Liquidmetal ® Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: LQMT ) announced today that it has named Thomas Steipp President & CEO of Liquidmetal Technologies, effective immediately. Mr. Steipp will also be joining the Company’s Board of Directors. A proven, results-oriented corporate leader with a history of building shareholder value in technology companies, Mr. Steipp most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Symmetricom, Inc. During his tenure, the company successfully executed a strategic transformation from technology holding company into the global market leader for synchronization and timing products. Under his leadership, Symmetricom became the worlds #1 supplier in its field, growing at a CAGR of over 15% from FY 2002-2009 to reach more than $220 million in annual revenue. Prior to Symmetricom, Mr. Steipp held a number of senior executive positions including Vice President and General Manager of Broadband Data Networks at Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard’s Federal Computer Operation. Mt. Steipp began his career in leadership and technology after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and receiving an M.B.A. from Purdue University. Mr. Steipp stated, “Truly significant advances in technology are rare, but Liquidmetal represents one of those quantum leaps that has the potential to change how engineers think about designing products. I am extremely pleased to join the team at this exciting stage of the technology’s evolution.” Representing the Liquidmetal Technologies Board of Directors, Chairman Abdi Mahamedi commented, “As an experienced CEO with a track record of success, Tom brings essential depth to the Company’s management team, at a time when our technology is seeing unprecedented commercial interest. His ability to create value through collaborative relationships, technological innovation, and business process is important as the Company embarks upon our next stage of growth.”
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