(July 29th 2010) – Hamilton, Bermuda – Energy technology specialists MicroPower Global Limited today announced the appointment of Tim Kenny and Tristan Lewinsohn to the company’s board, and confirmed the recent arrival of four engineers at the company’s technical base in Texas.
The two new directors were officially approved yesterday, as were existing board members, at MicroPower’s first Annual General Meeting in Bermuda while the technical personnel began working for the company earlier this summer.
Tim Kenny joins the MicroPower board as a non-executive director having most recently served as president and chief executive officer of QBE the Americas prior to his retirement in September 2008. While CEO, he took the company from less than $100 million in revenue to over $4 billion.
Tristan Lewinsohn was also appointed to the board as Director of Business Development, having previously served as a VP to the company. He has been actively involved since 2008 and has lent his weight to key strategic and marketing initiatives.
Earlier in the summer, the company’s US subsidiary also welcomed four new members to the technical team working at Texas State University in San Marcos – Dr. Guido Klap, Dr. Jerry Chen, Lenore McLaughlin, and Robert Kilbourn.
Dr. Guido Klap is responsible for thermoelectric contact development at MicroPower. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering, and PhD in Nano-Chemistry, and worked for Philips Semiconductor for several years.
Dr. Jerry Chen is responsible for energy diode process development. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Physics and has over 20 years of semiconductor processing development experience.
Lenore McLaughlin is responsible for thermoelectric tests, data collection, and statistical analysis, and holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering.
Robert Kilbourn has recently joined us as an Associate Scientist with an MSc in Physics at Texas State, with responsibility for ingot and wafer processing as well as test equipment prototyping.