Kionix adds to top-level leadership in products, sales

July 16, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Kionix Inc., maker of micro electro mechanica system (MEMS) accelerometers, added Paul Bryan as EVP of product management and strategy, reporting to president and CEO Greg Galvin.

Bryan was previously an executive at Microsoft, most recently leading the team responsible for Windows Phone marketing to business customers. Previously, he led product management for the Microsoft Forefront Security product line, and held senior roles in business strategy for the Office team and Worldwide Licensing and Pricing. Prior to Microsoft, Paul was a management consultant with Andersen Strategic Services. Paul holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and a BS in Engineering from RIT, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Kionix also promoted Drake Margiotta to the position of VP of sales in North America, reporting to Kenny Salky, EVP of sales and marketing. Drake joined Kionix in 2011, bringing over twenty years of experience selling cutting-edge technology products and sales management to the company. Today he leads the company’s North American sales efforts, and manages Kionix’s Silicon Valley office.

Prior to Kionix, Drake was a senior sales executive at InvenSense. Before InvenSense, Drake worked at Marvell Semiconductor, where he was responsible for business development, strategic sales, and marketing initiatives for their Tier 1 OEM customers. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Kionix, Inc., located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co., Ltd. of Japan. Consumer electronics leaders worldwide utilize Kionix’s products, development tools and application support to enable motion-based gaming, user-interface functionality in mobile handsets, personal navigation and TV remote controllers, and hard-disk-drive drop protection in mobile products. Kionix’s MEMS products are further diversified into the automotive, industrial and healthcare sectors. Kionix offers one of the industry’s broadest families of MEMS devices that incorporates 3-axis accelerometers and gyroscopes along with the mixed-signal-interface integrated circuits. Kionix is ISO9001:2008 and TS16949 certified. For more information on Kionix, visit: http://www.kionix.com.

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