Executive Management

Name Position
David K. Raun President and CEO
Art Whipple Chief Financial Officer
Vijay Meduri Executive Vice President of Engineering, Switching
Gene Schaeffer Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Michael Grubisich Executive Vice President of Operations

David Raun David Raun was appointed president and CEO in December 2012. He joined PLX Technology in November 2004 as Vice President, Marketing. In May 2007 his role was expanded to include VP of Business Development. In March 2012 he was promoted to Sr. EVP & General Manager. From January 2002 through November 2004, he was Vice President of Marketing at Pericom Semiconductor. In 2001, Mr. Raun was Executive Vice President & General Manager at Actovate. Prior to Actovate he held several executive positions at Waferscale Integration, Inc., including Vice President of PSD & Memory Products ('97-'00), Vice President of Sales ('96-'97), and Director of Sales ('94-'96). From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Raun held other sales, sales management, and marketing positions at Waferscale and AMD. He holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Art Whipple Art Whipple joined PLX Technology as Chief Financial Officer in January of 2007. Prior to PLX, he was VP of finance, CFO and secretary at Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. He was previously with QuickLogic Corp., where he served initially as its VP of finance, CFO and secretary, then as VP and GM of its logic products business unit. Prior to QuickLogic, he was VP of engineering for ILC Technology, and also as vice president of finance and operations of its subsidiary, Precision Lamp. Earlier in his career, Whipple served in financial and engineering roles at other semiconductor manufacturing companies, including Westinghouse Electric, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Monolithic Memories. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, and a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

Vijay Meduri Vijay Meduri was appointed Executive Vice President of engineering in September 2008, having served as Director of Design Engineering at PLX since 2004. He has over 16 years of experience in the chip industry having led numerous high profile projects at various companies. At PLX, he led the development of the PCI Express product line from its inception in 2002. Prior to PLX he led the development of the industry's first PCI switched fabric at Sebring Networks (acquired by PLX). He worked as a consultant at Sun Microsystems and other companies and was the founder of an EDA company that successfully sold its technology. He started his career at LSI Logic. He holds an MSEE from the University of Cincinnati where he did research work in Hardware Description Languages.

Gene Schaeffer Gene Schaeffer was appointed PLX Executive Vice President Worldwide Sales in February 2009. A veteran of the semiconductor industry, Schaeffer has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership positions, with a proven track record in developing multiple strategic accounts in markets such as computing, consumer, and networking. During 2008 he served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at PulseCore Semiconductor, a privately funded company specializing in EMI suppression. From 2006 thru 2008, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Sipex, an analog semiconductor company, which merged with Exar in 2007 where he was appointed Vice President Worldwide Sales. From 1998 to 2006, Schaeffer held positions of increasing responsibility in sales management at Cypress Semiconductor including Director of Strategic Accounts, Vice President of Americas Sales, and Vice President of Channel Sales. Schaeffer began his semiconductor career in distribution, and spent eight years as a manufacturer's representative.

Michael Grubisich Michael Grubisich was appointed Executive Vice President of operations in September 2008, having served as director of product & test engineering at PLX since April 2007. Prior to PLX, Mike worked 12 years at Sun Microsystems in various advanced technology and engineering operations management positions involving CPU, ASIC, & ASSP products. Mike spent 10 years at National Semiconductor in technical capacities involving device architecture, device modeling, process development and product engineering. He also spent 4 years at Digital Equipment Corporation responsible for the evaluation of advanced IC technologies for use in DEC's high-end systems. Mike has several patents in the area of device architecture and silicon processing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.