Management Team

Micralyne’s management team is made up of industry leaders who understand that it takes more than great developers and great engineers to create brilliant MEMS solutions. Meet the people who are taking Micralyne into the future while ensuring the highest quality for our demanding high-tech clients.

Mike Ciprick, C.A.

Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mike Ciprick joined Micralyne in July 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and was later appointed to Acting CEO. Mike also serves as the Corporate Secretary.

Before joining Micralyne, Mike provided over 16 years of continuous financial leadership for steel products manufacturer, AltaSteel Ltd.($250M revenue) and subsidiary, Moly-Cop Canada ($100M revenue) where he held positions as Finance Manager, CFO, and Director of Human Resources in both Edmonton, AB and Kamloops, BC.

During his tenure at AltaSteel Ltd., Mike led a number of unique assignments which included the acquisition and integration of a $65M raw material supplier to AltaSteel and guiding the vendor due diligence and sales process of AltaSteel as part of Anglo American’s $1B sale of the Moly-Cop International group of companies to One Steel Inc. in 2010. Mike graduated in 1988 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and received his C.A. designation in 1995 while working at KPMG.

Collin Twanow, M. Eng, P. Eng.

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Collin has worked at Micralyne for more than 12 years and recently rejoined as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Prior to this assignment, Collin spent two years teaching and running a microfabrication lab at the University of Alberta. He has been a Microfabrication Engineer for the past 16 years and has managed development programs for many devices including optical telecom switches, implantable medical devices, MEMS microphones, pressure sensors, and radar components for military applications. Throughout these projects, he has gained extensive experience in wafer processing, design layout, device test, and failure analysis.

Collin also worked as a Product Line Manager responsible for Micralyne’s Sales and Business Development to the telecom industry. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc in Engineering Physics as well as an Electrical Engineering M.Eng degree with a specialization in Microfabrication.

Yan Qi

Vice President, Operations

Yan has been Vice President, Operations since October 2010. Yan joined Micralyne in September of 1995, and has more than 16 years of hands-on experience in MEMS fabrication, strategic production planning, team/talent development and operations management.

Yan is responsible for leading the Operations team including Fabrication, Test & Assembly, Planning & Inventory Control, Operations Engineering, and Equipment Engineering. As one of the founding members of the Operations group, Yan is devoted to the development and improvement of Micralyne’s manufacturing capability as a MEMS foundry. Yan has a proven track record for achieving both foundry business deliverables and engineering project fabrication needs.

Yan communicates fluently in both English and Chinese. She holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin University of Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Alberta.


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