SESHA 2009 Speaker Biography

Mark Fessler
Product Safety Program Manager, Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc.

Mark received his Bachelor’s and Master\\\\\\\'s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for over 15 years as an Engineering Manager in the semiconductor industry. Mark\\\\\\\'s background started in the area of Reliability Engineering as the semiconductor industry expanded in the 1990\\\\\\\'s to also include Product Safety Engineering. Both of these fields (Reliability and Product Safety Engineering) are very similar in that they are both are primarily concerned with failure modes, and the resulting severity and likelihood of such occurrences’. Mark used well proven reliability methodologies (Risk Assessments’, Life Testing, FMEA and HAZOP\\\\\\\'s) and readily incorporated them into the semiconductor’s Product Safety Engineering field . Mark\\\\\\\'s >12 year tenure at Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc. (TEH) he has held engineering management positions both Reliability and Product Safety, focused in design and testing of various TEL production lines. Mark\\\\\\\'s current role as TEH\\\\\\\'s Product Safety Program Manager has focused in supporting both TEL\\\\\\\'s Japanese and US factories in product safety issues, especially with new R&D equipment programs. He has championed the investigation for more accurate / efficient ways to design and audit R&D equipment. The introduction of new TEH risk management process was a natural progression in the advancement of TEL safety programs in the both the US and in Japan.