Monday, August 13, 2012

Applications VP appointed

Excelsys Technologies has appointed Kevin Parmenter as Vice President Applications Engineering, USA. He comes from Exar Corporation where he was the Director of Advanced Technical Marketing for digital power products.

Kevin Parmenter
"Excelsys is committed to excellence in applications engineering and customer support and is dedicating the necessary resources to provide support second to none” states Gary Duffy, Excelsys CEO. "Kevin’s strong strategic marketing background and leadership skills, complemented by his knowledge of power electronics applications and markets, will help Excelsys win in this space. He has proven track record of success in this market. His understanding of the critical issues facing our customers and markets makes him the ideal choice to lead our applications engineering in USA”.

With over 25 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry, Kevin has held roles with Freescale Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. Kevin has also had extensive experience as a design engineer in the medical electronics and military electronics field.

Kevin has served as the past president and served on the board of directors of PSMA (Power Sources Manufacturers Association),  and was the General Chair of APEC 2009 (IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference). Kevin has a BSEE from Purdue University, Indianapolis and BS in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. He is a long time member of the IEEE in addition to holding both Amateur Extra class FCC license, and an FCC Commercial Radiotelephone License.

Kevin has published many articles, been a guest author in industry publications written applications notes and white papers and has chaired sessions at IEEE and other industry conferences as a subject matter expert.

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