Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Mike SlatteryMICHAEL SLATTERY  |  President

Michael Slattery is a 20+ year veteran of the semiconductor industry.  He has built a design service business on strong fundamentals – quality, innovation, flexibility, quickness, and trust.  Slattery’s strong belief in good methodologies and design practices has led to a track record of successful designs and satisfied customers. The end result – asicNorth has been recognized repeatedly as a top growth company and a “Best Place to Work”.

Slattery leads a growing organization.  His responsibilities include contracts, business development, operational execution, project staffing, and marketing.  Prior to stepping into the leadership role, Slattery filled various ASIC design and verification roles for multiple ASIC North customers.  Formerly, Slattery managed a design department in the IBM Microelectronics Worldwide Field Design Center developing PowerPC™ based SOCs and developed data compression, imaging, and graphics subsystems.

Slattery graduated with a BSEE from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Stephen StratzSTEPHEN STRATZ  |  Vice President and Secretary

Stephen Stratz is the Vice President and Secretary of ASIC North, Inc.  Stratz was appointed to these positions in 2003. Additionally, he has held the position of Treasurer from 2000 until 2008. During his tenure on the asicNorth Board of Directors, asicNorth has grown by over 20 times in size. Stratz is responsible for business development, sales support, project oversight, and operational strategy.

Stratz began his Engineering career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1981 where he worked on digital compression systems as well as the CDMA multiplexing of high speed telephony channels. In 1988, Stratz moved to IBM Microelectronics focusing on VLSI analog circuit design and the development of converters for high speed video and high resolution audio. In April of 2000, Stratz became a partner in the newly formed ASIC North, Inc., where he founded the asicNorth circuit design line of business. In 2008, Stratz was responsible for opening asicNorth’s second design center in Tempe, AZ where he is presently site executive.

Stratz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with high honors from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  Additionally, he has completed a variety of graduate level circuit design courses at the University of Vermont. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

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Judy StrohJUDY STROH  |  Treasurer

Judy Stroh is Director of Operations and Treasurer at ASIC North, Inc.  In this capacity, she manages the entire financial operations of the company, as well as all aspects of the Human Resource programs and processes.

Stroh joined asicNorth in 2007 after over 20 years of experience in finance and management roles.  She has worked in various industries, including public accounting, higher education, banking and semiconductors.  Prior to joining asicNorth, Stroh was Vice President of Treasury Management Services at the Chittenden Corporation.

Stroh is a member of the board of directors and the Treasurer of the Converse Home, an assisted living facility in Burlington, Vermont.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida, and a Master’s degree in business administration from St. Michael’s College. She holds both her CPA and SPHR certifications

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Kip FreemanKIP FREEMAN  |  Director

Kip Freeman is a Business Director for Military Aftermarket at United Technologies Aerospace Systems Sensors & Integrated Systems Division in Burnsville, MN.  In this role Freeman is responsible for the strategy and execution of business growth at a higher rate than the market segment.  Prior to his current position Freeman has been a Business Director of other aerospace market segments and has held successively more responsible positions within the Engineering and Program Management organizations.

Freeman has served on the asicNorth board since 2005. Additionally, he serves on the board for the Vertical Lift Consortium and its predecessor organizations from 2005 through 2012, holding the position of Chairman of the Audit committees for 6 years. Kip also served 6 years as a director, two of which as Chairman, on the Board of Directors at Porter Hospital in Middlebury VT. He also served 2 years as a Director and member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Directors for Porter Medical Center, the parent organization for the hospital.  Since 2005, Kip has also served on the technical advisory board for the Pennsylvania State Vertical Flight Research Laboratory.

Freeman graduated with a BSEE from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA in 1982.  In his career he has worked at various UTC facilities in Connecticut, Vermont, and Minnesota.

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TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Corey BarrowsCOREY BARROWS |  Analog Circuit Design Manager

Corey Barrows is a Analog Circuit Design Manager at asicNorth. In this role, he is responsible for people, technical direction, and project management responsibilities. Barrows joined asicNorth in 2006 after a 13-year career in technical leadership positions at IBM.

Prior to joining asicNorth, Barrows served various technical leadership positions at IBM, where he was responsible for mixed signal design and ASIC methodology definition. His tenure emphasized collaborative efforts across the ASIC division to help define and implement many technical, organizational, and business process improvements.

Barrows holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

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Kevin GrosselfingerKEVIN GROSSELFINGER  |  ASIC Design Manager

Kevin Grosselfinger is the ASIC Design Manager at  asicNorth. In his role, he leads the technical teams responsible for digital based ASIC designs as well as manages the company’s semiconductor characterization lab and services.

Grosselfinger joined asicNorth in 2010 after a 14 year career in technical and management positions at IBM. In his work at IBM, he worked on ASIC products and was responsible for third party IP integration, physical design methodology, and semiconductor packaging design and qualification.

Grosselfinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Alfred University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National Technological University.

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Jeff JorvigJEFF JORVIG  |  IC  Design Manager

Jeff Jorvig is an IC Design Manager at asicNorth. In this position, he is responsible for project execution, business development, new business quotations, contract management and the management of IC design engineering staff. He performs as a primary client point of contact for existing projects as well as the development of future business.

Jorvig joined asicNorth after more than 25 years in the semiconductor industry servicing a variety of roles. His industry background spanned from a technical contributor on an IC design team through leadership of semiconductor product development organizations.

Prior to joining asicNorth Jeff was the principal of Jorvig Consulting, a firm focused on eliminating the systemic NPD barriers that prevent a predictable and streamlined path to new product revenue.  Over his career Jorvig also served as VP/GM for Intellasys and a variety of design leadership roles for both National Semiconductor and Motorola. Jeff’s emphasis has always focused on methods and strategies for improving new product execution.

Jorvig is a member of IEEE and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from DeVry Institute.

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Mike LaramieMIKE LARAMIE | IT Manager

Michael Laramie is the IT Manager and a Senior Analog Design Engineer at asicNorth. In this role, he is responsible for the company IT strategy, design, implementation, and daily operational activities. He also contributes to analog and mixed-signal design projects as needed.

Prior to joining asicNorth, Laramie worked at IBM for eight years as an engineer in the ASIC development group, where he designed library cells and mixed-signal macros in CMOS technologies from 0.8 um to 150 nm. He was awarded six US patents, and finished his IBM career as the team leader of the ASIC mixed-signal design methodology group.

Laramie joined asicNorth in 2001 and branched out into the analog verification field, which resulted in a 2nd place best paper award at SNUG Boston 2004. As asicNorth grew, he took on the mixed role of IT Manager and design engineer while working on CMOS and SOI mixed-signal designs from 180 nm to 45 nm.

Laramie has been a member of the IEEE for 23 years, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.