OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Atomica.
Eric Sigler joined Atomica(formerly IMT) in late 2018 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In addition to his deep knowledge of the MEMS industry, he has worked in strategy, product management, M&A and venture capital for over 20 years. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Development, Production Management, and Business Development with Tessera Technologies. Eric was also a partner with Scale Venture Partners, where he led semiconductor investments. He started his career as a strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and MBA from Haas School of Business at UC, Berkeley.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim is the Chief Financial Officer of Atomica and leads all accounting and finance related activities.
He has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking, private equity and Fortune 50 corporate strategy/M&A and has been the investor, advisor or strategic acquirer in more than 40 closed transactions. In particular, he has been instrumental in helping growth companies develop their strategies and scale their businesses.
He has worked at Fortune 50 companies such as The Home Depot and also managed two tech focused private equity funds with Ken Langone at Invemed. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston and at Arthur Andersen where he earned his CPA.
Jim graduated with Honors from the Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program (UC Berkeley).
Dr. Chris Gudeman
Chief Technology Officer
Chris is the Chief Technology Office of Atomica and oversees the development and transition to production of its diverse MEMS programs.
He has 50+ patents and over 30 years of high technology experience in various disciplines, including MEMS and tribology, and various management positions. Before joining Atomica in 2005, Chris was at Kovio, a start-up working to create circuits using printing techniques, such as laser printing and ink jet printing. Previous experience includes Silicon Light Machines, as the manager of the technology department, Censtor, and IBM.
He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a post-doctoral position at UC-Berkeley. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Augustana College.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Johan Denecke is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Atomica and leads the quality, manufacturing, supply chain, and operations departments.
He comes to Atomica from leading biotech company Illumina, where he was Vice President of Life Cycle Management and Vice President of Manufacturing. Prior to Illumina, he managed 300+ quality professionals as the VP of Quality Assurance of Thermo Fisher’s Life Sciences Division. Johan began his career at Allied Signal and Lockheed Martin driving lean manufacturing and Six Sigma transformations. Over the years, he has applied best–in–class operational practices as a consultant, most recently in the life science industry.
He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a certified Lean production expert and a Six Sigma master black belt.
Vice President, Engineering
Brian is the Vice President of Engineering at Atomica and leads our development team.
He has experience developing technologies for wide range of applications. Before joining Atomica in 2018, he was at Freedom Photonics where he worked to improve process and performance of photonic devices, including lasers, photonic integrated circuits, and high speed photodiodes. At Intel before that, he was an integral member of the eNVM MRAM development team, a technology for which he holds 8 patents. He also worked on a transistor technology node from early development through product launch.
He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California at San Diego.
Vice President of Marketing
Steve is the Vice President of Marketing at Atomica with a specific focus on transforming all things digital.
He brings over 20 years of global experience in marketing, sales and communications in such diverse industries as luxury automotive, fashion, medical device, pharma, skin care, electronics and aerospace in the U.S., Asia (Japan), and Europe. He’s had the pleasure of working with such prestigious brands as Maserati, Audi, Ducati, Pirelli, Apple, Hermes, Chanel, Shiseido, Medtronic, Allergan, The Ritz Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental. He’s also led change at industry leaders such as NuSil Technology (material sciences for medical/space applications) and Trelyst (drug delivery). Through it all, he’s mixed his passion for great story telling and brand building with the power of the latest marketing technology.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan and is semi-fluent in Japanese.
Wendy R. Altman
Vice President, Program Mgmt
Wendy is the Vice President of Program Management at Atomica and is focused on customer product strategy and success.
She has over 15 years of experience in MEMS, astrobiology, spintronics, biotechnology, and project management. She joined Atomica as a Process Development Engineer and quickly became the technical lead and customer point-of-contact managing the transition of a fast-paced development programs to production. Prior to joining Atomica, she was a NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University developing technologies for biomechanical studies with stem cells.
Wendy completed her doctoral work at the NIST and earned a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Mercer University.
Director, Global Sales
Ted is the Director of Sales at Atomica where he leads our application engineering and global sales teams.
He brings a wealth of experience in MEMS having joined Atomica shortly after its founding in 2001. Ted’s role and exposure to over 1,000+ MEMS programs makes him one of the foremost experts in the world at assessing MEMS process flows. He enjoys helping our customers navigate the journey from invention to production. He started his career in marketing for Veeco Instruments.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Vice President, Process and Equipment Engineering
Rick Glasmann is the Vice President of Process and Equipment Engineering.
He is a world-class semiconductor executive with over 25 years of semiconductor equipment and operations experience. Rick grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved to California during his service in the US Navy. He has proven history of departmental transformation, technology development through market realization and systems development. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Deca Technologies in the Philippines through an exciting period of organic growth and technology development. He previously held various managerial positions in manufacturing, equipment and process engineering, and served as General Manager during his 20 years at International Rectifier (Infineon).
He has a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix – Southern California campus.