DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phononic, the company revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state technology, today announced the appointment of Ron Tarter, a veteran hardware, supply chain, and contract manufacturing executive as Chief Operating Officer at Phononic.
Tarter joins Phononic after successful engagements at Apple, where he worked in various manufacturing leadership capacities; and Flextronics, where he worked on and led global supply chain and contract manufacturing teams supporting Fortune 500 clients. Tarter was most recently SVP/GM of Flextronics’ United States Operations. During his 20 year tenure at Flextronics he also managed Global operations in India, China, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, France, Canada and Mexico. Tarter was also the executive in charge of two major business integrations within Flextronics that cumulatively added billions of dollars in sales.
In addition to the COO hire, Phononic has positioned sales executives and is building teams in key market growth areas. Jerilin Kenney has been promoted to VP/GM Life Sciences & Healthcare where her team drives market adoption of Phononic’s solid state vaccine cold storage solutions through direct sales of Evolve refrigerators and OEM partnerships. Mike Demasi, VP/GM Consumer Products, will lead sales and business development efforts driving adoption of Phononic’s technology in consumer and residential markets. Mike Bruno, VP/GM Electronics Cooling, leads sales and business development efforts in fiber optics, telecom and high performance computing; initiatives that now include sales teams in the US, Taiwan and China.
“As we continue to grow as a company, we have an opportunity to expand our executive operations and sales capabilities,” said Tony Atti, CEO and founder of Phononic. “Ron’s proven track record delivering high performance products on time, at quality and below cost across a global footprint provides the necessary leadership to support our Sales executives’ market adoption and growth objectives.”
“Having seen the impact of disruptive technologies throughout my career, I join Phononic at an important growth stage to scale and expand the company’s product manufacturing roadmap,” said Ron Tarter, COO of Phononic. “I’m excited to help lead the company through its next phase of innovation delivering semiconductor cooling and heating product solutions on a global scale.”
Phononic is revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state thermal management solutions. Named to CNBC’s 2016 Disruptor 50 list for its innovation within the cooling and heating industry, the company provides solid-state semiconductor technology that displaces compressors, heat sinks and fans. Phononic’s products can be applied to everything from refrigeration to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional approaches and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating. The result is a solution to this age-old challenge that is smart, sustainable and solid state. For more information visit www.phononic.com or follow us on Twitter @PhononicRTP.