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Alison McKenzie

Alison McKenzie

Director, Product Engineering

Alison sets PEER Group product direction, collaborating with customers and aligning with industry advancements to create an innovative, flexible product portfolio that adapts with changing needs. She defines product marketing strategies, pricing and sales processes. She also collaborates with PEER Group R&D and leads the technical teams responsible for delivering quality product offerings. Alison drives continuous improvement initiatives across the entire product portfolio and motivates her team to deliver innovative products against the planned roadmap.

Alison joined PEER Group in 1996 and has worked in a variety of capacities from software developer to project manager for customers in high-technology industries. Her ability to develop strong customer relationships and provide creative technical solutions resulted in Alison leading several multi-year strategic partnership engagements with global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing. In 2007, when Alison became the technical product manager, she defined and formalized PEER Group’s product management process and implemented it across our product portfolio. In 2012, her role expanded to product manager, with the added responsibility of product marketing. In 2014, Alison became the Director, Product Engineering.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Engineering Management in Computer Engineering and Management from McMaster University.

  • 150+
    OEM customers
  • 60,000+
    active equipment connections
  • 80+
    tool platforms automated
  • 100+
    fab acceptances