Board of Directors

Brooks Automation Board of Directors

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  • A. Clinton Allen

    DIRECTOR

    Clint AllenMr. A. Clinton Allen has been a director of the Company since October 2003. In addition, Mr. Allen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A.C. Allen & Company, an investment banking consulting firm and principal of the American College of Corporate Directors, an organization that provides educational and other services to public company directors, chief executive officers and corporate counsel. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Allen served as vice chairman of the board of Psychemedics Corporation, a biotechnology company with a proprietary drug testing product, and as chairman of the board of Psychemedics from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Allen is currently the non-executive chairman and a director of Collectors Universe, Inc., a third-party authentication and grading service for high-value collectibles. He also serves as lead director of LKQ Corporation, a supplier of recycled OEM automotive parts.

  • Robyn C. Davis

    DIRECTOR

    Robyn DavisMs. Davis has been a director of the Company since June 2013. She is Managing Director of AngelHealthcare Investors, an early-stage private equity investment group focused on medical devices, life sciences and specialty pharmaceutical companies. Prior to AngelHealthcare, Ms. Davis was a Director of the merchant banking services practices for Barents Group, LLC, and a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Ms. Davis also currently serves as a director of SC Repco, Inc., a privately-held company that represents the interests of the former shareholders of Smart Cells, Inc., which was acquired by Merck & Co. in 2010.

  • Joseph R. Martin

    CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

    Joe MartinMr. Joseph R. Martin has been a director of the Company since June 2001 and chairman of the Board since May 2006. Mr. Martin served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and later senior executive vice president, and then as member of Office of the Chairman of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., a supplier of power semiconductors, from June 1996 to May 2004. He served as the vice chairman of Fairchild's board of directors from 2003 until his retirement in June 2005. Mr. Martin is a member of the board of directors of Soitec, Inc., a semiconductor wafer processing company, and Collectors Universe, Inc., a third-party authentication and grading service for high-value collectibles. Mr. Martin also serves as a trustee of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Martin previously served as a director of SynQor, Incorporated, a manufacturer of power converters, until March 2014.

  • John K. McGillicuddy

    DIRECTOR

    John McGillicuddyMr. John K. McGillicuddy has been a director of the Company since October 2003. Mr. McGillicuddy was a partner with the international accounting firm of KPMG LLP, a public accounting firm, from 1975 until his retirement in June 2000. During his tenure with KPMG, he served as an audit partner, as an SEC reviewing partner, and held various management positions. He is also a member of the board of directors and past chairman of the board of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of water safety and flow control products, as well as a member of the board of directors of Cabot Corporation, a chemical manufacturer. Mr. McGillicuddy is a former chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Massachusetts.

  • Dr. Krishna G. Palepu

    DIRECTOR

    Krishna PalepuProfessor Krishna G. Palepu has been a director of the Company since November 2005. Professor Palepu is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and senior advisor to the president of Harvard University on global strategy. Among his other responsibilities at Harvard Business School, Professor Palepu teaches in several different corporate governance educational programs. Prior to assuming his current administrative position, Professor Palepu held other positions at Harvard Business School, including Senior Associate Dean for International Development and Senior Associate Dean for Research. Professor Palepu was formerly a member of the board of directors of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., an Indian global pharmaceuticals company, from 2002 until 2009, PolyMedica Corp, a Massachusetts provider of diabetes testing supplies and products, from June 2006 until it was sold in August 2007, and Partners Harvard Medical International, a non-profit subsidiary of Partners HealthCare System devoted to promoting collaboration among international health care leaders, from 2008 to 2012. Professor Palepu stepped down as a director of Partners Harvard Medical International in 2012 due to an overseas sabbatical and rejoined the board upon his return in October 2013. The organization is now called Partners Healthcare International. Professor Palepu also serves as a trustee of The Winsor School. Professor Palepu was also formerly a member of the board of directors of BTM Corporation, a privately-owned management solutions provider focused on converging business with technology, and Satyam Computer Services Limited ("Satyam"), an Indian company whose shares were publicly traded in India and on the New York Stock Exchange. In December 2008, Professor Palepu resigned from the board of Satyam.

