Ira Moskowitz is the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (Mass Tech). Mass Tech is a unique public agency, created to support the vibrant, growing innovation economy across Massachusetts. The organization develops meaningful collaborations across industry, academia and government which serve as powerful catalysts, turning shared challenges into economic opportunity.
Prior to this position, Ira spent over 30 years managing semiconductor technology development and manufacturing, including operations in the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Having earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Rochester and MIT, respectively, Ira first worked at AT&T Bell Labs, where he was named a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, the highest technical designation at Bell Labs. While at Bell Labs, he also earned an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University. Following Bell Labs, Ira joined Analog Devices, Inc., where he progressed through a series of manufacturing positions, including Production Manager, Quality Manager, and Director of Wafer Fab Operations. Ira’s most recent position at Analog was Vice President and General Manager, US Operations, responsible for the company’s US manufacturing operations and the technology development that supported it. In this capacity, he led the production of world-class mixed-signal, photonic, and MEMs devices, specializing in automotive safety and health care products requiring perfect quality, reliability, and on-time delivery. In addition to his work with large enterprises, Ira has been adept at launching, scaling and improving operations for new and small enterprises, including having started up and managed the operations of a successful new venture within a large OEM.
In addition to his board position at AFFOA, Ira is a member of the Leadership Council of AIM Photonics and the Board of Directors of Greentown Learn. Beyond his passion for manufacturing, Ira is a devoted musician. He has organized and conducted orchestras in his children’s school as a volunteer, participates in multiple community orchestras, and serves on the Board of Overseers of The New England Conservatory.