A 20-year veteran in the semiconductor industry with extensive experience in storage solutions, Russell has been at SanDisk/Western Digital Corporation for over 7 years with a focus on the Japanese and Korean automotive markets. Russell is deeply involved in developing and promoting solutions to expand the use of NAND flash as the automotive industry moves to autonomous driving.
With 10 years of experience in Japan, Russell is fluent in Japanese. He aspires to becoming fluent in Korean someday.
Before joining SanDisk Corporation, Russell held various sales and marketing positions at Altera Corporation and Microsemi Corporation. Prior to this he was a VLSI design engineer at Evans and Sutherland.
Russell’s background includes several regional and international assignments. Russell received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.