Pfäffikon SZ, June 30, 2005 – The Unaxis Board of Directors is appointing Kenneth T. Barry as COO and Siegfried Lamprecht as head of Corporate HR. Both will hold seats on the executive board and report to the CEO-designate, Thomas P. Limberger.
Kenneth T. Barry (52) is taking over as Chief Operating Officer of Unaxis with immediate effect and will be leading the company-wide sales organisation. He comes from his former post as head of the Unaxis Semiconductor Equipment segment and is a proven expert in the semiconductor industry. He has years of experience in establishing and developing business activities in that field. Prior to joining Unaxis, he was president of the “Process Equipment Group” at Veeco Instruments Inc., New York, and CEO of Material Research Corporation, a division of Sony Electronics Inc. Kenneth T. Barry is an American citizen and has degrees in chemistry and political science from the University of Massachusetts, USA.
Siegfried Lamprecht (46) will become head of Corporate Human Resources at Unaxis starting in the course of Q3 2005. This post makes him responsible for personnel management worldwide throughout the company. Siegfried Lamprecht was previously General Manager and a partner in the Munich-based global executive search organization “Amrop Hever”. In prior years, he held top-level HR management posts at international industrial companies including Gerresheimer Glas AG, internationally active in the packaging industry, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Siegfried Lamprecht transferred to industry after twelve years as an active officer in the German Federal Armed Forces. Siegfried Lamprecht holds a diploma in business education from the German Federal Armed Forces University of Munich.
These appointment decisions mark a major initial step in reconstituting the Executive Board.