Dr. Robert G. Andosca announced this week his resignation as President and CEO from microGen Systems to pursue new Internet of Things (IoT) technology interests both academically and via starting other new companies. "Robert has made significant inroads and brought this technology and company to be the leading provider of piezo-MEMS based vibrational energy harvesters in the world," said Mr. Michael Perrotta, the newly appointed CEO.
"As I have completed the work to introduce this disruptive technology and associated products to the IoT market, it is now clear to me that being on the forefront of technology is where my passion lies. The company is in good hands and should have a very prosperous future,” Dr. Andosca commented.
"Fortunately, Robert remains a trusted Advisor to the company, and we look forward to making microGen successful in the marketplace and in tune with Robert's vision for the company," Mr. Perrotta added.
Mr. Perrotta is a 7-year veteran at microGen, having served as Interim CEO in 2011 and 2012. While in the CFO/COO position, he has been deeply engaged in business development and product commercialization. After a 25-year career with two Fortune 50 companies domestically and internationally, Mr. Perrotta has either founded, or played roles as CEO, CFO and COO at multiple startups on the East and West coasts, always working in business development.
Dr. Andosca founded microGen in February 2007 and built the company while finishing his Ph.D. research on piezoelectric MEMS (piezo-MEMS) vibration energy harvesters (VEH) prototyping at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (http://www.cnf.cornell.edu) in Ithaca, NY, and performing the fundamental theoretical work with his co-Founder, Dr. Junru Wu, a Professor at the Physics Department at The University of Vermont (http://www.uvm.edu). The wafer-level packaged piezo-MEMS VEH power source devices that scavenge ambient mechanical vibration from the environment are now in 200mm high-volume silicon substrate production at X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe (http://www.xfab.com) in Itzehoe, Germany. In addition, numerous energy harvesting products have been or are in the process of being released for IoT applications.
microGen Systems is a leading supplier of MEMS based piezoelectric vibrational energy harvesting power generators and systems. The company's energy harvesters provide perpetual power essential to the growth of the Internet of Things. The company has been positioning itself as a key player in the IoT ecosystem as it continues to engage with partners across the value chain of applications.
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