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ASML‚??s Klaus Fuchs takes the helm at Siltronic

11 December 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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Dr. K. FuchsDr. Klaus Fuchs (pictured), former Executive VP of Operations at ASML, has been appointed President and CEO of Siltronic AG, with effect from January 1st, 2009. The company has also announced a review of Siltronic’s Supervisory Board to accommodate the changes, which also include the appointment of Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler, who since 2003 had held the President and CEO roles, as company Chairman, effective on the same date.

Dr. Fuchs, an experienced semiconductor industry veteran, has held several managerial roles such as Manager of Information Technology and Business Automation at ABB; Vice President of Electronic Systems at Daimler Benz Aerospace; and Technical Director and Member of the Executive Committee at TRW Aeronautical Systems. He joined ASML Holding N.V. in 2005 as EVP of Operations. Dr. Fuchs has degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

Prior to this appointment as Chairman of Siltronic AG, Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler sat on the Executive Board for Wacker Chemie AG, Siltronic’s mother company, which company he joined in 1980, initially in a sales and marketing role. He then progressed to head Wacker’s chemical division and was appointed head of the Fluids, Resins and Silanes business unit at Burghausen in Germany in 1996. He was President and CEO of Siltronic AG from 2003, and in May 2008, was appointed Member of Wacker Chemie AG’s Executive Board. 

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