Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ellwanger has served as Chief Executive Officer since May 2005. He has served as Director since September 2016, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company’s subsidiaries: Tower Semiconductor USA, Inc., Tower US Holdings, Inc., Jazz US Holdings, Inc., Jazz Semiconductor, Inc., TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and TowerJazz Texas, Inc. He also served as a director of the Company between May 2005 and April 2013. Prior to Tower, from 1996 to 2005, he served in various executive positions with Applied Materials Corporation including Group Vice President, General Manager of the Applied Global Services (AGS) division, Group Vice President, General Manager of the CMP and Electroplating Business Group, and Corporate Vice President, General Manager of the Metrology and Inspection Business Group, during which he was based in Israel. He also served as Vice President of Applied Materials’ 300-mm Program Office in the US. In addition, Mr. Ellwanger served as General Manager of Applied Materials’ Metal CVD Division and Managing Director of CVD Business Development, during which he was based in Singapore. Prior to Applied Materials, he held various managerial positions at Novellus Systems, Inc. from 1992 to 1996 and at Philips Semiconductors from 1980 to 1992.