Dr. Robert G. Andosca announced his resignation from microGen Systems, Inc. as President and CEO to pursue new ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) technology interests both academically and via starting other new companies.
Newly appointed CEO, Mr. Michael Perrotta, said: “Robert has made significant inroads and brought this technology and company to be the leading provider of piezo-MEMS based vibrational energy harvesters in the world. “
Dr. Andosca commented: “As I have completed the work to introduce this disruptive technology and associated products to the IoT market, it is now clear to me that being on the forefront of technology is where my passion lies. The company is in good hands and should have a very prosperous future.”
Mr. Perrotta added: “Fortunately, Robert remains a trusted Advisor to the company, and we look forward to making microGen successful in the market place and in tune with Robert’s vision for the company.”
Mr. Perrotta is a 7-year veteran at microGen, having served as Interim CEO in 2011 and 2012. While in the CFO/COO position he has been deeply engaged in business development and product commercialization. After a 25-year career with 2-Fortune 50 companies domestically and internationally, Mr. Perrotta has either founded, or played roles as CEO, CFO and COO at multiple startups on the east and west coasts, always working in business development.
Dr. Andosca founded microGen in February 2007 and built the Company while finishing his Ph.D. research on piezoelectric MicroElectroMechanical Systems (piezo-MEMS) vibration energy harvesters (VEH) prototyping at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (www.cnf.cornell.edu) in Ithaca, NY, and performing the fundamental theoretical work with his co-Founder, Professor Dr. Junru Wu in the Physics Department at The University of Vermont (www.uvm.edu) in Burlington, VT. The wafer-level packaged piezo-MEMS VEH power source devices that scavenge ambient mechanical vibration from the environment are now in 200mm high volume silicon substrate production at X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe (www.xfab.com) in Itzehoe, Germany. In addition, numerous energy harvesting products have been or are in the process of being released for IoT applications.