Micralyne is led by a seasoned team of MEMS industry professionals. Meet the team at the forefront of some of the most exciting applications emerging in the world of MEMS.

Ian Roane

President and CEO

Mr. Roane brings over 30 years of high tech experience to the electronics industry, having worked in various roles from design to executive management.  Mr. Roane was most recently CEO of Kaben Wireless Silicon, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in IP for the wireless industry.

Prior to Kaben Wireless, Mr. Roane was President and CEO of Sound Design Technologies, a spin-off from Gennum Corporation.  Mr. Roane brought the company to profitability where, in 2010, it was acquired by On Semi.  Previously, he was General Manager of the Audio and Wireless Division of Gennum Corporation, where he orchestrated the acquisition of the Bluetooth headset business unit by Cellpoint.

Mr. Roane began his career with Ottawa-based Bell Northern Research (Nortel Networks) as an integrated circuit designer and later as project leader.  Later, Mr. Roane was Director of the Integration Technologies Department at NovAtel Communications in Calgary, Alberta where he was responsible for cellphone miniaturization.  Afterward, Mr. Roane worked for National Semiconductor heading up its Canadian IC operations, developing custom products for the telecommunication and automotive industries.  Mr. Roane was also Vice President of Engineering for Sirific Wireless where he was responsible for all product development and operations.

Mike Ciprick, B.Sc., CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Ciprick joined Micralyne as Chief Financial Officer in July 2011 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2012. He is responsible for the overall planning and execution effectiveness of the entire organization and business processes, the Company’s financial performance and growth.

Mike takes an entrepreneurial approach to leading, driving and executing Micralyne’s overall strategy to ensure effective customer deliveries, fulfillment and satisfaction. In his role, he combines his extensive business and financial acumen with his commitment to quality, service, building teams, and developing people.

Before joining Micralyne, Mike held leadership positions for a manufacturer of steel products, AltaSteel Ltd., for 16 years, in two different businesses and in three different roles within the group. He led several unique corporate undertakings, including leading the acquisition and integration of a $65M supplier and guiding the due diligence and $1B sales process of AltaSteel/MolyCop to One Steel Inc.

Mike graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and received his C.A. designation while working at KPMG.

Paul Pickering, B.Sc.

Chief Revenue Officer

Paul Pickering joined Micralyne in September 2015 as Chief Revenue Officer, bringing his vast background in business development, strategic visioning and industry knowledge to deliver on a mandate to increase global awareness of the company’s technical capabilities and expand market reach in growing MEMS sectors.

Drawing on his 30-year career as a sales and marketing professional, Paul leads the company’s customer facing organizations. Paul and his team are responsible for sourcing and supporting customer engagements, promoting Micralyne capabilities and establishing the partner infrastructure to deliver leading-edge MEMS solutions in target markets.

Paul has previously led global sales and marketing organizations for several public semiconductor manufacturers as well as multiple technology start-up companies.
Most recently he was VP of Worldwide Sales for Innovative Micro Technology, a MEMS technology and manufacturing company based in California. Prior positions include Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Exar Corporation, an analog and mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer, and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Xpedion Design Systems which was acquired by Agilent in 2006.

Paul is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science and also attended Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a recognized speaker at technology conferences and trade events in the Semiconductor and MEMS industries.

Collin Twanow, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Vice President of Engineering

Collin Twanow serves as Vice President of Engineering of Micralyne and directs Micralyne’s technical community in creating technical solutions for both current and new customers. He is a seasoned microfabrication professional specializing in commercializing MEMS technologies and devices. He joined Micralyne in 1999 and has held a number of roles ranging from Development Engineer, R&D Project Manager, Product Line Manager for Micralyne’s Telecommunications sector offerings, and Director of R&D.

Collin has managed development programs for many devices including optical telecom switches and silicon optical benches, implantable medical devices, MEMS microphones, pressure sensors, and components for military applications. He has extensive experience in wafer processing, design layout, device testing and failure analysis and engineering project management.

Collin is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in microfabrication. Collin has also lectured on microfabrication topics at the University of Alberta.

John Harley, PhD

VP Technical Marketing and Business Development

Dr. John Harley joined Micralyne in March 2016 as Vice President of Technical Marketing and Business Development to provide direct customer interaction in the areas of process integration, technology roadmaps and focus market solutions. In this role, Dr. Harley supports the prospective customers in the Bio Medical, Optical and Industrial markets to engineer elegant and efficient designs that represent the most leading edge manufacturing capabilities. John’s background in the MEMS industry extends for more than 20 years having most recently been the VP of Process Engineering at Innovative Micro Technology based in Santa Barbara California where he worked for more than 13 years. Prior to that he held the position of Business Development at Coventor focusing on modelling solutions for microfluidic and life science applications.

Dr. Harley earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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