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Solectron, ATMI name operations veeps

Solectron, ATMI name operations veeps

Mesa, AZ — June 20, 2003 — Two supply chain executive appointments to report this week, with new faces at electronics manufacturing services provider Solectron and semiconductor industry player ATMI.

Marc Onetto, a senior GE executive with a background in manufacturing, supply chain management, information technology and quality, will join Milpitas, Calif.-based Solectron on Monday as executive vice president of worldwide operations, reporting to Mike Cannon, the company's president and CEO.

At Solectron, Onetto will be responsible for worldwide manufacturing, materials management, quality, new product introduction, information technology, logistics and repair operations. Onetto, 52, will be based at Solectron's corporate headquarters in Milpitas.

Onetto joins Solectron after a 15-year career at GE. Most recently, as vice president of GE's European operations, he was responsible for implementing shared services and other steps to improve efficiency across GE's businesses in Europe.

From 1992 through last year, he held several senior leadership positions involving global supply chain, global quality/Six Sigma and global process re-engineering in GE's Medical Systems business, where he also served as chief information officer.

Prior to GE, Onetto spent 12 years with Exxon in a number of assignments in supply operations, information systems and finance.

"At GE, I learned the fundamentals of a customer-centric supply chain: globalization, quality and flexibility," Onetto said. "Add a team of energized people and there is no limit to what can be achieved in operations."

Meanwhile, Danbury, Conn.-based ATMI has named Don Lehman to be vice president of operations for the company's packaging business.

"ATMI Packaging is expanding its global operations and customer support to further improve our market-leading positions in packaging and dispense systems for flat panel display and advanced photoresist processes," said Dennis Brestovansky, senior vice president and general manager of ATMI Packaging. "We are accelerating new product introductions and enlarging our geographic reach. To maintain our exemplary level of customer satisfaction as we expand, we need the operational and supply chain expertise Don brings to ATMI."

"With ATMI's packaging operations spanning the globe — with operations in North America, Europe and Japan — efficiency in our operations and supply chain creates direct benefits for our customers," Lehman said. "Not only will I be managing these vital operations and supply chains, but I will be developing methods to help expand our reach and market share in new geographies."

Before joining ATMI and Rohwedder, Lehman spent several decades working in semiconductor related industries, including as director of operations at Bergquist Co. Lehman was most recently with Rohwedder.