VP of Design Quality receives award for contribution to development of key power standard
Don Gerstle, Murata Power Solutions' Vice President of Design Quality has received a Distinguished Committee Service Award from the IPC. The award was made in appreciation and recognition of contributions in the development of IPC-9592A, Requirements for Power Conversion Devices for the Computer and Telecommunications Industries.
CHH CoNeX appoints new Purchasing Manager
Witton-based cable assembly, integrated products and logistics services provider, CHH CoNeX, has appointed Kevin Sharps as Purchasing Manager as part of its strategy to increase efficiencies and performance throughout the business.
Paul Tizard 30.03.54 - 29.10.10
A true media man, Paul Tizard sadly passed away on October 29 following an accident at his home in Westerham, Kent. A true media man, Paul played hard, played hard and played hard. Then, if there was any time left for media buying, he could do that as well. During his time with Primary Contact, JDK and eventually Tiga, which he helped form, Paul handled some of the biggest accounts in the electronics industry and was known for his hard bargaining.
AnalogicTech Announces New Board Member
Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. today announced that Jason L. Carlson has been appointed to serve on the Company's Board of Directors. AnalogicTech's Board now consists of seven members, six of whom are independent under Nasdaq rules.
Analog Devices Appoints Carsten Suckrow As European Vice President Of Sales
Analog Devices, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Carsten Suckrow to the position of Vice President of Sales, EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Altium bolsters its position in the European markets
Altium has announced key new appointments within its European team, underlining the importance of the European market and regional business activities. Altium has appointed Martin Harris, former VP Sales & Support EMEA at Altium Europe, to regional CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Energy Micro appoints Andrea Marchi as VP of Sales for Asia-Pacific
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller company, has announced the appointment of Andrea Marchi as VP of Sales for the APAC region.
Zytronic expands sales team for Asia
Zytronic, leading designer and manufacturer of Projected Capacitive Technology (PTC)-based touch sensors, announces the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Mark Perry as sales manager for Asia. With growing demand for Zytronic's patented touch sensor technology products in Asia, Perry's responsibilities will include supporting existing customers, working with Zytronic's current representatives and distributors and also developing additional sales channels across the region.
Ultravolt Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
UltraVolt, Inc., the world-leading manufacturer of standard-product DC-to-DC high-voltage power supplies, is pleased to announce that they have a new addition to the company. Tom Pawluk has joined their family as the new Chief Financial Officer.
Silica Extends Senior Management Team in UK and Nordic
SILICA today announced two new appointments to its senior management team in Europe. Nigel Ward is joining SILICA as country director for the UK & Ireland and Bill Osterlund is being promoted to become SILICA Nordic sales director. The appointments are part of SILICA's growth strategy for the UK and the Nordic regions.
Guifx Names Morgan Strauss as Company President
Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced it has named Morgan Strauss as the company's new president. Formerly Guifx's director of operations, Strauss will lead the company as it continues to grow and expand its presence in the home automation and embedded systems markets.
Andreas Schneider joins EnOcean board of management
EnOcean GmbH has appointed Andreas Schneider, Executive VP and Co-founder of EnOcean, to the board of management, with effect from 1 October 1 2010, the start of the new business year. As Chief Marketing Officer he will assume responsibility for sales, marketing and product management. Together with Markus Brehler, who as CEO will focus increasingly on corporate strategy, and Uwe Thumm, who is as CFO responsible for business management, Schneider will continue to promote the company's technology and drive business growth on a global scale.
Nigel Starkey joins Wilson Process Systems as new Purchasing Manager
Wilson Process Systems has recently appointed Nigel Starkey as Purchasing Manager. Starkey's first task has been to restructure the internal purchasing team and implement systems to manage the supply chain network to ensure that despite the challenging market conditions which have led to some component lead times moving out, WPS will always seek to have sufficient inventory to fulfil its customers' requirements for assembled PCBs on time.
Graeme Clark joins Link Microtek as calibration and service engineer
Link Microtek has appointed Graeme Clark as calibration and service engineer.
C-MAC MicroTechnology hires experienced industry executive
C-MAC MicroTechnology today announced the appointment of Karen Oddey as CEO of its Aerospace and Defence Electronics company.
