Semiconductor veteran Mark McClear to help drive growth and innovation as chief operating officer of Phononic

Aug 27, 2015, 13:01 ET from Phononic

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark McClear, a veteran semiconductor and electronic materials executive, accustomed to innovation and fast-paced growth, has been appointed chief operating officer at Phononic.

McClear comes to Phononic from Cree, Inc., where he was vice president of Worldwide Sales, and was part of the management team that built the LED unit into a multi-hundred million dollar business in six years. Fast Company named Cree as one of the 50 most innovative companies in 2015. Previously, McClear held business and technical leadership positions at companies including Texas Instruments, Praxair and The Dow Chemical Company.

"Innovation and growth are part of Phononic's DNA," said Tony Atti, CEO and founder of Phononic.  "Mark's proven track record in driving sales with new technologies, joint ventures and acquisitions will keep us on pace with fast global growth across our Cold Products and Electronics Cooling business units."

"Phononic has a huge runway and the right team and technology to change the way cooling and heating is done today," said Mark McClear. "I am really honored to be a part of this exciting business, and I look forward to continuing to disrupt traditional markets with innovative solutions."

McClear is also an active member of several for-profit and non-profit boards. He has a strong interest in entrepreneurship and currently serves as Business Mentor for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). He has 18 issued and published U.S. patents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

About Phononic

Phononic is revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid state thermal management solutions. Headquartered in the heart of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, the company provides solid state semiconductor technology that 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 distributed, convenient, sustainable and connected. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @PhononicRTP.

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