Executive Advisory Board

In order to maintain a high-level perspective on the industry and continually challenge ourselves to reach new heights, we turn to our Executive Advisory Board (EAB). Our EAB members are high-performing, accomplished individuals who are invaluable to our success. They help provide a birds-eye view of the changing landscape of technology and serve as the backbone of Brewer Science.

John Osborne

In the last 16 years, John Osborne has served on the boards of five publicly traded and two privately held technology companies. His professional career included senior management positions for two multinational companies, Philips Electronics and Lam Research. He began his career at Motorola in microchip manufacturing and has held P&L responsibilities with both Philips Electronics and Lam Research.

John headed up the compensation committee at Amkor Technology (AMKR) from 2009 to 2012. Past fiduciary director positions include equipment, testing, and chemical companies including CFM Technologies, Electroglas, Semitool, MicroProbe, and ChemFirst.

In addition to fiduciary board work with public companies, he served on the strategic advisory board of DuPont Electronic Materials from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Osborne also served as an advisor to Beaglehole Instruments, a New Zealand–based metrology company, from 2000 to 2008.


  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines


  • SEMI award, Outstanding Contribution to the Microchip Industry

Ken Joyce

Ken Joyce served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amkor Technology, Inc., a global provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services, from October 2009 to May 2013. Ken joined Amkor Technology, Inc., in 1997, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for more than 8 years.

From 1992 to 1997, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer of Selas Fluid Processing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde AG, Munich, Germany. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1971 with the CPA firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ listed), the Board of Directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the non-profit global Semiconductor Industry Association, the GSA Finance committee, and the Board of Directors of Para-Chem Southern, Inc. (privately held). Mr. Joyce currently is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).


  • B.S., Accounting, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • CPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Concentration in Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • NACD Board Leadership Fellow, 2013

Military Service:

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 1966 – 1968, Republic of Vietnam

Dr. Larry F. Thompson

Dr. Larry Thompson joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1970. At Bell Labs he invented, developed, and introduced into manufacture several polymeric resist materials used to produce chromium masks, including PBS and COP. During his career at Bell Labs, he held numerous management positions in R&D.

After leaving Bell Labs, Dr. Thompson served as the Chief Technical Officer of Integrated Solutions and as Vice President of Advanced Technology at Ultratech Stepper. He also served as President of Ultrabeam Lithography, a Division of Ultratech. Dr. Thompson was CEO and President of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium.

Currently, Dr. Thompson is president of his own consulting business providing expertise in the areas of intellectual property and semiconductor materials, equipment, and processing. Dr. Thompson has more than 160 publications and holds 28 patents in the areas of semiconductor processing and materials engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Missouri


  • SEMI award for Innovation, 1998, for the invention and development of 248-nm deep-UV lithography

Murrae J. Bowden, Ph.D.

Dr. Murrae Bowden is President of Electronic Materials and Processes, a consulting company he founded in 2003 to provide consulting services on materials and processes to the electronics materials industry. His research career included positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) where he rose to the position of Assistant Vice President of the Network Technologies Research Division. He has an extensive background in resist materials for microelectronic applications and was Director of R&D for the Microelectronic Materials Division of Arch Chemicals from 1997 to 2003.

He joined Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, in 2003, where he served as Program Director and Industry Professor in the Howe School of Technology Management for the master’s programs (M.S. and MBA) in Technology Management for Experienced Professionals, including teaching courses in business and technology strategy in the program.

Murrae is a co-inventor of Bell Labs’ 1977 IR-100 award-winning electron resist technology. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical publications in the areas of solid-state polymerization, rubber-toughened plastics, and resist materials for microelectronics. He holds 7 patents and has jointly edited 3 books. He is a PMSE Fellow of the American Chemical Society.


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Queensland, Australia

Postdoctoral experience:

  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom


  • Outstanding American Inventor, Intellectual Property Owners Association, 1988
  • Carothers Award, Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society, 1992
  • Named on of the New Jersey Inventors of the Year, 1992
  • Photopolymer Science and Technology Award, Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology in Japan, 2013

Stephen Moles

Stephen Moles began his entrepreneurial career in the Silicon Valley in California in 1976. His initial start-up company was a manufacturer’s representative firm providing materials to semiconductor manufacturers. Four years later, he co-founded Prism Technologies, which provided a variety of specialized equipment, products, and services to the semiconductor industry on a worldwide basis. His international experience led him to establish Apex Lithography Services, a business based in San Jose, California, supporting microcircuit reticle inspection services to nearly all of the top 20 major semiconductor producers.