  • Kirk P. Pond

    DIRECTOR

    Kirk PondMr. Kirk P. Pond has been a director of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Pond was the president and chief executive officer of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., from June 1996 until May 2005. He served as the chairman of Fairchild's board of directors from 1997 until June 2006. Prior to Fairchild Semiconductor's separation from National Semiconductor, Mr. Pond held several executive positions with National Semiconductor, including executive vice president, chief operating officer and in the office of the president. Prior to that, Mr. Pond was executive vice president of Timex, Inc. and vice president of Texas Instruments, Inc. Mr. Pond served as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from January 2004 until January 2007 and since 2005 has been a director of WEX Corporation. Mr. Pond also has been a director of Sensata Technologies Holding (NV) since March 2011 and has served on the advisory board of the University of Arkansas Engineering School since 1987.

  • Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz

    PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Steve SchwartzDr. Stephen S. Schwartz joined Brooks in April 2010 as president and continued to serve as such until August 2013. In August 2010, he was elected as a director and on October 1, 2010, he became chief executive officer and continues to serve in that role. Dr. Schwartz had previously served, from August 2002 until April 20, 2009, as chief executive officer and a director of Asyst Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of integrated hardware and software automation systems primarily directed at the semiconductor manufacturing industry. He joined Asyst in January 2001 as senior vice president, Product Groups and Operations and was elected chairman of Asyst in January 2003. Asyst filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States bankruptcy act on April 24, 2009, and Asyst's assets have since been liquidated. Prior to joining Asyst, Dr. Schwartz had served since 1987 in various capacities with Applied Materials, Inc., including acting as general manager for Applied Material's service business and president of Consilium, Inc., an Applied Materials software subsidiary.

    Dr. Schwartz received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • Alfred Woollacott, III

    DIRECTOR

    Al WoollacottMr. Alfred Woollacott, III has been a director of the Company since October 2005. Mr. Woollacott is a certified public accountant and was a partner with the accounting firm of KPMG LLP from 1979 until his retirement in September 2002. He is currently a board member of the William H. Hart Realty Company, Inc. and the Hart Haven Community Association. Mr. Woollacott also served, until 2010, as a director of Greencore U.S. Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greencore Group PLC, an Irish corporation listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, which is an international manufacturer of convenience foods and ingredients.

  • Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton

    DIRECTOR

    Mark WrightonDr. Mark S. Wrighton has been a director of the Company since October 2005. He has been the Chancellor of Washington University since July 1, 1995. Prior to becoming chancellor, he spent 23 years as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he served as head of the chemistry department (1987-90), and as provost (1990-95). Dr. Wrighton also serves as a director of Cabot Corporation, a chemical manufacturer, and of Corning Incorporated, a manufacturer of specialty glass and ceramics. Dr. Wrighton also serves as a director of Akermin, Inc., a privately held clean technology development company. He previously served as a director of A.G. Edwards, Inc., a financial services company, until 2007.

  • Ellen M. Zane

    DIRECTOR

    Ellen ZaneMs. Ellen M. Zane has been a director of the Company since May 2012. Ms. Zane currently serves as CEO Emeritus and vice chair of the board of trustees at Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children, and from 2004 to 2011, she served as its president and chief executive officer. From May 1994 to January 2004, Ms. Zane served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System, a physician/hospital network sponsored by the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to 2004, Ms. Zane served as chief executive officer of Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. Ms. Zane is also currently a member of the board of directors at Parexel International Corporation, a publicly traded global bio-pharmaceutical services company, Haemonetics Corporation, a publicly traded global blood management solutions company, Press Ganey, a publicly traded preeminent provider of patient experience measurement and data in acute hospital settings and ambulatory settings, Century Capital Management, LLC, a private mutual fund company, Fiduciary Trust Company, a privately owned wealth management company and AgNovos Healthcare, LLC a privately held medical device company, focused on bone health. Ms. Zane previously served as a director of Lincare Holdings Inc. until it was acquired in August 2012.