Everlight Electronics Names Bert Loburg Director Distribution Management EMEA
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE:2393] appointed Bert Loburg to the newly created position of Director, Distribution Management EMEA, effective from September 23, 2010. Focal points of his new role will be a structural revision of the company's distribution management, to prepare the sales channel organisation for further growth and to develop and introduce additional professional distribution tools.
Forte Design Systems Names Mike Arai, President, General Manager of Japan Office
Forte Design Systems today appointed Masayuki (Mike) Arai to the position of president and general manager of Forte Design Systems KK in Yokohama, Japan.
Soitec strengthens industrial operations team with the nomination of Francis Taroni
Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, announced today that the company has appointed Francis Taroni to the position of Senior Vice President, Industrial Operations. In keeping with the group's continuing growth and expanding operations, Taroni will develop and implement the most appropriate industrial organization for the development of Soitec, which is renowned for its strong high-volume production capabilities.
National Instruments Appoints Alex Davern as Chief Operating Officer
National Instruments announced today that Alex Davern has been appointed executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. As COO, Davern will focus on enhancing the alignment between sales, manufacturing, legal, finance and IT functions to maintain the strength of the core business and drive system-level sales growth. Davern will continue to serve as the National Instruments CFO.
Synaptics Appoints Long-Time Executive, Russell J. Knittel, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer; Thomas J. Tiernan Steps Down
Synaptics announced the appointment of Russell J. Knittel as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer following the resignation for personal reasons of Thomas J. Tiernan as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director. Mr. Knittel will also be joining the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is instituting an immediate search for a successor President and Chief Executive Officer.
New President for ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology announced the appointment of Daniel Yang as the President. Yang will be responsible for leading worldwide sales and directing product roadmaps and marketing. Jim Liu, CEO of ADLINK, said, "Daniel Yang brings a wealth of proven leadership and invaluable experience to the company. We are very pleased to have him accept this new position and look forward to continued success under his stewardship."
Stephen F. Austin University Renames Endowed Scholarship Fund to Honor Robert L. Banks, Retired STMicroelectronics Executive
STMicroelectronics announced the renaming of an endowed scholarship fund in honor of retired executive Robert L. Banks. The scholarship, originally in the name of STMicroelectronics, was established in 2007 to benefit students at Stephen F. Austin University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.
James Bell appointed Head of Sales at Rapid Electronics
Rapid Electronics has made a significant addition to its senior management team with the appointment of James Bell as Head of Sales. James brings a wealth of industry experience to the Colchester-based electronic components distributor. Having started his electronics career in his native South Africa, James spent 15 years in a range of management positions at Premier Farnell, achieving significant sales growth for the company throughout Europe. Most recently managing director in UK and Ireland, he played an industry leading role in Farnell's implementation of the RoHS directive.
Polar Instruments appoints Neil Chamberlain as Signal Integrity Product Manager
Polar Instruments - a specialist provider of tools for PCB design, fabrication and test - announces that Neil Chamberlain has been appointed as Signal Integrity Product Manager, in addition to his existing role as European Sales Manager.
Forte Design Systems Names Mike Arai, President, General Manager of Japan Office
Forte Design Systems, a leading provider of High-Level Synthesis software, today appointed Masayuki (Mike) Arai to the position of president and general manager of Forte Design Systems KK in Yokohama, Japan.
Broadcasting Pioneer joins Mirics Board
Mirics, developer of FlexiTV, the world's first commercial software-based global TV receiver, today announced the appointment of Dr. John Forrest as a Non-executive Director and board Chairman. Dr. Forrest has extensive experience founding, managing and advising companies in the broadcast and other high technology sectors, which, coupled with his knowledge of government and industry bodies, will prove invaluable as Mirics continues to expand its global presence.
Etek Europe Appoints new Sales Director
Etek Europe, a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronics industry, are delighted to announce that Robert Pitchford has been appointed as Sales Director.
Self-powered wireless technology pioneer appoints John Corbett
EnOcean GmbH is expanding its customer facing organisation in the UK with the appointment of John Corbett as Sales Director. With his 25 years semiconductor industry sales and marketing experience, John Corbett will expand EnOcean's sales activities in the UK and further strengthen its close relationships with UK OEMs.
