Paul Hyland has been a manager in the technology sector for 35 years, working for various export focused systems and equipment companies. He held positions at Westinghouse on capital telemetry systems and for the Racal Electronics Group on military communications, radar and electronic warfare equipment.
At the Alphameric Group, he had an operations role, until he became General Manager of the Medical Equipment division of Smiths Industries. He then became managing director of Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Ltd. during its formative period until last he assumed the position of President and CEO at AIXTRON SE in 2002.
During the 11 years he led AIXTRON, the company was the undisputed market and technology leader for Compound Semiconductor equipment. From 2011-2013 he also sat on the Board of SEMI Europe Advisory Board, representing more than 200 companies in 21 countries and was actively engaged in actively lobbying for European Government funding.