14 February 2018
CST Global appoints Kyle Kennedy as staff engineer in Sales & Marketing
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III-V optoelectronic foundry Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global) of Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, UK (a subsidiary of Sweden’s Sivers IMA Holdings AB) has appointed Kyle Kennedy as staff engineer in the Sales & Marketing department. He reports to VP sales & marketing Euan Livingston, and joins Karen Rodger, sales & marketing support, and Nick Bowden, PR & digital marketing.
“Kyle started at CST Global three years ago as a process engineering technician. This promotion takes him out of the production department and into frontline, technical sales,” notes Livingston. “Kyle has first-hand experience of process design and manufacture of complex VCSEL, FP and DFB semiconductor lasers, from quality testing, through to dry and wet etching, oxidation, thinning and polishing processes. Such a high level of production knowledge is proving invaluable when liaising with customers and partner companies. It not only helps us understand customers’ needs more accurately, but also allows constructive input on design at the start of projects, positively affecting cost, production time and yield,” he comments.
“I am the prime point of contact for the sales and marketing aspects of the New Product Introduction (NPI) process,” says Kennedy. “My responsibilities include developing technical specifications for new products, competitive analysis, resolution of NPI tactical issues, technical literature management, volume pricing, stock recommendations and regular communication with customers and staff. I will also provide additional technical and commercial backup to Euan and Karen.”