Russ joined Compart in 2010 and has held various positions throughout this seven-year association including Sr. General Manager-China Operations and has been the Executive Vice President/BU Head since 2013. He has been instrumental in both the evolution and financial stability of Compart. He has 40+ years of experience in engineering, operations and senior leadership, including 22 years in the semiconductor industry. Under his leadership, he and his team have driven Compart’s 4X growth over the last 5 years. He believes in leading by example while developing and operating with a small but effective, dedicated organization.
Before joining Compart, he served as the General Manager for Celerity (now Ichor) now one of our largest customers and the leading integrator of gas delivery systems for the semiconductor industry. He was influential in the engineering, operational and financial advances leading to their success including the start-up and subsequent acquisition of their Malaysia facility. Previously he directed manufacturing and engineering at Amp/Tyco in both the electronics and semiconductor industries. Prior activities include 19 years with E-Systems/Raytheon managing system configuration design/control, manufacturing and customer liaison for electronic warfare. He was responsible for new process development, engineering design and implementation.
Russ was educated at Texas A&M Commerce-ETSU in Economics and Industrial Technology.