Dr. Michael Chiu Joins AEi Management Team


WILMINGTON, MA – May 3, 2013 Dr. Michael Chiu joins Automation Engineering Incorporated (AEi), a global supplier of high-precision camera module assembly and test automation systems, as director of project management and operations support.  Dr. Chiu brings a track record of success in early-stage technology, product commercialization, and business development to AEi’s management team.

According to AEi CEO Doug Elder, “We are very pleased to welcome Michael to the AEi team. His strong background and significant success in corporate strategy and product commercialization combined with his exceptional leadership and operations management skills will have a direct impact on our continued growth as we expand globally.”

Dr. Chiu adds, “I joined AEi because of the exceptional fit for my hands-on experience in new product development and global product support.  I’ve spent much of the last five years focused on lean startups, so joining an established market leader like AEi is an exciting opportunity.   I am looking forward to adding my contributions to AEi as we continue to set the industry standard for camera module assembly and test automation platforms across global markets.”

Dr. Chiu’s most recent experience was as founder and CEO of GeckoCap and RespirGames, early-stage startups focused on diagnostic and therapeutic devices for pediatric pulmonary disease. Prior to this, he was president, chief technology officer and founder of Trophos Energy, leading them from start up through acquisition.  Dr. Chiu’s previous management experience includes rising through the management ranks at Teradyne including positions in business development, engineering management and as general manager with responsibilities for global support of quick-turn system customization of semiconductor equipment.

Dr. Chiu currently serves as on the board of directors for LGL Group (AMEX: LGL) as chairman of their compensation and strategic planning committees and as a trustee of Cambridge Health Alliance. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, as well as a PhD and master of science degree from MIT in high precision machine and systems design. Dr. Chiu is a graduate with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota. He holds six patents and is a recipient of R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Award.

About AEi

AEi is a leading global supplier of high-precision, flexible automation systems based on patent-pending technologies and over 22 years of innovation across the consumer products, automotive, optoelectronics, medical devices, aerospace & defense and other worldwide markets. AEi designs and implements sophisticated capital equipment to automate the production of camera modules and optoelectronics. AEi is based in Wilmington, MA with direct local support based in Guangzhou, China by AEi Asia Pacific Limited (www.aeiboston.cn). For more information on AEi’s precision automation systems, visit http://www.aeiboston.com.