Management Team



Cedric Mayor BW


Cédric Mayor, CEO


Cédric Mayor has more than 23 years of experience in the semiconductor business, which includes 13 years at Presto Engineering across various executive management positions.


Cédric has held several technical and executive management roles at NXP Semiconductors, from process release to front-end and back-end of line migration, as part of the asset light company vision. Cédric started his career with SOISIC (a start-up acquired by Arm) as lead architect of silicon embedded memory and compilers.


Cédric graduated from Ecole Centrale Marseille in France; he holds an MS in Physics & Electrical Engineering, with several patents and papers in the field.

Michel Villemain BW


Michel Villemain, Founder and Executive Chairman


Michel Villemain has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor business. He has been our CEO since he founded the company in 2006.

Michel has been Vice President Marketing at FEI, and General Manager of the CD-SEM Business Unit at KLA-Tencor. Michel started his career with Schlumberger (later NPTest), where he served in various technical and managerial capacities over 19 years, in Europe, Texas and California. He has served as General Manager for Schlumberger ATE Europe, Vice President Marketing of the Test Division, and General Manager of the Probe (IDS) Division.

Michel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France, and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Orsay University.

Christian Kappner BW


Christian Käppner, CFO


Christian Käppner joined Presto Engineering in February 2023 with 25 years of financial experience in the high-tech and pharmaceutical industry with strong international background comprising leadership and executive positions in mid-size company as well as large corporations.

Throughout his career, Christian has developed financial teams with positioning the function as a collaborative business partner, managing growth and strengthen systems and processes.  He has also successfully conducted significant transformational projects in multi-cultural environments. Before joining Presto, Christian was Chief Financial officer of Provepharm Life solutions and held several leadership positions at Thales, Parametric Technology, Heptagon Oy and Inside Secure.


He received a Master in Finance from Aix-Marseille University.

Bruno Giorgi BW


Bruno Giorgi, VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing


Bruno has more than 20 years of experience in managing Sales & Marketing in the Electronics & High-tech industries, including 10 years in executive management in semiconductor.

Prior to joining Presto Engineering, Bruno held several sales and marketing leadership positions in the connector industry (Amphenol, Preci-dip), luxury watch and high-precision components industry (MPS), precision plastics (Mikron), semiconductor OSAT (JCET/STATS ChipPAC), and IMI Group/Norgren/FAS. Throughout his career, Bruno has established a successful track record in developing strong relationships with strategic large-scale customers, and in empowering strong growth sales roadmaps.

Bruno received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from ENSAM Arts & Métiers, and a Master of Advanced Studies in Advanced Industrialization from École Nationale Supérieure (Cachan).

Didier Nara BW


Didier Narassiguin, VP IP & NPI 

Didier has over 25 years of international experience, with a mix of business and engineering experiences, involving Hardware and Software product development.

He first worked as an electronic engineer and project manager for Texas Instruments for 15 years in France and Dallas, TX. After several positions in the wireless industry, Didier held a senior-level position in California, establishing the first US subsidiary of a French software company in the Silicon Valley. There he managed a team of engineers developing embedded software solutions for Intel chipsets. He moved back to France in 2021 where he was responsible for an R&D business unit in the IoT field.

Jannik Nielsen BW


Jannik Nielsen, VP Research & Development

Jannik has 20+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry ranging from active designer, team leader and technology management and has been with Presto for 4 years.


Prior to joining Presto, he was with Mellanox Technologies for 5 years working on ASICs for high-speed optical communication and before that he was 7 years with Analog Devices working on digital audio solutions.


He holds a M.Sc.E.E. degree and a Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Denmark where he was assistant professor before joining industry.

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Anders Andersen, VP Production

Anders has more than 13 years of experience in Operations and Quality in the semiconductor business.


Anders joined Presto in 2018 as Team Leader for Production Engineering and then served as Supply Chain Director in 2022, before being appointed VP Production in 2023.


He was previously with Mellanox Technologies / IPtronics as Director of Operations for 8 years, where he managed all operations activities for high-speed optical communication ASICs. Prior to that, Anders spent 13 years with Bossard AG, holding several leadership positions within Quality, IT, Project and Process Management, both in Europe and North America.