Following the sale of Apex, Mr. Moles led a group of investors in the acquisition of MicroProbe, Inc., in Carlsbad, California, providing probe card products and solutions to top-tier semiconductor suppliers worldwide. He served as Chief Executive Officer until 2006, when he transitioned to Chairman of the Board leading to the sale of the company to a private equity group in 2007.

Stephen Moles has served as an adjunct faculty member for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, teaching selected business courses in addition to mentoring students. In 2012, he accepted the invitation to join Missouri State University’s Executive Advisory Council for its College of Business.


  • Supplier of the Year, Intel Corporation
  • Named one of the ‘Fifty Fastest Growing Businesses’, San Diego, California, 2006

James A. Clifford

James A. Clifford has served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations of AMD from December 2014 to June 2016, leading a team of vice presidents covering technology, procurement, supply chain, quality and reliability, assembly and test factories located in China and Malaysia.  Prior to that, as Vice President, Global Sourcing and Foundry Technology for RFMD, he directed a team of eight professionals which contributed to improved gross margins through aggressive cost reductions and initiated the transformation of the company culture from a “silo” culture to an integrated approach.

From 1994 through 2012, Mr. Clifford lead Qualcomm Corporation as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, Senior Vice President Qualcomm CDMA Technology, Vice President Qualcomm CDMA Technology, Vice President ASICs, Director ASICs, and Director Business Development.

Mr. Clifford served as a senior leader from 1973 to 1994 at UNISYS Corporation.  During his time at UNISYS Corporation he served as a Vice President and General Manager, Director of Engineering, and Assistant Program General Manager


  • B.S., Physics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • Graduate Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers, University of California, San Diego, CA

Henry H. Sineath

Henry H. Sineath (Dr. Si) has worked as a Research Engineer, Group Leader, Senior Processing Engineer, Technical Director, Vice President, and Corporate Vice President for International Minerals and Chemical Corporation and American Viscose Division of FMC Corporation.

In 1976, he joined the University of Missouri-Rolla, now known as Missouri University of Science and Technology, as a Visiting Professor in Engineering Management. In 1977, he became the first Director of the Packaging Program for Engineering Management and later became Professor and Chair of Engineering Management. In 1986, he retired from Engineering Management as Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Sineath is a member of the American Chemical Society and is a Charter Member of the American Society for Engineering Management.


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Advanced Management, Harvard University Business School
  • Registered Professional Engineer

Dr. Henry Howard Sineath, professor emeritus of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died on Oct. 8. He was 95

William "Bill" J. James

Professor Emeritus (Retired)
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, Missouri

Bill joined the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Department at the Missouri School of Mines in 1953 as assistant professor of Chemistry. He taught general chemistry until 1960. During the late fifties, he also taught undergraduate and graduate physical chemistry, chemical engineering thermodynamics and advanced mathematics for chemical engineers. He played a key role in the preparation and establishment of a Ph.D. program offered to chemical engineering in 1960 and was privileged to serve as the major advisor to the first recipient of the Ph.D. in chemical engineering; Dr. James W. Johnson (now deceased). In 1961-62, he was awarded a Fulbright research professorship to study at the University of Grenoble, France under the direction of Professors E.F. Bertaut and L. Neel, Nobel Laureate in Physics. He helped establish the Graduate Center for Materials Research (GCMR) in 1964 and served as director until 1975. He has served in leadership positions for several organizations including the National Research Council of the Union of South Africa, the Missouri Academy of Science, Materials Science Commission at Argonne National Laboratories, Midwest International Rare Earth Research Conferences, and the Center for Environmental Science and Technology. He has received numerous awards including the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Missouri Academy of Science Most Distinguished Scientist Award, and the Chancellor’s Medal. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Sigma Mu and Alpha Chi Sigma. He is author and/or co-author of over 300 publications. Presently he is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Senior Investigator, GCMR. In the spring 2006, he completed 53 years of service in teaching and research at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Bill and his wife Arlene reside in Rolla. They have been members of the OGS since 1989. Bill was inducted into the Academy in 2003.


  • BS Chem 1949, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • MS Chem 1952, Iowa State University
  • PhD 1953, Iowa State University

Down Life’s River with Dr. Bill James