Opportunity: COO, Europe

COO, Europe


Our client is an early stage but highly disruptive microdisplay technology company. They will develop, manufacture and sell microLED displays for AR market with the vision of enabling AR for everyday personal use. They have recently closed a round of funding and are now looking to appoint a COO to take accountability for engineering and production.

Some of the key responsibilities for the COO will include:

  • Manage the delivery day-to-day development and process engineering milestones.
  • Build the sample and low volume manufacturing capability as well as building the tier one foundry partnership for volume production.
  • Build the core team of process engineers, programme managers and supply chain.
  • Build the longer-term plan for a factory facility that will focus on the test, calibration and shipment of completed displays.
  • Working closely with the exec team on both tactical and strategic decision making.

Key requirements:

  • A demonstrable record of accomplishment in building, managing and/or growing engineering and manufacturing teams for a semiconductor, materials, electronics, or photonics company.
  • Foundry Experience is essential.
  • Will have a combination of large company experience coupled with start-up, showing a clear track record of build and scale. May also be in an innovative BU within a larger company.
  • Experience will have been gained in either engineering or manufacturing with promotion into management of both functions.
  • Key is the demonstration of a hands-on approach


This role will be at the heart of our client’s growth and success, with high levels of accountability as part of the executive team.

This candidate can be based anywhere in Europe, but will have to be committed to travelling to the Benelux HQ.

For more information, please contact Yasmin Noorali | ynoorali@gillamorstephens.com