From farm boy to global chip head.
There’s little room for error when you are in charge of factory startups, thousands of engineers and technicians, and millions of dollars’ worth of tools that must work 24/7 so products can get in the hands of customers. Since 2008, Steve Megli has overseen thousands of Intel Assembly Test Manufacturing employees running factories in China, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Vietnam.
Megli grew up on a farm in Rock Falls, Ill., where he learned all about hard work. It was good preparation for a 25-year career with Intel’s Technology & Manufacturing Group, where today he’s a vice president and co-general manager of Assembly Test Manufacturing. Recently, Megli took a moment to talk about the need for so-called “possibility thinking” and how farming prepared him for Intel.