Dr. Schwartz joined Brooks Automation in April 2010 as President and was elected to the Brooks board of directors in August 2010. On October 1, 2010, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve in this capacity. Dr. Schwartz provides the strategic vision and execution to assure Brooks continued growth in semiconductor and life science markets.
Dr. Schwartz began his career at Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, and over the course of fourteen years held a number of senior leadership roles including head of Applied's High Temperature Films Division and Vice President and General Manager 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.
Dr. Schwartz received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Morelli joined Brooks as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2012. On August 6, 2013 he was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer. As a member of the senior leadership team he is responsible for the operational activities and performance of the Company's businesses in addition to his role in strategic planning.
Before joining Brooks, Mr. Morelli was President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Conversion Devices, a leader in thin-film flexible photovoltaic laminates. Previously, Mr. Morelli was a senior executive with United Technologies Corporation, where during a 15-year career he held executive leadership roles culminating in his appointment as the President of UTC's Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Division, with over $1 billion in revenue.
Mr. Morelli received his MBA degree in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, with a concentration in Operations, Marketing and Product Development; and a Bachelors degree 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.
Mr. Robertson joined Brooks on October 1, 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Robertson is responsible for leading and managing Brooks' global financial strategy including establishing long range financial planning and policies while maintaining positive relationships with our shareholders and the financial community.
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Robertson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graftech International, a $1.3 billion global provider of carbon and graphite products for industrial applications. Prior to Graftech International, he worked for the IBM Corporation for over 25 years in various senior financial management roles, including CFO of IBM's global hardware business and CFO of IBM's Japan and China operations.
Mr. Robertson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas, Austin. He also holds a CPA license from the state of North Carolina.
Mr. Connolly joined Brooks in June 2013 to lead the Vacuum, Cryogenics and Instrumentation business group. He is accountable for the profitable growth of these key semiconductor and adjacent market businesses.
Mr. Connolly previously worked for Kidde-Fenwel, Inc. a division of United Technologies, where he was the President of Global Fire Protection Systems, a business with fully integrated operations. He has previously held leadership and commercial positions for Honeywell and Advanced Safety Systems.
Mr. Connolly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.
Mr. Conroy is responsible for the Company's global manufacturing, supply chain and quality functions and joined Brooks in January, 2013.
Most recently he was Executive Vice President for United Solar Ovonics in Michigan and previously held operational leadership positions at American Axle and Manufacturing where he worked for thirteen years. He began his career at General Motors.
Mr. Conroy has an MBA from Wayne State University and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute.
Mr. Farmer joined Brooks in May 2013 to head the Life Sciences Systems business. In this role, Mr. Farmer is responsible for the life sciences market for automated sample management in the cold chain.
Mr. Farmer was most recently a General Manager with II-VI Incorporated following its acquisition of Aegis Lightwave, Inc, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Aegis, Mr. Farmer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continuum Photonics, Inc. from 2000 until the company was acquired in 2005. Earlier in his career Mr. Farmer was a business strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Farmer has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School; a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT; and an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Jarzynka assumed responsibility for the Company's semiconductor automation business in June 2013 following his general management of the Company's Systems business. During his tenure at Helix Technology Corporation and Brooks beginning in 2004, Mr. Jarzynka held commercial leadership roles in product management, product marketing and sales.
Prior to Brooks, Mr. Jarzynka has enjoyed commercial leadership roles at Parlance, Intel Corporation and IBM. He began his career as an Applications Engineer for Brooks.
Mr. Jarzynka holds an MBA degree from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Mr. Joseph joined Brooks Automation in March 2011 and is responsible for the Company's legal affairs, including corporate governance, intellectual property, securities, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance and regulatory activities. He also serves as Secretary of the Corporation and to the Board of Directors
Prior to joining Brooks, 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, and as General Counsel and Secretary of MapInfo Corporation, a global provider of location intelligence solutions, which was acquired by Pitney Bowes in April 2007. Mr. Joseph also practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (formerly Hale and Dorr LLP) in Boston, MA.
Mr. Joseph holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago.
Mr. Mirchandani is responsible for managing the Asia region sales and services business and has been with Brooks since 2003 when he joined Helix Technology Corporation.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Mirchandani was responsible for managing Brooks sales and service businesses worldwide. He has also previously led Brooks' business entities in Japan where he established and managed the automation joint venture, Yaskawa Brooks Automation KK. Prior to joining Brooks, he was the Director of Service Operations for Lam Research Taiwan and Lam Research Singapore.
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.
Mr. Montone joined Brooks as head of Human Resources in October 2005 when the company acquired Helix Technology Corporation. In this role he has worldwide responsibility for optimizing the Company's human resource talent by establishing and growing a culture of engagement and performance.
Mr. Montone served as Vice President of Human Resources at Helix Technology Corporation from 1998 until its combination with 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 formerly 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.
Mr. O'Brien is responsible for leading the execution of the Company's inorganic growth strategy including acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships. Mr. O'Brien joined Brooks in May 2010 and was previously a senior member of EMC Corporation'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.
Mr. O'Brien holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.
Mr. Pietrantoni was appointed Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller in June 2013. This was in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President, Finance, responsible for global financial planning and analysis. He joined Brooks in 2006, initially serving as the Division Chief Financial Officer of the 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 of Business Administration degree from Niagara University and an MBA degree from Suffolk University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Mr. Woodward joined Brooks in 2009 as engineering leader of the Company's product groups. Mr. Woodward is responsible for the technical management and leadership of the Company's product portfolio.
Mr. Woodward previously worked for United Technologies Carrier Corporation where he was the engineering head for the compressor systems technology and components group. Prior to Carrier, he spent the bulk of his career at General Electric initially in their Lighting unit and later in Advanced Materials.
Mr. Woodward has a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from Furman University.