Intersil appointed two new executives and associated organization changes. Andy Micallef was appointed senior vice president of Worldwide Operations, responsible for the company's manufacturing, quality, and technology development groups. The company also announced the consolidation of two business units into one and the promotion of Philip Chesley to senior vice president and general manager of the combined business unit. Carlos Garcia was appointed to vice president of Analog Products reporting to Mr. Chesley.
Mr. Micallef is an operations veteran having managed complex, global operations organizations in both mid-sized and multi-billion dollar organizations. He joins Intersil from Audience, an innovator in multi-sensory processors, where he was vice president of Customer Engineering and Operations. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Worldwide Manufacturing and Operations at LSI Corporation, assuming the role through LSI's acquisition of Agere, where he was also responsible for global operations. Prior to that, Mr. Micallef held several finance and operations positions at Fujitsu-ICL Systems and IBM. Mr. Micallef has a MBA and MSME from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Separately, the company's business units were consolidated from four to three. Philip Chesley, an Intersil veteran responsible for the successful aerospace and automotive product lines, was promoted to senior vice president and will also assume management of the company's broad-based analog products. As part of that change, Carlos Garcia was appointed vice president of Analog Products reporting to Mr. Chesley. Mr. Garcia brings decades of experience managing products through their complete life cycle and maximizing the return on R&D investments. He was most recently the vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs' Wireline Products Division. Prior to that he spent 11 years at Agere Systems, where he served as the vice president of system and application engineering for the Networking and Storage Products Group. Mr. Garcia was also the director of Telecom Products for Harris Semiconductor. He holds an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
"Over the last two years we have focused on investing in our core capabilities, stabilizing the business and executing on a strong R&D pipeline. The additional experience these proven executives bring to the team will be a valuable asset as we enter the next phase in Intersil's transformation," said Necip Sayiner, president and CEO of Intersil Corporation.