-- former CEO Stephane Renard takes on new role as executive chairman
7 march 2003 -- MEMs developer Tronic's Microsystems, Grenoble, has appointed Peter Pfluger as its CEO. Founding CEO, Stephane Renard becomes Executive Chairman.
Pfluger, who was previously CEO of the Phonak Group and of the CSEM, brings a wealth of experience in operating both medical device and microelectronic companies, and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects.
According to Renard, Pfluger joins the company at a pivotal time in the company's development. Apart from "spearheading" day-to-day operations, Pfluger will also focus on building the business and operational infrastructure needed to drive the company forward.
"Tronic's is well positioned to become a leading provider of strategic custom MEMS devices," said Pfluger. "I am excited about the opportunity to lead the company through its next stage of growth. The company is setting the pace to produce new custom MEMS devices for customers across the world."
Most recently, Pfluger served for five years as CEO of the Phonak Group (Switzerland), which specialized in developing and producing cutting-edge hearing aid systems. There, he had overall corporate responsibilities for renewing the product portfolio, and creating structures and procedures to increase company size.
Prior to this position, he had been during seven years the managing director of CSEM SA (Switzerland), a semi-private organization for engineering, applied R&D and custom product developments in the field of MEMS, microtechnologies and IC design. Previously, he also led the Silicon Power Devices and Technologies R&D Group, at the ABB Technology Centre in Switzerland.
Pfluger holds a Masters degree in Physics and he received his PhD in materials sciences from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM Research Laboratories in San Jose, California.
He is also a member of the board of directors at several High-Tech companies and consults for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Public Economy, in Technology and Innovation matters.