15 March 2022
Wolfspeed adds to global operations leadership team to support rapid company growth
Wolfspeed Inc of Durham, NC, USA – which makes silicon carbide materials as well as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power-switching & RF semiconductor devices, for applications such as electric vehicles (EVs), fast charging, 5G, renewable energy and storage, and aerospace & defense – says that Jeff Ferraro has joined it as VP of enterprise supply chain & procurement. He joins from Texas Instruments and has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including supply chain and financial management. Ferraro will report directly to senior VP of global operations Rex Felton.
“Jeff brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge of operational logistics and expertise over his decades working in the semiconductor industry,” comments Rex Felton, senior VP of global operations. “With an impressive background spanning the full range of operational efforts —finance, business planning, supply chain and logistics — he is the ideal fit to join our operations leadership team to support Wolfspeed as it leads the industry-wide transformation from silicon to silicon carbide.”
At Texas Instruments, Ferraro previously held the titles of manager of business planning & operations, director of finance & operations, and most recently director of supply chain & logistics, in which he was responsible for a complex network of logistic operations supporting manufacturing to product distribution, including global import and export compliance.
The addition to Wolfspeed’s team of semiconductor operations professionals, paired with the expansion of production capability for silicon carbide materials and devices in New York and North Carolina, will support the company’s rapid growth.