Dispelix strengthens its board with the appointments of Markku Hirvonen and Thomas Alt
Dispelix, the technology leader in see-through augmented reality (AR) displays, is pleased to announce two new strategic appointments to its board of directors. Markku Hirvonen has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board, while Thomas Alt will become a member of the board.
Markku Hirvonen has over 30 years’ experience in the high-tech sector, having held roles with several leading national and international companies including Nokia and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. He also served as President and CEO of VTI Technologies (now Murata Electronics). Markku brings considerable expertise from his work with various start-ups and his roles as a board member at Rockley Photonics and Entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Hirvonenventures.
Thomas Alt has significant experience in the software and electronics arenas, including as the founder of Metaio, an AR software company that was acquired by Apple in 2015. Following the acquisition, he worked at Apple as a Director of Engineering as well as Director of Procurement in the Strategic Deals Team. Thomas’s wealth of global experience in augmented reality, entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships led him to his current role as venture partner at Atlantic Bridge, a global growth equity technology firm.
Jyrki Saarinen, Chairman and Co-founder at Dispelix, said of the appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Markku and Thomas to the Dispelix board and look forward to working with them both as I continue in my new role as a board member. Both will raise our profile within the global technology sector by contributing their vast experience and field-specific expertise, which will help Dispelix to continue our development in this highly competitive industry.”
Dispelix develops and delivers see-through waveguide combiners that are used as transparent displays in extended reality (XR) devices. Our elegant, high-performance XR waveguides seamlessly combine the virtual and the real. We are a trusted and visionary partner for the industry leaders in XR, enabling them to redefine the form, function, and feel of XR wearables. Dispelix is headquartered Finland, with subsidiaries in the United States and China.