Renesas Electronics Europe Appoints Martin Lenart as Vice President of Industrial and Communications Business Group

21 Jan 2016

Düsseldorf, January 21, 2016 ― Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Martin Lenart as its new Vice President for the Industrial and Communications Business Group (ICBG) with effect from 1st April 2016. Lenart is taking over the position from Michael Hannawald, who has been appointed as President of Renesas Electronics Europe. Lenart is an experienced sales manager, engineer and business builder who brings over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry to his new position. He is currently Senior Director of Sales for the ICBG.


Martin Lenart, a Swedish national, has been with Renesas since 2010 and was with NEC Electronics from 1996 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2010, before the two companies merged. He started at NEC as marketing engineer, became Senior Sales Manager in 2001 and later managing director of Renesas’ Nordic operations, before moving to Düsseldorf in April 2014 to take up the position of ICBG Sales Director. Before joining NEC in 2001, Lenart was with the Hatteland Group (later Arrow Nordic Components). As a member of Hatteland’s executive team, he was instrumental in making a success of the merger between Hatteland and Arrow. He began his career with Siemens in USA as a software development engineer in the medical field. Lenart holds a Master of Science degree in computer science and computer engineering from the Institute of Technology in Lund, Sweden.

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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