31 January 2018
Axus hires VP of sales & marketing
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Axus Technology of Chandler, AZ, USA (which provides CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS/nanofabrication and substrate applications) says that Jim Kelly has joined it as VP of sales & marketing, providing management, sales, marketing and business development support to the global customer base and sales team.
Due to Axus’ growth with customers in the Silicon Valley area, Kelly will be based at the firm’s facility in the Richmond, CA, in ordr to give additional support and focus to that region, creating a new sales and support office to expand Axus’ previous system repair facility there.
Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor automation, particularly in wafer handling. He was VP of sales & marketing at Isel Robotik USA for five years before its sale to Moog, after which he stayed on for three additional years as market manager for worldwide sales of Moog’s semiconductor portfolio of products. Prior to joining Axus, Kelly was director of global sales at Metlsaw.
“Jim’s vast experience in global semiconductor equipment sales will help Axus penetrate into new markets worldwide,” believes president Dan Trojan. “We are looking forward to being better equipped to support our existing Silicon Valley customers and to gain new ones by his presence in the area,” he adds.