LXE, a specialist in trichlorosilane (TCS) technology, has expanded its senior technical management team with the hiring of four industry veterans to serve LXE's initial clients and to handle future growth.
Tom Barker, appointed senior director, has over 35 years of experience in chlorosilane and polysilicon manufacturing with Union Carbide. He served as a TCS chemist/engineer at two new polysilicon plants and provided technical support for electronic-grade TCS.
Earl Pataky has been named senior manager, bringing 25 years of experience at Dow Corning to his new role. At Dow Corning, he supervised a team of technicians, engineers and operators in TCS manufacturing operations at several facilities. Joe Garcia, appointed senior manager, has over 20 years of TCS experience at Union Carbide/ASiMi and Renewable Energy Corp. Kevin Corkwell, who spent 30 years managing high-purity chlorosilanes and silanes at Union Carbide, has also been named senior manager.