Harrold Rust has been the chief executive officer of Enovix since co-founding the company in 2007. He leads the development and execution of an innovative battery business model with new approaches to technology, design, and production. Under his leadership, Enovix has secured over $225 million in funding.
Prior to Enovix, Harrold was vice president of operations at FormFactor, a leader in the design and production of patented 3D MEMS contact technology for semiconductor wafer testing. During his 5-year tenure, he led operations from research and development through pilot production to high-volume manufacturing. This helped set the stage for a successful IPO in 2003 and contributed to an 370% increase in annual revenue, from $79M in 2002 to $369M in 2006.
Before FormFactor, Harrold spent 17 years in operations management at the IBM thin-film disk-drive head operations in San Jose, CA. He led an organization of 250 engineering and manufacturing personnel that continually met production goals while reducing cost-per-wafer by 50%. He also assumed financial plan responsibility for IBM’s global disk-drive head operations in Asia, Central America, and Europe. Harrold earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Davis and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.