SVP & GM, HiRel Business Line
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Chris Opoczynski has been named SVP & GM, HiRel Business Line, Infineon. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Chris has nearly 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry where he began his career in optical networking communications as a design engineer. Before joining Infineon, Chris was Vice President & General Manager for the Advanced Microelectronics Technology group at Mercury Systems, a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, based in Phoenix, AZ. Before Mercury, Chris had a 17-year tenure at Texas Instruments (TI), starting in Worldwide Product Marketing and quickly being promoted to General Manager for a newly formed spin-out product line consisting of ESD/EMI, High voltage surge, and analog protection chips. In his latest role at TI as Vice President & General Manager - Standard Logic and High Reliability, Chris successfully defined a clear charter and strategy for the recently created Standard Logic and HiRel business unit, achieving significant revenue and operating profit increase for the company. In addition to his work experience, Chris is active with multiple charities and has served on the Board for the nonprofit Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) and is the coauthor of several U.S. patents. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. In the 2020 fiscal year (ending 30 September), Infineon reported revenue of more than €8.5 billion with a workforce of some 46,700 people worldwide. Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company.
I’m excited to join Infineon and lead the IR HiRel business line. Infineon is a top-10 semiconductor company known for innovation and as a global leader in space grade power devices. This is a great opportunity to join a team that is already very successful and also has great opportunity to accelerate growth and profitability with the massive industry investments going on right now in space 2.0.Chris Opoczynski, SVP & GM, HiRel Business Line, Infineon
Chris is an exceptional General Manager in the technology space, with a world-class understanding of analog and mixed signal semiconductor markets. Chris will add real depth to the Infineon Americas leadership team.Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners