SVP of Manufacturing Operations
As SVP of manufacturing operations for Amber Kinetics, Will Sutherland is responsible for building a manufacturing organization to support Amber Kinetics’ growth plan. He has 30+ years of experience in operations, engineering, project management and business development in technology, semiconductor, energy and industrial markets.
Prior to joining the team in 2016, he was vice president of operations for Artificial Muscle, the technology leader in electro-active polymer actuators. While there, he directed the evolution of a novel technology from laboratory curiosity into a viable commercial product. He also pioneered a printed electronics manufacturing process for mass production, and established a multilevel global supply chain.
Earlier, Will spent 15+ years serving the needs of the semiconductor equipment industry. Initially he designed, built and marketed equipment for Semi-Gas Systems for semiconductor fabs worldwide. Later he founded an engineering department for Wolfe Engineering working with major tool companies developing fluid management systems for next generation process equipment. In both cases Sutherland deployed a program management system that concurrently accelerated new product introduction and promoted rapid growth of the companies.