Adam A. Kablanian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Adam joined CYNORA in May 2019 to lead the company’s transition from R&D to commercialization.

A seasoned technology CEO, Adam’s forte is building successful global companies around disruptive science-based technologies, creating value for customers and shareholders. Previously, he led several Silicon Valley-based public and privately-held companies, where he productized complex technologies and built large infrastructures to support global customers. They include Virage Logic, an embedded memory leader he co-founded and took public before it was acquired by Synopsys. He also led PlasmaSi, an OLED encapsulation company when OLED displays began to soar ahead of LCDs as the preferred choice for smartphones. PlasmaSi was subsequently acquired by Aixtron.

Kablanian holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in California.

Michael Bächle, Chief Operation Officer (COO)

Michael co-founded CYNORA in 2008. As COO, he is building an operations infrastructure to support a global customer base.

Michael co-developed CYNORA’s TADF technology platform, along with co-founder Thomas Baumann. He served as technical director during the company’s early years, switching to operations as CYNORA grew from a core group of technology experts to a team of more than 100.

 

Thomas Baumann, PhD, Chief Science Officer (CSO)

Thomas co-founded CYNORA in 2008. He leads the company’s research and development activities, and is the chief architect of CYNORA’s intellectual property (IP) strategy.

Thomas is an organic chemistry professional with special expertise in the development of organic and organometallic compounds for OLED materials used in electronic products. He applied his deep knowledge to co-develop CYNORA’s TADF technology platform, adding breakthrough innovations to differentiate the solution and enable customers with emitter products to advance their competitive edge.

Thomas obtained his diploma in Chemistry from the University of Bayreuth.  He completed his PhD degree in Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Following his PhD, he took a postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He holds more than two dozen patents and has co-authored several papers.

Andreas Haldi, PhD, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Andreas joined CYNORA in 2016. He leads the company’s customer engagement initiatives and drives strategic marketing.

Andreas has spent his career in the display industry helping leading manufacturers transition to complex new technologies. Before CYNORA, he held customer-facing positions in Germany and South Korea for Novaled, an OLED materials company acquired by Samsung SDI (former Cheil Industries).

Andreas holds a Master of Science in interdisciplinary sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. He obtained his PhD in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.