Major Executive Search announces the successful completion of an assignment placing Yalcin Bulut as the Chief Operating Officer for Menlo Microsystems, the developer of the Ideal Switch™, an electromechanical switch technology used to switch AC/DC and RF. Major Executive Search Founder and CEO, Sue Major conducted the assignment along with Managing Director, John Rivoir.
Yalcin joins Menlo Micro after serving the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC, now Qorvo). Prior to that his leadership experience included Vishay, Inc. where he was the Vice President of Power Product Lines, along with Alpha and Omega Semiconductor where he guided the company’s strategic direction as Vice President of Discrete Product Lines.
The newly created COO position will lead several key functions at Menlo Micro. Yalcin will oversee the sales, marketing, quality assurance and product areas of the company.
“Yalcin brings decades of semiconductor market experience, operational and commercial accomplishments, as well as strong track record of expanding worldwide customer adoption. His business acumen and strong reputation for developing and inspiring teams represent a step toward accelerating our growth,” said Russ Garcia, CEO. “I am confident that with his domain experience and strategic insight Yalcin will become an integral part of our executive leadership team.”
“Menlo Micro’s strong, innovative, and impressive product portfolio coupled with their expanding market presence is what drew me to the company,” noted Yalcin Bulut. “I am energized by the opportunity that Menlo has in front of them. This is an exciting time in the company’s strategic growth, and I look forward to building and supporting the initiatives that accelerate that trajectory.”
Yalcin holds a Bachelor of Material Science Engineering from Middle East Technical University, and subsequently earned his Master of Business at Iowa State University
This placement highlights Major Executive Search’s commitment to finding optimal executive leadership talent for leading communication, semiconductor, and technology companies worldwide.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Menlo Micro has created an entirely new category of electronic switches. The company’s Ideal Switch™ eliminates compromises and tradeoffs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches into the best of both worlds. Menlo Micro is bringing greater than 99 percent reductions in size, weight, power, and cost to dozens of industries such as medical, aerospace & defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial IoT and Test & Measurement.