Mr. Cassis is responsible for the management, execution and strategic direction of Philips Color Kinetics. He previously served as the company's Senior Vice President and COO, in which capacity he led the management of numerous corporate divisions, including engineering, product and program management, manufacturing, materials management, China operations, logistics and facilities, and quality. In addition, he contributed substantially to the company's achievement of aggressive revenue projections, monitored daily operations, and bridged the crucial steps between product conception, development and distribution. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in serving the discrete manufacturing, semiconductor and electronics industries.
Prior to joining Color Kinetics in 2006, Mr. Cassis served as President and CEO for Millennial Net, a networking software company for wireless sensor and network applications. He was responsible for the strategic direction and general management of the company, and successfully positioned the company for acquisition. Mr. Cassis also served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Brooks Automation, a provider of automation solutions and integrated subsystems to the global semiconductor and related industries. He held a number of senior management positions over his long tenure with Brooks, serving as a key contributor to the company's growth in revenue. In addition, Mr. Cassis served as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for FASTech (which was later acquired by Brooks Automation); Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Intellution, Inc.; and also held product marketing roles at Analog Devices, Inc. and Foxboro Company. Mr. Cassis received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, Master's degrees in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science from Yale University, and a M.B.A. from Boston College.