Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICHR), a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment, today announced that Sarah O’Dowd has joined its board of directors, effective May 12, 2020.
“We are pleased to announce that Sarah O’Dowd has joined the Ichor board of directors,” said Tom Rohrs, executive chairman of Ichor. “Sarah brings to Ichor a wealth of expertise from her tenure at Lam, as well as her extensive legal career. She brings substantial experience in global M&A, company transitions and culture, shareholder outreach, and enterprise risk management. Having spent the last 40 years working with companies in the semiconductor manufacturing, technology, and life science industries, Ms. O’Dowd will be a valuable contributor to our board.”
Ms. O’Dowd is a director of the Independent Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and communications organization. From 2008 up until her retirement in March 2020, Ms. O’Dowd was senior vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary of Lam Research Corporation, and from 2009 to 2012, she also served as Lam’s vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Lam, from 2007 to 2008, Ms. O’Dowd served as vice president and general counsel of FibroGen, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical firm. Prior to FibroGen, Ms. O’Dowd spent 28 years at a major law firm, Heller Ehrman LLP, where she founded both the Silicon Valley and San Diego offices, and ultimately chaired the firm’s global business practice groups, which spanned seven offices and included more than 250 attorneys. She has been a trusted adviser to numerous boards, board committees, and CEOs. In 2019, Directors Roundtable presented Ms. O’Dowd and her legal team with its Global Honor Award, given to general counsels and their law departments. She holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.A. in communications from Stanford University, and an A.B. in mathematics from Immaculata College.
“Ichor management has demonstrated strong execution of the company’s strategic initiative to expand its footprint and overall share of its served markets within the semiconductor industry,” said Sarah O’Dowd. “The company has navigated the COVID‑19 crisis exceptionally well to date. I believe the exciting growth opportunities ahead for Ichor will also reflect the company’s strategic initiative to increase the proprietary technology content within its product offerings. I look forward to contributing to the company’s future success in achieving its technology and business objectives.”