About Us

Our Executives

Michael G. Hadsell

Michael G. Hadsell

President and CEO

Mike Hadsell was named president and chief executive officer of Toppan Photomasks and appointed to the company's board of directors in December 2013.

Previously, Mike served as the Chief Operating Officer of Toppan Photomasks where he was directly responsible for overseeing the company's global manufacturing and sales organizations. Prior to this, Mike was executive vice president with responsibility for all of Toppan Photomasks' sales efforts around the world.

In his twenty-five years with the company, Mike has served in numerous sales and operations roles in the United States and Asia Pacific. Mike maintained full business responsibility for the region in his role as vice president and managing director for Asia. Before that, he held operations and sales assignments in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States, where, among other accomplishments, he led the construction and start-up of the company's Singapore facility.

Prior to joining the photomask business, Mike served in various engineering, operations and management positions in the nylon intermediates chemical business at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in business administration from St. Edward's University.

Franklin Kalk

Franklin Kalk

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Franklin Kalk was appointed chief technology officer in April 2004. He leads Toppan Photomasks' global technology effort, including global engineering and maintenance, capital equipment, and quality.

Previously, Franklin managed mask R&D at the Reticle Technology Center, where he was responsible for advanced materials and manufacturing technology development. He was DuPont Photomasks’ first research fellow and was instrumental in several mask industry innovations, including phase shifting materials and metrology and advanced inspection methods.

Prior to joining DuPont Photomasks in 1992, Franklin held engineering positions in the electronics business of E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co. and at Storage Technology Corp.

Franklin holds eighteen U.S. patents and is widely published. He holds a doctorate in optics from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's degree in physics from Emory University.

Barry F. Pomeroy

Barry F. Pomeroy

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Barry F. Pomeroy, Toppan Photomasks' executive vice president-finance and chief financial officer, has been responsible for the company's global finance organization and the overall financial direction of the company since May 2006.

Barry joined DuPont Photomasks in 2003 as controller and continued in that role after the acquisition of the company by Toppan Printing in 2005. Prior to joining the company, he spent 20 years at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), a world-leading chipmaker where he held the position of senior director of finance and group controller for worldwide manufacturing and technology. Before AMD, he worked for 8 years at General Instrument (now Micro Chip) as chief accountant.

Barry holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Doug Barnes

Doug Barnes

Vice President of Global Human Resources

Doug Barnes joined Toppan Photomasks in April 2005 as vice president of global human resources. He has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, having held senior positions for two Fortune 50 companies, Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Monsanto Co., and several private companies.  His experience covers a diverse cross-section of industries, including power generation and electrical-distribution equipment manufacturing; defense and consumer electronics manufacturing; plant and animal biotechnology; aircraft manufacturing and services; and enterprise software development and implementation.

Barnes has extensive international experience and he has served as both the human-resources and business leader on numerous merger-and-acquisition teams. He is a frequent public speaker in the areas of organization and leadership development.

Barnes earned a master's degree in psychology from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.