SVTC Technologies, the
leading commercialization service provider for new emerging silicon-based technologies
in areas such as CMOS, MEMS, photovoltaics and other related nanotechnologies,
today announced Bert Bruggeman has become Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bruggeman
was the founder of SVTC Technologies and until recently served as Vice President
of Operations. During his tenure, Bruggeman instilled a passion for operational
excellence and a commitment to customer success.
"SVTC has evolved tremendously since its beginning and has proven to be
a valuable, cost-effective and IP-secure solutions provider enabling customers
to take their novel concepts from lab to fab," said Bruggeman. "As
our markets continue to grow, I look forward to working with our experienced
team to enhance our differentiated, value-added solutions for our customers
to accelerate innovation in a dynamic and changed economy."
Mr. Bruggeman brings a wealth of experience to SVTC having held several leadership
positions in technology development, commercialization and operations within
the semiconductor industry, including Vice President of Solar Wafering Manufacturing
at MEMC and Senior Director of Process Technology Development and Worldwide
Foundry Operations at Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Bruggeman was also the Director
of Operations and Product Engineering at Silicon Light Machines, a start-up
in the field of optical MEMS devices. He began his career at the IMEC R&D
facility in Leuven, Belgium.
"With his proven leadership and success in managing SVTC since its inception,
Bert is the right person to lead the company into its next major growth and
development phase," said Luis Arzubi, a partner at Tallwood Venture Capital.
"Bert's operational expertise and customer focus will be instrumental in
further strengthening SVTC's role as the leader of technology commercialization
services. We are pleased to have him join our Board of Directors."
Joe Bronson, former CEO of SVTC, will remain on the company's board. "We
thank Joe for the leadership and contributions he provided as chief executive
and look forward to his continued dedication to SVTC," said Bill Pade,
a partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners.