People: Infineon Technologies AG (IFXGn.DE)
Dr. Reinhard Ploss has been Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG since October 1, 2012. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Management Board, Executive Vice President and Head of Operations of the Company from June 1, 2007. Since August 4, 2010 he has been Labor Director. He has been responsible for Operations comprising central manufacturing Frontend and Backend, Test, Quality Management as well as Logistics. He joined Siemens/Infineon in 1986 as a process engineer for ion implantation in wafer manufacture at Munich, focusing on process development, yield and quality improvement. After about one year Dr. Ploss assumed responsibility for ion implantation process technology and later also for epitaxy. In 1992 he moved to Villach, where he was initially responsible for the transfer of the epitaxy process and later for the coordination of the product transfer. In 1996 Dr. Ploss went back to Munich and took charge of the Power Semiconductor Business Unit with a focus on development and manufacturing. Additionally, he was appointed as President of eupec GmbH Co. KG in 1999. Since 2000 he headed the Automotive & Industrial Business Group, which then encompassed power semiconductors, electric drives, automotive applications and the Microcontroller Business Unit. In 2005 Dr. Ploss assumed responsibility for manufacture, development and operational management in the Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket Business Group. In addition, Dr. Ploss occupies the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon Technologies Austria AG in Villach, Austria. Furthermore, he acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn. Bhd. in Kulim, Malaysia.
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