SVTC has appointed Bert Bruggeman as new CEO. Bruggeman, founder of SVTC served as SVTC’s vice president of operations, and vice president of solar wafering manufacturing at MEMC.
Bruggeman said, “SVTC has evolved tremendously since its beginning and has proven to be a valuable, cost-effective and IP-secure solutions provider enabling customers to take their novel concepts from lab to fab. As our markets continue to grow, I look forward to working with our experienced team to enhance our differentiated, value-added solutions for our customers to accelerate innovation in a dynamic and changed economy.”
Luis Arzubi, a partner at Tallwood Venture Capital said,”With his proven leadership and success in managing SVTC since its inception, Bert is the right person to lead the company into its next major growth and development phase. Bert’s operational expertise and customer focus will be instrumental in further strengthening SVTC’s role as the leader of technology commercialization services. We are pleased to have him join our Board of Directors.”
Joe Bronson, former CEO, joined SVTC in January 2009. He will remain on the company’s board. Bill Pade, a partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners said, “We thank Joe for the leadership and contributions he provided as chief executive and look forward to his continued dedication to SVTC.”
Bruggeman began his career at the IMEC R&D facility in Leuven, Belgium and held several leadership positions in technology development, commercialization and operations within the semiconductor industry. Bruggeman was also the Director of operations and product engineering at Silicon Light Machines.