Dr. Davor Sutija, CEO
Dr. Davor Sutija is CEO of Thin Film Electronics ASA. Prior to joining Thinfilm in January 2010, he was Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, at FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary, and founding CEO at SiNOR AS, a producer of electronic and PV-grade silicon ingots.
He was a board member for the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) from 2012 through 2015, and has also served on the BoD of technology firms SensoNor, Birdstep, and Owera. He is currently a member of the Orbotech Advisory Board. Dr. Sutija graduated from the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology program at the Wharton School, and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Chemical Engineering. He was a Hertz Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.
Ole Ronny Thorsnes, Chief Financial Officer
Ole Ronny Thorsnes joined Thinfilm in August of 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In his role he oversees several functions within the Company, including Finance, Accounting, Analyst Relations, IT, and HR.
Prior to Thinfilm, Mr. Thorsnes was most recently Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, for Orkla ASA, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions operating primarily in the Nordic and Baltic regions. He previously served as a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, which he joined in 2008, working with a broad range of industries and focusing mainly on strategy, finance and operational initiatives. Mr. Thorsnes holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) and the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Peter Fischer, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Fischer joined Thinfilm in January 2014 as Chief Product Officer. He was named Chief Operating Officer in November of 2015 and oversees manufacturing, supply chain, and technology transfer for the Company.
Prior to Thinfilm he was Chief Technology Officer at Plastic Logic, a printed electronics startup and producer of flexible displays. Earlier in his career he served as Director, Back-end Products at Qimonda, and Senior Manager, Front-end Process Integration at Infineon Technologies. He was elected to the board of the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) in 2011 and maintains that role in representing Thinfilm. In 2012, Dr. Fischer was named one of the top "Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-gen Electronics Industry" by EETimes. He holds a diploma and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Magdeburg.
Tauseef Bashir, EVP Global Sales
Tauseef Bashir joined Thinfilm in July of 2016 as the Company’s EVP Global Sales, and has over 20 years of experience in SaaS, Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise collaboration, enterprise search and knowledge discovery. As EVP Global Sales he is responsible for the Company’s sales strategy as well as all initiatives related to sales of Thinfilm products, including NFC Solutions (OpenSense™, SpeedTap™), EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance), Software, and Thinfilm Memory™).
Before joining Thinfilm, Mr. Bashir was Chief Sales Officer for Amazon.com, where he led the global go-to-market strategy for commercialization of the Amazon Speech Cloud Platform and Alexa Software. Prior to Amazon.com, he held senior roles with a number of leading firms, including FAST (acquired by Microsoft), Autonomy, Inc. (acquired by HP), and Ramp, Inc. (acquired by Cxense). Mr. Bashir holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
Erwan Le Roy, EVP Business Development & GM NFC Solutions and Smart Sensor Products
Erwan Le Roy joined Thinfilm in September of 2015 as SVP of Strategic Marketing & GM, Smart Sensors. He was promoted to EVP of Business Development & GM, NFC Solutions and Smart Sensors in July 2016. Erwan leads development of the roadmap and go-to-market strategies for Thinfilm's temperature sensor smart label and future iterations of the Company's sensor product line.
Before joining Thinfilm he worked at Veeco (formerly Solid State Equipment Company) where he drove the marketing strategy that resulted in SSEC achieving 90% market share and the resulting acquisition. Prior to SSEC, Mr. Le Roy held senior business development and marketing positions at KLA Tencor and Credence Diagnostics Systems, a division of Schlumberger. He holds an MBA from Duke University and dual Masters of Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Taejon, Korea and the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Lyon, France.
Christian Delay, SVP Strategic Marketing & GM Software Platforms
Christian Delay joined Thinfilm in May 2016 as SVP, Strategic Marketing and GM, Software Platforms. He leads the software solutions development strategy that extends and deepens Thinfim’s partnerships and enables consumers to interact with connected objects using their mobile devices.
Mr. Delay was previously with the Ask Partner Network (an IAC company) where he was responsible for the strategy and growth of APN’s Mobile business. His efforts focused on building search and advertising solutions that were integrated with, and distributed to, application developers and OEMs, which led to significant user, query and revenue growth. Prior to joining APN, Mr. Delay held senior positions at Opera Software, Obopay, Yahoo and Infospace. He earned his MBA from Duke University after working for Arthur Andersen and JPMorgan in Switzerland.
Dr. Christer Karlsson, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Karlsson has a Ph.D. in surface and semiconductor physics from Linköping University in 1994. He served as a Researcher, Project Manager and Deputy Research Director at the National Defense Research Establishment, Linköping, Sweden for six years in the field of laser systems including technology areas such as semiconductor lasers, optics, signal processing and system design.
He joined Thin Film Electronics AB in 2000 where he has served as project manager, group manager and Technology Director leading developments of Si CMOS designs, printed memory, transistors and other devices as well as integrated products for a variety of applications. Mr. Karlsson is situated in the Linköping office.
Dr. Henrik Sjöberg, Senior Vice President of Product Management
Dr. Sjöberg joined Thinfilm in March 2013 as Vice President, System Products. He became a member of Thinfilm’s management team in November 2013, at which time he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Management. In his current role, Dr. Sjöberg leads all initiatives related to product design, feature definition, development, testing, and qualification, and oversees the management of cross-functional teams in taking products from conception through launch.
Prior to joining Thinfilm, he held several senior R&D and product management positions over 13 years with Micronic Mydata and Micronic Laser Systems, a manufacturer of worldclass production equipment for electronics and displays. Dr. Sjöberg also served five years as a research engineer with Acreo, a prominent Swedish research institute, leading initiatives in electronics, optics and related communications. Dr. Sjöberg holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Bill Cummings, SVP Corporate Communications
Bill Cummings joined Thinfilm in March of 2014 as VP Marketing & Communications and was promoted to SVP Corporate Communications in May 2016. He leads the Company’s external/internal communications strategy and related initiatives and is responsible for marketing communications, demand generation, sales enablement, public relations, IR/AR, and web/branding.
Prior to joining Thinfilm, Mr. Cummings held senior strategic marketing and communications positions with a number of leading firms. These roles included Senior Communications Consultant with Deloitte & Touche, VP Marketing with Prologis, and VP Communications Consulting with Fidelity Investments. Mr. Cummings has won several awards for strategic communications accomplishments, including a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) Mobile Shopper Marketing Committee and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College.