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|STMicroelectronics Appoints New Corporate Vice Presidents at its North
American and Japanese Subsidiaries|
Geneva – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today
announced the appointment of two new Corporate Vice Presidents, Reza Kazerounian for North America and Marco Cassis
for the Japan region.
Reza Kazerounian, currently Group Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Smart Card
division, is being promoted to the position of Corporate Vice President, North America region, effective October 01,
2005. Kazerounian’s promotion follows the decision of Richard J. Pieranunzi, the current Corporate Vice President of
ST North America, to retire on September 30, 2005, after successfully managing the subsidiary since 1996.
Under Pieranunzi’s leadership, ST operations in North America have seen substantial growth, placing
ST within the top ten IC suppliers in the region, with a market share that has more than doubled since 1995. In
1999, STMicroelectronics, Inc. won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of
national recognition for quality that a U.S. company can receive.
Kazerounian, 47, is a
well-prepared successor to the position of President of STMicroelectronics, Inc., with twenty years of experience in
the electronics industry and industry-wide acclaim for his contribution to the development of non-volatile memory
and smartcard technologies. His research and development activities have been recognized with a number of patents
and he has authored and co-authored more than 20 technical publications.
Having been among the
architects of start-up WaferScale Integration’s (WSI) success, Kazerounian became General Manager of ST’s
Programmable Systems Division after WSI was acquired in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed Group General Vice President
and General Manager of the Smart Card IC Division. Coupling excellent managerial skills with profound industry
knowledge and experience, Kazerounian is perfectly qualified to continue the success of ST operations in the North
Marco Cassis, currently Vice President Automotive and a Board Member of the
Japanese subsidiary, STMicroelectronics K.K., is being promoted to the position of Corporate Vice President of
STMicroelectronics Japan, effective October 01, 2005. Cassis’ promotion follows the decision of Tetsuo Onikura, the
current Corporate Vice President and President of ST Japan, to resign from the Company for personal reasons,
effective September 30, 2005.
A respected authority on the semiconductor industry in Japan,
Onikura joined ST Japan as Vice President of Sales in 2002. He successfully consolidated the Company's sales
operations by reinforcing the distributor sales network and developing an efficient segment-based structure for
providing system solutions to Japanese customers. Under Onikura’s leadership, ST revenues in Japan grew by more than
46% between 2002 and 2004.
Taking the baton from Onikura, Marco Cassis (born in Italy, 1963) is a
well-established member of ST Japan’s senior executive team, with twelve years of experience in Japan and knowledge
of the local business environment. Since his arrival, he has played an important role in expanding ST’s client base
in Japan and forging strong partnerships with major Japanese manufacturers, particularly in the automotive sector;
these customers are recognized as the world’s most demanding in quality and service. Among his broad list of
achievements, Cassis was one of the key architects of ST’s strategic alliance with Pioneer in the late 1990s.
Since arriving in Japan in 1993, Cassis has successfully adapted to his new home country and
acquired a deep understanding of Japanese social, cultural, and industrial patterns. In his new role, Cassis is thus
well-positioned to build on Onikura’s successes and serve as a bridge between two cultures, further extending the
already universal language of microelectronics.
“In both the North American and Japanese
organizations, we need to establish new business partnerships, broaden our customer base, interface with the
different product groups, and keep identifying new products to be developed for the specific needs of the respective
regional markets. Thanks to their experience and industry know-how, Marco and Reza are ideally suited to
successfully face this challenge,” commented Carlo Bozotti, President & CEO of STMicroelectronics. “I would also
like to use this opportunity to thank Richard and Tetsuo for their valuable contributions to the success of our
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