Avi Avula, 

Vice President of Strategy, 

Electronics & Industrial

News | Jul, 31 2023
Avi Avula named Vice President of Strategy for Electronics & Industrial

Avi is the Vice President of Strategy for DuPont Electronics & Industrial (E&I) with additional responsibility for sustainability and business excellence.

Before his current role, Avi was the Global Vice President & General Manager for Interconnect Solutions (ICS), a line of business within DuPont E&I focused on delivering total solutions and systems design to address signal integrity and power transmission challenges, while taking care of our people and our planet. During his tenure in ICS, Avi led the integration of DuPont Circuit and Packaging Materials (CPM) and Dow Interconnect Technologies during the merger between Dow and DuPont. Avi also led the $2.3 billion Laird Performance Materials acquisition, successfully integrated Laird, and tripled ICS’ revenue to $1.8 billion. He initiated the People CARE culture to foster an authentic and transparent environment that consistently helps the ICS team and organization to thrive. He also set the sustainability aspiration “zero by 2030” as part of the ICS business strategies. Avi also made an impact around the world, including setting up E&I’s regional headquarters in Singapore and acting as Singapore country leader. Previously in DuPont, Avi served as the Global Business Director for Displays, where he led the OLED and flexible display business.

Prior to DuPont, Avi held numerous roles with Applied Materials, most recently in Singapore where he led their business and technology development for advanced packaging. While in this role, Avi established a partnership with A-STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics to build a $100 million R&D center. Avi’s earlier roles at Applied Materials’ headquarters in Santa Clara, included serving as Assistant to the Chairman and CEO on strategic, operational and governance matters. Earlier, in his corporate strategy role, Avi was involved in enabling the company to grow into the photovoltaic market by crafting business strategy and helping to acquire and integrate two European PV equipment makers. He also provided strategic support for the core semiconductor businesses and led initiatives that helped to turnaround a business segment to regain market leadership.

Avi’s additional experience includes serving as a management consultant at Booz & Co. where he worked on business, operations and product strategies across the automotive, pharmaceuticals and consumer products sectors in the US and Europe. He has also worked extensively in the semiconductor fabrication, electronics packaging and assembly industries in the US and Asia.

Avi has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in composite materials in India. Avi has served in advisory roles at the National University of Singapore, and to the MBA program at the University of Chicago. Avi was recognized by the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) in 2022, with the International Outstanding Contribution Award for his contributions to the acceleration of the development of the PCB industry in Taiwan. He is also listed as co-inventor on 2 patent filings. Avi is currently based in Sunnyvale, California.


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