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Amtech Systems Inc (ASYS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jong Whang

70 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Fokko Pentinga

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Hass

66 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director

Jan-Marc Luchies

2016 Chief Technology Officer

Robert Averick

47 2016 Director

Paul van der Wansem

76 2015 Director

Michael Garnreiter

65 2007 Independent Director

Egbert Goudena

66 2009 Independent Director

Robert King

82 2003 Independent Director

Patty Bruner

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jong Whang

Mr. Jong S. Whang is Director since our inception in 1981 of the company and Mr. Whang was one of our founders. He served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception until January 1, 2012 when Mr. Pentinga was promoted to that position. Since January 1, 2012, Mr. Whang has served as our Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. In addition, Mr. Whang previously served as our President until March 2010 when Mr. Pentinga was promoted to that position. Mr. Whang’s responsibilities include establishing the strategic vision for Amtech and assisting in the marketing effort for our solar and semiconductor equipment business and business opportunities in those industries. He has over 40 years of experience in the solar and semiconductor industries, including time spent in both processing and manufacturing of equipment systems. Mr. Whang brings extensive senior management experience and knowledge of our Company and the markets we serve to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Whang is also uniquely positioned to provide the Board of Directors with in-depth and timely information about Company operations and with insight as to his strategic vision for the Company.

Fokko Pentinga

Mr. Fokko Pentinga is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Amtech Systems, Inc. He has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2012 and our President since March 2010. From December of 2008 until his promotion to President in March 2010, Mr. Pentinga served as Managing Director of Amtech Europe, which is comprised of the Company’s two European subsidiaries, Tempress Systems (“Tempress”) in Vaassen, the Netherlands, and R2D Automation (“R2D”) near Montpellier, France. During that time Mr. Pentinga also served as General Manager of Tempress (a position he held for 15 years) and President of R2D (a position he held for two years). Mr. Pentinga has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and solar industries. The Board of Directors benefits significantly from Mr. Pentinga's participation due to his extensive experience in the company and in the markets we serve.

Robert Hass

Mr. Robert T. Hass is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of the Company. Previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from June 1992 to April 2006, Chief Accounting Officer from April 2006 to June 2013 and as a director of the Company from February 1996 to March 2006. Since July 2013, he has served as the Company’s Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hass held various senior management roles in finance. From 1977 to 1984, he served in various capacities including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Altamil Corporation, then a public diversified manufacturing company. From 1972 to 1977, he was an auditor with Ernst & Ernst, now known as Ernst & Young. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University. Mr. Hass is a Certified Public Accountant (Active 02/29/2016).

Jan-Marc Luchies

Dr. Jan-Marc Luchies is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is currently serves as R&D director at Tempress Systems and has more than 20 years experience in R&D at different companies. After receiving his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from theUniversity of Twente, Dr. Luchies joined Philips Semiconductors in front-end integrated circuits manufacturing in process integration, followed by technology program manager. At NXP Semiconductors he served as Vice President Process and Library Technology and Vice President Innovation for the Business Unit Identification. Prior to joining Tempress in 2011, he worked for several solar technology start-ups. With this appointment, Dr. Luchies assumes additional responsibilities for execution of the Amtech R&D, technology partnering with customers and institutes, and the acquisition of new technology.

Robert Averick

Mr. Robert M. Averick has been Director of Amtech Systems, Inc. Mr. Averick was appointed on January 15, 2016 to serve as a Director. Mr. Averick has over 15 years of experience as a small-capitalization, value-driven public equity portfolio manager. Previous work experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within structured finance, strategic planning and consulting. Mr. Averick received an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Virginia and a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance from The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Averick and certain entities to which his employer provides investment management services currently own in excess of 18% of the outstanding shares of the Company. He previously served on the Company’s Board during the years 2005 and 2006.

