Mr. Thorne is an accomplished IT leader with three decades of experience helping build industry leading technology-intensive companies. As CEO, Anton oversees MICROchip’s strategic vision while driving growth and establishing MICROchip as the leading partner of choice for mid-market strategic buyers of IT.
Anton has founded and built three, category-defining, sector leading companies. He was the Founder and CEO of Tanaros (acquired by Ongoing Operations), where he created the category of Application Continuity Appliances for ending email downtime. Prior to Tanaros, he was the CEO of All Covered (acquired by Konica Minolta) that, under his leadership, grew from a single office to the largest outsourced IT provider to US Small Business. He co-founded one of the first venture firms focused on building new enterprises in China, Generation Ventures. He was also a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, focused on operational strategy development for technology-intensive Global 1000 Enterprises.
“To be a CEO is a calling. You should not do it because it is a job. It is a calling, and you have got to be involved in it with your head and heart.”