George Meyer, CEO/CTO
Mr. Meyer is an industry veteran with over three decades experience in electronics thermal management. He has been with Celsia since December 2005, first as VP Sales and Marketing for the Americas and Europe regions and then as COO and CTO. In these roles, Mr. Meyer has been instrumental in establishing Asian operations, developing new technologies, key customer relationships, managing the product portfolio, and growing sales into the computer, telecommunications, LED lighting, medical, and military markets.
Prior to Celsia, he held various positions with Thermacore International (a leading supplier of thermal management solutions) including chairman and general manager of Thermacore Taiwan and Korea, as well as vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. During his tenure, Meyer was credited with establishing the company’s Asian design and manufacturing facilities, developing patentable product designs, and growing relationships with leading technology companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics.
He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Communications and holds an International Business Certificate from Franklin and Marshall College. Mr. Meyer holds over 60 patents and patents pending in the field of electronics thermal management.
Sobo Sun, General Manager
Mr. Sun is a 20 year thermal industry veteran with experience in heat sink modeling, design for manufacturability, and production optimization. He currently serves as General Manager of Celsia’s Taiwan operations where he is responsible for all aspects of design, prototyping, manufacturing, and quality assurance. He has worked extensively with companies in the telecommunications, computer, medical, military, and power electronics industries to provide custom heat sinks and thermal assemblies using heat pipe and vapor chamber devices.
Prior to his work with Celsia, Mr. Sun served as Director of Engineering for Coolermaster where he codified and streamlined the design and production process of two-phase heat sinks, improving both time to market and production throughput. While with Thermacore Taiwan as Director of Manufacturing Operations, Mr. Sun was responsible for designing and implementing the company’s first Asia based heat pipe facility.
Mr. Sun received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Chung-Hsing University and is currently a PhD. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He holds more than 80 patents and patents pending in the field of electronics thermal management.
Marc Demars, VP Marketing & Business Operations
Mr. Demars has over 20 years of high-tech marketing, product management, and business operations experience with such companies as Compaq, Toshiba, and Gateway Computers. He has worked with Celsia as both a consultant and executive since 2008 with responsibility for the company’s branding, content creation, website optimization, marketing / social media strategy, and forecasting models.
Past success includes roles with Gateway as Sr. Director of Product Marketing / Management for the company’s $1.5 billion commercial and consumer PC business and had marketing responsibility for its $300 million per year online consumer website. He has held senior roles in product marketing and business operations with Toshiba and Compaq, as well as two software ventures.
Mr. Demars has his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has been interviewed for publications such as PC World, Bloomberg News, and VAR Business. Supplemental education at the University of California, Irvine include courses in social media strategy, online marketing, and media buying. As a volunteer for Semi-Therm, he oversaw the overhaul of the organization’s online content and website design.
Alex Wen, Controller
Mr. Wen has been with Celsia for six years as its Controller of Taiwan Operations. In these roles he has helped transition the company into a full service thermal design and manufacturing house and established standardized tracking and reporting systems.
He was also a key member of the finance teams for Thermacore and a number of commercial and consumer service providers. Mr. Wen holds his Bachelors of Accounting degree from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei.
Kevin Hsieh, Head of Manufacturing
Mr. Hsieh has been with the company for seven years. In his role as production control manager he oversees process optimization, cost reduction, manufacturing, and assembly of all thermal modules. His efforts in capacity growth planning, production scheduling, and cross functional coordination with procurement and quality control have helped the company decrease PO turnaround time through an increase in yield rates.
In senior roles with Forcecon and CCI, he was responsible for the production and optimization of heat pipes using sintered powder, mesh, and grooved wicking structures.
He is a graduate from Taiwan’s National University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Alan Chen, Head of R&D
Mr. Chen has spearheaded Celsia’s R&D efforts since 2010, extending the company’s portfolio of products and acting as chief designer at the Taiwan facility. Under his management, the R&D team has reduced design and prototype turn-around by 20% and produced fifty patents relating to two phase heat transfer technologies and products. Prior to Celsia, Mr. Chen worked as a thermal engineer for TaiSol Electronics Co.
His specialties include design simulation and commercialization of thermal solutions for a wide range of applications from hand held computer products to rugged applications for battlefield communications systems.
Mr. Chen received his engineering degree from Dahan College of Engineering and Business where he studied composite materials and thermal simulation.
Erin Chen, QC Director
Ms. Chen has been a senior member of quality control teams for the past thirteen years. Beginning her career at Thermacore before moving to Celsia seven years ago, she specializes in facility ISO certification and QC for two phase thermal components and assembled modules. Her work includes vendor selection and quality validation for third party suppliers.
She graduated from Vanung University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Emily Liu, Purchasing Director
Ms. Liu was hired in 2007 to lead the vendor selection and purchasing team. Her long term relationships with thermal management suppliers allowed Celsia to improve contract terms and secure stable component supply with reduced delivery times.
She has worked in this industry for twelve years including six years with Thermacore and TSCT.
Ms. Liu is a graduate of Minghsin University of Science and Technology where she received her degree in Business Administration.
Zoe Ho, Customer Service Director
Ms. Ho’s technical background along with fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English brought her to Celsia four years ago as Director, Customer Service. She is responsible for coordinating inside sales, order management, and customer communication.
Ms. Ho received degrees in both civil engineering and applied linguistics from Chien Hsin University and Yuan Ze University.
Board of Directors
George Meyer, Chairman of the Board & CEO/CTO (See Management Team for Bio)
Alex Wen, Controller (See Management Team for Bio)
Formichelli is currently an adjunct professor at California State University at Fullerton’s School of Business and serves on the board of directors for CASIS, sole manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, and Talchemy, an Atlanta based technology company.
Formichelli has a broad background in strategy, technology alliances, partnerships and product launches, successfully utilizing his experience to improve major operational processes and organizations for both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. He began his professional career at IBM, where he progressed to Vice President of Worldwide Systems Operations and ended his time with the computer leader as their Vice President/General Manager of the successful ThinkPad line of notebook computers. Upon leaving IBM, Formichelli served in executive leadership roles within companies such as ClearCube, Toshiba, Gateway Computer and Radio Shack.
Formichelli holds a Masters in Management Science (MBA) from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Caricari is founder and principal of Caricari Consulting, a firm dedicated to improving the management of technology companies. Caricari was previously with IBM, most recently as vice president of product development in the company’s Advanced Workstation Division. He was a major force behind the introduction of the RS 6000 and AIX 3.1, IBM’s UNIX operating system. In addition, Mr. Caricari was a key contributor to the creation of the alliance between IBM, Apple, and Motorola.
Caricari also served as vice president of engineering at Platform Solutions Inc., and was a founder and CEO of System Fabric Works, a software services firm specializing in high speed fabric computing. He was also vice president of Micro Components for Burroughs Corporation.
Mr. Caricari holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University. In 1995 he received the Golden Knight, Clarkson University’s outstanding alumni award.