IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2023
Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro), the company responsible for reinventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch® technology, today announced that it will be expanding its senior leadership team by hiring the company’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Yalcin Bulut has joined the company as COO and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Russ Garcia.
Mr. Bulut joins Menlo Micro after serving the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC, now Qorvo). Prior to that his leadership experience included Vishay, Inc. where he was the Vice President of Power Product Lines, along with Alpha and Omega Semiconductor where he guided the company’s strategic direction as Vice President of Discrete Product Lines.
The newly created COO position will lead several key functions at Menlo Micro. Mr. Bulut will oversee the sales, marketing, quality assurance and product areas of the company.
“Yalcin brings decades of semiconductor market experience, operational and commercial accomplishments, as well as strong track record of expanding worldwide customer adoption. His business acumen and strong reputation for developing and inspiring teams represent a step toward accelerating our growth,” said Russ Garcia, CEO. “I am confident that with his domain experience and strategic insight Yalcin will become an integral part of our executive leadership team.”
“Menlo Micro’s strong, innovative, and impressive product portfolio coupled with their expanding market presence is what drew me to the company,” noted Yalcin Bulut. “I am energized by the opportunity that Menlo has in front of them. This is an exciting time in the company’s strategic growth, and I look forward to building and supporting the initiatives that accelerate that trajectory.”
Mr. Bulut holds a Bachelor of Material Science Engineering from Middle East Technical University, and subsequently earned his Master of Business at Iowa State University.