Thomas T. Edman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas T. Edman is the CEO of our company since January 2014 and President since January 2013. Mr. Edman has also served as a Director for our company since September 2004. From early 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Edman served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the AKT Display Business Group, which is a division of Applied Materials Inc., a publicly held provider of nanomanufacturing technology solutions. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Edman served as Corporate Vice President of Corporate Business Development of Applied Materials, Inc. Before that, Mr. Edman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Films Corporation from May 1998 until Applied Materials, Inc. acquired Applied Films Corporation in July 2006. From June 1996 until May 1998, Mr. Edman served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Applied Films Corporation. From 1993 until joining Applied Films, Mr. Edman served as General Manager of the High-Performance Materials Division of Marubeni Specialty Chemicals, Inc., a subsidiary of a major Japanese trading corporation. Mr. Edman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies (Japan) from Yale University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President and President Aerospace & Defense/Specialty Sector
Catherine Gridley is the Executive Vice President and President of the Aerospace & Defense/Specialty Business Unit. She joined TTM in 2019 from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Defense Services Division. Prior to Northrop Grumman, Catherine held P&L leadership positions with DynCorp International, GE Aviation Systems and Goodrich. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ithaca College and MBA from Binghamton University.
Senior Vice President Global Sales and EMS
Kent Hardwick is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and EMS. Mr. Hardwick began his career in sales management with Sigma Circuits in 1982, developing regional sales territories throughout North America. In 1992, Kent was promoted to Director of Business Development at Sigma, managing the growth and direction of vital multinational accounts. In 1996, Mr. Hardwick was elevated to Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sigma Circuits and successfully led the sales organization through the acquisition by Tyco Electronics in 1998. At Tyco Electronics, Mr. Hardwick was responsible for cultivating the key global account customer base and developing the teams that support them. In 2006, TTM Technologies acquired the Tyco Printed Circuit Group. As Director of Business Development for TTM, Mr. Hardwick managed the growth and transition of critical customer groups. In 2008, Kent was promoted to Vice President of the Global E-MS Business division before his role as SVP of Global Sales for the Company. Mr. Hardwick received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward.
Senior Vice President Global Information Technology
Dale Knecht is the Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Knecht served as Vice President of Information Technology for the Tyco Electronics Printed Circuit Group. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Knecht served in a dual role as Director of IT Regional Governance - North America for Tyco Electronics. Before that, Mr. Knecht served from 1998 to 2001 as Manager, SAP Global Support, and from 1993 to1998 as Regional Systems Manager - Latin America & Canada for AMP Inc. Mr. Knecht holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Lafayette College and an Executive Master in Cybersecurity degree from Brown University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Shawn Powers is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Powers has served as our SVP of Human Resources since November of 2014 after joining TTM earlier that same year as VP of Human Resources for our North America Business Unit. Before joining our company, Mr. Powers was the Global Vice President of Human Resources with Kleinfelder, an engineering and sciences company, from 2012 to 2014. Before Kleinfelder, Mr. Powers was the Senior Director of Global Human Resources with IMI plc, an FTSE 100 manufacturing company, from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Powers began his career in the U.S. Military, serving as an Army Aviation Officer. Mr. Powers holds both a Master of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. Additionally, he has earned the Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) and the Society of Human Resources Professional - Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certifications.
Todd B. Schull
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Todd B. Schull became our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary in March 2013, having joined our company as an Executive Vice President in February 2013. Before joining TTM, Mr. Schull served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of Sanmina Corporation. Before joining Sanmina, Mr. Schull was Corporate Controller of Ultratech from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Schull started his career with Deloitte LLP and then held leadership positions with Verbatim Corporation, Solectron Corporation, Tidal Software, Repeater Technologies, and VA Linux. Mr. Schull holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Utah.
Douglas L. Soder
Executive Vice President and President Commercial Sector
Douglas L. Soder is Executive Vice President and the President of the Commercial Sector. Mr. Soder joined TTM in 2006 and previously held the positions of EVP and President of Communications and Computing Business Unit from 2015 to 2018, EVP and President of North America Business Unit from 2012 through 2015, and EVP Global Sales from 2006 to 2012. Before joining TTM in 2006, he was Executive Vice President of Tyco Electronics - Printed Circuit Group, a position he held from 2001. Mr. Soder began his career in the electronics industry in 1983 with AMP Incorporated, and held many sales and sales management assignments with AMP Incorporated, Tyco Printed Circuit Group and AMP-AKZO before becoming Vice President of Sales with Tyco Electronics - Printed Circuit Group in 1996. Mr. Soder received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College in 1983.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Phil Titterton is Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Phil served as the President of the Aerospace & Defense / Specialty Business Unit. Before that position, Phil was the Chief Operating Officer of TTM's North America Business Unit, and from 2006 to 2014 held many leadership roles including Vice President Operations of TTM's North America Business Unit, Vice President of the Aerospace and Defense Operations, as well as General Manager of the Stafford Division. He also held positions as Vice President of Operations and General Manager for Tyco Electronics Printed Circuit Group from 1992 to 2006 before TTM Technologies acquired them. Mr. Titterton began his career in 1987 as an Operations Manager at Proctor and Gamble, followed by an Operations Consulting role at Coopers & Lybrand based out of NYC. Phil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dan Weber leads the Office of the General Counsel which includes the contracts and administration function. Before joining TTM in 2015, Dan served as the General Counsel for Viasystems for approximately 11 years and had served as in-house counsel for Viasystems for over 15 years. Dan previously also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Courtesy Corporation, a plastic molding manufacturer based in the United States, and as General Counsel of International Wire Group, Inc., a multinational insulated and bare copper wire manufacturer. Prior to embarking on his in-house legal career, Dan worked in private practice at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C. in the corporate and securities group. Mr. Weber completed his undergraduate work from University of Kansas and received his Law Degree from St. Louis University.