Critical Manufacturing's management team is composed by a set of persons with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering solutions for several customers in high-tech manufacturing markets worldwide over the last years.
VP Sales and Business Development
Jeff Peabody, a former Applied Materials sales executive, has held senior positions in marketing and sales of factory automation solutions in semiconductor manufacturing for the last 18 years. Early in his career, Mr. Peabody drove the adoption of now commonplace systems into semiconductor factories, including: Material and Equipment Control, Advanced Process Control, Dispatching and RFID. A large portion of his career has been specifically working with MES and related modules. Most recently, Jeff held a senior Sales Executive position in the Global Services Group of Applied Materials, with responsibility over key global accounts. Prior to that, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Itemic Corporation and as Product Sales Manager for KLA-Tencor’s Process Control Group.
VP Technology and co-founder
Adélio holds a Computer Science degree and has 8 years of experience in semiconductor, at Infineon and Qimonda. Has had several software development technical and leadership roles, including management of large scale manufacturing integration projects for semiconductor fabs.
Yong Wun Lau
Managing Director of Critical Manufacturing Software (SuZhou) Ltd. and co-founder
Yong Wun has a Master of Science for Controls Engineering, and 12 years of experience in semiconductor, mostly working from Asia (Singapore and China). Previous assignments range from section manager and R&D engineer, to equipment automation technical lead, to senior manager for production automation.
Managing Director - Critical Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH
Tom Bednarz has over 15 years of experience in IT Manufacturing for advanced industries. Tom started his career at Siemens Nixdorf as a software engineer in 1991, and had several engineering positions at Siemens Components and Siemens Microelectronics Center until Infineon Technologies in 1999 as manager of Data Analysis, Factory Automation and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). In 2006, Tom was appointed Director of IT Analysis Solutions at Qimonda, until he joined Q-Cells in 2009, as Director IT Manufacturing.
Solutions Architect and co-founder
João holds a Computer Science degree and has 12 years of experience in semiconductor (Texas Instruments, Samsung, Infineon and Qimonda). Several senior IT architecture roles, including Manufacturing wide architect and Solution Architect for major semiconductor projects.
Operations Director and co-founder
Teresa holds a Bachelor degree in Informatics Engineering. She has over 15 years of experience in IT, working for different businesses, including 5 years of experience in Quality Management and Project Management for large scale developments for semiconductor at Infineon and Qimonda. Teresa holds several project management related certifications, including Scrum Master.
Business Development Manager
Augusto Vilarinho has more than 14 years of experience in the High Tech Industry. His strong knowledge in Information Systems for Manufacturing is complemented with field experience in leading global IT support teams and projects. Augusto managed projects involving multidisciplinary teams from Europe, America and Asia and became Principal and Process Innovation Manager at Infineon Technologies / Qimonda AG until 2009. Augusto holds an engineer degree in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.
Carla holds a degree in accounting and administration from Superior Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP). She has over 17 years of experience in finance and accounting department, working for different businesses, including 4 years of controlling experience in development center at Infineon and Qimonda.