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International semiconductor industry sales expertise enhances global customer focus initiatives
FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 6, 2006—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that Dr. Bruno W. Doetsch, 45, has joined as Vice President of International Sales. This newly formed position will leverage Dr. Doetsch’s operations, sales and technical expertise to broaden the Company’s global customer reach and focus.
Most recently, Dr. Doetsch was Corporate Senior Director of Business Development at Mattson Technology, a semiconductor process equipment provider located in Fremont, California. Earlier, he was Senior Director and General Manager of Mattson Asia where he established operations in China and extended the company’s presence in regions such as Taiwan and Korea. Prior to Mattson’s acquisition of STEAG Electronic Systems, Dr. Doetsch was STEAG’s Director of Operations in Taiwan. He had held previous sales and operations positions at global high-technology companies including Sympatec GmbH and VSI Vacuum Science Instruments GmbH. He holds a doctorate degree in physics from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Hans Betz, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “One of our key corporate initiatives has been to heighten our customer focus around the globe. Bruno has profound technical knowledge, as well as international operations and sales experience, that will enable us to expand our customer focus around the critical market opportunities we are targeting in semiconductor, flat panel display and solar in Asia and Europe. I have known Bruno for several years, and I have seen the positive results he has achieved in penetrating new markets and strengthening existing customer relationships. We are pleased to welcome him to Advanced Energy.”
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy® develops innovative power and control technologies that drive high-growth, plasma thin-film manufacturing processes worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.
AE®’s product portfolio includes precise, flexible power systems; reliable gas and liquid flow-management systems; accurate thermal instruments; and global support services. Leveraging this focused product portfolio and technology leadership, AE creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity, and lower cost of ownership for its customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.
AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia, and Europe and offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives, and distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.
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