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Qualtré Appoints Two New Vice Presidents, Continues Expansion

March 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Qualtré, Inc, a leader in the development and commercialization of bulk acoustic wave (BAW) MEMS inertial sensors, today announced the appointment of George Harper to the position of Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Marketing and David Gilbert to the position of Vice President of Operations. These appointments, along with recent investments from Qualtré’s strategic partners, support the company’s plans to expand sales and marketing, scale operations, and extend product development to support new customers and applications for its recently released products.

George Harper brings over 20 years of marketing and engineering experience from the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Qualtré, Mr. Harper led marketing initiatives at Bluespec where he also had responsibility for product planning. Previously, Mr. Harper was Director of Marketing at Trebia Networks where he managed product planning and marketing for the company’s storage network processors. He also held senior marketing and engineering positions at Conexant Systems (formerly Maker Communications), Shiva Corporation, and LSI Logic. Mr. Harper has a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

David Gilbert also brings over 20 years of operations, general management, and manufacturing experience from the semiconductor, MEMS, and consumer electronics industries. Prior to joining Qualtré, Mr. Gilbert was Vice President of Backend Manufacturing at Lilliputian Systems, an innovator of MEMS solid oxide fuel cells for consumer electronic products. Previously, he led Midé Technology Corporation through seven years of record revenue and profit growth and held senior management positions at Cymer (an ASML company), Analog Devices, Active Control eXperts, and Raytheon. Mr. Gilbert has a BSIE from Purdue University and completed Raytheon’s Manufacturing Management Development Program.

“Each of these leaders brings significant passion, knowledge and skills to Qualtré’s foundation as an innovator and leading supplier of BAW MEMS motion sensors for industrial and high-end consumer applications,” said Edgar Masri, President and CEO of Qualtré. “Their combined experience will immediately accelerate our production and marketing efforts, bring our unique and highly competitive sensor technology to design engineers, and help create long-term strategic relationships with a growing list of customers.”

Qualtré was recently cited by EETimes as one of the top 15 MEMS/Analog startups to watch in 2015. Previously, Qualtré was included in the EETimes list: “Silicon 60: Hot Startups.”

About Qualtré, Inc.

Qualtré is leading the commercialization of highly differentiated bulk acoustic wave (BAW) MEMS motion sensors for industrial, automotive, and consumer applications. The robustness of its patented BAW sensor designs and the cost/size scalability of its HARPSS™ process technology enable best-in-class environmental tolerance and superior price/performance. Learn more by visiting

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