Dr. Igor Y. Khandros founded FormFactor in April 1993 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since April 1993. He also served as President from April 1993 to November 2004. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Khandros served as the Vice President of development of Tessera, Inc., a provider of chip scale packaging technology that he co-founded. From 1986 to 1990, he was employed at the Yorktown Research Center of IBM Corporation as a member of the technical staff and a manager. From 1979 to 1985, Dr. Khandros was employed at ABEX Corporation, a casting foundry and composite parts producer, as a research metallurgist and a manager, and he was an engineer from 1977 to 1978 at the institute of Casting Research in Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Khandros holds a M.S. equivalent degree in a metallurgical engineering from Kiev Politechnic Institute in Kiev, Ukraine, and a Ph.D in metallurgy from Stevens Institute of Technology.