SolarStaff Team

SolarStaff has become a leader in Solar industry staffing by building a team that is made up of the right balance of semiconductor industry and technical experience and strong recruiting and HR experience. This expertise allows SolarStaff to understand the technical details of a job description, evaluate experience levels in order to properly screen, and use established and proven recruiting techniques to match the right people with the right job.

Kevin Chau
Kevin Chau has over 25 years of experience leading large development efforts in commercializing MEMS products for high-volume applications. Kevin was the Director of MEMS Engineering at LV Sensors before joining MEMStaff. Prior to LV Sensors, Kevin spent 14 years at Analog Devices where he was instrumental in the development of MEMS Inertial Sensors which have since become high volume products found in diverse applications from air bag sensors to the latest consumer electronics products, e.g., the Nintendo Wii. Prior to Analog Devices, Kevin worked at the Foxboro Company where he developed Polysilicon-Diaphragm Pressure Sensor Arrays. Kevin received a PhD under Prof. Kensall D. Wise and an MSEE both from the University of Michigan. Kevin is located in Silicon Valley.
Dan Croteau
Dan Croteau has 10 years of executive search experience in the MEMS industry. As founder and Managing Partner of his previous company, he successfully recruited Senior to Vice Presidential talent for a wide variety of technically demanding roles in Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing, Packaging and Sales for industry leading Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining MEMSsatff, Dan spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor industry with Analog Devices, LSI Logic, Maxim, and Crystal Semiconductor / Cirrus Logic where he was a Director of Sales. Dan received an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, a Bachelorís of Science in Business Management from Northeastern University and is a Certified Morgan Sourcing Specialist with advanced training in Boolean Search Methodologies.
Lauren Purtell
Lauren Purtell has 10 years of experience in recruiting, human resource and project management. She has successfully recruited top talent for companies including: Norvartis, Standard and Poor, Avago and Fidelity. Previous to joining MEMStaff, Lauren oversaw the Northeast hiring for Target Pharmacies. Lauren is located in Boston.
Jason Weigold
Jason Weigold has worked in the MEMS industry for more than 15 years. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1995 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degree in Solid State Electronics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1997 and 2000 respectively doing research in the field of microelectromechanical systems including projects for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He worked at Analog Devices for many years in the Advanced Development Group of the Micromachined Products Division working on diverse MEMS development projects. He has worked on the development of MEMS inertial sensors, MEMS switches, MEMS resonators, MEMS pressure sensors, and MEMS microphones over the years. Areas of work included all stages of MEMS product development including, new product conceptualization, mechanical design and simulation, process design and integration, layout, fabrication, testing and evaluation, mechanical and electrical characterization, assembly, and packaging. Jason is located in Boston.