Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that the company has appointed Alan S. Batey to its board of directors. Batey most recently served as executive vice president and president of North America for General Motors, as well as the global brand chief for Chevrolet, a division of GM. As a member of the senior leadership team, he was responsible for the company’s largest and most profitable region with over $100 billion in revenue and more than 100,000 employees. His career spans more than 39 years with GM where he held various senior management positions in operations, marketing and sales around the world.
“We are pleased to have Alan Batey join Skyworks’ board of directors,” said David J. Aldrich, Skyworks’ chairman of the board. “His deep automotive experience and insights will be invaluable, particularly as wireless connectivity becomes increasingly vital for today’s connected cars and emerging autonomous vehicles.”
“It is truly an exciting time to be joining Skyworks’ board,” said Batey. “I look forward to leveraging my global experience in the automotive industry to help Skyworks diversify across the Internet of Things, capitalize on 5G and achieve its vision of Connecting Everything and Everyone, All the Time.”
Batey, 56, completed GM’s senior executive program at Harvard University and received a certificate in Mechanical Engineering Maintenance Craft Studies from The City and Guilds of London Institute.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices (Nasdaq: SWKS). For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.
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