People: Hittite Microwave Corp (HITT.O)
5 Dec 2013
Mr. Rick D. Hess is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hittite Microwave Corp. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective on April 1, 2013, and has been a member of board of directors since 2005. Mr. Hess has served in executive leadership roles in the microwave, semiconductor, energy and manufacturing industries for more than 30 years. From 2011 to 2013, he was vice president at American Superconductor Corporation, a provider of technologies and solutions for the electrical power infrastructure industry. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Hess was president and chief executive officer of Konarka Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced photovoltaic cells on flexible plastic. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hess was president and chief executive officer of Integrated Fuel Cell Technologies, Inc., a developer of fuel cell systems. From 1989 to 2004, Mr. Hess held several positions at M/A-COM, including president from 1999 to 2004. M/A-COM was a semiconductor provider of high frequency components and systems for the wireless, defense, public safety and automotive markets. Mr. Hess had previously founded Stable Energy Sources, a manufacturer of microwave subsystems and components serving military and industrial markets. He began his career as an engineer at Westinghouse Electric. Mr. Hess received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
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