About Photronics

We are the worldwide leaders in photomask products and services, from mainstream nodes to leading-edge technologies, for integrated circuits and flat panel displays. Global manufacturers rely on our expertise to ensure the quality and performance of their products.

The Gold Standard in Photomask Technology

We do one thing and we do it well. With laser focus, an unwavering commitment to quality, dedicated employees and constructive customer collaboration, we have grown into a leading global enterprise. For 50 years, our photomask products, services and technologies have provided the manufacturing foundation for state-of-the-art mobile devices, PCs, TVs, displays and a host of other products that you rely on every day.

We are recognized globally for providing exceptional customer service, leading technology and outstanding value to our customers. We earned this recognition through collaboration in strategic partnerships and prudent investments that have expanded Photronic’s capacity, technology and capability, all building our unequaled product portfolio.

We Are Responsible

Environmental commitment and responsibility are very important to us. Our employees do their part to reduce waste in compliance with all internal and external environmental regulations. One example of this commitment is our substrate and compact reclaim program, which reduces waste while also protecting the intellectual property of our customers.

Our Information Management System (IMS) addresses the needs of all parties interested in our operation. It controls manufacturing and support operations associated with the production and sale of photomask products and services. It expresses our desire to achieve the highest level of operating and financial performance possible for our financial stakeholders. We intend to provide all products and services to customers in a way that maximizes their value. We also strive for continual improvement in performance related to employee health and safety, our impact on the environment and our social responsibility. We strive to be a good corporate citizen and fully comply with the laws, regulations and community practices in each of our locations.

> Our ISO certifications are available here.

We are aligned with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment; and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. All of our global locations are compliant with these initiatives.

We are a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit composed of electronics, retail, auto and toy companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global supply chain. RBA members commit to and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains. For more information, click here.

> Read our Corporate Responsibility Statement.

Mission

Our mission is to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders: our customers, our employees and our investors. We accomplish this through a skilled and dedicated workforce, coupled with a positive work environment, that delivers the best technology, the best quality, the best service and the best overall value. In this way, we ensure the highest levels of satisfaction, business growth and financial returns for all of our stakeholders.

Vision

Our vision is to be your best choice and partner for the global supply of your photomask-related technologies, products and services.

Values

Our commitment to performance means your products are fabricated using state-of-the-art lithography equipment and processes. Our commitment to like-minded people who share an entrepreneurial spirit means you’ll enjoy being part of the extended Photronics family. Together, with integrity and purpose, we contribute to the growth and success of our industry.

Our Leadership Team

Success requires an experienced team, unified around a central purpose. From CEO to CTO and beyond, those who lead us are not only experts in their fields, but also entrepreneurs at heart.

Peter S. Kirlin, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Peter joined Photronics in 2008 and was promoted to chief executive officer in 2015. As CEO, Peter is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the company’s strategy, as well as establishing a long-term objective to ensure the successful achievement of strategic goals. Going forward, Photronics will benefit from his 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Photronics, Peter held executive positions at Entegris, DuPont Photomasks, ATMI and the privately held firm Akrion.

 

Peter holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Peter S. Kirlin, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

John P. Jordan

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

John joined Photronics in 2017, assuming responsibility for the global finance organization, including the establishment of policies and procedures as the company expands globally. John has extensive experience in finance leadership, including three previous roles as CFO for a publicly traded company, most recently at AstroNova.

John holds a B.S. in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Florida.

John P. Jordan

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Christopher J. Progler, Ph.D.

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning

Chris was promoted to his current role in 2004 after joining the company in 2000. He is responsible for strategic planning and technology development as Photronics enters new markets or develops new processes to support customers’ technology roadmaps. Chris is a recognized expert in the industry, with more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Photronics, he was a leader in the technical organization for IBM.

Chris holds a B.S. in optics from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas.

Christopher J. Progler, Ph.D.

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning

Frank Lee, Ph.D.

General Manager, Asia IC

Frank has been with Photronics since 2006 and is responsible for all IC business in Asia, where he serves as president of the PDMC and PDMCX joint ventures. Prior to joining Photronics, he was CEO, NSMC, and he has nearly 40 years of industry experience.

Frank holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Frank Lee, Ph.D.

General Manager, Asia IC

Peter C. Broadbent

Vice President, U.S. and Europe

Pete joined Photronics in 2012 and was promoted to his current role in 2015. He is responsible for all sales and operations in the U.S. and Europe, including five manufacturing facilities. He has more than 25 years of marketing and operating experience, including serving as CEO of Wahlstrom, the position he held prior to joining Photronics.

Peter C. Broadbent

Vice President, U.S. and Europe

Richelle Burr

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Richelle was named general counsel in 2010 after joining the firm in 2003. She leads all legal activities for Photronics, including contracts, securities law, corporate governance and compliance. She was securities counsel at Union Carbide before joining Photronics.

Richelle holds a J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University and a B.A. in communications and human resources from Western Connecticut State University.

Richelle Burr

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

John Kivela

Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

John joined Photronics in 2019. He will serve as a strategic partner on all matters concerning information technology, including IT infrastructure, applications, data, projects, system operations and cybersecurity. He has more than 25 years of IT leadership experience, most recently as senior IT director for Diageo plc.

John holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.S. in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

John Kivela

Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Laurie Conley

Vice President, Human Resources

Laurie joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the global HR organization, leading the development of policies and procedures for all Photronics employees. Prior to joining Photronics, Laurie held several leadership positions, most recently as vice president, executive and leadership development for Intertek Group plc.

Laurie holds a B.S. in communications from Boston University.

Laurie Conley

Vice President, Human Resources

Steven Haas

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Steve has been with Photronics since 2010, leading the supply-chain organization that is responsible for procurement, capital investment and asset management. Prior to Photronics, Steve held various supply-chain roles, most recently as director of global sourcing at Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Steve holds an M.S. in manufacturing systems and engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.

Steven Haas

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

We Are There For You

In this fast-paced industry, localized service and short lead times are more important than ever. With 11 manufacturing sites around the world, our photomasks are available when and where you need them. Here’s where you can find us.