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Edwards Hires New Operations and Technology Director, Ron Krisanda

Edwards Vacuum Technology - Tewksbury, MA

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Edwards Hires New Operations and Technology Director, Ron Krisanda

Press release date: January 19, 2009

CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (January 19, 2009)-Edwards, a leading global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, announced today the appointment of Ron Krisanda as operations and technology director, effective January 15, 2009. Krisanda joins Edwards from Tyco International, where he was president of the Fire and Security business for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Motorola/General Instrument Corporation and Multilink Technology Corporation. Edwards CEO, Nigel Hunton said, "I am delighted to welcome Ron Krisanda to our team. His senior management experience at some of the world's most successful blue chip electronics companies, and his extensive experience in Asia where many of our key customers are located, will be quite valuable to Edwards. We have transformed the performance of Edwards during the last 18 months, despite tough market conditions, and Ron will play a key role as we continue to adapt our business to market demands so that we emerge from the downturn stronger than before." About Edwards Edwards is a leading global supplier of integrated solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells and a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, scientific, process and R&D applications. The company employs around 3,600 people worldwide in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards invented the concept of the low-maintenance, cost-effective, commercial oil-free 'dry' vacuum pump and offers a wide range of other pumping technologies, and related products, supported by an international sales and service organization. Company Contact: Miles Firth, +44 (0) 1293 603451 e-mail: Agency Contact: Sandy Fewkes, +1-408-224-4024 e-mail:


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