management001Christopher Melkonian, Ph.D

management002Michael Horner, Managing Director

management003David Drenning, BSME,
Vice President, Sales/Operations

Chris is an industry expert in microelectronic and MEMS device design, prototyping, and manufacturing. Chris is also highly skilled in clean room design and microfabrication processes. He frequently collaborates with academia on cutting edge research into new microelectronic and MEMS devices and manufacturing processes. Through his background in MEMS design and manufacturing, Chris saw a need in the MEMS supply-chain for a foundry that could bridge the gap between R&D/prototyping and high volume manufacturing. With this as his vision, Chris collaborated with local officials, entrepreneurs, and investors to build MMD from the ground up with the sole purpose of creating a best-practice, flexible, emerging-medium volume MEMS foundry. Chris actively participates in all aspects of MMD’s operations, from engineering and manufacturing, to sales and marketing, to customer relations. Michael is an experienced management partner with 20+ years of experience in team building, customer relations, and corporate leadership. As CEO of Electro Plasma, Inc., a former world leader in plasma display manufacturing, he managed revenue growth from $4.6M to over $13M and led in the creation of a highly successful contract electronics manufacturing division. Impressed with the vision that Chris had for MMD, Michael led MMD’s first investment round, of which Electro Plasma, Inc. was a major investor. He also coordinated the facility and equipment planning and installation. Seeing a need for experienced leadership, Michael joined MMD full-time and is active in all aspects of day-to-day operations. Michael is an active member of MMD’s Board of Directors. David is an accomplished Sales and Marketing professional with 35 years of profit driven leadership and experience in technical industries. He is a former equity partner and VP of Marketing & Sales of Automotion, Inc., a private electronics manufacturing company based in Ann Arbor, MI. David built sales for Automotion, Inc. from start-up to annual sales of $6.7M with over 12% EBITA. Based upon this success, he helped to complete a highly successful private sale of the company. Looking for another challenge, David joined MMD in 2008 as Manager of Sales & Marketing. He has since moved to Vice President and oversees all aspects of MMD’s manufacturing operations as well as being an active participant in MMD’s sales team.