The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa and Mississauga, Ontario) has announced that Mark Majewski, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian technology industry and former Geographic Director at a major semiconductor company, has succeeded Peter Kallai as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. IntelliFLEX is a not-for-profit industry alliance and a vital partner (for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector) of more than 300 companies and organizations across Canada. The organization partners with its growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large-area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics – including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software.
Majewski has extensive experience in the electronics and technology industries in Canada, having overseen the generation of hundreds of millions of dollars at STMicroelectronics while running its East Central U.S. and Canada regions. He’s also been a key leader at several start-ups, volunteers as a mentor at the RIC Centre and Haltech, and most recently was the technology lead for business development at Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). His goal as CEO will be to unite the growing Canadian printable, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics (FHE) companies and research entities, with the country’s electronics and semiconductor industries. With his decades of technology experience, Majewski has the breadth of contacts, experience and knowledge to successfully position intelliFLEX and its members alongside this massive industry, the organization added. “I’m honoured to have been named the next intelliFLEX CEO. I’ve taken this role because I believe in FHE and its future,” said Mr. Majewski. “All electronics players in Canada who want to expand their capabilities should be looking at this technology as it goes mainstream. Not only does FHE open the doors to new products and applications, it also has incredible value in augmenting and improving everyday electronics products that already exist.”
FHE, which represents a $31.6B global market opportunity, uses next-generation additive and manufacturing electronics technologies that can help all electronics players in Canada. This strategy has already been embraced in the U.S., said the organization, where a cross-pollination of mainstream electronics, FHE and semiconductors is occurring. “I’ve cherished the opportunity to work with intelliFLEX,” said outgoing CEO Peter Kallai, who founded intelliFLEX and will remain involved by fully supporting Majewski during the transition period and sitting on the Board of Directors. “However, what we need to do is move the organization into the mainstream electronics industry and be the rising tide of the ecosystem that lets all our members sail further, faster and easier. We needed a professional from that industry with the right background to do that. And I strongly believe Mark will take intelliFLEX to the next level.”
At the same time, intelliFLEX will also move its head office from Ottawa to Mississauga, Ontario. This will help the organization be physically closer to the heart of Canada’s electronics industry, of which the majority is located in Toronto (75% of intelliFLEX members are located in either Ontario or Quebec).