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19 February 2013

Aixtron appoints Martin Goetzeler to succeed Paul Hyland as president and CEO

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany has announced that its president and chief executive officer Paul Hyland will leave the firm by mutual agreement with effect from 28 February 2013, for personal reasons. Martin Goetzeler (50) has been appointed to succeed Hyland.

Goetzeler will join Aixtron on 1 March 2013, and will be responsible for strategy, production, purchasing and logistics, investor relations and group communication.

“I am looking forward to the task of leading Aixtron as a leading provider of semiconductor technology production solutions along the way towards industrial mass production. We have the opportunity to address some of the current social megatrends such as energy efficiency and intelligent networking, which are dominated by LEDs, OLEDs and power electronics. There is substantial growth potential for Aixtron in all of these areas,” said Goetzeler.

Before joining Aixtron, Goetzeler served on the executive board of Siemens’ subsidiary Osram and also held various positions within the Siemens group. He is an acknowledged LED and lighting industry expert. Goetzeler has also served as president of the European Technology Platform Photonics21, which, among other things, advises the European Commission in determining major strategic research in the area of photonics.

“I am very pleased that I had the opportunity to participate in Aixtron’s route to becoming a globally acknowledged leading technology company. I am pleased to be able to hand over the CEO role to Mr. Goetzeler at this time. Mr. Goetzeler can build on a solid foundation, and he has both the leadership qualities and experience to take Aixtron successfully onto the next level,” said Hyland.

“Mr. Hyland has successfully managed the company during his tenure through many ups and downs in the semiconductor industry. For this, we would like to express our great appreciation. We are delighted to have found someone like Mr. Goetzeler, a versatile manager with extensive knowledge in the high-tech market and international experience. Mr. Hyland will actively support Mr. Goetzeler in taking up his office and ensure a smooth transition,” said Kim Schindelhauer, chairman of Aixtron’s Supervisory Board.

See: Aixtron Company Profile

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