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SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT: PHONONIC – CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Phononic Appoints Larry Yang as Chief Product Officer, Expanding the Solid State Cooling Innovator’s Global Product Footprint
DURHAM, NC (June 20, 2022) – Phononic, the global leader in solid state cooling technology, has announced the appointment of Larry Yang as Chief Product Officer. As CPO, Larry will be responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy and long-term growth of the company’s technology platform and products and associated global market opportunities. Larry will lead product marketing, management, design engineering and roadmap to drive further global adoption of the company’s devices and category-making products and services, while supporting sales and licensing opportunities for Phononic products in adjacent and new markets.
Larry has spent his 30+ year career building products and platforms that connect people and businesses to groundbreaking new applications, services and content. As the former VP of Product at Fitbit (recently acquired by Google), Larry was responsible for Fitbit’s full $1B + product portfolio of wearable hardware and software. There, Larry and his team drove nine product launches that led to massive global awareness and first-of-a-kind health and fitness experiences.
Prior to Fitbit, Larry spent nine years at Google in senior product roles leading connected TV platforms, gigabit-speed internet and TV services, augmented reality smart phones, and mobile app payments. Prior to Google, he built microprocessors, set-top devices and game consoles, and video conferencing products at Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and Cisco Systems, respectively.
“I’m delighted to introduce Larry Yang as Phononic’s first Chief Product Officer,” said Tony Atti, Co-Founder and CEO of Phononic. “With a decorated career at some of the most recognized technology companies in the world, Larry’s track record speaks for itself. His product leadership at Phononic will help drive greater growth for the company and expand our presence further into Silicon Valley, and his passion for sustainability will help drive a continued focus on the positive environmental impact of our technology and products. We are truly excited to welcome him to the team.
“Phononic has developed an amazing solid state cooling technology platform,” said Larry Yang. “I’m excited about the possibilities of taking this technology to not only unlock solutions that aren’t possible with conventional HFC-based products, but also to reverse the effects of climate change by replacing greenhouse gasses. It’s a privilege to be joining the Phononic team at this phase of their journey.”
Larry will join Phononic Chief Revenue Officer, Kevin Granucci, in building out the company’s product development, sales and marketing capabilities in Silicon Valley. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Larry holds degrees in Biology and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Phononic, Inc. is an innovator of semiconductor cooling solutions that sustainably transform refrigeration and cooling. The Company’s thermoelectric chips and fully integrated products are used in Optolelectronics (Fiber Optic Communications/5G/LIDAR); Cold Chain Fulfillment (e-commerce ecosystem); and Technology Licensing (licensed to leaders in the life sciences & healthcare, food & beverage and climate control sectors). Phononic’s innovations are revolutionizing the way people work and communicate, how grocers merchandize and deliver food, how life-saving vaccines and drugs are protected, and how houses and buildings are cooled – setting a new global standard of efficiency and sustainability.
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