Keith AndersonChief Operating Officer +
Keith AndersonChief Operating Officer
Keith Anderson has over twenty years of operational and leadership experience across multiple industries. He worked for Caterpillar for thirteen years, initially as a graduate engineer and subsequently through a variety of leadership roles, including international assignments for a facility start up in the US and a General Manager role for a large manufacturing site in Northern Ireland. He moved to the Aerospace industry with Collins Aerospace (formerly B/E Aerospace & Rockwell Collins) where he was a Business Unit Director, responsible for Business Class Seating. In this role he successfully developed new processes for NPI and developed lean management systems which ensured high volume product delivery for industry leading airlines. He joined IQE as VP of Operations in August 2018 and was promoted to the COO role in August 2019. Keith graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc Hons in Chemistry with Management and is a Six Sigma Black Belt & Master Black Belt.
Dr Rodney PelzelChief Technology Officer +
Dr Rodney PelzelChief Technology Officer
CEng, CSci, MIET, FIChemE
Dr. Rodney Pelzel has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, with deep expertise in semiconductor materials engineering and the epitaxial growth of compound semiconductors. Dr. Pelzel joined IQE as a Production Engineer in 2000. For the first twelve years of his career with IQE, Dr. Pelzel held various engineering and operational management roles focusing on scaling leading edge epitaxial technology for volume manufacturing for wireless applications. In 2012, Dr. Pelzel was appointed as the head of R&D for the IQE Group and was tasked with creating unique materials solutions that enable IQE’s customers and provide them with a competitive edge. Throughout his career, Dr. Pelzel has been involved in numerous new product introductions, the most recent being IQE’s highly successful launch of 6” VCSELs for consumer applications. Dr. Pelzel is a chemical engineer by training, holding a BS (High Distinction) from the University of Colorado (1995) and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2000). He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Scientist, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Pelzel’s work has been widely published and he is the co-inventor of 30+ patents.
Christine DunbarSenior Vice President, Global Sales +
Christine DunbarSenior Vice President, Global Sales
Christine was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Sales in November 2021. With over two decades of experience working with multinational tech companies in the semiconductor industry, Christine has the expertise required to lead the execution of IQE’s global sales strategy, further capitalizing on the Group’s position as the scaled global epitaxy leader.
Christine joined IQE from the executive team at GlobalFoundries Inc. (‘’GF’’), a New York headquartered semiconductor manufacturer. Christine joined GF in 2015 as Vice President of Product Management upon GF’s acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics Division, where she was responsible for the Specialty Foundry Business. She led the transition of this business and client base into the GF Radio Frequency (RF) portfolio, establishing the foundation for GF’s industry leadership in this area. Christine was also an executive sponsor of the GlobalWomen employee resource group.
Christine graduated from Cornell University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering and has held various engineering, technical management, and executive positions throughout her career. These roles span many disciplines – including leadership roles in Sales, Business Development, Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations, Photomask Manufacturing & Development and Quality & Device Characterization. In 2018 she was nominated for the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s (GSA) “Rising Woman of Influence” award.
Dr Mark J. FurlongExecutive Vice President, Global Business Development +
Dr Mark J. FurlongExecutive Vice President, Global Business Development
Dr Mark J. Furlong is the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Photonics. His career in compound semiconductors commenced in the late 1990’s at Epitaxial Products International following which he held various commercial and technical marketing roles within IQE, which included responsibility for APAC business development. He previously worked for the CRNS in Paris on the development of semiconductor materials for next generation solar cell technology and was awarded an Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Society in London to pursue this work. He holds a Ph.D. degree in semiconductor science and technology from the University of Bath and a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Chemistry from the University of London. He also holds a Diploma in Management with Distinction from the Open University, UK.
Tom DaleGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary +
Tom DaleGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary
Tom joined IQE in February 2020 and the Executive Leadership Team in January 2022. He oversees all legal, compliance, government relations, strategic transactions and M&A matters. Tom is also Company Secretary for the IQE plc Board of Directors.
Before joining IQE, Tom held a number of senior leadership positions and has particular experience in technology, IP, manufacturing, corporate and corporate governance areas. Tom is a qualified solicitor and holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics.