Technology >> CEO Interviews >> March 21, 2001

Brian Bachman – Axcelis Technologies Inc (acls)

BRIAN R. BACHMAN has been the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., since April 2000, and a Director of the company since May 2000. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Group Executive-Hydraulics, Semiconductor Equipment and Specialty Controls of Eaton Corporation, a position he held since December 1995. From 1991 to 1995, he was Vice President and General Manager for the Standard Products Business Group of Philips Semiconductors B.V. Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Bachman held positions with FMC Corporation, General Electric Company and TRW Inc. and was President of General Semiconductor, Inc., a subsidiary of Square D Corporation and a Group General Manager with ITT Industries, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Keithley Instruments, Inc., the Board of Governors of the Electronic Industries Association and the Board of Vocational Guidance Services. Mr. Bachman also serves on Northwestern University's Kellogg McCormick Master of Management in Manufacturing Program Advisory Board. Profile
TWST: Could you give a brief overview, profile and history of the

company for our readers?

Mr. Bachman: Axcelis is a new IPO with $1 billion of worldwide revenue,

and a 20 year history of