OE-A elects new international Board of Directors
New OE-A Board to represent the entire international value chain of organic and printed electronics
Dr. Jeremy Burroughes, CDT Ltd, Great Britain
Vice Chairman Asia
Dr. Xiaolin Yan, Guangdong JUHUA Printing, China
Vice Chairman Europe
Jaap Lombaers, Holst Centre, Netherlands
Vice Chairman North America
Stan Farnsworth, NovaCentrix Corp., USA
Additional members of the board
Dr. Peter Fischer, Thin Film Electronics ASA, Norway
Dr. Mark James, Merck Chemicals Ltd., Great Britain
Prof. Toshihide Kamata, AIST, Japan
Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, COPT.Center, Germany
Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Germany
Dr. Arto Maaninen, VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Dr. Giovanni Nisato, CSEM SA, Switzerland
Dr. Nina Riegel, Osram OLED GmbH, Germany
Thibaud Le Séuillon, Heliatek GmbH, Germany
On behalf of OE-A, Dr. Jeremy Burroughes expressed his gratitude to both Markus Bamberger, Merck and Prof. Reinhard Baumann, Fraunhofer ENAS/TU Chemnitz, for their countless services to the organization. After two respective twelve year periods as Board members, they have decided to no longer run as candidates. "Prof. Baumann has been a member of the Board since its founding and has earned great recognition for his international collaboration between universities and the industry. He has also been a strong and essential proponent of enhancing education to support the members future activities and employment needs", says Dr. Burroughes.
He equally acknowledged Prof. Toshihide Kamata, AIST for his five years of dedicated work as Vice Chairman Asia. "Prof. Kamata significantly strengthened OE-A’s position in Asia and initiated numerous types of cooperation. With this, he provided important impetus for the continuing internationalization of the organization. We are delighted that he will remain on the Board and look forward to his continued support of the OE-A membership in Asia and the rest of the world", says Dr. Burroughes.
"Printed electronics has already been applied in various sectors, ranging from the automotive industry to consumer electronics", explains OE-A Chairman Dr. Burroughes. "OE-A will continue to actively support our industry in its ongoing commercialization. One key point of focus: Continuous education of the potential of the OE-A membership technologies with end-user industries as well as promoting collaboration between OE-A members and the wider industry. This is clearly reflected in the composition of the new Board of Directors". Moreover, the role of the OE-A as association with a European focus, needs to be internationally strengthened. In North America and Asia cooperation with regional associations will be expanded.
The OE-A and Messe München are the hosts of LOPEC, the premier international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry. It addresses end-users, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and investors. LOPEC 2018 will be held March 13th to 15th, 2018 at Messe München, Germany. www.lopec.com
OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association)
The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, mechanical engineering companies and material suppliers to producers and end-users. Well over 200 companies from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania are working together to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics.
The vision of the OE-A is to build a bridge between science, technology and application. The OE-A is a working group within VDMA. More than 3,100 member companies from the engineering industry make VDMA the largest industry association in Europe. www.oe-a.org
Organic and printed electronics
Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics: they are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost. It enables new applications, including single-use devices enabling ubiquitous electronics.