Chairman of the Board

Salah M. Werfelli is an established Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in system and integrated circuit (IC) design solutions with an Executive Management track record of building industry leading business enterprises.

Before Co-Founding BaySand he was an Executive Vice President of eASIC establishing eASIC as a leading semiconductor company recently acquired by Intel Corporation. Prior to serving in that position he was an Executive Consultant to multiple major USA, International and start-up companies where he was instrumental in establishing leadership generating strategic directions and business partnerships. Earlier, at Cadence Design Systems, he held executive management positions including Corporate Vice President of Technology responsible for worldwide strategic M&A focusing on strategic and business development acquisitions and served as chief architect for the EDA industry’s outsourcing business model leading to Cadence’s industry leadership in the EDA technology and solutions market. Prior to serving at Cadence, Mr. Werfelli was Vice President of International Field Operations, Corporate Support and Services Worldwide at Magma Design Automation.

Mr. Werfelli holds patents in his fields, a B.S.E.E. degree from Washington University School of Engineering, St Louis, MO with studies at UCLA in Nuclear Engineering and is a graduate of the PhD Executive Program for Sciences and Engineers from the University of California San Diego.

Board Directors

Farooq Siddiqui has over 23 years of experience in all fields of business accounting practices and HR management. Including financial analysis and in initial accounting setup design structures for new companies, that meet GAAP requirements set forth by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Along with the full implementation of those newly designed customer specific business accounting and HR systems.
Before joining BaySand, Inc. as a Financial Controller & Financial Analyst and HR, he served for over 12 years at Fastrack Design Systems as their Controller and HR Department Manager.

Mr. Siddiqui has own and operated his own independent business accounting services company for many years. Some of the myriad of services offered by the company included creating cost analysis for startups, generating financial reports to assist in securing investment funding, and providing audit consulting and guidance for both startups and established businesses.

Mr. Siddiqui holds multiple degrees and certifications in commerce and business accounting practices and principles. And in the use of the most current accounting tools available, to guarantee he always remains up to date with today’s dynamic business accounting and financial analysis fields.

BaySand is fortunate to have Farooq assume the leadership role as their CEO, along with the valuable contribution his expertise brings to the company

Dr. Sam L. Appleton has over 25 years of experience in operations and leadership, business development, and executive management. Prior to Co-Founding BaySand, Dr. Appleton was an angel investor and has been an entrepreneur for the last 12 years. Before turning her attention to stock, bond, and equities investing, she practiced in the medical field for 15 years.

Asher Hazanchuk has over 30 years of experience in product planning & engineering management. He founded FalconX Accelerator, where he developed the Falcon technology of post-silicon reconfigurable ASIC DSP IP.

Previously, Asher developed innovative DSP solutions to be embedded in FPGA, ASIC, DSP Processors, and SoC devices. He served as DSP solutions system architect at Lattice Semiconductor, where he received the 2011 Innovator of the Year Award and managed the DSP IP cores group at Altera. He served in various management positions at Synopsys, Zilog, DSP Group Inc., and DSP Communications.

Asher has developed more than 15 patents. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Ken Morikawa
Vice President of Business Development – Marubun USA Corp.

Ken Morikawa has over 20 years of experience at the high-tech industry across US, Europe and Asia regions. Currently he serves as Vice President of Business Development at Marubun USA Corp. Prior to that, he held several key roles at major semiconductors and start-up companies. (Analog Devices Inc., Vativ Technologies Inc., NXP Semiconductors)

He received a bachelor degree of Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Denki University in Japan.