Harold has 31 years of experience in PCB design and founded Silicon Hills in 1992. He is a past officer of the Austin IPC Designer’s Council. His day-to-day responsibilities at Silicon Hills center on managing finances for the firm, but he’ll still occasionally sit down to work on a PCB design, as the challenge of it is what originally attracted him to this line of work. Prior to founding Silicon Hills, Harold had stops at ESC, XeTel, and Litton. In his free time, he enjoys farming.
Theo PainterVice President
In charge of operations at Silicon Hills, Theo brings over 31 years of experience in PCB design and operations, beginning at Litton in 1986. Before becoming one of the original employees of Silicon Hills in 1994, Theo gained experience at Technology Works and Marco International. The challenge of solving issues with PCB designs was what originally drew him to this field of work. Outside of the office, Theo spends his time hunting, tinkering, learning how things work, and gardening.
Cathy CookProject Manager
Cathy develops and manages the production schedule and mitigates risks. She works with manufacturing and customers to develop solutions to challenges met along the way. She has 30-plus years of manufacturing experience in program management, material planning, production scheduling, purchasing, and supply chain warehousing and logistics. Her past includes working at both contract manufacturers and OEMs, including AMD, Celestica, XeTel and Fisher-Rosemount. She enjoys the contract manufacturing environment for the growth opportunities and constant learning it affords. In her spare time, she enjoys landscaping and helping family and friends with DIY projects.
Shelly TrevinoManufacturing Manager
Shelly oversees all manufacturing activities at Silicon Hills and has over 34 years of experience in electronic manufacturing, including cable harnesses, SMT, and through-hole technology. She held previous positions at Western Digital, TI/Solectron, and Applied Research Labs. It was the fast-paced environment and the diverse types of projects she gets to work on that originally attracted her the PCB design profession. In her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and fostering animals.
Catherine DunnVP Business Development
Catherine manages Silicon Hill’s current client base, business expansion and strategic alliances in the industry. Her marketing expertise will elevate the Silicon Hills brand and ensure the industry is aware of Silicon Hills competitive advantages.
Catherine has 25+ years’ experience in Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Finance. Responsible for client facing revenue opportunities, utilizing strong sales strategies backed with financial analysis and negotiation skills.
She graduated from The University of Texas with a BA in Accounting, subsequently auditing for Travelers Insurance Company and AIG.The bulk of her career was spent selling and branding Cable Channels (Comedy Central, Fox, The Tennis Channel etc.) as SVP Affiliate Sales to Channel General Manager. She sold software in the Salesforce ecosystem as well as enterprise software, facilitating global expansion in Europe, Canada and Latin America.
In her spare time she enjoys live music, “foodie” experiences and traveling to unknown places.