Dr. Thomas Stockmeier (born in 1958) joined the company in 2013 as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial & Medical business. In July 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Division Sensors and Sensor Interfaces and of Corporate Technology. In October 2014 he was appointed as Member of Management Board and Chief Operating Officer. He has 29 years of experience in the Electronics Industry, having worked 13 years for ABB in Switzerland and in the USA, holding various positions in Research, Development and Management. For the past 13 years he worked as Member of the Management Board and CTO of SEMIKRON in Germany, responsible for R&D, Production, and Quality. Dr. Thomas Stockmeier received a Diploma Degree in Material Science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the same University. Dr. Thomas Stockmeier is a German citizen.