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TDK-Micronas Named Sam Maddalena as New CEO

Maddalena has gained more than 20 years of experience within the Automotive semiconductor industry.

TDK Corporation has named Sam Maddalena as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TDK-Micronas GmbH, effective from March 01, 2022.

TDK-Micronas CEO
Sam Maddalena, CEO, TDK-Micronas

“We are very happy to appoint Sam Maddalena as the new CEO of TDK-Micronas. He joined the management team in 2021 and showed great ambitions and commitment to grow the business of TDK-Micronas. His experience within the industry and his management skills will be strong support for TDK-Micronas and the Magnetic Sensor and embedded motor control business of TDK to achieve further growth in our target markets”, says Noboru Saito, CEO of TDK’s sensor business company.

“I am looking forward to my future tasks as CEO of TDK-Micronas GmbH and I am sure to contribute to the future growth of TDK’s sensor and motor control business and expand our market position in the Automotive industry and other target markets. We can offer a strong product portfolio that we will optimize further to offer the best solutions for our customers”, says Sam Maddalena.

Maddalena has gained more than 20 years of experience within the Automotive semiconductor industry.

He started his professional career at Melexis, after graduation as an MS EE (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) at the University of Gent, Belgium.

He held many technical, business and executive roles at Melexis. From 2016 to 2019 he was the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Global Marketing. During 2020 he supported various projects as a consultant for XenomatiX and IMEC.

In 2021 he joined TDK-Micronas, where he held the position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

TDK-Micronas will also establish a new management structure.

The new CEO Sam Maddalena will be supported by Christian Rook as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and by Reinhard Schnekenburger as Chief Financial officer (CFO).

Together they will lead TDK-Micronas with the target to expand the market share of TDK-Micronas and TDK’s magnetic sensor business globally.


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