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Another ex-UMC executive joins Globalfoundries as VP of Marketing

10 September 2009 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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Globalfoundries continues to bulk-up its executive team with the appointment of former UMC manager, Jim Ballingall as Vice President of Marketing. Ballingall is expected to report to another ex-UMC executive and recently hired, Jim Kupec. Ballingall will be responsible for creating a ‘best-in-class’ foundry marketing organization, according to the company.

Jim Kupec, senior vice president of sales and marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES“The core of the Globalfoundries brand comprises the sum of the unique value propositions that we create, promise, and deliver to our customers,” said Jim Kupec, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Globalfoundries. “As we strive to deliver on our vision and become the world’s first truly global foundry, Jim’s proven foundry industry leadership and experience will help us develop and convey our unique value propositions to customers and stakeholders and position the company for optimal success, as we unlock our customers’ potential to innovate and win.”

Ballingall was most recently running his own consultancy firm, but was previously, CEO, President and Chairman of GetSilicon. Ballingall also has held strategic leadership positions at Marvell, UMC, Novellus and GE.

Ballingall holds a bachelor’s in engineering physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and both a master’s and doctorate in applied physics from Cornell University.

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