MRSI MANAGEMENT

Michael Chalsen

Michael Chalsen

President

Mr. Chalsen has more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics packaging industry and has served as President of MRSI Systems, since its divestiture from Newport Corp. in January 2014. Prior to this position, Mr. Chalsen served as General Manager at Newport MRSI since 2002 and was responsible for overseeing administration/finance, sales, engineering, and operations including applications and customer support.

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Mr. Chalsen has been a member of the MRSI team since it was formed in 1984 and during his tenure, he has held a number of key roles including Vice President of Operations from 1989 to 2002. Prior to joining MRSI, Mr. Chalsen was an early innovator on Digital Equipment’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory Storage Systems Division’s technical team, developing read/write head automation using robotics technology. After leading the management buy-out from Newport, one of his main goals has been to grow MRSI Systems’ business in high growth segments while providing world-class service and support to its existing customers and markets. Mr. Chalsen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Science from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Finance & Marketing from Bentley University. He is a member of IEEE, SEMI, and SME, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corporation. Mr. Chalsen resides in the greater Boston area with his wife and their two sons and two daughters.
Cyriac Devasia

Cyriac Devasia

Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Devasia has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry and has served as Vice President of Engineering of MRSI Systems, since its divestiture from Newport Corporation in January 2014.

Prior to this position, Mr. Devasia served as Senior Director, Advanced Product Development at Newport MRSI from 2002 to the divesture, and was responsible for R&D, Engineering and Product Development.

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During his tenure at Newport, Mr. Devasia oversaw the design and development of laser based automated capital equipment for the hard disk drive and photovoltaic industries. Mr. Devasia has been a member of the MRSI team since 1989 and has held a number of key roles in engineering and product development including VP of Engineering. He has overseen the design, engineering, software and application development of all MRSI products offered and installed in the market today. Mr. Devasia was a part of the team that executed the management buy-out from Newport in 2014. Since the buyout he has been focusing on developing new products to diversify MRSI product offerings to target higher growth market segments. In addition, he has focused on growing the application engineering teams in key markets to provide excellent customer support. Mr. Devasia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He has a Masters Degree from University of Toledo, Ohio where he specialized in Robotics. He also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University. He also holds patents in die attach, flip chip, thermo-compression bonding and dispensing. He lives in Southern New Hampshire with his wife and two daughters.
Michael Gagnon

Michael Gagnon

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Gagnon maintains direct responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s manufacturing operations and manufacturing engineering functions, including direct oversight of supply chain management, quality systems, information technology, facilities, health and environmental safety. He was a part of the team that executed the management buy-out from Newport in 2014.

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Mr. Gagnon has more than 28 years of progressive experience in the manufacturing environment. In addition, Mr. Gagnon holds extensive knowledge of industry and lean management methodologies such as demand flow technology, total quality management and six sigma methodologies with a focus on continuous improvement in manufacturing operations. During his tenure at MRSI, Mr. Gagnon has held a number technical and manufacturing management roles. Prior to joining MRSI, Mr. Gagnon was a member of the technical staff within Astra Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Gagnon also served honorably for several years in the U.S. Marine Corps, in the electrical/electronic technologies field with a focus on Avionics.
Daniel F. Crowley

Daniel F. Crowley

Vice President of Sales

Mr. Crowley has over 33 years of capital equipment technical sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor and electronic packaging market specializing in dispense, assembly and test. He has served as Vice President of Sales of MRSI Systems, since its divestiture from Newport Corporation in January 2014.

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Prior to this position, Mr. Crowley served as Director of Sales at Newport MRSI and was responsible for sales and marketing. Mr. Crowley has been a member of the original MRSI team since 1991 and during his tenure, he has been responsible for all sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining MRSI, Mr. Crowley held a variety of positions at Teledyne TAC a die bonding and substrate testing capital equipment supplier including sales, marketing, applications and engineering. He is the author of numerous articles on semiconductor packaging, test and laser based systems. Dan spends much of his time visiting customers worldwide and attending numerous industry trade shows and conferences. Mr. Crowley holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northeastern University and a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of IMAPS and SEMI. Mr. Crowley resides in Boston with his family.
Yi Qian

Yi Qian

Vice President of Product Management

Dr. Qian joined MRSI Systems in 2015 to help drive the development of new products, to diversify MRSI product offerings to target higher growth market segments. He has over 20 years of experience developing and marketing advanced products incorporating optoelectronic and mechanical components and systems with integrated hardware and software, in the fields of fiber optics, photonics, sensors, and medical devices.

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Prior to MRSI Systems he was Director of Product Management and Marketing in Cambridge Technology, a $90m division of Novanta. Prior to that, Dr. Qian worked at Oclaro as Director of Product Management for 40G/100G transponders. He was Vice President of Engineering in Dimensional Photonics International, a 3D sensor system startup that was acquired by Danaher Dental, and prior to that he was Director of Engineering in Corning’s Lasertron division making high speed and high power laser diodes and modules. Dr. Qian received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Ph.D. Degree in Physics from Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University focusing on long wavelength VCSELs and advanced nanofabrication technologies. He holds 10 issued and pending patents and has published more than 45 articles in the areas of nano-Silicon, high power and high speed lasers, and 3D optical sensing systems. Dr. Qian resides in the Greater Boston area with his wife and their two children.

 

Wai Seng Chew

Wai Seng Chew

Senior Director of Asia Pacific Sales

Mr. Chew started his career as a Mechanical Design Engineer for PCB manufacturing and later moved to SMT Technology. From 1989 to 1997, he worked in positions at Apple Computer where he was elevated to Engineering Manager. At Apple, he was instrumental in the technology transition from Fine Pitch QFP to TAB and BGA in 1992.

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Before coming to MRSI, Mr. Chew was the General Manager of BTU International, General Manager of VI Vision Inspections, and Managing Director of Palomar Technology Asia. As a technical specialist, he brings expert process and automation requirement understanding to customers. Mr. Chew manages Asia Pacific Sales from Singapore. Mr. Chew is a Mechanical Engineer by profession; he also holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing. He resides in Singapore with his wife and has two children.