18 June 2010


Cascade appoints new president & CEO

The board of directors of Cascade Microtech Inc of Beaverton, OR, USA, which provides production test products including probe cards and test sockets for wafers, ICs, packages, circuit boards and modules as well as MEMS and LED devices, has named Michael D. Burger as president & CEO (starting on 6 July). Burger was also elected to the board.

Most recently, Burger was president & CEO of Beaverton-based PCB maker Merix Corp, a subsidiary of Viasystems Group Inc, where he worked since 2007 and where he will continue to serve on the board. Previously, he was president of the Components Business of Flextronics Corp. Prior to Flextronics, he was president & board member of ZILOG Corp.

For more than 20 years, Burger has grown high technology businesses both domestically and in China, says Cascade. The firm reckons that his extensive experience will be important to its global businesses development. Burger also holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the New Mexico State University and a certificate from the Stanford University International Executive Management Program.

“Michael’s background in electronics manufacturing and semiconductor-related industries makes him a perfect fit as Cascade’s new CEO,” believes chairman Dr F. Paul Carlson. “I have confidence that he will make significant, long-term positive contributions to Cascade,” he adds.

“Cascade Microtech has great technology strengths, large and expanding market opportunities and a dedicated group of employees worldwide,” says Burger, who targets continuing operating improvements and enhancing customer satisfaction.

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