Geneva-based STMicroelectronics, dealing in System-on-Chip (SoC) and semiconductor solutions, has announced the appointment of Paul Grimme as corporate vice president and general manager of the Automotive Product Group (APG), replacing Ugo Carena, retiring corporate VP. Grimme will report directly to CEO Carlo Bozotti. Grimme’s appointment comes several months after joining STMicroelectronics as deputy general manager of APG. He began his career at Motorola, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in product engineering, marketing and operations management. He also served as corporate vice president and general manager of the 8/16-bit Products Div. In 1999, Grimme was promoted to vice president and general manager of the Advanced Vehicle Systems Div. He later served as senior vice president of the Transportation and Standard Products Group and continued in that role at Freescale Semiconductor when Motorola spun off its semiconductor business. Before joining ST, Grimme served as senior vice president and general manager of Freescale Semiconductor’s Microcontroller Solutions Group.