Applied Materials Promotes Franz Janker to Executive VP

December 20, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a supplier of equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, announced that Franz Janker has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Janker will continue to manage the sales and marketing functions of the company, including all of the sales account teams and regional operations of Applied Materials worldwide.

"Franz's executive leadership has been a key component of the success of Applied Materials, and this promotion reflects the importance of aligning our growth strategy with our customers' future needs," said Applied Materials President and CEO Mike Splinter. "His long-standing relationships with the world's top semiconductor manufacturers, coupled with his intimate knowledge of our products, make him the ideal leader to extend our broad portfolio through the customer-focused global account teams he helped develop."