I guess in any career -- especially when you are moving upward, the timing is everything. Noonen, in my opinion, did a great job at NXP when it came to explaining the company's vision for high-performance mixed signal strategy; I would like to know more about what exactly were the "turnaround" moments for Glofo in the last two years...
Perhaps Junko but I remain sceptical...I worked for number of CEOs in my life and have difficulty seeing anyone making a dramatic difference in 18 months in an organization of certain complexity that has lots of inertia...perhaps some GloFo employees want to chime in
I know Mike, and he's a smart, but let's say he's your average 'turnaround guy'. So, he goes from the classic publicly held or private equity world to an Emirate-owned entity. And has a very short stint. Does that say more about Mike, or about what it means to work for an Emirate?
Sure, I understand why many people would take a stint like that...but saying that he actually made a siginifant impact in 18 month is overstated...even Steve Jobs probably could not make an impact in such a short period of time...markets forces, customers, products already in deevlopment, thousands of people already working in GF likely had much larger impact than one short lived CEO
I know little about Mike Noonen and his capabilities. However, another outstanding Marketing executive left GF about 1-2 months earlier -- Kevin Meyer.
For several years I was astonished watching a promenade of GF's marketing and sales executives -- puzzled by their selection -- while there was a proven and among industry's very best resources already in the company. Very strange and disappointing since the industry needs a successful GF
@sranje, very interesting. Thanks for sharing the story about Mr. Meyer. I haven't had an opportunity to meet with him and I did not know that he, too, recently left GloFo...it feels like there is more to the story.
Dear Junko, when GF acquired Chartered it also acquired two of the industry best Sales and Marketing executives. Instead of recognizing that, GF and ATIC brought a parade of, looking at their record, somewhat questionable resources.
As Steve Jobs said -- tolerate only "A" players... Hopefully GF is on a strong rebound -- its technology and operational teams are certainly world-class.
BTW, Mike Rekuc promptly left and now runs the Global Sales and Marketing as one of SMIC's top executives. The last time I checked -- SMIC had eight or more quarters of growth and profitability....
Well, I don't know why Mike Noonen resigned his position, but I am going to respect his decision and his comments. One thing for sure that caught my eyes about his comments is that he said: "cost-effectiveness back to Moore's Law." A few months ago we were talking about Moore's Law within another article and some people said it was dead and that Charles you don't know what you are talking aobut. Well, if Moore's Law is dead, it sure continue to keep on living. Thanks for the comment Mke Noonen.
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