Phononic hires industry veteran as general manager and vice president of sales

Phononic has announced that it has strengthened its investment in the optoelectronics market through the appointment of Kevin Granucci as general manager and vice president of sales for its optoelectronics vertical, the company said.

Granucci brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role at Phononic, where he will be focused on accelerating Phononic´s penetration into the growing optoelectronics market and driving the global adoption of its application-specific thermoelectric solutions. Granucci will be based in San Jose, Calif. and will help to expand Phononic´s presence in Silicon Valley, as well as lead Phononic´s already-established team in the Asia-Pacific region.

Granucci began his semiconductor career with industry leader, Hitachi, before moving to its opto-device division spin out, Opnext Inc., where he drove and managed North American sales of optical modules, components, and subsystems. Following Opnext´s merger with optical communications and laser solutions provider Oclaro in 2012, Granucci led Oclaro´s client-side module strategy and marketing team while stationed in Japan, building critical new relationships with customers in China and Europe while improving gross margins and profitability for the business unit to record levels.

Phononic´s unrivaled approach to solid state cooling is breaking the boundaries of semiconductor innovation to deliver unprecedented performance and sustainability.