26 Jul 12Cascade Microtech Welcomes Debbora Ahlgren as Vice President of Marketing
BEAVERTON, OR. — July 26, 2012 — Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading expert at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced the appointment of Debbora Ahlgren as vice president of marketing, effective July 9, 2012.
Ms. Ahlgren most recently served as vice president of marketing for The CBA Group, comprised of Universal Instruments Corporation and Hover-Davis. Before joining The CBA Group, Debbora held the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for OptimalTest, Inc. Prior to OptimalTest, she served as chief marketing officer for Verigy, where she drove the portfolio strategic plan and corporate development activities including development of the company's product, marketing and brand strategies. Additionally, Debbora held leadership positions in marketing and business development for Agilent Technologies, KLA-Tencor, and Schlumberger.
Debbora brings a wealth of experience to the Cascade Microtech management team, having spent many years helping companies navigate a rapidly changing design and manufacturing landscape. Her specialties include competitive analysis, product positioning, portfolio planning, strategic planning and development, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She believes strongly in mentoring and leadership to build strong teams that deliver results, and frequently speaks on the subject of Corporate Leadership.
Ms. Ahlgren holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Stony Brook. She studied technology management at the Harriman School at the same institution. Her passion for leadership was fueled by studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“We are delighted to be adding such a dynamic marketing person to our executive team,” said Michael Burger, President and CEO, Cascade Microtech, Inc. “Her strong background in the test industry, and her experience in portfolio management as well as business development, will be a great complement to our executive management team at Cascade Microtech.”