003, she founded in 1993 and had since been the general manager of Heng Sheng Glass Watch Co. in Shenzhen, China. She had successfully led the introduction of using glass to replace plastic display panel in mobile phones. She holds more than 60 patents and among which 3 are innovation patents and 4 copy rights.
She has a very wide social network, and holds many social responsibilities in the Chinese society:
- Executive Director of the National Woman Entrepreneur Association in China
- Vice Chairman of Entrepreneur Association in Hunan Province, China
- Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Consultative Conference in Hunan Province
- Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Entrepreneurs from Hunan
- Chairman of Hong Kong Hunan Youth Association
- Vice President of Hunan GuangCai Charity Promotion Society
June had attended various technical schools to learn specific technologies and skills. She is an expert in screen printing. She also holds a graduate diploma in accounting. Since 2011, she has been reading EMBA in Hunan University, China.