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Nader Sadrzadeh

Nader Sadrzadeh

대표이사 겸 최고 경영자(CEO)

Nader Sadrzadeh는 2013년 대표이사 겸 최고 경영자로 Kionix에 합류했습니다. Sadrzadeh 씨는 이 직책을 맡기에 앞서 Kionix 이사회 일원으로 재직하였으며 여러 글로벌 반도체 기업에서 성공적인 경영활동을 벌인 경험이 있습니다. 

Sadrzadeh 씨는 Kionix의 모기업인 ROHM의 부회장 겸 GE(General Manager)도 맡고 있습니다.

2009년 ROHM 그룹에 합류하기에 앞서 Sadrzadeh 씨는 2002년부터 2009년까지 OKI 전기공업주식회사의 OKI 반도체의 부회장 겸 최고 정보관리 책임자(CIO)를 역임했습니다. OKI 반도체 이전에는 Andersen and Decision Technologies에서 경영 컨설팅 업무를 담당했습니다. Sadrzadeh 씨는 위스콘신 대학교(매디슨) 이학사 및 경영학 석사 학위를 가지고 있고 전공 분야는 재정운영관리입니다.

Sadrzadeh 씨가 Kionix에 대표이사 겸 CEO로 재임하게 됨으로써 앞으로 저희 Kionix는 ROHM의 광범위한 자원을 활용하여 더 큰 성장과 성공을 일구어나갈 것입니다.

Scott A. Miller

Scott A. Miller, Ph.D.

Vice President, Engineering

Dr. Miller received his B.S. in Physics from Purdue University in 1991 and received his M.S. ('95) and Ph.D. ('98) in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. As an undergraduate, his research focused on the use of scanning tunneling microscopes to characterize surface roughness. His graduate research focused on the design and fabrication of an array of micro-electromechanical scanning probe microscopes.

While completing his thesis, Scott joined Kionix as the senior engineer developing an ultra-high density MEMS data storage system. When that project ended, Scott continued working at Kionix on inertial sensors and optical mirror arrays. Over the years he has been at Kionix, his role has evolved from senior design engineer to design manager to product and application director to vice president of engineering.

Dr. Miller is the co-author of 6 technical publications in reviewed journals, 8 conference papers, and 1 book chapter. He is also the co-inventor on 11 U.S. patents. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

John M. Chong

John M. Chong, PhD

Vice President, Product and Business Development

John is responsible for productizing and supporting Kionix's growing portfolio of sensors, and for developing new business opportunities.  Previously he was Director of Product Engineering and was also responsible for developing the Manufacturing Test capabilities for Kionix's accelerometer products as production increased tenfold to 100M units/yr. 

Before joining Kionix in 2006, Dr. Chong worked for Calient Networks, a company focused on using Optical MEMS to support increased bandwidth through the automated management of fiber optic networks.  He completed his B.S. (‘93) and his Ph.D. (‘99) in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University, where he worked on novel techniques for the design and manufacturing of Microfludic MEMS.

John holds a number of patents, has spoken at numerous conferences about sensors and their role in the Internet of Things and currently serves on the Governing Council of the MEMS Industry Group.

Nicole Kerness

Nicole Kerness, Ph.D.

Vice President, Sensor Design and Technology

Nicole Kerness joined Kionix as VP of Sensor Design and Technology from the Advanced R&D team at Maxim Integrated. As an Executive Director at Maxim Integrated, Nicole managed a team focused on Optical Sensor Integration and wafer level packaging of those sensors. These have been used in applications such as ambient light sensing, RGB, proximity, gesture, UV and heart rate sensors. Additional areas of research have been in bio and environmental sensors. She was responsible for technology development for sensor strategy and brought multiple new sensor and technologies to high volume production.

At SMI, after working as a program manager on a wide range of sensors: pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones and several other devices, she lead the engineering team as Vice President of Product Engineering. In this role she managed engineers to develop, improve, and sustain the product portfolio primarily pressure sensors (both die and packaged parts) for automotive, medical and industrial applications. She was responsible for sensor design, simulation, characterization, packaging, test, and development.

Just prior to SMI, she was a post doc at Stanford University for one year in the Transducers lab lead by Prof. Greg Kovacs.

Nicole earned her Ph.D. at ETH Zurich in the research group of Prof. Henry Baltes. Her Master of Engineering was from Cornell University and BS in Engineering Physics from RPI in Troy, NY. She is the co-author of multiple technical publications in reviewed journals and conferences papers. She is the co-inventor on 20 U.S. patents/patent applications. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Yoshihiro Tada

Yoshihiro Tada

Vice President ASIC Technology

Yoshihiro Tada joined Kionix as Vice President ASIC Technology in 2014.
Prior to joining Kionix, Mr. Tada served 24 years with ROHM Semiconductor, parent company of Kionix, in a LSI R&D. His recent position was as General Manager of Sensor development and Leader of Kionix integration project at ROHM HQ. He possesses broad knowledge of plan and design ASIC.

At Kionix, Mr. Tada is responsible for all Company's ASIC design.

Mr. Tada is a graduate of Ritsumeikan University with a BS in Electronics.

Scott Kobylarz

Scott Kobylarz

VP, Quality Assurance and Automotive Products

Mr. Kobylarz has over 20 years of professional engineering experience dealing with product management, product design, application engineering, and quality management.

Prior to joining Kionix, Mr. Kobylarz worked for Borg Warner for 18 years, most recently as Chief Engineer - Americas.  At Borg Warner, he successfully led business units that captured more than $300M in new business for the company from U.S. and European OEMs. In addition to his business leadership skills, his engineering efforts resulted in patented technology as well as numerous process and development advancements adopted globally by Borg Warner. 

Scott holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.