Management Team

Gunnar Maehlum, CEO

Gunnar Maehlum is the CEO at IDEAS. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oslo and has a broad background from positions at CERN, the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Perugia. He joined IDEAS ASA in 1997 where he worked in technical, scientific and managerial positions. Prior to his current role, he has been Vice President of Research at Gamma Medica Inc. and General Manager of Gamma Medica-Ideas (Norway) AS.
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Alf Olsen, CTO

Alf Olsen is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and Head of IC Design at Integrated Detector Electronics AS in Norway. He earned cand. real. in 1984 from the University of Oslo. Alf Olsen has over 30 years of experience of engineering and management of electronics research and development project. He has numerous publications in the field and holds several patents.
Management of R&D projects, analogue CMOS design and circuitry research, analogue signal processing circuits. Development of low noise frontend electronics for particle sensors (CERN) and other radiation detection systems. Satellite receiver development. CMOS RF circuits. CMOS image sensors. QA management.
Alf was a lecturer at the University of Oslo in CMOS RF-design and CMOS image sensors from 1999-2011. Site manager for Aptina Norway AS, Image sensors in CMOS technology from 2008- 2012. CTO at Novelda AS from 2012 – 2013. Alf is a “Full-frame” image enthusiast in his spare time.
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Aage Kalsæg, CMO

Aage Kalsæg is the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and Head of Marketing and Sales at Integrated Detector Electronics AS in Norway. Hi has over 30 years of strategy development, management, sales and marketing experience in the IT and electronics industry, with emphasis on international distribution, product development, program development, supply chain development and global marketing. Maintaining worldwide relationships, crossing cultural boundaries.
CEO, Founder Tallgrass Tech. 1985-1997, Dept. CEO, Ingram Micro Norway 1997-1999, CEO,  Tallgrass 1999-2005, CMO: HDD AS 2005-2008, CMO: NOVELDA AS 2009-2014.
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Dirk Meier, Research Director

Dirk Meier is the Research Director and Product Manager at IDEAS. He holds a Ms.c./Diplom and a Ph.D./Dr. rer. nat. in Physics from the University of Heidelberg. Before joining IDEAS in 2002 he worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was a researcher and project manager at Gamma Medica Inc. and continued this role at IDEAS. His interests and skills lie in innovation and technology for applications in space, science, and industry. Dirk spends his spare time in the 道場: rooted in Karate, he is currently studying Aikido.
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Codin Gheorghe, Director System Development

Codin Gheorghe is the Director of the System Development Department at IDEAS. He is experienced in all areas of electronics development and has worked with development projects within different fields, including medical and physiology, oil and gas, testing and radiation detection.
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