Kirk P. Pond

Kirk Pond


Kirk P. Pond

BSEE, ‘66

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation


Mr. Pond began his career in the semiconductor industry at Texas Instruments in 1968. He rose to the rank of corporate vice president and in 1981 moved to Timex.


In 1984 Mr. Pond joined Fairchild Semiconductor and was soon named executive vice president.  When National Semiconductor acquired Fairchild in 1987 he was named vice president.  He became chief operating officer of National in 1994.


In 1997 Fairchild Semiconductor became a privately-held company with employees and management making up 22 percent of the ownership.  It is the leading multi-market semiconductor supplier in the world.


Mr. Pond is a member of the UA Engineering Advisory Council and is a board member of the National Association of Manufactures.