ams expands Management Board with Thomas Stockmeier joining as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (29 October 2014) - ams (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions and analog ICs, announces that Thomas Stockmeier will join Kirk Laney, CEO, and Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch, CFO, on the Management Board of ams as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect.

Thomas Stockmeier gained extensive experience in semiconductor R&D, production and related areas during his 29-year career in the electronics sector. Following an engineering diploma in Material Science, he spent 13 years at ABB Group, Switzerland, in various roles including Head of R&D at ABB Semiconductors AG and earned a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering. From 1999-2013, Thomas Stockmeier was Member of the Management Board of SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH, Germany, with responsibility for technology, quality, and production. Thomas Stockmeier joined ams in April 2013 as General Manager of the company’s Industrial and Medical businesses. He took on responsibility for the Sensors and Sensor Interfaces division as well as Corporate Technology in 2014.

Kirk Laney, CEO of ams, commented on the appointment: “Michael and I are excited to welcome Thomas Stockmeier to the Management Board of ams, given his expertise in high volume semiconductor production and all aspects of operational excellence for a global customer base. Together, we will be able to accelerate our evolution into a world leading sensor solutions provider.”