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

For more than 50 years, we have done one thing and done it well. With laser focus, an unwavering commitment to quality, dedicated employees and constructive customer collaboration, we have grown into a leading global enterprise. 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 user of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) online systems and engage in trading relationships with our customers (RBA members) as the opportunities arise. RBA, a nonprofit composed of electronics, retail, auto and toy companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by global supply chains. RBA members and RBA users 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.

Frank Lee, Ph.D.

CEO

In May 2022, Dr. Frank Lee assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and joined the company’s Board of Directors. In March of the same year, before assuming the CEO position, he was appointed President. Prior to joining Photronics in 2006, he was CEO of NSMC. His career also included roles at Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel and Soliconix. He was Vice President of Operations at Texas Instruments-Acer (a TI/Acer joint venture) in Taiwan and has also held leadership positions at TSMC-Acer and UMC, both in Taiwan. His ability to lead the organization through its next phase of growth is based on his proven track record in all the positions he has successfully held. Dr. Lee holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Tsinghua University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Frank Lee, Ph.D.

CEO

Richelle Burr

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Richelle joined Photronics in 2003, was named general counsel in 2010, and promoted to her current role in 2019. She leads all legal activities, including contracts, securities law, corporate governance and compliance; while also providing oversight for human resources, information technology and finance. 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

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Christopher J. Progler, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Planning

Chris was promoted to his current role in 2019 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.

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Planning

Dennic Hu

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Dennic joined Photronics in 2019, leading the global supply-chain organization responsible for procurement, capital investment and asset management. Dennic brings over 25 years of progressively responsible supply chain leadership experience in the semiconductor space. He was most recently with TaiFlex Scientific as Vice President of Supply Chain.

Dennic holds an MBA from National Chiao Tung University and a B.S. in nuclear engineering from National Tsing Hua University, both in Taiwan.

Dennic Hu

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Debbie Wierzbicki

Senior Vice President, US/EU Mainstream Operations & Global Production Control

In 2022, Ms. Wierzbicki was promoted to Senior Vice President of US/EU Mainstream Operations. In 2017, Ms. Wierzbicki assumed the role of Vice President, US/EU Mainstream Operations in addition to Global Production Control. Prior to this position, Debbie held various leadership roles, including Director of Corporate Production Control and Global Support, and Site Director of two California facilities – Milpitas and Sunnyvale. She has vast experience managing multiple high-level projects and was instrumental in developing and implementing critical corporate procedures and business practices across the global enterprise. Ms. Wierzbicki’s long history with the company has been invaluable to the organization  – her institutional knowledge of the company is without peer.

Debbie Wierzbicki

Senior Vice President, US/EU Mainstream Operations & Global Production Control

Eric Rivera

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rivera joined Photronics in 2016 as corporate controller and has served as chief accounting officer since 2020. Mr. Rivera has 24 years of experience and held several positions in accounting and financial reporting prior to joining Photronics, including at IBM and Thomson Reuters. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mercy College and is a certified public accountant.

Eric Rivera

Interim Chief Financial Officer

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.

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