SMC 18 Klaus J. Pietrczak BIO

Klaus J. Pietrczak
Director, Group Technology Strategy, JCET Group

As Director, Group Technology Strategy, Klaus J. Pietrczak is responsible for leading the JCET Group’s marketing and business development activities in the automotive, wirebond and memory markets. During his career, he worked for Siemens Components Group, now Infineon, in various marketing and sales positions covering products like MOSFETs, ICs and Memories.  He was one of the pioneers in placing MOSFETs successfully in market. In 1994, he joined Siliconix in Europe as head of regional marketing and successfully launched the first trench power MOSFETs into the market. In 2000, he moved to the US where he spearheaded Vishay’s market development, generating an average growth rate of 38% per year. In 2006, he was promoted to division head for their automotive business with full P&L responsibility. Under his tenure, Vishay grew into the top 3 power MOSFET suppliers in the automotive world. In 2011, he joined Power Integrations, driving the automotive and industrial marketing with a special focus on new power technologies. In 2016, he joined Amkor Technology where he was responsible for Automotive Marketing. There he led the integration of J-Devices automotive business into Amkor, implementing automotive standards in all 11 lines and drove the automotive revenue over $1 billion. Klaus received a Dipl. Ing. (MSEE) from Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany.