Frank Tillner appointed as new COO at Osram Opto Semiconductors

Oct. 7, 2011
Date Announced: 07 Oct 2011 Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced that Frank Tillner has taken over as Chief Operating Officer, the role previously held by Elke Eckstein.The job entails taking responsibility for the general worldwide opto component production, and more specifically for the chip and LED production plants in Regensburg, Germany and Penang, Malaysia.Tillner's extensive semiconductor process and production experience began 26 years ago with a job at Siemens AG. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President at Conergy AG.+++ Press Release +++There will be a new addition to the executive team of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors as of October 1, 2011. Born in Aachen, Germany, Frank Tillner (51) will be succeeding the previous Chief Operating Officer, Elke Eckstein, at the headquarters in Regensburg and taking the responsibility for the chip and LED production plants in Regensburg, Germany, and Penang, Malaysia. Frank Tillner has many years of experience in semiconductor processes and production to commend him. He was last employed as Senior Vice President at Conergy AG.“Our company has found the ideal candidate for the post of COO in Frank Tillner. With his long-standing experience in the sector, he not only has an immense specialist knowledge but also the management expertise required to meet the demands of the various processes at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, thus fulfilling all the prerequisites for this key position,” said Aldo Kamper, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, about the new appointment.Tillner’s career kicked off in the semiconductor sector some 26 years ago. Following his studies in physics engineering, his first post was with Siemens AG, where he worked as a process engineer for lithography in the Semiconductor Memories division. In the course of his career, Tillner held various different positions at the company, including six years in Essonnes, France. He also worked with Texas Instruments GmbH, Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG. He soon had a chance to demonstrate his professional expertise and his excellent leadership skills in executive posts – be it as Chief Operating Officer for the Secure Mobile Solutions Group of Infineon AG, as Senior Vice President Production & Purchasing at Qimonda AG or as Senior Vice President Solar Components & Global Large Projects at Conergy AG. Thanks to his expertise in the fields of product and technological development, marketing, logistics, quality and finances, along with his worldwide responsibility for production plants, Tillner offers a vast wealth of experience and a holistic view of people and structures.CV Frank Tillner:51 years, born in Setterich near Aachen, Germany Married, 3 children 1981 – 1985 Cologne University of Applied Sciences, study of Physics Engineering 1985 – 1989 Siemens AG, Munich, process engineer, lithography, Semiconductor Memories division 1989 – 1991 Texas Instruments GmbH, Freising, Germany, process engineer, lithography for CMOS and BICMOS logic processes 1992 – 1995 Siemens AG, Essonnes, France, Senior Manager, lithography in a joint venture with IBM 1995 – 1997 Siemens AG, Essonnes, France, Director of the Planning Department in a joint venture with IBM 1997 – 2000 Infineon Technologies AG/Siemens AG, Munich, Vice President, program management of the standard DRAM memory 2000 – 2003 Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Vice President & General Manager Microcontroller for automotive and industrial sectors 2003 – 2004 Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Chief Operating Officer of the Secure Mobile Solutions Group of Infineon AG 2004 – 2006 Infineon/Qimonda, Managing Director of Flash GmbH & Co. KG owned by the Qimonda AG / Infineon Speicher Group, Dresden, Germany 2006 – 2009 Qimonda AG, Munich, Senior Vice President Production and Purchasing at Qimonda AG 2009 – 2010 Conergy AG, Hamburg, Germany, Vice President Large Global Projects for Solar Projects 2010 – today: Conergy AG, Hamburg, Germany, Senior Vice President Solar Components & Global Large Projects From 10.1.2011 COO at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH ABOUT OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS OSRAM is part of the Industry sector of Siemens and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to

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