April 24, 2008 — Colibrys, a Switzerland-based supplier of MEMS motion sensors, has appointed Don Stoops to the role of VP, Global Operations. Stoops will be responsible worldwide for the strategic management of the Colibrys operations, including manufacturing, product development, quality, environmental health & safety, and central services. In addition, Stoops will serve as EVP and general manager for Colibrys Inc.
Before joining Colibrys, Stoops spent 15 years in executive management positions within the semiconductor industry at Advanced Micro Devices and Cypress Semiconductor. In 1995 he began work in MEMS as COO of Microflow, Inc, the catalyst for Input/Output’s subsidiary Applied MEMS which was purchased by Colibrys in 2004. Most recently Stoops has been coaching executives and serving on business advisory boards in a wide range of industries.
“We will highly benefit from his experience, success and passion for the MEMS technology,” said Sean Neylon, CEO of Colibrys. “Colibrys’s growth opportunities require a strategic vision and coordination of all our efforts. Don’s leadership will strongly help ensure we exploit the best potential of our global operations and succeed in our future growth opportunities.”
“Colibrys is an exciting company in a strong growth phase with great business opportunities,” said Stoops. Just last month, the company launched its MS9000 family of inertial accelerometers specifically designed for harsh environment and safety critical applications.
Colibrys is a world-leading supplier of standard and semi-custom MEMS-based motion sensors to the harsh-environment (military, aerospace and energy) and safety critical (industrial and instrumentation) applications. Colibrys has operations in Houston, TX, USA and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.