29 August 2011

Kyma announces staffing promotions and recruitment 

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, has announced three recent staffing promotions and a key new hire.

Heather Splawn has been promoted to chief operating officer. She joined Kyma in 2010 as director of business development and was later promoted to VP of operations. Splawn received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2009.

Kevin Udwary has been promoted to director of engineering. He joined Kyma in 2007 as wafering engineer and was later promoted to engineering team leader. Udwary has previous industry experience in the growth, characterization, and fabrication of crystalline AlN grown by physical vapor transport (PVT). He received a B.S. in Physics from Siena College.

Jacob Leach has been promoted to director of production. He joined Kyma in 2010 as characterization and device engineer after receiving a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University earlier in the year.

Also, Karen Nield recently joined Kyma as director of finance. She has a track record in corporate finance, having formerly served in several executive finance roles, including most recently as VP finance at ParagonDx LLC, a spinoff of Gentris Corp (which is moving its operations to another state). Nield received a B.S. in Accounting from UNC Charlotte and a B.S. in Marketing from UNC Chapel Hill.

“Heather, Kevin, and Jacob have demonstrated great leadership and a clear dedication to building customer satisfaction and shareholder value,” comments president & CEO Keith Evans. “Karen brings key experience and energy into a role that is critical for our next stage of growth,” he adds.¬†

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