Technology >> CEO Interviews >> October 26, 1998

Michael J. Yomazzo – Photronics Inc (plab)

MICHAEL J. YOMAZZO is President and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the Company's worldwide operations. A director of the corporation for more than 20 years, he has served in various executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Administration, and Vice- President-Sales/Marketing. Throughout his long association with Photronics, Mr. Yomazzo has made significant contributions to the Company's growth and success. He has been instrumental in forming its national and international sales organization, developing its expansion in advanced photomask manufacturing technology, completing a number of public stock and convertible debt offering and negotiating nine acquisitions. Before joining Photronics, Mr. Yomazzo held management positions at several financial institutions, including Bankers Trust Company and Danbury Bank & Trust Company. Active in several community organizations, Mr. Yomazzo has contributed his time and energies to the Lions Club, United Way and the YMCA. He also is a member of the Western Connecticut State University 100 Society, the fund raising committee for St. Joseph's Men's Club, a past board member of BACUS (the international society for microlithography), and the Advisory Board of Nutmeg Federal Savings and Loan. Mr. Yomazzo earned his B.S. degree from Fordham University and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Profile
TWST: Let's begin with a quick description of Photronics, Inc.?

Mr. Yomazzo: Photronics is a photomask making company that started

almost 30 years ago from very humble beginnings. The