George Cwynar joined Tessera Technologies, Inc.’s Board of Directors in May 2013. Mr. Cwynar is a consultant offering strategic and operational guidance, mentoring and executive coaching to small and mid-sized companies. Mr. Cwynar was the President of COM DEV Canada, a division of COM DEV International, a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware, from May 2008 until November 2009. From November 1994 until April 2007, Mr. Cwynar served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated (“MSD”), a Canadian-based leading designer and licensor of memory technology and supplier of memory test systems to major semiconductor companies worldwide. Prior to his work at MSD, Mr. Cwynar served in several capacities, including Senior Vice-president and General Manager of operations at Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates, a systems engineering company specializing in remote sensing and air traffic control systems, from March 1980 until January 1994.
Mr. Cwynar served on the board of directors of MetroPhotonics Inc. from February 2001 until March 2007 and Accelerix Incorporated until it was acquired by MSD in 1999. Mr. Cwynar also currently serves on the Advisory Board of OCM Manufacturing.
Mr. Cwynar earned a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.