Teradyne | Corporate
Mark Jagiela became CEO of Teradyne in February 2014. He has been President of Teradyne since 2013 and has served as a director since 2014. Prior to these roles, Mark was the President of the Semiconductor Test Division from 2003 and was worldwide marketing manager of Teradyne's semiconductor test products from 2001 to 2003. He joined Teradyne in 1982 as a design engineer, developing image sensor test systems. From 1989 to 1999, Mark served as general manager of Teradyne's Japan Division. He holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan.
Sanjay Mehta was appointed Teradyne’s Chief Financial Officer in April 2019 and oversees Teradyne’s finance, information technology, global infrastructure and supply line management functions, including new product introduction and manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Teradyne, Sanjay served in a variety of senior financial management and leadership roles in Qualcomm’s semiconductor group (QCT), including segment Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2015 and President of QCT China from 2016 to 2018. He began his career at Price Waterhouse Canada and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Charles Gray is vice president, general counsel and secretary of Teradyne with responsibility for the worldwide legal affairs of Teradyne. Charles joined Teradyne from Sonus Networks where he was Vice President and General Counsel from 2002 to 2008. Prior to Sonus, he served as General Counsel of Appian Communications and ArrowPoint Communications. He was Associate General Counsel at Wang Global from 1996 through its acquisition by Getronics in 1999. He began his career as a trial attorney at Hale and Dorr from 1988 to 1996, where he specialized in technology and antitrust litigation. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for The Honorable J. Lawrence Irving in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Charles is a graduate of Georgetown University and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
Michal Kimeldorfer-Rabinowitz joined Teradyne in the fall of 2017 as the Vice President of Human Resources. Driven by her passion for the business of people, Michal arrived at Teradyne with a diverse background in Human Resources. She has worked in similar capacities at several companies including ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, Comverse Technology and Intralinks, where she most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Michal has an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Law degree, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Walter Vahey is the Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development at Teradyne. Prior to this role, he served as the President of the System Test Division, and as the Vice-President & General Manager of the Defense and Aerospace Test and Storage Test businesses. Walter joined Teradyne in 1986 and has held a variety of roles in engineering, sales and marketing. Before Teradyne, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Operations at Empirix, a communications test company, from 2001 to 2004. Walter holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Teradyne | Test
Rick Burns joined Teradyne in 2007 and has served in a variety of roles, including Vice President of Semiconductor Test Engineering. He has over 30 years of engineering, engineering management and business leadership experience and holds a BS in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MSEE from the California State University, Northridge.
John Wood is the Vice President and General Manager of Teradyne's System Test Group. Prior to this role, he was General Manager of the Defense and Aerospace test business since 2012. John was named a Vice President in 2014. He joined Teradyne in 1977 and has held a variety of roles in process engineering, design engineering and program management. John holds an AS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.
Brad Robbins became president of LitePoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne focused on wireless test solutions, in 2014. Brad has worked at LitePoint since its acquisition in 2011 and previously held the title of vice president at Teradyne. He has held a variety of positions in his career spanning division general management, marketing strategy, product development and technology strategy at Teradyne. Brad holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Computer Science and Digital Signal Processing from Tufts University.
Teradyne | Industrial Automation
Greg Smith is the President of the Industrial Automation Group at Teradyne. The Industrial Automation Group includes three of the most innovative and successful companies in the robotics industry: Universal Robots, MiR – Mobile Industrial Robots and AutoGuide. Prior to leading the Industrial Automation Group, Greg was the President of the Semiconductor Test Business, Teradyne’s largest operating segment. During his tenure, Semiconductor Test revenue grew over 50%. Greg began his career at Raytheon as a test engineer and held numerous engineering and management roles in the semiconductor test industry before joining Teradyne in 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kim Povlsen is the President of Universal Robots, the leading provider of industrial collaborative robots (cobots). He brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead Universal Robots’ next stage of growth and innovation. Kim has held various executive business and technology leadership roles at Schneider Electric, a global energy management and automation company. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Strategy & Technology, responsible for the technology strategy and execution within a multi-billion dollar global organization. Kim holds a master’s degree in Computer Science & Embedded Engineering from the University of Southern Denmark.
Søren Nielsen is the President of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a leading manufacturer of collaborative and autonomous mobile robots. Søren first joined MiR as CTO (Chief Technology Director) in early 2018 and has held the position as President since August 1st, 2020. During his time as CTO, Søren played a significant role in the development of new products and launched mobile robots that set new standards for internal transportation. Throughout Søren’s professional career, he has been involved in the field of mechanical engineering. Previously as Director of Research & Development at Danfoss A/S and as Project & Technology Manager for Siemens Flow Instruments. Søren holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Aarhus University. He is also a graduate of managerial training courses at McKinsey & Company.
Robert Sullivan is the President and CEO of AutoGuide Mobile Robots, a company that designs and develops heavy duty industrial Autonomous Mobile Robots for automotive manufacturing, general manufacturing, warehousing and e-commerce. Robert was the former President and Co-Founder of Symbotic, a Massachusetts robotics company specializing in warehouse and distribution automation. Prior to co-founding Symbotic, he was Vice President of Engineering at Brooks Automation and Senior Director of Engineering at PRI Automation. Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He holds 60 plus patents, mostly covering robotics and automation.
Neil Tardella is the Chief Executive Officer at Energid, where he provides leadership and strategic direction for the company. Neil has spearheaded commercial initiatives in the energy, medical, and collaborative robotics sectors. Prior to joining Energid, he held key R&D and management roles at Northrop Grumman Norden Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Technology Service Corporation. Neil has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.