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. Gunnar's LinkedIn profile
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. Aage’s LinkedIn profile
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. Codin's LinkedIn profile
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. Dirk's LinkedIn profile
Jörg Ackermann, Director of Integrated Circuit Design
Jörg Ackermann is the Director of the IC Design Department at IDEAS. Before joining IDEAS as a Sr. Analog IC Designer in 2014, he held numerous positions at Texas Instruments (TI) and Chipcon including Sr. RF/Analog IC Designer, Product Engineer and Test Group Manager. At TI, he was elected by peers to the Member, Group Technical Staff (MGTS) title in 2011. Jörgs LinkedIn profile