About Our Team

Fred Hickman

VP of OEM Marketing for North America
Fred Hickman joined Shengyi Technology Co. as the VP of OEM Marketing for North America in March of 2016. He will primarily focus on increasing sales of Shengyi’s High Speed Digital (HSD) laminate and prepreg offerings by providing Technical and Marketing support to OEMs, EMS, ODMs and IDMs in the Semiconductor Industry that use laminates and prepregs for Printed Circuit Boards.
Fred started in the industry as a Process Engineer at Westinghouse Electric in Hampton, SC in 1980. He later joined Hadco (Sanmina) in Derry, NH in 1983 as a Senior Mechanical Engineer and worked there until he joined Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) as a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, SC in 1987. Fred left DEC in 1991 as a Principal Engineer and joined Nelco (Park) in Tempe, Arizona where he held various roles during his 15 year tenure in Process and Product Engineering. He left in 2005 as the VP of OEM Marketing and joined Flipchip as the VP of Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined Isola in 2007 in Chandler, Arizona and was responsible for the majority of Isola’s suite of HSD products that are being produced in the US, Europe and Asia.
Fred has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

David Barrell

Vice President North America OEM Marketing RF products
David Barrell Senior Director of RF Products for North America, Shengyi Technology (Overseas) Company LTD is responsible for OEM Marketing, Product Promotion and Pricing. In addition to this David will provide product marketing guidance to Shengyi R&D department for the development of products to serve existing and future market requirements.
David has had an extensive career in OEM marketing of controlled dielectrics materials utilized in RF/Microwave and Commercial Electronic Printed Circuitry applications. He has over 25 years of experience in the laminate materials industry holding prior senior positions with GIL Technologies as National Sales and Marketing Manager and most recently with Isola as OEM Marketing Manager, RF/Microwave Technology.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Miramar University Southern California. Additional achievements include that of Co-inventor holding five patents related to continuous low pressure lamination processes.

Oliver Zhu

Vice President Global OEM Marketing RF products
Oliver Zhu is responsible for Global OEM Marketing and Technical Support for Shengyi High Frequency Materials. Oliver’s primary OEM Marketing focus will be BTS antennas, automotive ADAS and RF component market space.
Oliver possess extensive experience in RF application support, laminate materials sales as well as printed circuit board fabrication. Oliver’s experience includes printed circuit board process engineering with the following companies Omni Circuits and Ibiden. In addition to this Oliver has held both Senior and Executive level positions which spanned 16 years with Taconic, a multinational PTFE RF/Microwave laminate manufacturer. During his tenure at Taconic his responsibilities included supporting a Taconic subsidiary located in South Korea and working strategically with Taconic Headquarter in New York as well as Taconic China. Oliver’s experience includes Technical Service, OEM Marketing and Application Design Support and Global Sales. Oliver joined Shengyi Technology in January 2020.
Oliver holds a Bachelor of Science from Shanghai University and a Master degree from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytech Institute in New York.