Mr. Ahrens has extensive financial and operational experience in the technology industry, and joins Mellanox from GlobalLogic, where he served as chief financial officer. Prior to that Mr. Ahrens served as chief financial officer of Applied Micro Circuits. His career demonstrates a strong track record of increasing financial managerial responsibilities at semiconductor companies including Maxim and Intel. He started his career as an environmental engineer at Chevron Corporation. Mr. Ahrens holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an active CPA license.
"I am pleased to have Doug join Mellanox as our CFO to further strengthen our leadership team", stated Eyal Waldman, Mellanox Technologies president and CEO. "Doug brings more than 20 years of semiconductor and technology industry experience, which along with his extensive financial leadership in both publicly and privately held companies make him ideally suited to lead our continued financial growth and profitability."
"I am excited to join Mellanox and look forward to partnering with the leadership team to advance our growth strategy and further enhance our profitability", stated Doug Ahrens. "The insatiable appetite for data is creating significant opportunities for Mellanox's leading portfolio of interconnect solutions, which makes this an exciting time to join the company", Doug Ahrens further stated.
Mellanox will host its fourth quarter 2018 financial results conference call on January 30, 2019, starting at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Both Eyal Waldman and Doug Ahrens will participate on this call to discuss the company's financial results.
Eric Johnson, who acted as Mellanox's interim principal financial and accounting officer, remains an integral part of the finance team and will continue in his role as vice president and corporate controller.
"I would like to thank Eric, the entire financial team, and other members of my staff who, together with me, have filled the CFO role over the past months, and I'm confident that they will provide continuity and serve the finance organisation moving forward", stated Eyal Waldman.