Management Team


Lars Brickenkamp Lars Brickenkamp – Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Lars brings over 30 years of experience in the electronics and electronic components industry to C&K. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE's Industrial Business Unit. Before TE, he was Executive Board Member, Business Development for ISRA Vision AG, a world leader in surface inspection of web materials and one of the leading global providers of machine vision programs. Previously, Brickenkamp held senior positions at Phoenix Contact, IEE, Repro Elektronik, Molex and Fujitsu. He holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in electro technologies.

Cathy Cathy Yang – Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer since 2020, Cathy leads C&K’s global Finance team handling accounting, audit, tax, treasury, reporting and planning functions, and oversees legal and compliance matters. Cathy joined C&K in August 2018 as VP of Finance. Prior to joining C&K, Cathy held senior leadership roles at Netcracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation that delivers a software platform together with integration and managed services to telecommunications and cable companies globally, Intermec Technologies, a Honeywell division offering hardware and software technology solutions for data connectivity and automation, and ConocoPhillips, a global integrated petroleum company. Cathy holds an MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and a BA from National Taiwan University.

Jeremy Hebras Jeremy Hebras – Chief Technology Officer and Chief Digital Officer

As C&K’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Hebras is driving the company’s innovation and technology roadmap to deliver increasing value to C&K’s customers. In this capacity, he is supervising the global Portfolio and Market team and the regional engineering teams. In addition, Jeremy is C&K’s Chief Digital Officer, leading C&K’s digital transformation in all phases of the business.  Prior to joining C&K in 2002, Jeremy was with Valeo, a global automotive technology firm, where he developed new products for international accounts. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the UTBM University of Technology, France, and specializes in concept creation processes.

Ted Arnstein Ted Arnstein – Senior VP, Strategy & Corporate Development

As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Ted is responsible for setting the strategic roadmap for C&K and overseeing all inorganic growth initiatives. Prior to joining C&K, Ted held similar positions with Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint and other leading online mass-customization brands, Sensata Technologies, one of the largest providers of mission-critical sensor solutions to the global transportation, industrial and aerospace markets, and NXP Semiconductors, a global high-performance mixed-signal semiconductor company. Ted also spent several years as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Ted holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University/SAIS and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Bruno Prevot Bruno Prevot – General Manager C&K Aerospace division

Bruno Prevot is the Vice President & General Manager of C&K Aerospace, a business unit of C&K delivering high-reliability interconnect solutions to the space, aviation and military markets.  Bruno joined C&K in 2015 and most recently was Chief Operating Officer prior to assuming management of C&K Aerospace.  Bruno previously held leadership and business development positions at General Electric as well as strategic marketing, including M&A, in Schneider Electric in South Africa and Hungary. Prevot holds an MBA from Lyon Business School in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University

Craig Thomson - VP of Portfolio & Markets

In his role as Vice President of Portfolio & Markets, Craig is responsible for C&K’s product & market strategy as well as marketing communications.  Craig joined C&K in 2013 as part of the EMEA sales team, moved into sales management, and then into the management of the portfolio & markets team in 2018.  Prior to C&K, Craig worked in product management, marketing, sales and business development roles at Siemens, TE, Arrow Electronics and Meggitt. 

Gary Mountford - VP & General Manager of C&K Americas

In his role as Vice President & General Manager of C&K Americas, Gary is responsible for the company’s sales, growth and profitability for the region.  Gary held a variety of roles in sales, marketing, operations, and general management with C&K from 1996-2015, rejoining the company in 2019.  Gary has had similar experience working for RAFI-USA, Augat, Molex and Arrow Electronics.   Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College, and an MBA from Boston College.

Lars Stegmann - VP & General Manager of C&K EMEA

As Vice President & General Manager of C&K EMEA since 2020, Lars Stegmann is responsible for sales and operations in the region, including management of C&K’s highly automated production facility in Dole, France.  Lars brings extensive experience in the field of electronics, electro-mechanical components and systems.  Previously, he worked at Molex, IEE S.A., SMA Solar Technology AG, VISEDO Oy (today Danfoss) and Phoenix Contact.  Lars holds an Engineering Degree (Dipl. Ing.) in electro technologies and an MBA from Zurich International Business School.

Guanghua Yang - VP & General Manager of C&K Asia

As Vice President, General Manager for C&K Asia, Guanghua Yang is responsible for sales and operations in the region, including management of C&K’s production facilities in China and Vietnam. He joined C&K in 2019 from TE Connectivity where he was Vice President in the Industrial Business Unit based in Shanghai, China. Prior to that, he worked for Nanjing Phoenix Contact Co. Ltd., where his most recent post was Vice President, Device Connector Segment, as well as a variety of roles at Schneider Electric and SINOPEC Lanzhou Petrochemical Factory.  Guanghua holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lanzhou University of Technology and an MBA from Tsinghua University.