Wade Appelman has extensive experience holding leadership roles in both private and public sector organizations. Wade has lead sales and marketing efforts for five venture-backed startups with total exit valuations of $900 million. He also helped launch to market several companies including SensL (acquired by ON Semi in May 2018) which was a leader in single photon detection used in LiDAR and medical imaging. He also launched an agricultural robotics company, Harvest Automation an early user of LiDAR technology.
He joined ON Semiconductor in May 2018 through the acquisition of SensL Technologies, where he was VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and led the company’s business strategy since 2012. As VP and GM of the ON Semiconductor's depth sensing division, Wade led the team developing adoption of low light sensors in LiDAR and brings with him a strong background securing early customers designs in automotive, medical, and industrial markets.
Wade has also held a leadership role in three publicly traded corporations including; ON Semiconductor, Cabletron Systems - where he led product marketing for the $1B switch and routing division and Vitesse Semiconductor - where he led product marketing and product management for the 500-employee Advanced Networking Products Division.
He holds a B.S. from Wagner College in New York, NY.
I spend my free time training for and participating in long-distance running events. I particularly enjoy "out of this world" marathon experiences, having run the Boston, New York, London, Tokyo and Berlin Marathons.
My three sons are the light of my life, and best friends. I am one lucky dad to watch them grow into men that make me proud.
Wanna play? I love sports. All sports. But am always happy to fill my free-time boating, golfing and developing my pickleball skills. Let's play, shall we?