Dr. Brand has been a member of the management team since 2015, and recently led the transformation of the thermal system business unit into a standalone company. Dr. Brand previously served as the VP of Engineering and Technology at Laird.
Laird was acquired by Advent last year, and Laird Thermal Systems supplies a wide range of cooling components and subsystems to full turnkey cooling solutions with multiple thermal technology options. This includes thermoelectric modules (TEMs), thermoelectric assemblies (TEAs), liquid cooling systems (LCS) and integrated thermal management controllers.
“Serving as interim CEO, Dr. Brand has been instrumental in managing the separation of Laird Thermal Systems from Laird plc and reshaping the company into a fully-operational, independent business. Dr. Brand’s leadership has been paramount in this transition, and her experience and understanding of the business, technology and customers are second to none,” said Roland Köppel, Chairman of the Board at Laird Thermal Systems. “I am pleased to formally announce Dr. Karine Brand as the new CEO of Laird Thermal Systems, and have complete confidence that she will lead our company to a prosperous future.”