28 June 2017
Presto appoints COO and VP sales to address demand for IoT and related turnkey production & operations outsourcing
Presto Engineering Inc of San Jose, CA, USA - which provides outsourced operations to semiconductor and Internet of Things (IoT) device firms (including developing industrial solutions for RF, analog, mixed-signal and secured applications, from tape-out to delivery of finished goods) - has expanded its management team by appointing Cedric Mayor as chief operating officer (COO) and Martin Kingdon as VP sales.
“We have experienced growing demand for IoT [Internet of Things] and related turnkey production & operations outsourcing,” says CEO Michel Villemain. “Our expanded management team will complement our talented employee base to help meet this market demand and advance Presto Engineering into the next phase of innovation and growth.”
Mayor was previously Presto’s chief technology officer. In his new role as COO, he will work with Presto’s Europe- and Asia-based facilities to take customers’ new product releases from prototype to high-volume production, and through wafer procurement to finished goods. He has been with the firm for more than seven years and has over a decade of experience in semiconductor design and manufacturing. As a graduate of France’s Ecole Centrale Marseille, Mayor has a Master’s degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering and holds several patents in chip design.
Kingdon has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of semiconductor devices, IP, and test & manufacturing. Prior to joining Presto as VP sales, Kingdon was European sales director for the test and manufacturing services division of TT Electronics plc. He graduated from the UK’s University of York and holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Systems Engineering.