Management Team

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Richard L. “Rick” Clemmer is executive director, chief executive officer for NXP.

Rick joined NXP as executive director and chief executive officer on January 1, 2009.

Prior to 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. 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. Prior to 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.
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Kurt Sievers is president of NXP. In addition, Kurt is Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH.

Kurt joined the company in 1995 and rapidly moved through a series of development, marketing, sales and general management leadership positions across a broad number of market segments.

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.

Kurt earned a master’s degree in physics and information technology from Augsburg University, Germany.
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Peter Kelly is the EVP and chief financial officer for NXP. In addition, Peter is responsible for Strategy and M&A, as well as ensuring a successful integration with Freescale.

Peter joined NXP in 2011 and has 30 years of experience working in the technology industry in Europe and the United States.

Prior to 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 spinoff of Agere from Lucent Technology. 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.
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Steve Owen is executive vice president of Sales & Marketing for NXP. In this role, he is responsible for developing a solutions-oriented team focused on our strategy: Secure Connections for a Smarter World.

During his 20-year career with Philips and NXP, Steve has been evangelizing the evolution and adoption of RF-based security solutions in the areas of electronic government sponsored documents, banking and transit and access. He has also led NXP’s distribution and EMS channels, overseeing the multimarket semiconductors’ product portfolio.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the Royal Naval Academy.
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David Reed is executive vice president of Technology and Operations at NXP. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s Technology and Operations Group, which includes both silicon technology development and manufacturing of NXP’s internal and external operations.

David has 30 years of extensive international experience with global execution of fabs, assembly/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.
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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.

Prior to 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.
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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. Prior to 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.