Applied Materials Inc. has reorganized members of its executive staff, effective immediately.
Tom St. Dennis has announced his intention to resign as senior vice president and general manager of silicon systems. Randhir Thakur will assume leadership of the silicon systems group. Thakur had previously been senior vice president and general manager of the display and SunFab solar group.
In addition, Applied Materials' solar organizations will be combined under the leadership of Mark Pinto as senior vice president and general manager of energy and environmental solutions.
This organization will allow the company to take advantage of increasing overlap in the crystalline silicon and thin-film solar markets and align more deeply on strategy, investments and business development, according to Applied Materials. Pinto will continue to serve as chief technology officer for Applied Materials.
Manfred Kerschbaum will assume the role of chief of staff. He had previously been senior vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services (AGS). Charlie Pappis, corporate vice president of AGS, who has more than 20 years of experience in many areas throughout the company, will take over as general manager of AGS.
Jim Scholhammer will continue as general manager for the display group, and Franz Janker has assumed a new position as executive vice president of corporate account management.
SOURCE: Applied Materials