Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz - President & CEO ▼
Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz was appointed President of Brooks Automation on April 5, 2010.
Dr. Schwartz is a highly regarded senior executive well known throughout the global semiconductor industry. He began his career at Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, and over the course of fourteen years, he held a number of senior leadership roles including head of Applied’s High Temperature Films Division and VP and GM of the Services Division. He was also President of the company’s first software business unit. Following his tenure at Applied, Dr. Schwartz was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Asyst Technologies, Inc. for eight years.
He received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Martin S. Headley - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; ▼
Martin S. Headley was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2008.
Serving as a key member of the Brooks senior leadership team, Martin plays a central role in developing and implementing the corporate strategic plan, driving operational efficiencies, improving financial performance, and increasing the company’s pace of profitable growth of Brooks. He reports to Stephen S. Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Headley was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Teleflex Inc., a $2.6 billion global producer of specialty engineered products. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Financial Officer at Roper Industries, Inc. and the North American arm of McKechnie, plc, and was instrumental in transformation of both firms. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he served clients throughout the world for thirteen years.
Mr. Headley is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States. He has served on various company boards and is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark Morelli - Executive Vice President and COO ▼
Mr. Morelli was appointed Executive Vice President and COO in January 2012. As a member of the senior leadership team Mark is responsible for sales, engineering, service and manufacturing, including supply chain.
Before joining Brooks, Mark was President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Conversion Devices a leader in thin-film flexible photovoltaic laminates. Previously, Mark was a senior executive with United Technologies Corporation, where during a 15-year career he held progressive executive leadership roles culminating in his appointment as the President of UTC’s Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Division, which had over $1 billion in revenue and 6,000 employees.
Mr. Morelli received his MBA in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Operations, Marketing and Product Development; and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served as a Mechanical Engineer at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Morelli graduated with Distinguished Honors from the United States Army Flight School in 1989, where he was recognized as the top graduate.
Clint Haris - Senior Vice President, Brooks Life Science Systems ▼
Clint Haris, Senior Vice President of Brooks Life Science Systems, is responsible for the development and integration of Brooks Life Science Systems business and specifically the Bio-storage products. Prior to this role, Mr. Haris led the Systems Solutions Group and was responsible for the engineering, marketing and operations of Brooks vacuum and atmospheric systems. In his current position Mr. Haris reports to Stephen S. Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Haris joined Brooks in 2000, and has served in a variety of executive roles across Brooks' Product and Services groups. Before joining Brooks, Mr. Haris worked as part of the technical staff at Motorola, Inc. where he was part of the team responsible for developing 300mm semiconductor manufacturing technology as well as producing the world’s first 300mm wafers.
Mr. Haris has over ten patents granted or pending as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University.
Jason W. Joseph - Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary ▼
Jason W. Joseph joined Brooks Automation in March 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and is responsible for the Company’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, securities, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance and regulatory activities. Mr. Joseph reports to Stephen S. Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer.
From June 2007 until November 2010, Mr. Joseph served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Unica Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise marketing management software and services, which was acquired by IBM in October 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Joseph was general counsel and secretary of MapInfo Corporation, a global provider of location intelligence solutions, from December 2003 until April 2007 when MapInfo was acquired by Pitney Bowes. Mr. Joseph also practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (formerly Hale and Dorr LLP) in Boston.
Mr. Joseph holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago.
Tom R. Leitzke - Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations ▼
Thomas R. Leitzke, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations, is responsible for developing and executing an integrated manufacturing supply chain and quality strategy, building a strong operations talent base and leading daily operations. In this position Tom reports directly to Stephen S. Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Leitzke joined Brooks in July 2010 and has significant global sourcing and international experience. He was previously a senior operations executive for Siemens Information Systems, Applied Materials, Inc., Asyst Technologies and Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Mr. Leitzke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology.
Tim Mathews - Vice President & Corporate Controller ▼
Timothy S. Mathews was appointed Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller in May 2008. Mr. Mathews reports directly to Martin S. Headley, Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Mathews is responsible for accounting, internal controls, and tax and treasury matters for the Brooks global finance function. Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Mathews was the Vice President of Finance for EqualLogic, Inc., a manufacturer of storage area network equipment that was acquired by Dell Computer in early 2008. From 2004 to 2007, he was Corporate Controller of Accellent, Inc., a manufacturer of medical device components. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mathews spent 10 years at Hadco Corporation, an electronics subcontract manufacturer, in a number of tax and accounting roles including Corporate Controller.Mr. Mathews is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master’s of Science degree in Taxation from Bentley University.
Kush Mirchandani - Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Service ▼
As Brooks Automation’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Service, Kush Mirchandani is responsible for sales, customer relationships and all regional sales and service offices worldwide. Prior to this role, Kush was the President of Brooks’ business entities in Japan, in which role he set up and ran the automation joint venture, Yaskawa Brooks Automation KK. In his current position, he reports to Mark Morelli, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mirchandani has over 18 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and has held various leadership positions in customer-facing roles across service business management and sales. Prior to joining Brooks, he was the Director. Service Operations for Lam Research Taiwan and Lam Research Singapore. He has spent several years living overseas working with the wafer fab base in Asia.
Mr. Mirchandani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from San Jose State University. He is fluent in Japanese.
William T. Montone - Senior Vice President, Human Resources ▼
Bill Montone joined Brooks as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in October 2005 when the company merged with Helix Technology Corporation. In this role he has worldwide responsibility for talent acquisition and retainment; organizational development; employee relations; compensation and benefits; and training. He reports directly to Stephen S. Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Montone served as Vice President of Human Resources at Helix from 1998 until the company’s acquisition by Brooks. Earlier in his career, he spent twelve years at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, Rhode Island in a variety of senior human resource roles. He was also head of compensation, benefits and HRIS at Rogers Corporation in Connecticut.
Mr. Montone holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
John O'Brien - Vice President, Corporate Development ▼
John O’Brien, Vice President, Corporate Development, is responsible for leading the execution of the Company’s inorganic growth strategy including acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships. In this position Mr. O’Brien reports directly to Stephen S. Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. O’Brien joined Brooks in May 2010 and has significant corporate development, M&A and finance experience. He was previously a senior member of EMC’s corporate development team and a vice president at Cowen and Company, where he spent eight years as an investment banker. Mr. O’Brien began his career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen. He has completed over 40 M&A and capital raising transactions.
Mr. O’Brien holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.
David Pietrantoni - Vice President, Finance ▼
David Pietrantoni, Vice President of Finance, joined Brooks in 2006 and is responsible for Global FP&A, Management Reporting, and Business Unit Controllership. He previously served as the Division Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s Components and Services businesses.
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Pietrantoni spent six years in various financial leadership roles at SPX Corporation and Standex International Corporation. He began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Pietrantoni holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Niagara University and a M.B.A from Suffolk University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.