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MARY G. PUMA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mary Puma has been Axcelis' Chairman since May of 2005 and CEO since January 2002. She played an instrumental role in the company's spin off from Eaton Corporation in 2000, when she was named president and chief operating officer. Puma joined the semiconductor business in 1998, when it was Eaton's Semiconductor Operation, first serving as the vice president of its implant business and then as the vice president for the total operation. Puma joined Eaton in May 1996 as the general manager of the company's commercial controls division. Prior to joining Eaton, she spent 15 years in various marketing and general management positions at five different General Electric business units.
Puma holds a BA in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tufts University and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a member of the boards at Nordson Corporation, North Shore Medical Center and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jay Zager joined Axcelis in January 2011. Prior to joining the company, Zager was executive vice president and chief financial officer at 3Com Corporation, an enterprise networking solutions provider. Before this, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Gerber Scientific, Inc., a leading supplier of automated manufacturing systems and as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Helix Technology Corp., a supplier to the semiconductor equipment industry. Zager holds an MS degree in Finance and Strategic Planning from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BS degree in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
John Aldeborgh joined Axcelis in January 2013. He most recently was the Founder, CEO and Board Member of innoPad, a Chemical Mechanical Planarization pad manufacturer. Prior to that, Mr. Aldeborgh was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Varian Semiconductor Associates, a supplier of ion implantation systems. Mr. Aldeborgh has extensive leadership experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, and has also held numerous management positions at technology leaders including Ebara, Genus and LTX. He holds an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting, and a BS degree in Economics and Marketing from Babson College.
Executive Vice President, Product Development, Engineering and Marketing
Bill has been Executive Vice President of Engineering and Marketing since April 2011, prior to which he was Senior Vice President, Marketing since September 2007. Mr. Bintz joined Axcelis in early 2006 as Director of Marketing for curing and cleaning products and shortly thereafter became Vice President of Product Marketing where he expanded his responsibilities to include implant products as well. Prior to joining Axcelis, from 2002 Mr. Bintz was Product Director for Medium Current and High Energy Ion Implant Systems at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. Before that, he was General Manager of the Materials Delivery Products Group at MKS Instruments, beginning in 1999, and General Manager of the Thermal Processing Systems Division at Eaton Corporation (now Axcelis) beginning in 1995. Bill holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Kevin Brewer is responsible for directing all of Axcelis' manufacturing, supply chain, information technology, product engineering and logistics efforts. Most recently, he was Axcelis' Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Axcelis in 1999, Mr. Brewer was Director of Operations, Business Jets, at Raytheon Aircraft Company. Brewer also held various management positions in operations and strategic planning in Raytheon Company’s Electronic Systems and Missile Systems groups. Brewer holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southeastern Massachusetts University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College.
LYNNETTE C. FALLON
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, General Counsel
Lynnette Fallon oversees Axcelis' legal and human resources operations, and also serves as Axcelis' corporate secretary. She joined Axcelis in April 2001 as senior vice president and general counsel. Previously, Fallon spent nearly a decade as a partner in the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge LLP, where she was head of the Business Law Department from 1997 to 2001. Fallon holds a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and received her JD from Boston University School of Law.