In February 2017, Mario Montana was appointed Vice President and Corporate General Manager of the Automotive and Industrial Group. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vice President and Chief Sales Officer from 2013 to 2017 and was the Vice President and general manager for the IDT Enterprise Computing Division from 2005 to 2013 where he was responsible for driving IDT’s solutions addressing servers, storage and embedded communications applications. He lead the development of products in the area of Memory Interface (R-DIMM), PCI-Express® Switching, Enterprise Flash Controllers and Signal Integrity Products. He was also instrumental in managing the company’s strategic focus on standards-based switching, bridging and interconnect technologies.
Montana has held several positions during his 15+ years with IDT, including Director of the IDT Serial-Switching division. Before transitioning to the Serial-Switching division, Montana was director of the IDT strategic marketing group, where he was instrumental in many of the company’s acquisitions, including ZettaCom and IMC, which set the stage for the company’s entry into the serial-switching business, and prompted opportunities for the company to have a stronger presence in key market segments, including servers, storage and communications. Montana also served as product line director for the company’s telecommunications, FIFO, logic and timing groups, respectively.
Prior to joining IDT, Montana held several product marketing and development engineering positions with companies such as Zarlink Semiconductor, Exar, Raytheon and Hewlett Packard.
Montana received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.