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Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Harris, Tim

Tim Harris

Adjunct Lecturer


Tim Harris is very pleased to teach Busn 70 (Business introductions), the Business Capstone- Strategy (Mgmt 162) class and Coordinates the Busn 70/170 program at the Undergraduate level, and the Global Supply Chain Management OMIS class for the Graduate Business students at Santa Clara University. 

Tim Harris brings over 30 years of executive experience in building operations and teams that develop, ramp, and build great high technology products in extremely cost-sensitive environments. 

He most recently was responsible for global operations and establishing a global supply chain for an international power storage startup (Imergy Technology).

He was  CEO at SoloPower Inc, a late-stage start-up, which developed a unique high efficiency, lightweight, flexible product line of PV Solar modules, prior to Imergy.

Prior to SoloPower, Tim was CEO  at Celerity, which developed and manufactured leading edge, high precision capital equipment for the semiconductor and solar equipment industries. Celerity was owned by a leading Private Equity company.

Tim Harris was CEO at Komag (KOMG, Nasdaq); Komag developed and built media in the US and Malaysia for the disc drive industry. Under Tim's leadership, Komag doubled revenue and tripled profits. Komag was acquired by Western Digital for over $1.2 Billion in 2007. 

Prior to Komag, Tim was COO at venture-backed ioLon which developed and sold high powered tunable lasers for the Telecom industry.

Tim was at Seagate Technology from 1990 to 2000, ending as Sr. Vice President, World Wide Technology Manufacturing, which included responsibility for Seagate's Wafer Fabs, Slider Development and Operations, Head Pre-Production, the OEM Tape Head Business, and related operations. 

Tim and his family lived in Malaysia for 5 years in that span, building Seagate's Recording Head business there into a 15,000 person operation.

 

Courses

Strategic Analysis (MGMT 162)

Contemporary Business Issues (BUSN 70)

Contemporary Business (BUSN 170)