Karen Evensen joined Astronics Test Systems in July 2000 as the Director of New Product Development. Since then, Karen advanced to the Vice President (VP) of Engineering; VP of Program Execution; and VP of Products. Currently, Karen serves as the VP of Alpha, where she is responsible for providing automated test solutions to one the world’s largest semiconductor customers.
Prior to joining Astronics, Karen worked for Sony Trans Com Inc. for five years where she served as the Manager, Software Engineering. She also worked at Hughes-Avicom International for 13 years, where she served in various positions such as Deputy Director of Product Engineering and Director of Systems Engineering.
Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science from University of California, Irvine and also received her Masters of Business Administration from California State, Fullerton. In addition to her education, Karen was honored as one of “Fifty Women of Distinction” by California State University, Fullerton in 2007 and was also named Outstanding Women in Technology for 2007. She holds three patents related to digital audio and video distribution systems.