J. Christopher Moran
Vice President, General Manager
Applied Ventures LLC
J. Christopher "Chris" Moran is vice president, general manager, Applied Ventures since October 2005, responsible for the development and management of Applied Ventures' investments in early stage, privately held companies. Mr. Moran has guided the fund in over $100M in investments in over 30 companies. Mr. Moran currently is a BOD observer at EnPhase Energy, Solaicx, Semprius and Adesto Technologies.
Most recently, Mr. Moran served as vice president and division general manager of the Applied Materials Mask Products Division. Prior to that, Mr. Moran was vice president of Corporate Marketing from 1999-2005.
Since joining Applied Materials in 1984, Mr. Moran has held a number of positions in division management, product management and marketing. He also served as general manager of the Metal Etch Division, Etch Product Business Group, at the time a 600M$ division, and held a variety of engineering management and product management positions in the Etch and CVD Product Businesss Groups. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Moran served as a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Co., and Atari Computer Corporation.
Mr. Moran received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.