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Former Asyst head goes to Brooks Automation as new President

06 April 2010 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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Stephen S. SchwartzThe former Chairman, CEO and President of now defunct Asyst Technologies, Stephen S. Schwartz has been appointed President of Brook Automation. Schwartz will become a member of a newly formed Office of the Chief Executive with Robert J. Lepofsky, Chief Executive Officer, and Martin S. Headley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His role will be to develop and implement the corporate strategic plan, executing to the annual operating plan and increasing the rate of profitable growth of the company.

"Throughout Steve's career he has taken on significant challenges, developed organizations and grown businesses,” commented J. Lepofsky, Chief Executive Officer at Brook Automation. “The breadth of Steve's experience will enhance our ability to extend Brooks Automation's strong position in the semiconductor sector, expand into adjacent markets and accelerate the pace of our strategic growth initiatives."

Schwartz spent 14 years at Applied Materials, which included positions in its Global Service Business Group and President of their first software business unit. Schwartz was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Asyst Technologies, Inc. for eight years before the company went into receivership and subsequently sold to various companies, including Brooks rival, Global Crossing.

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