Tegal Appoints Scott Brown as Vice President - North American Sales
Prior to joining Tegal, Scott Brown was Senior Vice President of North American Sales and Operations for Trikon Technologies, Inc., which was recently merged with Aviza Technologies, Inc. From 1984 through 2000, Mr. Brown held senior sales management roles with Trikon/Electrotech, Eaton Semiconductor, Sputtered Films, Inc. and Materials Research Corporation. He also has extensive experience in process engineering roles at TRW, McDonnell Douglas Commodore Semiconductor and Rockwell.
“He and CEO, Tom Mika, have guided the company back to a strong financial position. With an exceptional product portfolio, Tegal's reputation as a technology leader and innovator is well-deserved. I am extremely excited about Tegal's prospects for growth.”
"We are pleased to be able to attract a person with Scott's experience and capabilities to Tegal," said Thomas Mika, President and CEO of Tegal Corporation. "Scott is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of corporate growth and revenue generation."
"Scott is an important addition, and will lead our efforts to penetrate key customers as head of North American sales," commented Vahan Tchakerian, Tegal's Vice President of Global Sales. "Scott has sold our Endeavor deposition tools under the Sputtered Films banner, is well versed in etch technology and applications, and has extensive customer contacts. We are pleased to have him as part of our team."
"Tegal has put together an impressive top management team, led by its Chairman, Brad Mattson," said Mr. Brown. "He and CEO, Tom Mika, have guided the company back to a strong financial position. With an exceptional product portfolio, Tegal's reputation as a technology leader and innovator is well-deserved. I am extremely excited about Tegal's prospects for growth."
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Tegal provides process and equipment solutions to leading edge suppliers of advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Incorporating unique, patented etch and deposition technologies, Tegal's system solutions are backed by over 35 years of advanced development and over 100 patents. Some examples of devices enabled by Tegal technology are energy efficient memories found in portable computers, cellphones, PDAs and RFID applications; megapixel imaging chips used in digital and cellphone cameras; power amplifiers for portable handsets and wireless networking gear; and MEMS devices like accelerometers for automotive airbags, microfluidic control devices for ink jet printers; and laboratory-on-a-chip medical test kits.
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