iNEMI Names Grace O’Malley Chief Technical Officer

MORRISVILLE, N.C., USA — The Board of Directors of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) has named Grace O’Malley Chief Technical Officer (CTO).

As CTO, Grace will take a more strategic role in shaping iNEMI’s technology vision. She will continue to work with iNEMI’s Technical and Research committees and will provide oversight between roadmapping and project activities to ensure alignment with industry needs. She will also interface with member companies to identify the critical areas where iNEMI should focus efforts to drive innovation, ensuring the consortium’s technical activities align with and support members’ business goals.

“Grace’s professionalism, expertise, and passion for excellence make her a perfect fit for this crucial role in our organization,” said iNEMI CEO Shekhar Chandrashekhar. “Grace has been a valuable member of our team since joining iNEMI, consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of our technological landscape. She has played a pivotal role in supporting technology implementations in our member companies, and in spearheading key projects and fostering collaboration across the electronics manufacturing value chain.”

Grace joined iNEMI in 2007, as iNEMI was building its presence in Europe. She was named Vice President of Global Operation in 2014, and later became Vice President of Technology and Project Operations.

Prior to iNEMI, Grace worked for Motorola in the U.S. on the development and deployment of flip chip capabilities and low-cost assembly processes. She also led a multidisciplinary research team at Motorola’s site in Jaguariuna, Brazil. Grace started her career focused on electronics packaging and board assembly at the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland).

Grace holds eight U.S. patents. She is currently on the IEEE EPS Board of Governors as a member-at-large for Region 8 (2023-2025) and also served in that capacity for 2018-2020.  Grace has an honours bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork (Ireland), and a Master of Science in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago).   Grace is based in Limerick, Ireland.

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is an industry-led consortium that forecasts and accelerates innovation in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Comprising leading manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities, iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact collaborations among our members. These collaborations support our members’ businesses and help drive the industry by accelerating the deployment of new technologies, developing industry infrastructure, stimulating standards development, and disseminating efficient business practices. iNEMI is based in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA. For additional information, visit

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