Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Harris, Tim

Tim Harris

Adjunct Lecturer


Tim Harris brings 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 was most recently CEO at SoloPower Inc, which developed a unique high efficiency, light weight, flexible product line of PV Solar modules.

Prior to SoloPower, Tim was CEO and President 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.

Prior to Celerity, 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 preproduction, the OEM Tape Head Business and related operations. Tim and family lived in Malaysia for 5 years in that span, building Seagate's Recording Head business there into a 15,000 person operation.

Prior to Seagate Tim was General Manager, 130mm Division for Domain Technology and worked at Memorex Consumer Products for 10 years.

Tim enjoys teaching business at Santa Clara University, Coordinates the Bus 70/170 program and contributes on local charity boards.

February 2018