Manufacture High Speed / High Density Flash Device Programmers - Automated Programmers - Manual Programmers

An Experienced Team of Technology Leaders


Anthony AmbroseAnthony Ambrose - President and CEO

Anthony Ambrose joined Data I/O in October 2012 as President, CEO and Board Member.  With a passion for product development and new technology, he led product divisions and global engineering teams at Intel and Radisys for over a decade, creating the standard high-volume server platforms in enterprise and telecom markets. As an independent consultant, Mr. Ambrose has advised technology companies, investment funds, and early stage ventures in creating winning product and investment plans.

In 2019, reflecting achievements in enterprise-level technology adoption and as a champion of security provisioning and programming, Mr. Ambrose was appointed to the Board of Directors of data security and encryption pioneer CipherLoc Corporation (OTCQB: CLOK).

Mr. Ambrose earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Magna cum Laude, from Princeton University, and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Director Symposium. He has two US patents granted and is often requested to speak on connected and mobility innovations within the automotive electronics, industrial information technology, IoT and medical industries.  As Chair of the EvergreenHealth Foundation Board of Trustees, he has bridged professional and philanthropic interests.

Joel Hatlen - Vice President, COO and CFO


Joel Hatlen joined Data I/O in September 1991 and has been our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since January 1998.  He served as Chief Accounting Officer since February 1997 and served as Corporate Controller from December 1993 to December 1997.  Previously, he was Tax Manager and Senior Tax Accountant.  From September 1981 until joining Data I/O, Joel was employed by Ernst & Young LLP as a Certified Public Accountant, where his most recent position was Senior Manager.  Joel holds a Master's in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University.



Rajeev Gulati - Vice President and CTO


Rajeev Gulati joined Data I/O in July 2013 and is our Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering.  Prior to Data I/O, Rajeev served as Director of Software Engineering for AMD responsible for tools, compiler strategy and execution from 2006 to 2013.  He has an extensive background in software, systems and applying technology to develop new markets.  Previously, he served as Director of Strategy and Planning at Freescale from 2004 to 2006; as Director of Embedded Products at Metrowerks (acquired by Motorola) from 2000 to 2004 and Director of Compilers, Libraries & Performance Tools from 1997 to 2000; and engineering and programmer positions at Apple Computer, IBM and Pacific-Sierra Research.  Rajeev holds a Master's of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi.



Michael Tidwell - Vice President Marketing & Business Development


Michael joined Data I/O in May 2019 and brings a wealth of experience in Software, Security and Product Management to Data I/O. Prior to Data I/O, he was Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Tignis, an AI and machine learning startup. From 2012 to 2018 Michael was head of Marketing and Business Development at Sansa Security, a leading software security IP provider that was sold to ARM Holdings. Prior to Sansa, Michael was Vice President of Business and Market Development at BSQUARE Corporation. Michael has a Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Data I/O

Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) is the leading global provider of advanced data and security programming solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers for automotive, Internet-of-Things, medical, wireless, consumer electronics, industrial controls and other markets.   Customers use Data I/O’s programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively bring innovative new products to life.

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