About Us

Our Executives

Michael G. Hadsell

Michael G. Hadsell

President and CEO

Mike Hadsell was named president and chief executive officer of Toppan Photomasks and appointed to the company's board of directors in December 2013.

Previously, Mike served as the Chief Operating Officer of Toppan Photomasks where he was directly responsible for overseeing the company's global manufacturing and sales organizations. Prior to this, Mike was executive vice president with responsibility for all of Toppan Photomasks' sales efforts around the world.

In his twenty-five years with the company, Mike has served in numerous sales and operations roles in the United States and Asia Pacific. Mike maintained full business responsibility for the region in his role as vice president and managing director for Asia. Before that, he held operations and sales assignments in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States, where, among other accomplishments, he led the construction and start-up of the company's Singapore facility.

Prior to joining the photomask business, Mike served in various engineering, operations and management positions in the nylon intermediates chemical business at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in business administration from St. Edward's University.

Franklin Kalk

Franklin Kalk

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Franklin Kalk was appointed chief technology officer in April 2004. He leads Toppan Photomasks' global technology effort, including global engineering and maintenance, capital equipment, and quality.

Previously, Franklin managed mask R&D at the Reticle Technology Center, where he was responsible for advanced materials and manufacturing technology development. He was DuPont Photomasks’ first research fellow and was instrumental in several mask industry innovations, including phase shifting materials and metrology and advanced inspection methods.

Prior to joining DuPont Photomasks in 1992, Franklin held engineering positions in the electronics business of E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co. and at Storage Technology Corp.

Franklin holds eighteen U.S. patents and is widely published. He holds a doctorate in optics from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's degree in physics from Emory University.