4 November 2021
Qorvo appoints Philip Chesley as president of IDP to succeed James Klein
Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has appointed Philip Chesley as president of its Infrastructure & Defense Products (IDP) segment, reporting to president & CEO Bob Bruggeworth. He succeeds James Klein, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.
“Philip has a proven track record growing world-class organizations at leading technology companies,” comments Bruggeworth. “His deep expertise in RF, power, data communications, automotive, industrial and aerospace/defense markets will serve Qorvo well as he leads our talented IDP team to drive growth.”
Chesley most recently served as VP & general manager of the Industrial and Communications business unit at Renesas. He was previously senior VP & general manager of the Automotive, Aerospace and Analog Product Group at Intersil, which was acquired by Renesas in 2017. He joined Intersil in 2004 and served in several executive leadership roles. Prior to that, he was a founder and a director at Primarion, a pioneer in software-programmable digital multiphase power architectures, which was purchased by Infineon. Chesley earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.
“We are grateful to James Klein for his years of commercial and technology leadership of IDP,” comments Bruggeworth. “James and his teams have established Qorvo as a leader in high-value markets while more than doubling the size of the business and diversifying Qorvo’s business mix.”