u-blox announces CEO transition effective 1 January 2023
Thomas Seiler to step down as CEO on 31 December 2022 after more than 20 years of leading the company; he will remain member of the Board of Directors and as such provide advice leveraging his extensive experience. Stephan Zizala will assume the role of CEO on 1 January 2023.
u-blox have announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Stephan Zizala as the Company’s new CEO, effective 1 January 2023. Mr. Zizala will join u-blox on 1 October 2022 and will take over the CEO responsibilities from Thomas Seiler, u-blox’s current CEO, who will assist with a smooth transition until his retirement on 31 December 2022, following more than 20 years at the helm of u-blox.
Following his retirement, Mr. Seiler will continue to serve as board member of u-blox, providing advice to the company. He will chair a newly formed strategy committee.
During his 20 years as CEO of u-blox, Mr. Seiler has transformed the Company into a leading global provider of wireless communications technology for positioning and connectivity. Under his leadership, u-blox developed into a global organisation with subsidiaries in 32 countries and 1,300 employees worldwide. With a distinctive solutions’ approach for industrial and automotive customers, a global market presence, innovative research and development and an active acquisition strategy, u-blox today is strongly anchored in all continents and serves more than 12,000 customers worldwide.
"u-blox has become a leading provider of positioning and connectivity technology for the automotive and industrial markets. Given the strong position with all our stakeholders, I consider the timing ideal to now initiate the succession at the top of u-blox. We are pleased to have Stephan, a highly accomplished executive and a proven leader with an extensive experience in semiconductor technology in both the industrial and automotive markets, joining our team. We are grateful for the outstanding leadership Thomas has provided to u-blox over the years. His initiatives and dedicated leadership are the basis of u‑blox's success and culture. We are grateful that he will continue to support u-blox' strategic development as a member of the Board of Directors and ensure continuity of the transition at the top," said André Müller, Chairman of the Board of u‑blox.