EpiGaN nv today announced the appointment of Claus Geisler as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective March 1st, 2014. Mr. Geisler brings extensive expertise in the semiconductor industry, executive management and the investment community to EpiGaN.
“EpiGaN has a strong technical foundation and leading-edge products,” said Dr. Marianne Germain, Co-founder and CEO of EpiGaN. “Mr. Geisler will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the company. We’re very pleased to have an industry executive with his experience lead our board."
“This is a great opportunity to be part of the Board of Directors of EpiGaN, a company focused on winning in the power and RF markets through innovation,” Claus Geisler said. “I look forward working with the management team to drive EpiGaN's expansion and to grow the business globally. I am convinced that EpiGaN will play an important role in the industrialization of GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology in the near future."
Mr. Geisler has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. After several management positions in the semiconductor industry, he worked the last 18 years at Siemens/ Infineon in Munich. At Siemens/Infineon, most of his time was dedicated to the power semiconductor business, in which Infineon is the market leader. Mr. Geisler retired as a Sr. Vice President at Infineon and as a board member of the automotive division. He holds a degree of electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld.