OE-A Elects New International Board of Directors


New OE-A board represents the entire value chain of organic and printed electronics.

The members of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) appointed Stan Farnsworth, NovaCentrix, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, during the annual General Assembly in Munich, Germany. Dr. Xioalin Yan, Guangdong JUHUA Printing, is confirmed as Vice Chairman for Asia. Dr. Alain Schumacher, IEE, and Richard Ellinger, American Semiconductor, are elected in their positions as Vice Chairman Europe and North America respectively. 
Stan Farnsworth, NovaCentrix (US)
Vice Chairman Asia 
Dr. Xioalin Yan, Guangdong JUHUA Printing (CN)
Vice Chairman Europe 
Dr. Alain Schumacher, IEE (LU)
Vice Chairman North America
Richard Ellinger, American Semiconductor (US)
Additional members of the board
  • Dr. Georg Bernatz, Merck (DE)
  • Dr. Jérôme Gavillet, CEA Liten (FR)
  • Prof. Jukka Hast, VTT (FI)
  • Prof. Dr. Toshihide Kamata, AIST (JP)
  • Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema (DE)
  • Dr. Ton van Mol, Holst Centre (NL)
  • Chuck Milligan, Flexenable (UK)
  • Dr. Guido van Tartwijk, Heliatek (DE)
  • Corinne Versini, Genes'ink (FR)
Stan Farnsworth thanked Jeremy Burroughes, CDT, who chaired OE-A for the past four years: “Jeremy Burroughes’ leadership has strengthened the OE-A as a leading international network including developing strong ties with the flexible/hybrid electronics network in Asia, especially in China. Under Jeremy’s leadership the OE-A membership has benefited from stronger alignment and engagement with end users”.
“The market for printed electronics continues to grow, as the current OE-A Business Climate Survey shows,” continues the new OE-A Chairman Farnsworth. “OE-A is focused on building the business and technology ecosystems of printed electronics and will continue to connect its members with product companies throughout the spectrum of application areas”.