Paul van der Wansem

Mr. Paul J. van der Wansem is member of the Management Executive Committee and a Director since the consummation of the Company's merger with BTU International, Inc. (BTU) on January 30, 2015 (the "BTU Merger Closing"). Mr. van der Wansem has been a member of the Management Executive Committee and a Director since the consummation of the Company's merger with BTU International, Inc. ("BTU") on January 30, 2015 (the "BTU Merger Closing"). Mr. van der Wansem will serve on the Management Executive Committee until January 30, 2016 and the Board of Directors for a term of three years. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. van der Wansem served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BTU from 1979-2002. He returned to these positions in October 2004 and served until the BTU Merger Closing. Mr. van der Wansem also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BTU from 1979 until the BTU Merger Closing. Prior to joining BTU, Mr. van der Wansem served as Vice President of Holec, N.V., a Dutch electronics company, President of Holec, USA, Management Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, and as Adjunct Director of First National City Bank Amsterdam/New York. Mr. van der Wansem's many years of operational and strategic management experience in a global environment, including his 35 years as BTU's Chief Executive Officer, are a valuable asset to the Management Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Michael Garnreiter

Mr. Michael Garnreiter is an Independent Director of Amtech Systems, Inc., since February 19, 2007. He has been a Director since February 2007. He is the chairman of the Company's Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and serves as a member of the Company's Compensation and Stock Option and Technology Strategy Committees. Mr. Garnreiter is the Company's designated financial expert on the Board. He recently retired as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Shamrock Foods, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of foods and food-related products. From January 2010 until August 2012, Mr. Garnreiter was a managing director of Fenix Financial Forensics, a Phoenix-based litigation and financial consulting firm. From August 2006 until January 2010, he was a managing member of Rising Sun Restaurant Group LLC and from December 2008 until December 2009, he was president of New Era Restaurants, LLC, both of which are privately-held restaurant operating companies. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Garnreiter was CFO of Main Street Restaurant Group, a publicly traded restaurant operating company, and from 1976 to 2002, he was a senior audit partner of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Garnreiter serves on the boards of directors of Taser International (as chairman), a manufacturer of non-lethal protection devices, Knight Transportation Company, a nationwide truckload transportation company, Banner Health, a multi-state health care delivery system, and Global Tranz, a national transportation brokerage company. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Mr. Garnreiter is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Garnreiter’s financial background and expertise allows him to provide valuable advice to the Board of Directors.

Egbert Goudena

Mr. Egbert Jan Gert Goudena is Director since December 2009 of the company. Currently, Mr. Goudena is working at the company Sjanbo B.V., that he founded as a consulting firm in the field of semiconductor processing and development. From 1987 until his retirement in January 2014, Mr. Goudena was the operations manager of the research labs of the Delft Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics ("DIMES") of the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. His responsibilities included managing the logistics and infrastructure of the research labs including prototyping and small-scale production. DIMES was established in 1987 and is a strong international center of excellence providing experimental research in many technology areas, including solar cells. In 2008, Mr. Goudena co-founded ISZGRO Diodes, a company that was formed to deliver logistics services to technology companies and to produce extreme ultraviolet (EUV) detectors. He is not currently actively involved in ISZGRO. Mr. Goudena received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Technology from the H.T.S. Wegastraat in The Hague. Mr. Goudena’s experience in research and technology allows him to advise the Board of Directors with respect to the Company’s research and development activities, which are key components of the Company’s business strategies.

Robert King

Mr. Robert F. King is an Director of Amtech system, inc. since May 2003. Since 1989, Mr. King has been a Director since May 2003. Since 1989, Mr. King has been President of King Associates, which provides consulting services to equipment companies serving the solar, semiconductor and flat panel display industries. From 1968 to 1988, Mr. King was employed at Varian Associates, where he served in various marketing positions, including Vice President of Marketing for the Semiconductor Equipment Division. Mr. King also served on the Board of Directors of Varian’s joint venture semiconductor equipment companies located in Korea and Japan. Mr. King has significant experience in advising companies in the solar and semiconductor industries, which allows him to advise the Board of Directors with respect to the Company’s overall business. Mr. King also provides the Board of Directors with technical and financial advice as a member of the Company’s Audit and Technology Strategy Committees.

Patty Bruner

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