Munich, Germany (12/02/2010) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, has announced the appointment of Dr. Carsten Suckrow to the position of Vice President of Sales, EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will be taking over for Thomas Wessel, who now leads ADI’s Automotive Segment Business Unit.
In this role, Dr. Suckrow manages an experienced sales network providing both technical support and customer service across the region, in order to meet the needs of all customers, whether through ADI direct sales or distribution channels.
Dr. Suckrow has extensive experience in working for global OEMs and joins Analog Devices from Nokia Siemens Networks, where he headed the Solution Sales Force across Europe. He has also held senior positions at Philips, BenQ and Siemens, as well as sales and marketing positions with other companies in the industrial and fibre optic markets.
"Carsten is a strong addition to ADI's leadership team," said Vincent Roche, Vice President, Strategic Market Segments Group and Worldwide Sales at Analog Devices. "With his many years of sales and marketing experience, Carsten will be instrumental in leading our efforts to evolve customer engagement and service capabilities in order to deliver the full breadth of our technologies to meet ever increasing market and customer demands."
In Europe, Analog Devices accounts for about one fifth of the company's worldwide revenues and worldwide work force. The company has a manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland, and design and development centres in Denmark, England, Finland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain and Ireland. European client references include main telecom equipment manufacturers Alcatel, Ericsson and Nokia-Siemens Networks, automotive systems manufacturers such as Autoliv, Bosch and Continental, consumer references such as Harman and Philips, and a variety of industrial clients including ABB, Agilent Technologies, Siemens and Rohde & Schwarz.
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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