5 October 2011

Osram Opto appoints new chief operating officer

Optoelectronic component maker Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH says that Frank Tillner has succeeded Elke Eckstein as chief operating officer, taking over responsibility for the chip and LED production plants at its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany and in Penang, Malaysia. Tillner, 51 and a native of Aachen, Germany, has many years of experience in semiconductor processes and production. He was last employed as senior VP at solar system maker Conergy AG.

“With his long-standing experience in the sector, he not only has an immense specialized knowledge but also the management expertise required to meet the demands of the various processes at Osram Opto Semiconductors,” comments Osram Opto’s CEO Aldo Kamper.

Tillner’s career began in the semiconductor sector 26 years ago. Following his studies in physics engineering, his first post was with Siemens AG, where he was a process engineer for lithography in the Semiconductor Memories division. Tillner has since held various positions at the firm, including six years in Essonnes, France. He has also worked with Texas Instruments GmbH, Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG.

Executive posts included chief operating officer for the Secure Mobile Solutions Group of Infineon AG; senior VP, production & purchasing at Qimonda AG, and senior VP, solar components & global large projects at Conergy AG. Osram Opto says that, due to his expertise in product and technological development, marketing, logistics, quality and finances, along with his worldwide responsibility for production plants, Tillner brings a wealth of experience and a holistic view of organizational structures to his new position.

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