Allan Ravitch

Manufacturing Manager

Work experience

Work experience
May 2015 - Present

Wafer Fab Production Manager

Headway Technology

Responsible for ensuring that all objectives are consistently attained in the areas of quality, productivity, yield, and cost; overseeing the work, training, and performance of operators, technicians, and supervisors. Developing, implementing, and monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), including preparing and maintain production reports; and analyzing quality controls to ensure standards are met.

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

Sr Production Supervisor

Formfactor Inc.

Manage all manufacturing assembly and test for leading edge MEMS probe card assembly line.  Oversee quality of each department including working closely with quality and process engineering to ensure parts and products meet inline and outgoing quality requirements including final test and final quality assurance.

Dec 2010 - Jun 2013

Manufacturing Shift Manager/Maintenance Manager

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc

Led factory shift operations to increase output and quality through lean management techniques and through direct mentorship of existing leadership to optimize staffing and resources while increasing their skills at front line management

Jan 2006 - Dec 2010

Operations Manager - CMP, Thin Films, Metals

Intel Inc

Successfully managed technical staffing for three key manufacturing units for Intel’s flagship Technology Development to Production Ramp factory

 Responsible for working with process engineering to ramp each product introduction for all of Intel’s CPU products meeting aggressive timelines

Responsible for supporting new product introduction by meeting aggressive time to market schedules.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2006

Manufacturing Manager

Peregrine Seminconductor Australia

Responsible for all manufacturing operations, including production planning, productivity, work-order completion, and adherence to quality control standards.

Oversight for 150 indirect reports, and four exempt direct reports

 Worked closely with planning department and Engineering in order to ensure crisp execution on key metrics and products including NPI's through test and backend operations

Dec 1999 - Aug 2004

Production Supervisor/Section Manager

STMicroelectronics Inc

Successfully led and managed technical staffing for a multiple shift department, including both exempt and nonexempt personnel.

Supported cross functional team projects to lead site and corporate continuous improvement programs.

Recognized for implementing factory wide key productivity improvement tools resulting in improve factory modeling and execution for two 200 mm wafer fabrication sites

 Recognized with highest corporate award for implementation of LEAN methodologies which included cost reduction and innovation in direct materials

Apr 1996 - Dec 1999

Shift Manager

Maxim Intergrated Products

Responsible for new product transfers and volume ramp of bipolar products from corporate headquarters to newly acquired production facility in Oregon.

 Managed exempt and non exempt manufacturing staff to support multi-departmental technical staffing management across the factory


1990 - 1995

B.S. Accounting

California State Polytechnic University

Career Achievements


Cost Reduction

$8M annual cost reduction per factory from implementation direct material's cost savings program for all factory silicon wafers. Total savings $56M annually

Strategically sourced out alternative materials while meeting QA standards 

Teamed up with Program Management and Engineering for supplier compliance to meet incoming QA standards for multiple test monitor requirements for routine factory equipment testing

Automation and factory planning

Implemented and developed an off the shelf simulation software modeling tool to factory performance forecasting while working closely with IT, industrial engineering, and operations to obtain 99% goal achievement in overall factory moves

Authored a publication to document the improvements to productivity at 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Analysis. "Extracting the Most Out of Your Simulation Model:  A New System for Planning, Executing, and Feedback" Allan Ravitch  (STMicroelectronics) April 10, 2002

LEAN Implementations

5S program implementation for MEMs probe head sssembly area to improve productivity while eliminating waste

Introduced factory visual tools to improve bottleneck tool availability and through put

Led a factory wide program for reduction of new silicon starts for monitors while increasing reclaim and reuse while reducing manpower hours required to manage inventories


Worked closely with Engineering to rewrite, update, and publish specifications for two key modules for manufacturing.

Led project to reduce human error scrap through improvements in documentation and root cause analysis

Improved product quality through documenting test wafer requirements for all processes in a 200 mm wafer manufacturing facility.