Leadership

Dave Dutton, CEO
Dave Dutton
Chief Executive Officer

David L. Dutton serves as MDC’s CEO and is responsible for the leadership, vision, and execution of the company. Prior to joining MDC, Dave was Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for EDA software company Silvaco.

From 2001 to 2013, Dave served as President, CEO and board director of Mattson Technology, a publicly traded semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Throughout his 36-year career, Dave has held various management and engineering positions at leading Silicon Valley high-tech companies, including Intel and Maxim Integrated Products.

Dave has served on the Electronic System Design Alliance governing board, the Bay Area Council, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Dave holds a bachelor of science degree in geology from San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) and an executive MBA from the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute (Palo Alto, CA).

 


Alexei Kovalenko
Chief Financial Officer

Alexei Kovalenko serves as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for optimizing MDC’s financial performance and driving sustainable financial growth, including the company’s forecasting, liquidity, reporting, and return on investment. He oversees all financial functions, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, cash management, capital fundraising, corporate investments, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), regulatory compliance, tax, and treasury. Alexei works closely with the MDC's leadership team, providing recommendations to align top-level corporate, operational, and finance strategies to protect the financial health of the company and grow the business.

Alexei has over 20 years’ experience working as CFO, controller, and financial business analyst positions for global manufacturing companies that included Maxar Technologies, Hutchinson Aerospace & Industry, APEM Components, Bostik USA, Bosch Security Systems France, and Harting Electronics France. Prior to joining MDC, Alexei served as CFO for DPMS, a manufacturing company specializing in production and prototype machining and sheet metal fabrication. Earlier in his career, he served as general manager for industrial, commercial, and residential LED lights manufacturer LEDQuant. Alexei holds a bachelor of science degree from the Belarus State Economic University (Minsk, Belarus) and a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the Sorbonne Université (Paris, France).

 


James Hill
Vice President, Global Sales

As Vice President of Global Sales, James Hill is responsible for creating and implementing winning sales strategies to drive revenue growth and market share gains. Working with regional internal sales teams and external sales partners, he directs all sales acitivities to support and expand MDC’s global customer base. James also leads the sales organization to develop new business opportunities in the market verticals that we serve, including the semiconductor, industrial, life sciences, research, aerospace and energy sectors.

Prior to joining MDC Precision, James was VP of Global Sales and Service at rheology science and engineering leader Alpha Technologies. With 30 years of experience, James has held product marketing, technical sales and sales management positions in companies including AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions, Channel Products and Johnson Electric. James holds bachelor of science and master of business administration (MBA) in marketing degrees from the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio).

 

Don Moore, VP North America & Europe Sales
Don Moore
Vice President, North America & Europe Sales

Don Moore serves as Vice President of MDC's North America and Europe sales efforts and business direction for MDC’s aerospace, research, and industrial market verticals. Formerly Vice President of Strategic Growth and Development, Don maintains responsibility for MDC’s long-term technology roadmaps and strategies, including global innovation initiatives and emerging technologies programs. 

Don has over 35 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of hermetic ceramic to metal assemblies and chamber weldments. He has held various engineering, manufacturing, and operations positions in aerospace, defense, life sciences, medical, nuclear and vacuum technology companies, including CeramTec and Monsanto Research Company. Don holds a bachelor of science degree in Ceramic/Materials Engineering from Ohio State University (Columbus, OH).

 


Trevor Hohlstein
Vice President, Global Supply Chain 

Trevor Hohlstein serves as MDC’s Vice President of Global Supply Chain and is responsible for directing and planning all aspects of MDC’s strategic supply chain initiatives. Trevor oversees procurement, logistics, planning and scheduling, inventory control/management and distribution across MDC’s global sites.

With over 25 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing supply chains, Trevor has negotiated successful agreements across the globe for companies including AMD, Spansion, Freescale Semiconductor and NXP.

 


Kristi Johnson
Director, Global Human Resources

As the Director of Global Human Resources, Kristi is passionate about strengthening employee engagement and relations, cultivating a collaborative, diverse work culture, and building an extraordinary workforce across MDC’s sites worldwide. She is responsible for the development of competitive compensation and benefits strategy and processes (including salary banding, annual calibration, total rewards/recognition, and titling framework) that attract, acquire and retain top talent.

With over 20 years of HR experience, Kristi has held various human resources and payroll management positions at companies including recycling machinery and equipment company Boretech Resource Recovery Engineering.

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