The EURIPIDES² Board has unanimously elected Dr Jochen Langheim as Chairman, with a two-year mandate. Langheim will continue to serve STMicroelectronics in his current role as Vice President of Advanced Systems R&D Programs, while leading the EUREKA EURIPIDES² cluster generating innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in Smart Electronic Systems.
Holding a PhD in Electric Vehicles from Aachen University, Langheim brings to the position more than 25 years in automotive electronics and a broad network of cross-industry activities.
“I would like first to recognize Jean-Luc Maté for his devoted service to EURIPIDES² for many years. I am honoured to build on the great work of such a charismatic leader and chairman.” said Jochen Langheim. “To continue – and expand – the EURIPIDES² success story, the cluster will adapt, together with all Board members by exploring new opportunities, to push integration of electronic and digital systems with the support of the relevant ecosystems.”
The Board also nominated Ken Brizel as vice chairman in charge of international cooperation and SMEs. Brizel is the CEO of the Canadian company ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products) dedicated to servicing micro-nano product development in the Canadian Province of Alberta.
Recognizing his strong leadership and continued involvement in EURIPIDES², Jean-Luc Maté has been nominated “intuitu personae” honorary Chairman of EURIPIDES².