Robert B. MacKnight – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. MacKnight is a seasoned international business leader with more than 40 years of experience. His dynamic leadership background provides Reno the strategic insight needed for its profitable success. For the last 30 years he has held executive roles with P&L responsibility. His experience includes the successful launch of two startups. In Mr. MacKnight’s past role as president and CEO of Crossing Automation, he oversaw all operational activities. He repositioned the company and renewed its marketing efforts. These activities led to the company’s acquisition by the largest market shareholder. Previously, he served as president and COO at Mattson, where he spearheaded operational activities, led manufacturing and the product groups, and was responsible for the company’s global business operations. Before joining Mattson, Mr. MacKnight spent 3 1/2 years at Microbar Inc., where he was president and chief operating officer. He has also held senior management positions with Cymer Inc., Watkins-Johnson Semiconductor Equipment Group, Aktis Corp., Peak Systems, and Eaton Corp. Mr. MacKnight holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts.