Samuel S. Weiss, Altium
Altium appoints Samuel S. Weiss as new Chairman
News Release from:
16 October 2007
Altium the developer of unified electronic product development solutions, has announced the appointment of Samuel S. Weiss as Non-Executive Chairman. He replaces Carl Rooke as Chairman following Carl's announcement to retire the chair position after seven years. Carl will continue in his position of non-executive director for the board and as a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Sam was appointed to Altium’s Board on 1 January 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Oroton Group Ltd, GLG Corp Ltd, IPGA Ltd, the Benevolent Society and The Sydney Festival. Sam previously was the non-executive Chairman of Oroton Group and brings valuable business experience from his former roles as Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Gateway Computers and COO for Nike Europe.
“I am delighted about the opportunity to serve as Altium’s Chairman, particularly at this exciting period of growth for the company,” said Mr Sam Weiss. “I look forward to working with the board and the executive as we continue to develop our plans to deliver our technology into the hands of the hundreds of thousands of potential users around the world.”
“Sam’s experience in strategic planning and managing organizational growth has already had a positive impact on our business,” said Mr Nick Martin, Altium’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, “I look forward to working with the board under Sam’s chairmanship as we continue to build and deliver our world leading unified design technology and serve those who create and deliver the next generation of intelligent electronic products that serve our community today and into the future.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Carl Rooke who in his capacity as Chairman, has overseen Altium’s transition from a private company, through the IPO to public company, into the position of strength we are in today.”