Hap Hewes | CEO, Pallidus
Hap Hewes joined Pallidus as CEO in February 2018. Pallidus, Inc. is Hap’s fourth early stage company involved in high growth markets and technologies for materials, wafers, and equipment. Hap previously worked as Senior Vice President, Optical, for Rubicon Technology from 2015 thru 2017, having also previously served in Senior Vice President positions at Rubicon in Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Business Development positions from 2004 to 2009.
Mr. Hewes was Senior Vice President, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Field Service, for ARC Energy, a capital equipment provider for the LED industry and other high-tech markets from 2010 through 2014. In 2013 he also served as interim CEO for a related clean technology company, ABS Materials, Inc. Hap also worked for Saint-Gobain Crystals and for Saphikon, Inc., a crystal manufacturer that was acquired by Saint-Gobain. Mr. Hewes has an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and a BS in biology from Cornell University.
Glenn Sangren | President, Pallidus
As President and CEO of Pallidus, Glenn is responsible for overseeing scale-up of production and driving customer engagement and business development. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for Melior Innovations, where he was involved in the development of M-SiC and its manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Melior, he worked with Polysciences, Inc. as the Vice President and Business Unit Manager. Glenn also worked with Owens Corning and GE Plastics, and he currently serves on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations.
Chien Shyong Fang | GM China/Taiwan
Dr. Fang acts as the General Manager for mainland China and Taiwan for Pallidus, Inc. Dr. Fang has over 25 years of experience in international business development and executive operations. Dr. Fang was Associate Professor at Taiwan University and Associate Research Fellow at the renowned Institute of Physics of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. For three decades, Dr. Fang has been in executive positions as Founder, CEO, Chairman, Board of Director, in international companies in USA, UK, Singapore, Korea, China and Taiwan.
Dr. Fang was the Founder and Chairman of Advantech Semiconductor Inc. Taiwan and US, a semiconductor assembly and testing company for DDR, LCD driver, CMOS imaging senor from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Fang was the Founder and President of Suzhou Geocrystal Co. Ltd, a company specializing in sapphire crystal growth. He also served as the General Manager for mainland China and Taiwan for ARC Energy, a capital equipment provider for the LED industry and other high-tech markets from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Fang has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Taiwan, followed by a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Cambridge, UK.