Following its acquisition by FTC Technologies, MEMS foundry Micralyne announced this week plans to expand its MEMS solutions and services business in 2016. Building on its current base of customers in several industries, the company plans to provide solutions based on its experience in MEMS chip design, packaging, and integration. Micralyne also announced key executive leadership appointments to drive their business expansion and partnerships in 2016 and beyond. Paul Pickering has been appointed as Micralyne's Chief Revenue Officer with responsibility for marketing, sales and business development on a global basis. He will work with Mike Ciprick, President and CEO, and the company's Board of Directors to develop the new strategies and implementation programs.
Mr. Pickering brings a 30-year career as a sales and marketing semiconductor professional. Prior to joining Micralyne, Pickering was VP of Worldwide Sales for Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) based in California. He has also led global sales and marketing organizations for multiple public semiconductor manufacturers as well as several technology start-up companies. Mr. Pickering has more than 18 years of corporate executive experience in sales and marketing.
Concurrent with Paul Pickering's appointment, Collin Twanow will become VP of Engineering for Micralyne. Mr. Twanow is a fifteen year veteran of Micralyne and has provided a broad contribution to Micralyne in various roles including his most recent role as VP of Sales and Marketing. This change will allow Mr. Twanow to focus on client technical engagements and lead the expanded development engineering team. Mr. Twanow's experience also includes lecturing on MEMS and microfabrication topics at the University of Alberta.
Pickering, Twanow will both report to Ciprick. Yan Qi, who continues to be the VP of Operations, will also report to Ciprick.
"I am thrilled about the opportunities ahead in the MEMS business and the potential to expand our business and partnerships to serve our current and new customers in growing markets. We are excited to have Paul on board to lead our customer facing programs. Together with Collin now leading development of our valued engineering platforms and capabilities, we aim to delight our customers with our broad MEMS design support and high value MEMS solutions," Ciprick stated.
During 2016, Micralyne said it will continue to advance its business across key segments and expand the ecosystem of partners, industry links, and IP providers to enable the most complete set of MEMS solution capabilities in the industry. Micralyne is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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