From the Beginning
Jim Plourde is President and Co- Founder of Odyssey. Prior to Odyssey Jim served as an electronic warfare technician in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Austin. After his military service Jim held technical engineering and equipment engineering positions at both Motorola and National Semiconductor. Jim has over 35 years’ experience in semiconductor equipment service and repair. He also serves as Vice President of Odyssey Singapore.
Eric Nail (left) is Vice President and Co-Founder of Odyssey. Prior to Odyssey Eric’s extensive career spanned application, equipment maintenance and process engineering at Intelogic Trace, Maxtor and Freescale Semiconductor, combining for over 30 years’ experience in third party repair. Eric also serves on the advisory board Texas State Technical College. He is the President of Odyssey Singapore.
They are supported by local partners; who will provide the "on the ground" executive management of Odyssey Europe BV. One of those partners is Dr. Klaus Werner who has many years of RF and microwave experience, filling many roles within Philips and NXP in the Netherlands. He is currently the chairman of the RF Energy Section of IMPI, as well as one of the founders of Pink RF. Klaus is very well known in the Nijmegen scientific community as an innovative and creative force in the areas of RF and microwave.
Our European Operations Manager
Angelo Andres is a seasoned semiconductor professional with 20 years experience. He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a MBA. Angelo has worked for a number of multi-national companies including REMEC, Intel, NXP, Ampleon, MACOM and ams AG in roles which include research, product development, applications, product marketing and product management. He has broad knowledge of semiconductor technologies (LDMOS, GaN on SiC, GaN on Si and CMOS) used in Industrial, Scientific, Medical, Automotive and Consumer markets. He has excellent technical and commercial skills to see the big picture vision and has the personal drive to bring the vision to reality. He is a strategic thinker, social broker and effective communicator and has demonstrated leadership in a cross functional matrix organization with teams located in US, Europe and Asia.