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MKS Instruments Announces Mr. James A. Schreiner as Chief Operating Officer

Date Announced: 18 Sep 2019

Joins from automation firm Emerson Electric.

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced that Mr. James A. Schreiner joined MKS on September 16, 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Schreiner joins MKS with over 30 years of operations, management and engineering experience. Mr. Schreiner succeeds Dr. John T.C. Lee as COO and will report to Dr. Lee, who is President of MKS and, as previously announced, will become Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2020.

Mr. Schreiner joins MKS from Emerson Electric, where he was most recently the Senior Vice President of Global Operations for the Measurement & Analytical Group of Automation Solutions. At Emerson Automation Solutions, he also held commercial leadership positions as the Vice President of North America and the Vice President of Europe, where he was responsible for Sales, Marketing and Distribution Operations for each of these regions. He began with Emerson Electric as Vice President, Global Operations for the Flow Group of Automation Solutions. Prior to Emerson Electric, Mr. Schreiner served in progressive leadership roles at Plexus Corporation, ILX Lightwave Corporation, Tetrapak and 3M Corporation.

Mr. Schreiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University, Bozeman as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver.

"I am pleased to have Jim join us as COO; we have an exciting future at MKS Instruments and proven leadership is key. His combination of commercial and operating experience, along with demonstrated leadership and technical skills, makes Jim the right person to lead the operating organization as we continue to execute on our strategy of delivering sustainable and profitable growth through operational excellence," said Dr. John T.C. Lee, President. "It has been my privilege to have led operations for the past three years, and I look forward to working closely with Jim and the rest of our talented team to ensure a smooth transition in the coming months."

Source: MKS Instruments

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