Professor Dr. Chenming Hu Joins the Inphi Board of Directors
Inphi Corporation, a fabless provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu has joined its Board of Directors.
New chief executive at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is taking a stand on innovation and continuity with the change in its top management. As of October 1, 2010, Aldo Kamper (40), a proven LED expert and time-tested executive, is succeeding Dr. Rüdiger Müller (65) who, after heading the optoelectronic semiconductor business for 22 years at OSRAM and formerly at Siemens, is bidding farewell upon reaching retirement age. Martin Goetzeler, CEO of the parent company, OSRAM, said: Down to this very day, Dr. Rüdiger Müller has been one of the driving forces worldwide in the development of LED technology, which now reaches far into our everyday lives. With Aldo Kamper, we have been able to win a successor from our own ranks someone who will advance OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and make his own mark."
BTU International Appoints Bruce Quigley as Global Service Manager
BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the appointment of Bruce Quigley as global service manager.
Sean Redmond appointed VP Sales at Vector Fabrics
Vector Fabrics announces the appointment of Sean Redmond as Vice President Sales. Bringing over 26 years experience in the embedded semiconductor industry, Mr. Redmond is leading sales and strategic collaborations for Vector Fabrics' newly released embedded system parallelization tools.
AMD Appoints Donald Newell as Server Chief Technology Officer
AMD announced the appointment of Donald Newell as vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Server. A distinguished engineer with more than 20 patents filed, Newell previously served as a senior principal engineer leading the System-on-Chip (SoC) and datacenter networking architecture groups within Intel Labs before joining AMD to lead its server roadmap and platform design programs.
Teknek appoints new sales and marketing manager
Ruaridh Nicolson has been appointed sales and marketing manager at Teknek, the global leader in yield improvement technology (www.teknek.com ).
Cambridge Consultants Appoints Business Development Manager To Expand Wireless Expertise Into Emerging Markets
Cambridge Consultants has today announced the appointment of Tim Phipps as a business developer for its wireless team. The appointment highlights the continued success and high demand for Cambridge Consultants' wireless division, now one of the world's largest independent team of wireless communications specialists.
Semrock Expands Field Sales Team
Semrock has appointed Brian O'Flaherty, PhD in the capacity of Sales Engineer for the Northeast region effective August 1.
Everlight Electronics Appoints Ilkan Çokgör New Vice President Global Marketing
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the appointment of Ilkan Çokgör as Vice President Global Marketing. Mr. Çokgör brings to his new position nearly 20 years of product development, marketing, sales and business development experience in solid state lighting, data storage, telecommunications, and sensors. He joins from Intematix Corporation, where he served as Director of Marketing and Business Development. Here as well as in previous management positions, he successfully established marketing organizations, distribution channels, OEM customer relations, and strategic partnerships. The experienced team leader is author of numerous journal and conference publications and articles in the fields of LEDs, sensors, fiber optics, data storage, and computing and has delivered numerous public presentations. Mr. Çokgör holds a PhD in Optoelectronics and an MS in Digital Electronics from King's College, University of London.
New Scale Technologies names David Simpson vice president of sales and marketing
New Scale Technologies has named industry veteran David Simpson to the newly-created position of vice president of marketing and sales. Simpson has 24 years of experience in sales and marketing of technical products and services. Most recently with New Scale's strategic partner austriamicrosystems, he was instrumental in introducing New Scale's SQUIGGLE micro motor to austriamicrosystems' worldwide direct sales force and distribution network. In this role he drove sales, marketing, engineering and channel activities for the companies' jointly-developed micro-mechatronic systems.
National Association of Corporate Directors Announces 2010 Director of the Year Award Winners
The National Association of Corporate Directors today announced the winners of the 2010 NACD Director of the Year awards:
congatec continues to expand its sales organization in Europe
congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, announces the appointment of Bob Pickles as Business Development Manager for the UK. Based at congatec's new UK sales and marketing office, Mr Pickles will be responsible for the multi-channel distribution strategy that includes both partner and direct sales.