Cork Engineer Appointed Executive VP at Intel

17th November 2021

Dr. Ann Kelleher has been appointed executive vice president of tech giant, Intel.

On Monday, CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger tweeted: “Thrilled to share that Dr. Ann Kelleher is now Intel’s executive vice president. So well-deserved with her many contributions including the turnaround of our Tech Dev organization this past year.”

Dr. Kelleher is general manager of Technology Development at the organisation. She will be responsible for the research, development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic, packaging and test technologies that power the future of Intel’s innovation.

Previously, Dr. Kelleher was general manager of Manufacturing and Operations, where she oversaw Intel’s worldwide manufacturing operations including Fab Sort Manufacturing, Assembly Test Manufacturing and strategic planning, as well as corporate quality assurance and corporate services. Before that, she served as co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.

Dr. Kelleher joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer, going on to manage technology transfers and factory ramp-ups in a variety of positions spanning 200mm and 300mm technologies. She started her manufacturing leadership journey as the factory manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. She has also been the site manager of Intel’s Fab 11X fabrication facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and plant manager of Intel’s Fab 12 facility in Chandler, Arizona. She then became general manager of the Fab Sort Manufacturing organisation where she was responsible for all aspects of Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing.

Dr. Kelleher holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from University College Cork.