Stefan Graf, Director Marketing & New Technology, PDLS
As a graduate engineer Stefan entered PLDS (Philips at that time) in 1998, starting his career as development engineer in the pre-development dept. as well as in the customer application team. Following a period as a field application engineer Stefan worked as project manager for the development of base and platform projects in the DVD product family, owning patents in the optical disc drives as well as in other areas of automotive infotainment. In 2005, he took over the responsibility as senior product manager in the product strategy & innovation group in order to work more focussed on the new product developments. As Director Marketing & New Technology Stefan has gained a position to actively influence the strategic direction of the company and to successfully promote new products in the market.