Management


Michael VanDierendonck, President

Michael VanDierendonck
President

Upon graduation from BCM in Boston in 1993, Mike joined JVD as a Test Development Engineer. Within two years he was promoted to Director of Test Engineering, responsible for the team assigned to building and maintaining the fleet of automatic testers. When the firm moved to a larger facility, Mike assumed the role of VP Operations and Manufacturing, attending to the company’s maniacal fixation on quality and reliability. Mike was instrumental in seamlessly growing the manufacturing and test capacity of the company during the late 1990s. In 2010, upon the retirement of JVD’s founder, Mike became president of JVD.

Gloria Reese, VP and CFO

Gloria Reese
VP & CFO.

Gloria has been with JVD since its inception in 1982. She began her career as the company’s financial administrator and has held positions of increasing responsibility until 1998 when she became the Chief Financial Officer. Gloria holds a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of work she has served as president of the board of directors for the California Central Coast Agricultural History Project and she has been an active volunteer and member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Associate for children (CASA).

Brian Harlanmoff, Director of Engineering

Brian Harlanmoff
Director of Engineering

Brian joined JVD in 1999 as Director of Engineering where he is responsible for all engineering related to the design, manufacture, and automatic test of iASICs. Prior to joining JVD, Brian was Project Manager for DPSS Lasers Inc., a company engaged in the development and manufacturing of solid state ultraviolet lasers  and CONTINUUM Inc. a manufacturer of high power scientific lasers where he worked for 12 years and held various management roles in laser R&D and Product Development. Brian holds a B.S. Physics with Math Minor, San Jose State University.

Jerry VanDierendonck, Founder & Chairman
Jerry VanDierendonck
Founder & Chairman

Jerry graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1966 with his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he continued to work for his co-op company Avco Electronics before moving to Texas Instruments where he began work with the now famous team, Boone, Cochran, & VanDierendonck, the team that developed the world’s first microcontroller. He also became one of a few individuals worldwide that could create programmable chips for calculators at Texas Instruments. Jerry received 9 patents for his work at TI. Later Jerry was lured to Silicon Valley where he worked at Litronix, Fairchild Semiconductor, Monosil, and LSI Logic before founding JVD Inc in 1982 where he served as the company’s president until his retirement in 2010. Upon recognizing the accelerating need for specialized custom analog ICs, Jerry set about to create a kind of semiconductor company that would be responsive to customer needs for non-standard requirements. During his 27 year tenure, Jerry grew the company to become one of the premiere Analog Mixed-signal ASIC design services and test company in Silicon Valley. Relying solely on his reputation and word of mouth, JVD grew continuously under his leadership.

Wanting to share his success with others, he established the Jerry VanDierendonck Scholarship Program at UC, to provide significant support to 1st-5th Year Engineering students. In 2001 Jerry was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award at UC.

Bob Frostholm, Director of Sales and Marketing

Bob Frostholm
VP of Sales and Marketing

Bob has held Sales, Marketing and CEO roles at established and startup Analog Semiconductor Companies for more than 35 years. After 12 years with Signetics-Phillips, Fairchild and National Semiconductor, he co-founded his first startup in 1984, Scottish based Integrated Power, which was sold to Seagate in 1987. He subsequently joined Sprague’s semiconductor operations in Massachusetts and helped orchestrate its sale to Japanese based Sanken Electric, creating what is now known as Allegro Microsystems. Bob was formerly President/CEO of Power X Networks and has held Executive level Sales and Marketing roles at Siliconix, SEEQ Technology, Mysticom and Microbridge. Bob is the author of multiple technical articles and white papers.

Pam Peters, Director Inside Sales and Customer Service

Pam Peters
Director Inside Sales and Customer Service.

Pam joined JVD in 1989 as an Administrative Assistant. During her 20+ years with the company Pam’s career expanded as she began to assume additional responsibilities associated with customer service. In 1995 Pam was promoted to North American Customer Service Manager and in 1999 she became Global Customer Service Manager. As JVD continued to grow, Pam assumed greater responsibilities and in 2005 added the additional responsibilities of Inside Sales to her duties.