Management Team

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

Rick joined NXP as executive director, president 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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Dan Durn is executive vice president and chief financial officer for NXP.

Dan joined NXP in 2015, having served as CFO of Freescale up until the merger with NXP.

Prior to Freescale, Dan was CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the industry’s second largest semiconductor foundry. Previously, Dan was head of M&A and strategy at Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), a $15 billion private equity company, and he also served as vice president in technology investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Company and was a member of their merger leadership group.

Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in control systems engineering and served in the Navy for six years, reaching the rank of lieutenant. He received an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.
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Peter Kelly is executive vice president, focussing on 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, where he is chairman of the audit committee.

Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.
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Ruediger “Rudy” Stroh is executive vice president and general manager of the Security & Connectivity business for NXP. Rudy’s business focuses on developing industry-leading, secure technology solutions for many of today’s mobile and connected devices. In addition, Rudy is Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH.

Before joining NXP in 2009, Rudy led the storage peripherals business at LSI, with solutions for hard disk and solid state drives. Prior to LSI he managed Agere System Inc.’s storage division and served as CEO for various start-up companies. Rudy began his career at Siemens AG before joining Infineon Technologies AG and participating in the company’s IPO as senior vice president and general manager of its network and computer storage, data communication and consumer business.

Rudy holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management of the University of Applied Sciences of the Saarland, Germany. In his role as CEO for the company’s German entity, NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, he is a spokesperson for the Republic of Korea at the Asia-Pacific-Committee of German Business (APA) and Chairman of the South-Korean Committee at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV).
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Kurt Sievers is executive vice president and general manager of the Automotive business for NXP. In addition, Kurt is Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH.

During his 21-year career with Philips and NXP, Kurt gained a proven track record in the development, marketing, sales and general management of semiconductor solutions, with experience across a number of market segments.

Kurt is active in a number of industry associations. He is chairman of the Electronic Components and Systems division at the German National Electrical and Electronics Industry Association ZVEI and he chairs the Advisory Board of the international trade-fair Electronica. He also serves as a board member of PENTA, AENEAS and CATRENE, 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 and a master’s of business administration degree from the Ashridge Business School.
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Tareq Bustami is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Networking business at NXP. In this role, he is responsible for NXP’s industry-leading embedded processors for the wired and wireless markets, as well as driving growth for multicore processor solutions for enterprise, data center infrastructure and general embedded / industrial markets.

Tareq has more than 20 years of semiconductor experience focused on the networking industry. Tareq rejoined Freescale in 2012 to lead product strategy, product definition and marketing operations for Digital Networking. Previously, he ran product marketing for LSI’s networking multicore family of processors. Tareq began his career at Freescale where he led product marketing for the company’s PowerQUICC III family.

Tareq is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at networking industry conferences and events. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Paul Hart is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Radio Frequency business at NXP. In this role, he is responsible for maximizing NXP’s leadership position in RF Power and identifying new market opportunities to drive growth.

Paul joined Motorola Semiconductor as an RF engineer in 2001, transferring to Freescale in 2006 and NXP in 2015. He has 15 years of experience in the high power RF field, focusing on technology development and customer enablement. Prior to his current role, Paul led the RF applications engineering teams and the engineering efforts that have sharpened the company’s focus on next-generation power amplifier (PA) architectures, radio algorithms & radio system integration, and RF PA customer reference designs. He also has been responsible for the development and new product introduction of the Digital Front-End product family.

Paul earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and a master of science degree in microwaves and optoelectronics from University College London.
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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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Guido Dierick is executive vice president and general counsel for NXP. In this role, he is responsible for legal and intellectual property matters. He is also Country Manager for NXP Netherlands.

Guido has 33 years of experience in the electronics industry, of which 20 in semiconductors. He has been with NXP since its inception in 2006.

Prior to NXP, Guido served as senior vice president of legal for Phillips Electronics.

Guido is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a group of 20 nursery homes for the elderly, Chairman of 2 charitable foundations supporting artists, a board member of the Eindhovensche Golf as well as advisor to the Netherlands Minister for Infrastructure on technological and behavioral solutions for making traffic safer, cleaner and less congested.

Guido has a degree in Law from Leiden University.
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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.