Gigle Appoints John Gloekler Vice President Of Operations

Former G2 Microsystems CEO Caps Growth-Focused Re-Organization, Brings International Corporate Operations Expertise to Home Networking Technology Innovator

Gigle today announced that John Gloekler has joined the executive management team as vice president of operations. He will be responsible for helping to drive growth and profitability for Gigle as the company enters a key expansion phase including ramping volume shipments of its first products to leading consumer electronics product manufacturers, worldwide.

Gloekler is one of three newly appointed Gigle executives that the company has added in the past 9 months, including David Sorensen, vice president of marketing, and Tom Foster, vice president of sales. Sorensen and Foster are based in Redwood City, while Gloekler will be running operations from the company's Barcelona office.

Additionally, Gigle co -founder Hĺkan Fouren, the company's current vice president of operations, moves to the position of vice president of product engineering, a key role that will enable Gigle to enhance and accelerate its customer -focused product development and other innovation initiatives aimed at targeted, high -growth market segments. A Gigle co -founder, Fouren has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor product development and has led or participated in the design and release of more than 100 devices.

"These key organizational changes position Gigle for rapid expansion and increased market responsiveness and agility as we enter a period of continued and accelerating growth in volumes and revenues," said Juan Carlos Riveiro, Gigle co -founder and CEO. "As our vice president of operations, John brings an ideal blend of industry expertise from all stages of R&D through high -volume manufacturing. He will also play a key role in our engagements with global partners. These four key appointments mark important commercial milestones for Gigle, as we ramp production of the first group of major design wins for our game -changing entertainment -grade home -networking devices."

"I'm excited to be joining Gigle during such an exciting time for the company," Gloekler said. "I will be focused on expanding and reinforcing the company's manufacturing, supply -chain management and operations infrastructure as we enter this important new phase in the company's growth. I also will be helping to identify key market opportunities and execute strategic business initiatives as we continue to strengthen and expand Gigle's leadership role in the emerging high -performance, entertainment -grade home -networking industry."

"Gigle has assembled a highly experienced team for this next, important growth phase, and I am pleased to be taking the lead for driving a best -in -class product development, testing and assembly during this critical period," Fouren said. "John and I will be working closely to ensure that customers reap the benefits of unparalleled operational excellence as we deliver the next generation of entertainment -grade home networking solutions."

Gloekler previously was CEO of G2 Microsystems, where he built the company into the market -share leader in real -time location system (RTLS) integrated circuits and helped drive development and production of the world's lowest -power WiFi device. Prior to that, he was vice president at VIVECON, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's services organization and a member of executive management team that was responsible for re -positioning Vivecon as the premier software company specializing in risk management.

Other prior experience includes eight years at Ernst & Young LLP where he rose to a partnership position and leader in the supply chain practice, consulting on supply chain strategy with top clients including IBM, Apple, HP, Seagate, Cisco and Microsoft. Earlier positions include vice president of manufacturing at Austek Microsystems, and engineering roles at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. Gloekler holds two patents, and earned his Master of Science and Management degree from Stanford University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati..

About Gigle Semiconductor: Plug into the Fun
Gigle Semiconductor provides system -on -chip integrated circuits for multimedia home networking over any wire - powerline, coax cable, and phoneline. Targeted for applications such as IPTV, BBTV, VoD, and VoIP, Gigle's integrated circuits offer superior performance, coverage and quality of service than alternative communication technologies, and are designed to be easily integrated in consumer electronics and IT products. Gigle is a strong supporter of open standards, a board member of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and an active participant in IEEE P1901 and ITU -T wireline standardization initiatives. Gigle has offices in Redwood City, CA; Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, UK.

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