Mark Merrill is a Quest Team instructor and vice president of Corporate Development at Lam Research. Prior to his current position, he was general manager of the Surface Integrity Group and general manager of the Linear Clean Product. Before joining Lam, Mr. Merrill was general manager for the Low Dose Product Group at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (now Applied Materials).
Prior to Varian he was vice president of marketing and corporate development, and a corporate officer at Photon Dynamics (now KLA) serving the flat panel display market. Before that Mr. Merrill held various engineering and marketing management positions with increasing levels of responsibility at KLA, eventually serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for the corporation. Earlier in his career, he provided marketing consulting services for venture capital firms and also worked as senior applications and software engineer for Ultratech Stepper (now Veeco).
Mr. Merrill earned a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Maharishi International University in Iowa and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Institute.