Executive Officers

Yuval Wasserman
President, Chief Executive Officer

A 35-year veteran of semiconductor and electronics industries, Yuval Wasserman joined Advanced Energy in August 2007 as senior vice president of sales, marketing, and service. Later that year, he was promoted to executive vice president, sales, marketing and service. Mr. Wasserman received additional promotions – executive vice president and chief operating officer (April 2009) and president of the thin films business unit (August 2011) – before becoming president and CEO and joining the Advanced Energy Board of Directors in October 2014. 

Prior to joining Advanced Energy, Mr. Wasserman served as president, and later, chief executive officer of Tevet Process Control Technologies, Inc. Previously, he held senior executive and management positions at Boxer Cross, Inc., a metrology company acquired by Applied Materials, Inc.; Fusion Systems, a plasma strip company that was a division of Axcelis Technologies, Inc.; and AG Associates, a semiconductor capital equipment company focused on rapid thermal processing.

Mr. Wasserman started his career at National Semiconductor, Inc., where he held various process engineering and management positions. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Wasserman was on the board of directors of Syncroness, Inc. After it was sold, he joined the board of directors of FARO Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded, manufacturer of three-dimensional measurement, imaging and realization systems, in December 2017. Mr. Wasserman is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. Mr. Wasserman earned his BS degree in chemical engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

Paul Oldham
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Paul Oldham joined Advanced Energy in May 2018 as the chief financial officer and executive vice president.

Mr. Oldham brings 30 years of experience in finance and administration. Previously, he was the chief financial officer of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESI), a leading developer and manufacturer of laser-based production equipment. He also served as the senior vice president of administration and corporate secretary. Oldham helped lead ESI through a significant multi-year transformation which resulted in strong revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to joining ESI, he held several senior leadership positions, including vice president finance and corporate controller, vice president treasurer, and investor relations and European operations controller at Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company.

Mr. Oldham holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of business administration in accounting and finance from Brigham Young University.

Tom McGimpsey
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Tom McGimpsey joined Advanced Energy in April of 2009. He initially served as the vice president and general counsel, and, after several promotions, now serves as the executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Additionally, Mr. McGimpsey was the executive vice president of corporate development from 2011-2015 and managed the IT department from 2010-2013. Mr. McGimpsey also served as interim chief financial officer in 2018.
Prior to joining Advanced Energy, Mr. McGimpsey was the vice president of operations for First Data Corporation, executive vice president of business development and chief legal officer at McDATA Corporation, and was a senior corporate attorney at US WEST, Inc. He also worked at several national law firms in private practice and was a senior engineer for Software Technology, Inc.
Mr. McGimpsey received his MBA from Colorado State University (with honors), his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado, and his BS degree in Computer Science (with a minor in electrical systems) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. McGimpsey is a commissioner on the State of Colorado Higher Education Commission and is on the board of directors for CPP, Inc., a leading wind and air quality engineering company. He also is on the boards of several international companies affiliated with Advanced Energy and is a NACD Leadership Fellow. Mr. McGimpsey is a commissioner on the Colorado Department of Higher Education. 


Board of Directors

Frederick A. Ball » (1,2,4) 54 2008
Grant H. Beard » (2,3,4) 56 2014
Tina M. Donikowski » (1,2) 57 2018
Ron Foster » (1,2,4) 66 2014
Edward C. Grady » (2,3) 69 2008
Thomas M. Rohrs » (1,2) 66 2006
John A. Roush » (2,3) 52 2016
Yuval Wasserman » 62 2014
(1) Member of the Audit and Finance Committee
(2) Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
(3) Member of the Compensation Committee

(4) Member of the Pricing Committee