Rick Clemmer, CEO
NXP’s Board of Directors proposed the appointment of Kurt Sievers as Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer to NXP’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for May 27, 2020. To ensure a smooth and seamless transition Rick Clemmer will remain a strategic advisor to NXP.
Rick joined NXP as executive director and chief executive officer on January 1, 2009.
Before that, from December 2007, Rick was a member of the supervisory board of NXP B.V. and a senior advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Roberts & Co. Prior to joining NXP, he drove the turnaround and re-emergence of Agere Systems Inc., a spin-out from Lucent Technologies Inc. and a leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks.
He also served as Chairman of u-Nav Microelectronics Corporation, a leading GPS technology provider, and held a five-year tenure at Quantum Corporation where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before that, Rick worked for Texas Instruments Incorporated as senior vice president and semiconductor group chief financial officer. Rick also serves on the board of NCR Corporation.
Kurt Sievers, CEO-elect, President
NXP’s Board of Directors proposed the appointment of Kurt Sievers as Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer to the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for May 27, 2020.
Kurt Sievers is president of NXP, overseeing all of the company’s Business Lines. In addition, Kurt is Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH.
Kurt joined NXP in 1995, and rapidly moved through a series of Marketing & Sales, Product Definition & Development, Strategy and General Management leadership positions across a broad number of market segments.
He has been a member of the executive management team since 2009, where he has been instrumental in the definition and implementation of the NXP High-Performance Mixed Signal strategy. In 2015, Kurt was influential in the merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductor, which resulted in creating one of the leading semiconductor companies, and the clear leader in Automotive semiconductors.
He serves on the Board of the German National Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ZVEI) and chairs the Advisory Board of the international trade-fair Electronica. He also serves as a board member of PENTA and AENEAS, the clusters for application and technology research in Europe on nano-electronics. In his role as managing director for NXP Germany, Sievers serves as a member of the Asia-Pacific-Committee of German Business (APA) and as a member of the Board at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), acting as the spokesperson for the Republic of Korea.
Kurt earned a master’s degree in physics and information technology from Augsburg University, Germany.
Peter Kelly, EVP and CFO
Peter Kelly is executive vice president and chief financial officer for NXP. In addition, he is responsible for M&A.
Peter joined NXP in 2011 and has 30 years of experience working in the technology industry in Europe, Asia and America.
Before NXP, Peter was CFO of the energy company UGI and prior to that he was at Agere Systems where he was part of the management team that led the spin-off of Agere from Lucent Technologies. There, he was originally responsible for global operations and subsequently became CFO.
Peter also serves on the board of directors for Plexus. Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.
Steve Owen, EVP Sales & Marketing
Steve Owen is Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for NXP Semiconductors and is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
In his current role, he is responsible for a solutions-oriented team focused on our company strategy: Secure Connections for a Smarter World.
During his 21-year career with Philips and NXP, Steve has been managing the sales and marketing of the company’s broad based mixed signal technologies in Automotive, Communications and Mobile as well as the rapidly evolving Industrial and IOT markets focusing on Secure Edge Processing. A specific focus has been evangelizing the evolution and adoption of Contactless RF-based secure solutions in the areas of payment, electronic government credentials, access and transit solutions. He has also been leading NXP’s distribution and EMS channels, which are vital growth vectors for the company so a key role is overseeing the growth of deployment of the multimarket semiconductors’ product portfolio to the Mass Markets.
Prior to Joining Philips Semiconductors Steve worked for a number of years in Distribution sales in the UK as well as serving for 12 years in the Royal Navy from 1977 - 1989.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the Royal Navy, has lived in the Netherlands for the last 19 years and is married with 4 daughters.
Jennifer Wuamett, EVP and General Counsel
Jennifer Wuamett is executive vice president and general counsel for NXP.
In this role, she is responsible for legal and intellectual property matters.
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry. Jennifer joined NXP in 2015 with the merger of Freescale to become NXP’s deputy general counsel and chief intellectual property officer. Before joining NXP, she was Freescale’s general counsel, and prior to joining Freescale worked for Motorola’s legal department in a variety of roles starting in 1997. Before joining Motorola, Jennifer was an attorney in private practice with the law firm Quarles & Brady.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker on legal and intellectual property matters, an advocate for the advancement of women and is committed to increase girls’ engagement in STEM. She serves as governance committee member of Girlstart, is the president of the board of the NXP Foundation, and is a member of the board of directors of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer holds a Doctor of Law degree from Arizona State University and holds BA degrees in Chemistry & Biology from McDaniel College.
David Reed, EVP Operations
David Reed is Executive Vice President of Operations at NXP. In this role, he is responsible for NXP’s internal and external manufacturing operations, supply chain, information technology, quality and procurement.
David has 30 years of extensive international experience with global execution of fabs, assembly and test, packaging, R&D, foundries and joint ventures for Analog, Automotive, Logic, and Wireless customers. David joined Freescale Semiconductor in 2012 as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations. Previously he was Vice President and General Manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, where he led global turn-key, reticle, back-end operations, and the launch of 28nm in Dresden, Germany. David began his career at Texas Instruments in 1984 where he held multiple overseas and leadership assignments in operations, development, and in the analog, digital, memory, and DLP™ businesses of TI. David served on the boards of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Circle 10 Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He is also a BSA Eagle Scout and a Tocqueville Society member of the United Way of Dallas, Texas. David earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Austin College and bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M. He also holds a master’s of business administration degree in corporate finance from the University of Dallas.
Keith Shull, EVP Human Resources
Keith Shull is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for NXP.
In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global HR activities.
Keith joined NXP in 2015 and has a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience, having.
Led global HR organizations in a range of industries worldwide. He has significant strengths across the HR spectrum, particularly change management, organizational development, and mergers & acquisitions.
Before NXP, Keith led global HR organizations for a variety of companies including Arrow Electronics, Visteon, and Walter Energy.
Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in business from California State University-Fullerton. He also holds a master’s degree from Drucker Graduate School of Management.