For over 25 years Mr. Murphy has led high performing manufacturing organizations. From 1991 through 2008, he held various manufacturing management roles in the semiconductor industry working for Cypress Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation. Prior to co-founding GCI, Mr. Murphy led the manufacturing organization for Atmel in Colorado Springs, which was one of the highest volume and lowest cost semiconductor fabrication plants in the United States. His teams have advanced company financial metrics through improved yields, cost reduction/avoidance efforts, and productivity growth utilizing Lean methods. He places significant value on a collaborative approach with customers that ensures expectations are surpassed on a consistent basis. Mr. Murphy received his BBA in Finance and Management from the University of Texas at Austin and holds an MBA from Colorado Christian University.