New CEO at module maker u-blox
Swiss module maker u-blox has appointed Stephan Zizala as CEO from 1st January 2023.
He replaces Thomas Seiler, who will retire as CEO on 31 December 2022 after more than 20 years of leading the company. Seiler will remain member of the Board of Director and will chair a newly formed strategy committee.
Zizala will join u-blox on 1 October 2022 from Infineon Technologies where he managed the Automotive High Power business unit, responsible for power semiconductors for electric vehicles, among other things. From 2009 to 2014, he managed the Industrial and Multimarket Microcontroller product area.
Under Seiler, u-blox has become a leading global provider of wireless communications technology for positioning and connectivity in industrial and automotive applications with subsidiaries in 32 countries and 1,300 employees worldwide.
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“u-blox has become a leading provider of positioning and connectivity technology for the automotive and industrial markets,” said André Müller, Chairman of the Board of u blox. “Given the strong position with all our stakeholders, I consider the timing ideal to now initiate the succession at the top of u-blox. We are pleased to have Stephan, a highly accomplished executive and a proven leader with an extensive experience in semiconductor technology in both the industrial and automotive markets, joining our team,” he said.
“We are grateful for the outstanding leadership Thomas has provided to u-blox over the years. His initiatives and dedicated leadership are the basis of u blox’s success and culture. We are grateful that he will continue to support u-blox’ strategic development as a member of the Board of Directors and ensure continuity of the transition at the top,” he said.
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