The machine learning company Sima.ai, which provides embedded edge solutions, has announced that Harald Kroeger, an automotive industry veteran, will assume the role of president of its automotive business. Harry Kroeger also joined Sima.ai’s board of directors, starting January 1, 2023.
He brings over three decades of experience working with well-known automotive companies, including Bosch, Rivian, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla. Sima.ai is excited to have Harry Kroeger on board, as his expertise in machine learning will help the company develop a system-on-chip platform for the automotive industry.
Before joining Sima.ai, Kroeger was on the board of management at Bosch and served as president of automotive electronics with P&L. He oversaw approximately $25 billion in business, which included automotive driving and car multimedia.
Before joining Bosch, he worked for Mercedes-Benz for twenty years in a number of leadership roles. He was responsible for electronics purchases and quality assurance, as well as developing new electronic developments in Mercedes-Benz cars.. He was also on the board of directors at Tesla and was appointed to Rivian’s board in August 2022.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome an industry luminary like Harry to our company and board,” said Krishna Rangasayee, CEO and founder of SiMa.ai. “We have a market-proven, customer, and industry-validated solution for the embedded edge market and now we’re building upon that. A seasoned executive and industry leader like Harry adds tremendous value to SiMa.ai as we plan an aggressive path forward in our mission to disrupt the semiconductor industry and advance SiMa.ai into automotive.”
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Syntiant appoints Edward Frank to Board of Directors
Another edge computing solutions provider, Syntiant Corporation, has announced the appointment of Edward Frank to its board of directors. He has over three decades of leadership experience in technology companies. He served as vice president of the Macintosh hardware systems engineering group at Apple from 2009 until 2013 and at Broadcom as corporate vice president of research and development.
Edward Frank also founded Epigram Inc, a developer of integrated circuits and software for home networking, which Broadcom acquired in 1999. He also served as the chief executive officer of Epigram, leading the organization to its successful acquisition. Besides his leadership experience, Edward Frank also has over 50 patents, attesting to his research and engineering skills.
Edward Frank serves as executive chair of Gradient Technologies, a startup company delivering next-gen security identity overlay solutions. Along with his name on Syntiant’s board of directors, he is also a board member of Analog Devices Inc., Marvell Technology, SiTime Corp and several private companies.
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“Edward Frank is a true visionary with decades of executive experience, from overseeing teams at some of the world’s most influential tech companies to building successful startups with lucrative exits,” said Kurt Busch, CEO at Syntiant. “We’re thrilled to add him to our impressive roster of board directors as we enter the next chapter for Syntiant.”
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