Dr. Leonarduzzi is currently Gelest Inc. Area Manager for the West Coast.
In prior engagements, Dr. Leonarduzzi has directed Marketing, Product Management and Sales functions in several microelectronics companies, such as KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials, Matheson Tri-Gas and Scott Semiconductor Gases.
Starting out as a chemist at Procter & Gamble, he focused his career on technology-driven companies, transitioning from Chemistry and Materials Science to Sales and Marketing, with the course "Fundamentals of Product Marketing" being one of the key pivot points in the transition.
He has being associated with the Semiconductor Market for more than 20 years and worked in Italy and Belgium, operating as Sales Director for several Mediterranean Countries.
He has authored several papers in fields ranging from Physical Organic Chemistry to semiconductor advanced materials. Gianni holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Padova, Italy, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an MBA from the International School of Business in Brussels, Belgium.