AUSTIN, Tex.--Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector here has made two appointments to its wholly owned subsidiary, Metrowerks Inc., a Canadian-based software tools developer.
Metrowerks' two most senior executives, Jean Belanger and Greg Galanos, have been appointed to strategic roles within Motorola and David Perkins has been named president of Metrowerks.
Belanger, formerly served as chairman and CEO Metrowerks, which Motorola acquired in September, and Galanos, the company's founder, was president and chief technology officer. They both will report to the office of the president of Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. Perkins previously has served as senior vice president of business development at Metrowerks.
"One of Motorola's major interests in acquiring Metrowerks was to quickly gain the expertise needed to help us define and execute the software strategy for enabling our DigitalDNA embedded solutions leadership," explained Fred Shlapak, senior vice president and assistant to the president of Motorola SPS.
"We knew we needed not only a comprehensive set of software tools, but also a team that is experienced in working with our partners; people who will ensure we are in tune with the distinctions and requirements of this market," Shlapak noted. "With Jean and Greg, the software industry will be expertly represented in the Office of the President of the Semiconductor Products Sector."
Shlapak said that Belanger will focus on mergers and acquisitions across the entire sector. Galanos, who founded Metrowerks in 1985 in Montreal, will develop the software strategy for Motorola SPS.
Perkins joined Metrowerks in 1995 as chief financial officer, becoming the company's senior vice president of business development the following year. In this role, he helped develop Metrowerks' partnership with Motorola, which led to the acquisition .
Belanger, Galanos and Perkins all remain on the board of directors of Metrowerks.
Agilent names new VP and CIO
PALO ALTO, Calif.-- Agilent Technologies Inc. here has appointed Marty Chuck vice president and chief information officer. As Agilent's first CIO, Chuck will be responsible for all aspects of the company's worldwide information technology (IT) environment, including information systems, data and voice communications, and data center operations. He will report to Bob Walker, Agilent's chief financial officer.
Chuck, 40, is a 15-year veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co., which spun off its test and measurement business as Agilent and is planning to take the new company public (see Oct. 28 story). Most recently, he served as global IT infrastructure services manager for Agilent during the company's reorganization process. In that capacity, he was responsible for defining, developing and managing Agilent's global technology infrastructure.
"I am delighted to have someone of Marty's caliber at the helm of Agilent's IT organization," said Walker. "Marty combines a strong business focus and technology background with 15 years in the information systems and technology world. With his expertise in leading major change, Marty is well equipped to handle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Agilent."
Chuck holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Chico State University in California, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Steag MicroTech hires TI veteran as COO in Europe
PLIEZHAUSEN, Germany -- Steag MicroTech GmbH, a unit of Steag Electronic Systems AG, has appointed Heinz Pichler, a former Texas Instruments Inc. executive, to the new position of chief operating officer.
He will be responsible for directing global operations for Steag MicroTech's automated wet processing systems. Specifically, Pichler, 55 will oversee manufacturing of the company's wet cleaning product lines.
Noted Michael Fink, Steag MicroTech's CEO, "With more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Heinz has demonstrated strengths in increasing profitability and productivity, reducing cycle time and improving overall customer satisfaction."
Pichler spent 27 years at TI in various international locations. Most recently, he served as the worldwide operations manager for Texas Instruments Materials & Controls in Freising, Germany. Before that, Pichler served in other management capacities that included business and product planning, quality management and control, marketing and engineering/production planning.