John Horton was born on December 4th, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Central Oklahoma State University in Edmond Oklahoma in 1969 with degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and later received a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Systems Engineerin Upon completion of College in 1969 John reported for active duty in the United States Navy flight training program in Pensacola Florida. After earning his wings his first assignment was to the U.S. Army Tropic Test Center in the jungles of the Panama Canal Zone as a test officer that was part of a DARPA project. His next assignment was to an A-3 Skywarrior squadron deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation which was then operating in the Gulf of Tonkin - Viet Nam. Following this deployment John’s squadron was reassigned to the aircraft carriers USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Independence which were deployed in the Mediterranean Sea during the Yom Kippur war in October of 1973. In 1974 John transitioned from the active duty Navy to the Naval Air Reserves and continued to fly the A-3 Skywarrior until retirement after 23 years of service. In 1974 John began a parallel career in the Silicon Valley in what was then a new industry – semiconductors. For the next sixteen years he worked for a multinational corporation which involved extensive travel worldwide coordinating customer requirements and manufacturing operations in various countries. In the late 1980’s the refreshing lure of startup companies replaced the bureaucracy of a multinational corporation and John has remained in this environment to the present time. Harold Mynster, Secretary/VP Development
Harald Mynster, Senior Management Executive with over 25 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry. He has proven leadership Bob Difer, VP Collections
abilities and has managed various size organizations ranging from startup companies to companies with multi-million dollar revenues. Demonstrated ability to analyze the business, identify opportunities, pinpoint problem areas, and implement solutions which result in improved profits.
Harald has long been interested in aviation with many of his relatives having worked at Douglas Aircraft, Northrop and currently Boeing. His work in the semiconductor industry peaked his interest even more as he supplied integrated circuits to many of the military programs such as the F14, F15, F16, EA6B, S3, Space Shuttle, Minuteman Missile, and numerous satellites.
He has been an Amateur Radio Operator for 52 years and was an active MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) operator for the US Air force.
Oakland Aviation Board Member since 2010.
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John Van Geffen, Trustee
Glen G. Possley, Ph.D., is currently a managing general partner of Glen-Ore Associates. From October 1997 through December 1999, Dr. Possley was an associate consultant at N-Able Group. From March 1994 to September 1997, Dr. Possley was President of SubMicron Technology, PCL, a semiconductor wafer manufacturing company. From April 1992 to May 1994, he was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Ramtron International, a semiconductor company. From January 1991 to March 1992, he was Vice President, Operations at Sandisk, Inc., a manufacturer of solid state memory systems. From January 1986 to December 1990, Dr. Possley was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for Signetics/Philips Semiconductor, Inc., a semiconductor company. Prior to joining Philips, he was Vice President, Wafer Fabrication and Research and Development at United Technologies Mostek, and held management and engineering positions with Motorola, Inc., Texas Instruments, Inc., Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation and the semiconductor division of General Electric Company. Dr. Possley has been with the Board of Directors of Novellus Systems, Inc., since 1991, a publicly traded company. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc., and ASAT Holdings(a semiconductor assembly and test subcontractor located in China) both publicly traded companies on NASDAQ and NYSE respectively. Both Catalyst and ASAT were recently sold to competitors and their respective Boards terminated in favor of the acquirer’s Board. Dr. Possley has also served on several private company Boards. Dr. Possley received his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky studying Physical Chemistry and Mathematics.