Robert J. Furtaw

Nov. 14, 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the election of Robert Furtaw (BS Mech Egr ’97) to vice president of Worldwide Semiconductor Quality, an organization within TI’s Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG). TI made the announcement on Nov. 13.

As vice president, Furtaw oversees a global team responsible for ensuring TI meets applicable quality requirements and customer expectations, from product and process technology development through manufacturing and delivery. His team is also accountable for developing and driving the use of methodologies, tools and statistical processes across the company to deliver global, robust products, processes and services.

“Robert’s expertise in manufacturing systems management and deep knowledge of quality requirements position him as an excellent leader of this team and our company. His proven ability to deliver on meeting quality requirements while surpassing customer expectations will further TI’s commitment to quality excellence,” said Kevin Ritchie, senior vice president, TMG.

Furtaw joined TI in 1997 as a manufacturing manager and has since held a number of management positions within the company relating to manufacturing and quality assurance. Most recently, he served as director of manufacturing and supplier quality.

Furtaw earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a SPCU in cooperative engineering education in 1997 from Michigan State University. He also earned a master’s degree in manufacturing systems management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.