Patrick C. O'Connor
Chief Restructuring Officer
Mr. O'Connor has more than 35 years of corporate finance and management experience, mostly within the semiconductor equipment industry. He is the co-founder of Aviza and has been Aviza's executive vice president and CFO and secretary since the Company's inception in September 2003. Mr. O'Connor served as vice president and CFO of OnTrak Systems, Inc. at the time of its IPO in July 1996. After OnTrak's merger with Lam Research Corp. in 1997, Mr. O'Connor served as vice president of business process management until June 1998. Mr. O'Connor's consulting business, P.C. O'Connor Associates, was formed during July 1991 to provide management support to small entrepreneurial pre-public companies primarily in areas of manufacturing, accounting and other administrative activity. Prior to establishing his consulting business, Mr. O'Connor spent 12 years at Silicon Valley Group, Inc., where he held key management positions such as vice president of operations, senior vice president of corporate development and vice president of worldwide service and quality. Mr. O'Connor previously worked for II Industries, Inc. (later a division of Eaton Corp.) and Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. O'Connor holds a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from San Jose State University and received his CPA license in 1972.