Antenna Company Appoints New CEO and Expands Supervisory Board

Antenna Company names David Favreau as CEO and appoints Joep van Beurden and Prof. Dr. Edward Krubasik to its Supervisory Board

Nov 04, 2015, 10:11 ET from Antenna Company

PLEASANTON, California, November 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

The Antenna Company International, the company that has redefined the field of antennas through the power of SuperShape® antenna technology, today announced that its board of directors has appointed David Favreau, 54, as new CEO, effective immediately. Joep van Beurden and Edward Krubasik join the board as non-executive members.

"The board is thrilled to have selected David as CEO and is as optimistic as ever regarding Antenna Company's future," said Roel Pieper, former CEO of the company, now becoming chairman of the Supervisory Board.

David Favreau has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the wireless industry and will work closely with the design, production and sales teams to accelerate the development and adoption of Antenna Company's SuperShape® antenna solutions. Prior to joining Antenna Company, David served as Vice President, Product Management at Qualcomm, where he achieved market leadership position for its wireless connectivity products. Prior to that he held various senior management positions at RF Micro Devices, Agere Systems and Lucent Technologies. Favreau has a B.S. and M. Eng. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University.

"We are very enthusiastic about David's leadership, technology expertise and commercial experience," said Roel Pieper. "David Favreau is the right CEO to take the company to its next level of growth supported by the growing worldwide demand for high performance antennas."

"I am excited to join Antenna Company and its incredibly talented team," said Favreau.  "Antenna Company has established itself as the technology leader in antenna design and is poised to disrupt the market. Roel Pieper and the team have completed an impressive challenge in bringing Antenna Company from a novel concept to a commercially viable product. We will continue to focus on delivering leading edge SuperShape® antenna products which improve system performance for our customers."

"We are also very pleased to have such outstanding business and technology leaders as Joep van Beurden and Prof. Kubrasik in our Board," said  Roel Pieper. Each of them brings valuable industry knowledge, as well as international experience and expertise that will greatly benefit Antenna Company.

Joep van Beurden was Chief Executive Officer at CSR Plc., a designer and developer of silicon and software systems for the Consumer Electronics and Automotive market, from 2007 to 2015. In that time he has repositioned the company into a successful high-end semi-conductor business, which was recently acquired by Qualcomm. Joep has led global technology companies in the US and Europe for more than 20 years. Prior to CSR, he was Chief Executive of NexWave Inc., a provider of embedded software solutions for the consumer electronics market. Joep held senior positions at Canesta Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Philips Components, in California.  Before this, he worked for McKinsey & Company and Shell.

Dr. Edward Krubasik worked as partner and director at McKinsey & Co., Inc. for over twenty years, where he was in charge of McKinsey's global innovation and technology management practice and the European electronics, telecommunications and aerospace sector.  From 1997 to 2006 Professor Krubasik was a Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG with special responsibility for the company's Industry and Transport business sector and Siemens' Corporate Technology Department.

Dr. Edward Krubasik is honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich since 1998 and Honorary Senator of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Krubasik is President of the Electrical and Engineering Industry Association of Germany and Europe.  

About Antenna Company

Antenna Company is developing the next generation of ultra wideband and multiband antennas accelerating the deployment and increasing the efficiency of wireless connections everywhere. Antenna Company is committed to getting everybody and everything connected in a fast growing digital environment. Antenna Company's innovative antennas are based on novel developments in materials and geometry, more specifically, the 'Gielis Super Formula', that gives its products unparalleled efficiency, performance, and flexibility of shape. More information about Antenna Company:

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