Spotlight on SEMI Women recognizes and celebrates the many accomplished women who work in our global microelectronics industry. We want to put the spotlight on the fact that this industry welcomes, includes, honors and promotes women. To shine the light on the amazing women who work in our SEMI member companies, please nominate one or more stars from your workplace. Nominees in our quarterly spotlight will include women who are beacons of knowledge, leaders of organizations and initiatives, hidden heroes and innovators in our industry. They are volunteers, protectors, intellectual disruptors and activists.
Q1 2019 SPOTLIGHT: Katie Maloney, Edwards Vacuum
SEMI would like to recognize Katie Maloney of Edwards Vacuum as the SEMI Spotlight on Women Honoree for Q1 2019. Spotlight on SEMI Women recognizes and celebrates the many accomplished women who work in our global microelectronics industry. Nominees in our quarterly spotlight will include women who are beacons of knowledge, leaders of organizations and initiatives, hidden heroes and innovators in our industry. They are volunteers, protectors, intellectual disruptors and activists.
With nearly twenty years in the microelectronics industry, Katie Maloney has always been a leader and agent of change. Her career pathway was launched when she attended Notre Dame university on an ROTC scholarship. Her passion for science and technology led to a degree in aerospace engineering.
After graduation, Katie began her military commission in the United States Navy as a Division Officer and Command Training Manager within the Nuclear Engineering school. Katie ultimately decided she wanted to be involved in people management without losing technology as a fundamental aspect of her career. With a vision for her future in mind, Katie worked full-time and attended the University of Central Florida earning a master’s in engineering management. Katie’s leadership continued to shine despite her workload, and during Katie’s commission the U.S. Navy recognized her for multiple accomplishments. Most notably Katie was awarded “Instructor of the year” for her classroom teaching.
Katie’s journey at Edwards Vacuum began ten years ago as a Site Manager for their largest customer. Through her leadership and strong interpersonal skills, Katie has made a difference at Edwards Vacuum, exemplified the semiconductor industry skillset, and positively improved the customer experience and goal attainment. Executive management at Edwards has recognized Katie’s ability to think outside the box and she was recently promoted to Business Line Manager responsible for the Global IKAT team. Her ideas and leadership have enabled her group to significantly impact areas of EVU development, contract management, scorecard improvement, and team building at Edwards.
Katie’s time in the military has had a profound impact on her career and she is passionate about supporting military veterans. She has made it a personal imperative to help veterans transition from the military world to civilian life. She understands the valuable skillsets veterans bring to the microelectronics industry and she dedicates time to help them understand how their skills can translate into opportunities.
“To me, there is no other industry that is as leading edge as semiconductors. During my career I have been inspired by the product, and the science, and the people. It’s fast paced, always challenging, and always exciting…due to my military experience I am passionate about helping veterans transition from the military world and helping them see how their skills can translate in the industry.” -Katie Maloney
To nominate an amazing woman to the “Spotlight on SEMI Women” series, please submit nomination form describing her accomplishments and why she deserves to be celebrated. Achievements should fall within one or more of any of the following categories (if you believe your nominee is exemplary but these categories do not fit her accomplishment, please suggest a category and nominate accordingly):
- Revolutionized processes or procedures
- Volunteerism or community activism
- Veteran of note
- Mentor or role model
- Exemplifies corporate core values