"Rip" Tilden '75 Named COO of InterDigital
December 4, 2001
December 4, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Charles "Rip" Tilden, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been named chief operating officer of InterDigital Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:IDCC). Tilden has served the Pennsylvania-based company as the senior executive officer responsible for communications and strategic planning.
As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Tilden will be responsible for leading IDCC's initiatives to achieve excellence in operating performance. He will manage and coordinate ongoing operations to create a competitive advantage for InterDigital to ensure high levels of performance, customer satisfaction and superior value creation.
"The board and I are very pleased to appoint Rip Tilden to the position of chief operating officer," said Howard Goldberg, president and chief executive officer. "As InterDigital grows and positions itself as a leading developer of advanced wireless technology platforms, our success will be determined by our ability to execute our strategic plan. That requires excellence in operating performance. Rip's consistent outstanding performance demonstrates that he has the right background and skills to lead operations as we pursue that goal."
Tilden joined InterDigital in 1996 as vice president, communications and investor relations. He was appointed senior vice president in 1997 and, in 1998, executive vice president. Before joining InterDigital, he served from 1994 as vice president, corporate affairs with Alco Standard Corporation in Wayne, Pennsylvania, an office products and paper distribution company.
Tilden began his career in 1975 with Montgomery Ward in Chicago, where he held a series of corporate communications positions. He later served as director of communications for A.T. Kearney, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago. InterDigital's news release also points out that Tilden was also "director of the Center for Management and Entrepreneurship, and a lecturer in communications, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana." Tilden has also served as vice president, communications for GenCorp and as president of the $38 million GenCorp Foundation.
Tilden earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1982.
InterDigital develops and licenses advanced wireless technology platforms and products that drive voice and data communications.Back