Tessera Announces Appointment of Nicholas Colella as Senior Vice President of Operations

August 22, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Tessera Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced that Nicholas Colella, Ph.D., has joined Tessera's executive management team as the company's senior vice president of operations. He will be reporting to President and CEO Bruce McWilliams.

Colella brings a strong technology and administrative background to Tessera, with more than 21 years of advanced technology experience. In his new role, Colella will be responsible for Tessera's services and research and development functions.

"Nick's extensive technical experience and leadership skills will be a valuable asset to Tessera," said McWilliams. "Nick will not only guide our research and devlopment efforts in new areas that will expand Tessera's technology portfolio, he will also use his wealth of experience to manage and grow Tessera's services business."

Previously, Colella held the positions of CTO and vice president of PolyStor, a lithium-ion battery company that supplies the telecom, transportation and quality power markets. Colella holds a doctorate in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.