Ynvisible announces new appointments in its management
Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada), a fast-growing firm in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, has announced that effective 31 December 2021, Michael Robinson has resigned as CEO of the company in order to pursue an opportunity outside the Internet of Things industry. Ramin Heydarpour, Ynvisible’s executive chairman, will assume the role of Interim CEO to focus on the commercialisation of Ynvisible’s products.
“This was a difficult decision that I reached after much reflection. It has been a privilege working as CEO, shoulder-to-shoulder with the best team in the business since September 2020. I am proud of all we have accomplished together to serve our investors and clients. I want to thank the team and the board of directors for their support,” said Mr. Robinson.
Ramin Heydarpour, executive chairman, stated: “On behalf of the Board, we thank Mr. Robinson for his service and accomplishments during his tenure as CEO, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish Michael the very best. I am most confident of Ynvisible’s 1-3 year commercial strategies and I take on the CEO role with a view to execute on those strategies whilst the company finds a seasoned executive to serve as a successor to Mr. Robinson.”
Ramin Heydarpour, who has served on Ynvisible’s board of directors since December 2020, is founder and managing partner of Flex R&D Inc., a California-based engineering consulting firm with deep expertise in roll-to-roll process and product development. He was previously global vice president with Avery Dennison, where he led the development of innovative products in food packaging, brand identification, office and consumer products.
He has a track record of inventing and developing new products in a broad range of applications, including flexible packaging, RFID tags, and pressure-sensitive labels. He holds 26 patents. Various leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies in the past 25 years has provided Heydarpour with a broad perspective.
Furthermore, Ynvisible announced a transition in its executive team with Tommy Höglund stepping down and Keith Morton, an expert in display technology, joining the company as vice-president of sales and marketing.
Morton, as VP sales & marketing, will be responsible for the global commercialisation of Ynvisible products, with an immediate focus on North American sales. This strategic move aligns with Ynvisible’s vision to be the face of the Internet of Things with its display products. Morton has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in introducing new display technologies across the United States and Canada. His experience and networks in product strategy, product marketing, and sales of display products will be critical to Ynvisible’s commercialisation strategy and attain global sales.
“I am excited to join Ynvisible’s dynamic team as we look to transform the nature of the internet of things,” said Morton. “I look forward to helping Ynvisible further mature its sales strategy for global commercialisation and spread its influence throughout the e-paper and printed electrochromic industries.”
Morton brings a wealth of experience and a diversity of skills focusing on product displays in this technology space, holding engineering and executive management positions in Fortune 500 companies and emerging companies. He also holds patents in display technologies.
“Keith is a veteran of the internet of things industry, and I am delighted to welcome him to our leadership team,” commented Ramin Heydarpour, interim CEO of Ynvisible Interactive Inc. “His experience and perspective on the needs of various stakeholders in these organisations will help us build on our sales strategy and take Ynvisible to the next level in our commercial maturity and poised for product commercialisation, and this is a pivotal time for Ynvisible and Keith has the expertise to deliver global sales.”
“As well, I want to thank Tommy for his invaluable contributions as our VP of sales and marketing,” said Ramin Heydarpour. “His leadership has been an important part of Ynvisible Production, Sweden, especially in contract manufacturing with Ynvisible’s roll to roll manufacturing capabilities. We wish Tommy much success in his future endeavours.”
Caption: An electrochromic display from Ynvisible (photo: Ynvisible)