Memo Romero, President & CEO

Memo Romero brings exceptional design and analytical skills as well as significant management experience to his role as president and CEO of MaxQ Technology, LLC. A mechanical engineering graduate of MIT and Stanford, Romero has more than twenty years of experience in power electronics, with a focus on power semiconductors and thermal management technology development. He holds twenty U.S. patents and has contributed to numerous publications on advanced power electronic packaging. Romero has held senior positions in engineering and technical management at Motorola, Semipower Systems, Flutec Semiconductor, and Amulair Thermal Technology. He founded Innoventa, LLC, a technical consulting company, and co-founded Rinehart Motion Systems, LLC, (based in Oregon)

an advanced power electronics company that develops motor drives. At Rinehart, he helped secure U.S. Department of Energy SBIR Phase I and Phase II grant funding.

Romero’s many accomplishments at MaxQ Technology include:

  • Developing and optimizing a novel liquid cooling technology for use in power converters
  • Helping secure key design wins with numerous domestic and international OEMs.
  • Securing an Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority to help advance cooling technology and grow sales in the field.

Joe Martinez, Vice President

As vice-president and co-founder of MaxQ Technology, Joe Martinez is a skilled engineer and operation manager who brings more than two decades of experience in the power semiconductor thermal management industry. He is focused on both the manufacturing and the operational aspects of the company. After graduating with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, Martinez began his career at Motorola, where he used his electronic packaging skills on the design of IGBT power modules, thermal characterization,

and manufacturing process development, which resulted in four U.S. patents and numerous published papers. Martinez broadened his skill set with a move into program management, serving as program manager for the Motorola Mechatronics Program in Munich, Germany (a joint venture between Motorola and AMP, now TYCO). Martinez managed international engineering teams throughout Europe and Asia on projects to integrate electronics into automotive connectors. Back in the United States, Martinez started both real estate and technology companies before joining forces with Memo Romero to found MaxQ Technology.

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