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Amtech Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing and wafer polishing, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power devices, analog and discrete devices, electronic assemblies and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), announced the hiring of Louis M. Golato as Vice President of Operations.
“Louis’ experience in scaling global operations will be a key success factor as Amtech scales our operations to address high-growth markets such as Silicon Carbide, where megatrends are driving historic levels of demand,” said Michael Whang, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech Systems. “Louis has hit the ground running, taking on several strategic projects to optimize capacity across multiple Amtech operations, which are expected to lower customer lead-times and product costs for both consumables and systems,” added Mr. Whang.
Mr. Golato has over thirty years’ experience in manufacturing and operations in the fields of alternative energy and semiconductor manufacturing. Prior to joining Amtech Group, Mr. Golato was Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations at VionX Energy where he oversaw manufacturing, supply chain management and field installation for long duration grid batteries. Prior to this, Mr. Golato was Vice President of Manufacturing at Stion Corporation and Vice President of Manufacturing at A123 Systems where he was responsible for the launching of multiple lithium-ion battery plants across the globe. Louis began his career in semiconductors working for companies like Texas Instruments and Digital Equipment Corporation in the microelectronics division manufacturing Alpha chips.