Simoncic promoted to COO role at Microchip Technology

3rd April 2024
Mick Elliott

Microchip Technology has appointed Rich Simoncic as Chief Operating Officer.

He will report to Ganesh Moorthy, who remains President and CEO.

Rich Simoncic joined Microchip as a new college graduate in 1989 and has had progressively increasing product development, operational and business unit responsibilities.

He founded the analogue business at Microchip in 1998 and has been instrumental in building it to a more than $2 billion annual revenue business through a combination of organic efforts as well as acquisitions.

He was promoted to Vice President in 1995, Corporate Vice President in 2001, Senior Vice President in 2019 and Executive Vice President in 2023.

“Rich has expanded his role over the last few years, beyond leading our analogue businesses, by assisting me with several corporate initiatives, including strategic planning, acquisitions, total system solutions, market megatrends, use of artificial intelligence within Microchip and Investor Relations activities. Going forward, Rich and I will jointly manage the worldwide Microchip enterprise so that we can apply our combined leadership capacity to engage the opportunities and challenges ahead of us,” said Ganesh Moorthy, Microchip’s President and CEO.

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