Kevin Soulsby Interim CFO


Mr. Soulsby joined Intevac in 1991 and served as EO Sensors Division Controller from 1991 to May 1995, as Corporate Controller from May 1995 through 2019 and as Managing Director, Tax & Risk Management from 2019 through July 2023. Prior to Intevac, Mr. Soulsby held various financial management positions with Varian Associates. Mr. Soulsby holds an MBA and a BSC in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Nigel Hunton President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hunton, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Photon Control Inc., a fiber optics equipment manufacturing company, from May 2019 to July 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Hunton served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Ferrotec (USA) Corporation, an electronics component manufacturing company, from July 2017 to May 2019. From April 2017 to July 2017, Mr. Hunton served as Special Projects Manager at Ferrotec GmbH. Mr. Hunton served as Managing Director at Hunton Associates Ltd, a management consulting company, from January 2016 to July 2017. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Hunton served as Chief Executive Officer of MBA Polymers, Inc., a recycling company. From 1985 to 2012, Mr. Hunton served in various management roles at the Edwards Group, a global vacuum technology company. Additionally, Mr. Hunton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST, Manchester.

Sam Harkness Vice President, Product Development and Technology

Dr. Harkness has served as Vice President of Product Development and Technology since May 2022. Dr. Harkness re-joined Intevac in October 2018 as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and accepted increasing responsibility leadership positions to include his current role. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Harkness served as Founder and President of HIA, Inc., a magnetron development company that was acquired by Intevac in August 2022. In 2013 to 2014, Dr. Harkness was a Technologist for Veeco Instruments, a global capital equipment company. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Harkness was Device Physicist for Plextronics Inc., a start-up venture in OLED solution processing. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Harkness held various technical leadership roles at Seagate Technologies in the component development organization for hard disk drive products. From 2010 to 2012 and from 1996 to 1998, Dr. Harkness held various management and engineering roles at Intevac. Dr. Harkness holds a Ph.D. and a BS in material science and engineering from the University of Florida.


John Dickinson Vice President Operations

Mr. Dickinson joins Intevac from Applied Materials, Inc. a leading provider of process equipment for the semiconductor and display industries, where he served as director, mechanical engineer within the ICAPS group (encompassing chips for IoT, communications, automotive, power, and sensors) from April 2021 to August 2022. Prior to Applied Materials, Mr. Dickinson served as managing director of the Livermore Business Unit of Ferrotec USA, an electronics component manufacturing company, where he was the head of operations for both the e-beam deposition and contract manufacturing divisions serving semiconductor capital equipment OEMs, from January 2018 to April 2021. Prior to Ferrotec, Mr. Dickinson spent nine years at Applied Materials, where he served as applications engineering director, distinguished member of the technical staff. Prior to Applied Materials, Mr. Dickinson spent 17 years in various management and engineering roles at BOC Edwards, a global vacuum technology company. Mr. Dickinson holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials from the University of London.

Eva Valencia Vice President, Sales

Ms. Valencia joined Intevac as Vice President of Sales in November 2022. From August 2021 to November 2022, Ms. Valencia served as Senior Director, Semiconductor Sales at MKS Corporation, a provider of semiconductor manufacturing, advanced electronics and specialty industrial application products. From July 2019 to August 2021, Ms. Valencia served as Vice President at Photon Control Inc., a provider of optical sensors and systems to the semiconductor equipment industry. From March 2013 to July 2019, Ms. Valencia was Sales Director at Ferrotec (USA) Corporation, an electronics component manufacturing company. From 2011 until 2013, Ms. Valencia was Western Regional Sales Manager at Maine Machine, a manufacturer of high tolerance precision machined components and assemblies. From 2008 until 2011, Ms. Valencia served as Key Account Manager at Entegris Corporation, a provider of advanced materials and materials handling solutions for semiconductor manufacturing processes. From 2006 until 2008, Ms. Valencia served as Western Regional Sales Manager at SUSS MicroTec Inc., a supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets like Advanced Packaging, MEMS and LED. Ms. Valencia holds a BS in Biology from Notre Dame de Namur University.