Technology >> CEO Interviews >> July 29, 1999

Richard Beck – Advanced Energy Industries Inc (aeis)

RICHARD BECK is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. Mr. Beck joined Advanced Energy in 1992 as Chief Financial Officer and became a member of the Board of Directors in 1995. He led the IPO of AE in 1995, a secondary offering in 1997, and leads the merger and acquisition activity. Mr. Beck is also on the board of directors of Applied Films, Inc. and Target Financial Corp. Prior to joining AE, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cimage Corp., a technical documentation software company, for more than five years. Mr. Beck has a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance and an MBA in Finance, all from Babson College. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Advanced

Energy Industries ''the company's history, products, services,

customers, those kinds of things.

Mr. Beck: The company was