“Hussein is a proven leader of inspired, innovative and high-performing engineering teams, notably earning Intel’s highest organization award, the Intel Quality Award,” said Chris Diorio, Impinj founder and CEO. “Hussein’s technical knowledge and leadership skills complement that of the rest of our executive team and our talented engineers are looking forward to working with him to deliver our vision of digital life for everyday items.”
Mecklai has more than 20 years’ experience in leading engineering organizations. Most recently, he was VP and GM, product architecture group at Intel, where he was responsible for defining the product architecture of 90% of Intel’s products, by revenue, including the personal computer and data center franchises. Prior to that, he served in senior engineering and leadership roles at Infineon Technologies, LSI Group (formerly Agere Systems), and Lucent Technologies.
Mecklai received the Rodney Chipp SWE National Award for Diversity for his commitment to recruiting, retaining, and progressing women in technical roles, including raising female gender representation in Intel’s platform engineering group.