Syracuse, New York/Zurich, Switzerland - June 18, 2002 - INFICON Holding AG (SWX Swiss Exchange and NASDAQ: IFCN), a leading manufacturer of vacuum instrumentation and critical sensor technologies for the semiconductor and related industries and other industrial applications, today announced that Tatsuhiko Nagai has been named president of INFICON Japan.
In his new role, Mr. Nagai will lead the INFICON Japan office in its sales, service and technical support efforts. In addition, he will be responsible for developing relationships with key customers and managing cross-border projects.
Commenting on the appointment, James Brissenden, president and chief executive officer of INFICON, said, "We are pleased to welcome Tatsuhiko Nagai to the INFICON team. He brings us strong sales and technical support expertise, including more than 10 years of semiconductor industry experience. In addition, he possesses the necessary leadership to attract, develop and retain the very best people to service and support our customers in Japan."
Mr. Nagai has held a series of increasingly responsible positions, including most recently, Managing Director of GSI Lumonics Japan Inc. In 1989, Mr. Nagai began an 11-year career with Applied Materials Japan Inc., joining the sales and service planning office. While with Applied Materials Japan, he held the positions of Senior Director of the Installed Base Support Service Business Group as well as Director of Corporate Marketing. Prior to that, Mr. Nagai worked in systems engineering and sales management at IBM Japan Ltd. for 18 years.
INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative vacuum instrumentation and critical sensor technologies for the semiconductor and related industries. These analysis, measurement and control products are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage media and precision optics. INFICON also provides essential instrumentation for gas leak detection and toxic chemical analysis to the air conditioning/refrigeration, emergency response and industrial hygiene markets. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, INFICON has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and worldwide offices in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.inficon.com.