Management Team

Ann Westerheim, PhD - Founder and President -

Ann Westerheim sets the strategic direction of Ekaru, runs the Marketing and Sales efforts, and runs the day-to-day operations of the company. She has extensive research and manufacturing experience combined with strong entrepreneurial, executive management, and operational experience. Prior to Ekaru, she served as co-founder and Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at an Internet software development company. Ann has also held senior level technical positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel Corporation in advanced development of microprocessors and network communication chips.

Ann's technical achievements have been recognized with two US patents, and over 20 technical publications. She served on the Technical Advisory Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, and was a member of a National Science Foundation site visiting committee.

Ann is a member of the MIT Club of Boston, IEEE, The Commonwealth Institute, Tau Beta Pi, The MIT Enterprise Forum, SBANE, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and numerous other publications.

Ann holds a B.S, M.S, and PhD in engineering from MIT.

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