Patrick McKinney is a talented and successful executive with over 30 years of global leadership experience in high technology industries and startups with a proven track record for creating, driving, and achieving corporate top and bottom line objectives. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in product and brand strategies, market definition and segmentation, building international and domestic organizations, newco startup management, compensation structure development, and P&L and corporate strategy oversight. With an abundance of international experience Patrick has strong understanding of various high-technology markets throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Patrick has served on the Board of Directors of ReconRobotics, the world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of micro-robotic reconnaissance platforms for law enforcement and the military. He also, currently serves on the board of governors for start up - Arc Suppression Technologies, a developer of new switching solutions for high-power electrical contactors eliminating arcing.
Prior to his current roles Patrick has served in a variety of senior executive positions, including chief marketing and sales officer and chief operating officer. His skill set is uniquely positioned across corporate structures - bridging operations, sales and marketing. He has successfully led the development of market segmentation strategies and sales strategies leveraging direct sales, distribution and manufacturing representatives. He has led, developed and created industry leading conferences, chairing the SEMI Strategic Business Conference and inaugurating Robotics Alley – the mid-west’s premier conference on autonomous robotics business growth and development.
Patrick served as the vice president and general manager of the wafer handling business unit at Entegris, a leader in materials integrity management products for the semiconductor and data storage market. Entegris is the leading developer and supplier of automation carriers for silicon and storage disks worldwide. His global career has seen him lead highly successful market development and growth oriented sales organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, developing new markets for a variety of semiconductor related products.
Having lived in Europe and traveled extensively throughout greater Asia, Patrick led dynamic sales, marketing, and product development teams successfully across multiple cultures focusing on rapid introduction of new products and services, winning the prestigious Intel Supplier of the Year for Amkor Technology.
In addition to his executive career, Patrick has served on the board of advisors of new technology start-up – InfiniRam. Patrick also serves as an advisor to the all women FIRST robotics team – Green Girls.