Jennifer Ernst of Thinfilm Electronics elected as chair of FlexTech Alliance
The FlexTech Alliance, an industry association dedicated to promoting flexible and printed electronics, has announced that Jennifer Ernst, chief strategy officer at Norwegian-based Thinfilm Electronics, has been elected as chair of its governing board. The election is for a two-year term, from 2015 to 2016. As chair of the governing board, Ernst is expected to provide the industry leadership necessary for the successful continuation of FlexTech’s programmes and services. She succeeds Keith Rollins of DuPont Teijin Films, who will remain on the board.
At Thinfilm, Ernst is responsible for corporate strategy, strategic marketing and business development. “Thinfilm is strategically positioned between the supply chain and the flexible electronics customer,” says Michael Ciesinski, president of the FlexTech Alliance, which is based in San Jose, USA. “Consequently she can help guide our organisation as we build business and technical services for both.”
“The use of printed and flexible electronics is exploding across a number of applications and driving some of the largest industry trends today,” comments Ernst. “I look forward to chairing the FlexTech governing board to continue to expand the international ecosystem for these industries.”