Southwall Technologies strengthens management team

Southwall Technologies Inc. named two new members of senior management on 13 June 2005. Thomas G. Hood, Southwall“s President and Chief Executive Officer said that Dr. Neil Bergstrom would guide the …

Southwall Technologies Inc. named two new members of senior management on 13 June 2005. Thomas G. Hood, Southwall“s President and Chief Executive Officer said that Dr. Neil Bergstrom would guide the firm“s new product and technology development as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, adding that Dr. Bergstrom was a seasoned leader in the advanced display technology arena. Prior to joining Southwall, Dr. Bergstrom was Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm“s MEMS Technologies and was responsible for Technology Integration, transfer, and Display Performance in the US and in Taiwan. Prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm, he was Vice President of Engineering at Iridigm, an advanced display technology company. Dr. Bergstrom also held senior technical positions at Inviso, Aradigm and Apple Computer. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. “In addition, we“ve added Mr. Bruce Lang as our Director of World Wide Marketing who will enhance our customer and product marketing efforts,” added Mr. Hood. Mr. Lang comes to Southwall with fifteen years industry experience marketing advanced technology products. He most recently served as Director of Product Marketing for Glimmerglass Networks, a global provider of fiber-optic switching systems. Prior to joining Glimmerglass, Mr. Lang served as Director of Product Marketing for Silicon Light Machines, where he played a critical role in securing key OEM customers in the Electronic Display market. Mr. Lang also held Product Marketing positions with Altera Corporation and Signetics. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from Santa Clara University. “As Southwall has regained its profitability over the last year we now shift our focus to developing new technologies and products that will enable future growth. Both Neil and Bruce are key ingredients to that future success,” concluded Mr. Hood.