Starpower strengthens Sales Team

Cadenazzo, Switzerland, 18.01.2016 – StarPower Europe AG, the European subsidiary of the power semiconductor manufacturer StarPower Semiconductor Ltd., is strengthening its technical sales with the power semiconductor expert Rickmer Heubeck-Wex, and is thereby further developing its location in Nuremberg, Germany.

Starpower Europe continues to expand. "With Rickmer Heubeck-Wex, we were able to add an experienced expert to the sales team. He will henceforth mainly support the German and Central European customer base and be the contact person for key accounts", explains Peter Frey, Managing Director of StarPower Europe. By developing the sales force, customers are able to receive a greater degree of support for technical issues. The technical sales department works hand in hand with the European R&D Center, in which StarPower recently invested close to a million euros. Additionally, a network of international distributors and local authorised dealers ensures a comprehensive coverage for medium to small-sized customers.

Mr Heubeck-Wex has been working within the power semiconductor market for many years and will be joining the sales team in Nuremberg starting January 2016. The engineer for energy and system automation was previously employed as the Product Manager, Key Account Manager and Head of National Sales at the company Semikron for 16 years in the division of semiconductor modules and systems, and brings with him many years of application experience with a focus on drive technology, power supplies and renewable energies.

"The recruiting of additional personnel for the sales team with an experienced power electronics specialist is an important step on our path to expanding the company's market presence in Europe, in order to meet the increasing demand for quality semiconductors in the IGBT and bipolar module division," says Peter Frey. In the past fiscal year, StarPower achieved a record turnover of 70 million US dollars with 350 employees. StarPower offers standard IGBT modules in 600V, 1200V and 1700V, as well as MOSFET and bipolar modules. All common circuits, such as half-bridges, 6 and 7 packs, IPMs, 3 and 5-level modules, are produced in various packages and performance classes.


Contact information for Rickmer Heubeck-Wex:

Direct: +49 911 3777 55 19 - Mobile: +49 151 5842 44 32