Leadership Team

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Dan Roberts

Chief Executive Officer

After graduating from the University of Tennessee with degrees in Electrical Engineering Mr. Roberts moved to the Dallas, Texas area in 1977 where he worked for Texas Instruments. He held positions as an IC designer, prototype product manufacturing manager, and test engineering manager in a special function IC design group at TI before leaving for a position at Mostek in 1979.
At Mostek Mr. Roberts managed an engineering team which was responsible for all production test and burn-in equipment for the memory and interface products line at the Carrolton, TX location. His organization had all purchase selection responsibility for laboratory as well as final test equipment and performed design of interface and new function test hardware for new product test needs.
Mr. Roberts joined InterFET in 1984 and has had a number of responsibilities since that time. These include applications and sales engineering support, product engineering manager, quality assurance manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, and VP of Operations. He assumed the responsibility of President, CEO and Chairman of InterFET Corporation in 1997 and has held these positions since.
Mr. Roberts lives in Plano TX and enjoys volunteer work at his church, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his family.
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Jerry McIntire

Vice President and Plant Manager

Mr. McIntire has over 50 years of management and technical experience in the semiconductor industry. He was one of the original 5 founders of InterFET Corporation in 1982 and is also a member of the board of directors.
Previously, Mr. McIntire worked for Texas Instruments as an Engineering Tech in Silicon Small Signal. After 15 years with TI, the division was sold, and it was at that point that he and 4 others founded InterFET Corporation.
Mr. McIntire has led multiple strategic initiatives that have improved the company’s operational and manufacturing performance. He is still very active in the company and a key team member.
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Art Heald

General Manager

Mr. Heald joined the company in January of 2018 and presently serves as the General Manager. In this capacity he has been responsible for overseeing the daily operations of engineering, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and manufacturing. Art believes that successfully growing a business requires highly functional teams and a strong engineering foundation. Art’s background is in Engineering, and he has managed multiple wafer fabs locations, initiated new part qualifications, designed and implemented the InterFET website, and field supported customer implementations.
Prior to InterFET, Mr. Heald was the hardware/mechanical engineering director of the video and control group at Harman International. In this capacity, Mr. Heald’s group delivered touch panels, video products, and control products for enterprise, education, and government markets. A seasoned Analog designer, Mr. Heald was often involved in front-end designs, battery safety circuitry implementation, Audio designs, wireless implementations, and control circuitry designs. In this position, Mr. Heald managed overseas design and manufacturing resources; efficiently delivering turn-key products and joint engineering solutions.
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Quentin Owen

Director of Manufacturing Operations

Mr. Owen joined InterFET in 2021, bringing over 30 years of manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations experience to InterFET. He strategically directs InterFET’s manufacturing activities, providing oversight and guidance to our production team. Quentin is directly responsible for developing and executing supply chain strategies, production planning, process/systems optimization, and continuous improvement.
Quentin graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in electrical engineering and UT Dallas with an MBA specializing in international business and has held leadership positions at various technology companies. He specializes in global manufacturing, supply chain management, and materials.
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Shawnya Dickson

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Dickson joined the company in January 2019 and presently serves as the CFO. In her role, she handles the day-to- day accounting operations, human resources and financial reporting. She provides leadership in strong accounting processes and controls, KPI’s, cash management, interim financing and thorough knowledge of GAAP accounting and financial reporting and tax. Collaborates with management on salary review and market analysis, operational forecasting, and strategic planning.
Over 20 years of technical accounting and financial reporting experience in public and private sectors. Including banking and financial services, hospitality, food and beverage, oil & gas, and publishing. Areas of expertise include GAAP accounting, audits including SEC reporting and SOX, financial reporting and analysis, revenue recognition, budget and forecasting, internal controls and standard operating procedures, cost containment, consolidations & multi-unit P&Ls, Tax.