Mr. Balakrishnan joined Power Integrations in 1989, serving in a variety of roles before becoming president and COO in April 2001. He was named CEO and appointed to the company's board of directors in January 2002. Mr. Balakrishnan has more than 35 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry, including product-line management responsibility at National Semiconductor Corporation. He is the chief inventor of Power Integrations' TOPSwitch®, TinySwitch® and EcoSmart® technologies and holds more than 150 patents. Mr. Balakrishnan has received the Discover Award for Technological Innovation as well as a TechAmerica Innovator Award, both in recognition of the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology.
Mr. Bailey joined Power Integrations in November 2004 as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining PI, Mr. Bailey served as vice president of marketing at ChipX, a structured ASIC company. His earlier experience includes Business Management and Marketing Consultant for Sapiential Prime, Inc.., Director of Sales and Business Unit Manager for 8x8, Inc., application engineering management for IIT, Inc. and design engineering roles with LSI Logic, Inmos, Ltd. and Marconi.
Mr. Nayyar joined Power Integrations in 2010 as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Nayyar spent eight years at Applied Biosystems, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of life-sciences products, serving as vice president of finance from 2002 through 2009. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Nayyar held a succession of financial roles at Quantum Corporation, including vice president of finance for the company's hard-disk-drive and high-end-storage divisions. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Nayyar spent five years in the public-accounting field at Ernst and Young.
Dr. Petrakian has served as vice president of operations since May 2015. From 1995 to 2015, Dr. Petrakian served in a succession of roles in operations and supply-chain management, most recently as senior vice president of worldwide operations, at Xilinx Inc. Prior to joining Xilinx he was a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Mr. Simonis joined Power Integrations in July of 2016 as vice president of high-power products. Previously, he served as head of R&D at ATB, a supplier of electric drive systems for industrial applications and home appliances, and as chief technology officer at CPM, a supplier of motor drives for power and transportation applications. Earlier, Mr. Simonis spent 20 years in the semiconductor industry, serving in a succession of technical and management roles at Infineon Technologies, including stints as managing director of the company’s operations in India and Romania. He is based in Biel, Switzerland.
Mr. Sutherland was named vice president of worldwide sales in July 2011. Since joining Power Integrations in 2000, he has served in a succession of sales-management roles including, most recently, senior sales director with responsibility for a broad geographic territory including Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and the Americas. Prior to joining Power Integrations he served in sales-management and product-marketing roles at Vishay Intertechnology and AVX Kyocera.
Mr. Walker has served as vice president of corporate development and information technology since June 1995. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Walker served as vice president of Reach Software. From 1993 to 1994, he was president of Morgan Walker, a consulting company.
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