Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 26, 1999

Raymond Link – Sawtek Inc (saws)

RAYMOND LINK joined Sawtek Inc., in September 1995 as Vice President- Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Hubbard Construction Company, he was with Harris Corporation, an electronics manufacturer, in various financial capacities and Hubbard construction company as the CFO. As Chief Financial Officer for Sawtek Inc., Mr. Link successfully completed the initial public offering for Sawtek in May of 1996, raising over $67 million. In addition, he completed a follow-on offering which raised in excess of $110 million, of which $95 million was for the Company's ESOP. Mr. Link received his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and The Financial Executive Institute. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a quick overview and a little bit of the history

of Sawtek just to set the stage for the readers?

Mr. Link: Sawtek was founded in 1979 by individuals who worked for