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Dr. Michael Russak to oversee Intevac‚??s Equipment Business

15 August 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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M. RussakDr. Michael Russak (pictured) has joined the Intevac team as Executive Vice President of Business Development with immediate effect. Assuming responsibility for the company’s Equipment Business, Dr. Russak brings more than 30 years of management experience to the role.

A much-published author and holder of over 20 patents, Dr. Russak began his career as a contributing scientist with for Grumman Aerospace Corporation. Following this role, he worked with the Research Division of IBM Corporation in various managerial roles, after which he took up the role of Vice President of R&D with HMT Technology. HMT’s acquisition by Komag in 2000 saw Dr. Russak take up the role of CTO and President.

Dr. Russak served as Executive Director of IDEMA U.S. in 2007, and also served as a member of the U.S. Board of Directors from 1999 to 2006. He has a B.S. in ceramic engineering and a Ph. D. in Materials Science from Rutgers University.

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