- Bharath Rangarajan
- Scott Jewler
- Kelly Ann Smales
- Melissa Grupen-Shemansky
- Conrad Byer
Bharath Rangarajan, President
Dr. Bharath Rangarajan is co-founder of ANS Inc. and serves as the company’s President. Considered one of the leading strategists in the technology sector, Dr. Rangarajan’s fifteen-year background in the semiconductor space spans technology, manufacturing, marketing, strategy and business development.
Previous to his founding of ANS, Inc., Dr. Rangarajan was VP for Corporate Development at AMD.
Dr. Rangarajan holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi, a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Scott Jewler, SVP Operations
Scott Jewler is the Senior Vice President of Operations at ANS, Inc. With over 20 years of semiconductor assembly and test experience and more than 15 years of experience managing business line P&L and driving operational efficiency in the OSAT industry, he has garnered strong insight into the business and technology trends driving the industry.
Prior to joining ANSI, Mr. Jewler held senior executive roles at several of the world’s leading semiconductor assembly and test service providers. From 2010 until joining ANS, he was Chief Engineering, Sales, and Marketing Officer for Powertech Technology, Inc. Mr. Jewler joined STATS ChipPAC in 2004 and was later promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. His overall responsibilities at STATS ChipPAC included assembly and test product line management, customer management, demand planning, pricing management and corporate development.
Prior to joining STATS ChipPAC, Mr. Jewler held various senior management positions at Amkor Technology Inc., including President of Amkor Technology Taiwan. Before that, he held manufacturing operations positions at Mitsubishi Semiconductor America, Inc.
He has actively worked to develop integrated outsourcing solutions, which help semiconductor companies bring their advanced products to market on time and on budget. His solid technical expertise was demonstrated thru his vital role in the development and commercialization of the Quad Flat No-Lead Package (QFN) format, which is widely used in the global market today. He holds five U.S. patents in the area of integrated circuit packaging, out of which three patents were related to QFN package structure and process. Scott graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Kelly Ann Smales, SVP Finance
Ms. Kelly Ann Smales currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Finance for ANS, Inc. She has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in finance, accounting, business development, and business strategy.
Ms. Smales began her career at Motorola in Finance. Over the course of 20 years, she held various management positions in Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Corporate Planning. During her tenure with Motorola, Ms. Smales also held the position of Vice President of Finance supporting Manufacturing, Technology and Supply Chain.
Following Motorola, Ms. Smales joined AMD and held various Financial Vice President roles with the company, including Treasury, Corporate Planning, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain. While at AMD, she was also involved in many divestitures and acquisitions, including Spansion, ATI, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Additionally, she was part of the spin-off of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Development, where she was responsible for Strategy, Business Development, EHS, Real Estate, and Risk Management. She was also the Senior Executive for GLOBALFOUNDRIES responsible for the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor.
Ms. Smales holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Arizona State University, and a Master’s Degree in Business from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Chicago. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona.
Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, SVP Engineering
Dr. Melissa Grupen-Shemansky currently serves as ANS, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of Engineering. With over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, she has a strong background in research and development, manufacturing, business development, and technology strategy.
Dr. Grupen-Shemansky began her career at Motorola in semiconductor research and development. Over the course of 10 years, she held various management positions in silicon and gallium arsenide device fabrication, packaging, interconnect and system integration. Following Motorola, she was the Director of Interconnect Technology and Design Engineering in Lucent, Bell Labs, which later spun as Agere Systems. Prior to joining ANS, Inc., she was Vice President of Packaging and Interconnect Technology at Spansion, the flash memory division of AMD.
Dr. Grupen-Shemansky launched a novel collaborative parallel design flow for silicon device and package/system design that won the attention of top tier customers and later evolved into a co-design methodology enhanced by the computer-aided design community. She has dedicated much of her career to the seamless integration of fab and post-fab semiconductor processes with advanced interconnect solutions that meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated electronic products. In addition, she has received various corporate and educational awards, has 7 issued patents, and numerous technical publications.
Dr. Grupen-Shemansky holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Conrad Byer, Director Strategic Business Development
Mr. Conrad Byer currently serves as ANS Inc.’s Director of Strategic Business Development. He has over 6 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in research and development, semiconductor packaging, miniature systems design, business development, merger and acquisitions, and technology strategy.
Mr. Byer began his career at Tessera Technologies where he designed, developed and managed various military and commercial miniature electronic systems. He rose from an entry level engineer to a Lead System Architect over the course of a 5-year period, at which time he left Tessera to pursue his MBA. During his time in business school, Conrad was a summer associate at Newforth Partners LLC, a boutique Technology M&A Investment Bank, where he focused on various sell-side and buy-side technology M&A transactions and business development projects in the software and mobile spaces.
Conrad holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.