Caeleste Appoint New CEO
Caeleste, producers of turnkey, high-end, CMOS image sensors, have announced that Geert De Peuter will join Caeleste as CEO as of September 1st.
Geert is a passionate micro-electronics engineer, who has spent an important part of his career at Alcatel, now Nokia. Besides his technical activities, Geert has also acquired a lot of management expertise in an international context. We are sure that he can help Caeleste in realizing its future ambitions.
Geert obtained his master’s degree in electronic engineering from KU Leuven in 1997, he pursued his passion for micro-electronics by joining Alcatel's ASIC design team. His personal technical contributions and leadership in ASIC solutions for fiber and copper access products as well as network processors were a stepping stone towards his role as project leader in a series of successful engineering projects that led to a leading market position in broadband access.
Geert nurtured the start-up and fortification of the Alcatel-Lucent DSL Physical Layer team (i.e. twisted-pair broadband access technology), which evolved into the company and industry reference for broadband access product (r)evolutions.
As R&D director of a Bell Laboratories venture, focused on real-time virtualised and hardware accelerated video processing, he explored his entrepreneurial nature. During the last five years, Geert managed the ASIC/hardware research team at Nokia Bell Labs, where he focused on groundbreaking, industry-relevant research for fixed and converged broadband innovations.