President, CEO and Co-Founder
Gajus V. Worthington is a co-founder of Fluidigm Corporation and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since the company's inception in June 1999. From May 1994 to April 1999, he held various staff and management positions at Actel Corporation, a public semiconductor corporation. He received a BS in physics and an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Chief Financial Officer
Vikram Jog has served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2008. From April 2005 to February 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer for XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From March 2003 to April 2005, he was a vice president of Applera Corporation and Vice President of Finance for its related businesses, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Vice President of Finance for Celera Diagnostics and Corporate Controller of Applera Corporation. Jog holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Temple University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Robert C. Jones
Executive VP, Research & Development
Robert C. Jones has served as Executive Vice President for Research and Development since August 2005. From August 1984 to July 2005, he held various managerial and research and development positions at Applied Biosystems, a laboratory equipment and supplies manufacturer that is a division of Applera Corporation. Those positions included Senior Vice President for Research and Development from April 2001 to August 2005, Vice President and General Manager of the informatics division from 1998 to 2001 and Vice President of the PCR business unit from 1994 to 1998. Jones received a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in computer engineering from the University of Washington.
Chief Operating Officer
Fred Walder has served as Chief Operating Officer since May 2010. From 1992 to 2010, he served an extensive tenure at Thermo Fisher Scientific, including roles as Division President of the life science instrumentation business and most recently as Senior Vice President for Customer and Commercial Excellence for all of Thermo Fisher Scientific. From 1982 to 1992, he held various technical and commercial roles at Nicolet Instrument Corporation. From 1979 to 1982, he was an engineering and scientific associate. Walder received his BS in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, which awarded him its Career Achievement Award in 2008. He completed the Technology Leadership Program at the Executive Institute at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Vice President, European Commercial Operations and General Manager of Fluidigm Europe BV
Dominique Remy-Renou has 20 years of experience in the life science tools business. From 1997 to 2005, she was Country Manager for Applied Biosystems (ABI), France, while concurrently holding pan-European titles for ABI, including Manager of the Molecular Biology Business Unit and Senior Director of Marketing. In these combined roles, she was responsible for sales, support, marketing, finance and administration. In 1987, she joined ABI as a sales engineer and over the next decade and a half was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Early in her career, Remy-Renou worked at Spectra Physics, France, and at Kratos, France.
William M. Smith
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Legal Affairs
William M. Smith has served as Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs since January 2012 and as General Counsel and Secretary since May 2000. He also served on the board of directors from May 2000 to April 2008. He was a partner at the law firm of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP, from 1985 through April 2008. Smith received a JD and an MPA from the University of Southern California and a BA in biology from the University of California, San Diego.
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing and Managing Director of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Mai Chan (Grace) Yow has served as Executive Vice President for Worldwide Manufacturing of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd., the company's Singapore subsidiary, since January 2012 and as Managing Director of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd. since March 2006. She served as Vice President for Worldwide Manufacturing from March 2006 to January 2012. From June 2005 to March 2006, she was General Manager of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd. From August 2004 to May 2005, she served as Vice President for Engineering (Asia) for Kulicke and Soffa, a public semiconductor equipment manufacturer. From March 1991 to July 2004, she was Director of Assembly Operations for Plant Facilities and EHS for National Semiconductor Singapore, a semiconductor fabrication subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corporation. Yow received a BE in electronic engineering from Curtin University, a certificate in management studies from the Singapore Institute of Management and a diploma in electrical engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.