Lars Brickenkamp – Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Lars brings over 30 years experience in the electronics and electronic component industry to C&K. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE's Industrial Business Unit. Before TE, he was Executive Board Member Business Development for ISRA Vision AG, a world leader in surface inspection of web materials and one of the globally leading providers of machine vision programs. Previously, Brickenkamp held senior positions at Phoenix Contact, IEE, Repro Elektronik, Molex and Fujitsu. He holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in electro technologies from the Fachhochschule Bielefeld in Germany.
Cathy Yang – Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Cathy leads C&K’s global Finance team handling accounting, audit, tax, treasury, reporting and planning functions, and oversees legal and compliance matters. Cathy joined C&K in August 2018 as VP of Finance. Prior to joining C&K, Cathy held senior leadership roles at Netcracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation (TYO: 6701) that delivers a software platform together with integration and managed services to telecommunications and cable companies globally, Intermec Technologies, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) division offering hardware and software technology solutions for data connectivity and automation, and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), a global integrated petroleum company. Cathy holds an MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and a BA from National Taiwan University.
Ted Arnstein – Senior VP, Strategy & Corporate Development
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Ted is responsible for setting the strategic roadmap for C&K and overseeing all inorganic growth initiatives. Prior to joining C&K, Ted held similar positions with Cimpress (NASDAQ: CMPR), the parent company of Vistaprint and other leading online mass-customization brands, Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), one of the largest providers of mission-critical sensor solutions to the global transportation, industrial and aerospace markets, and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), a global high-performance mixed-signal semiconductor company. Ted also spent several years as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Ted holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University/SAIS and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jeremy Hebras – VP Global R&D and Product Management
Jeremy Hebras is C&K’s Worldwide R&D Director and Product Management Leader. He is responsible for the development of the company’s product portfolio, both from an organic growth and new development standpoint. It includes product management and roadmpaps, project management, CAD and numeric simulation, related industrial processes development, tech documentation administration and coordinating the efforts of all of C&K’s R&D centers. Jeremy previously successfully developed new programs with new international car makers at VALEO, an automotive technology firm. He has a Mechanical engineering degree from the UTBM University of Technology, located in France, and specializes in concept creation processes.
Bruno Prevot – VP Global Operations
Bruno Prevot is the VP of Global Operations. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Prevot leads the strategic direction and performance of C&K’s global operations and associated products as well as business development. Bruno most recently held sales leadership, product management, business development, strategic marketing – including M&A – positions at General Electric. Prevot holds an MBA from Lyon Business School in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University US Pennsylvania.