Advanced Energy Names Kunihiko Kitagawa as President of Advanced Energy Japan K.K.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AEIS) today announced the appointment of Kunihiko
 "Kenny" Kitagawa as President and Representative Director of Advanced Energy
 Japan  K.K. (AEJ) based in Hachioji, Japan.  He replaces Nobuo Kawakami, who
 will be assuming the position of Chairman.
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     Mr. Kitagawa's career spans twenty years of semiconductor industry
 experience as both a general manager and as a technologist.  Mr. Kitagawa was
 most recently a representative director for Ultratech KK.  Prior to his
 position at Ultratech, he was a general manager of key divisions at KLA-Tencor
 Japan.  Earlier, he served as a general manager of Applied Materials Japan,
 responsible for strategic customer accounts.
     Hans Betz, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Energy, said,
 "AE Japan is a major component of our global infrastructure for sales, service
 and mass flow control product development.  Kenny's industry knowledge, as
 well as his insight into the OEM and end user customer experience, will help
 maximize our market positioning as we pursue key growth opportunities in
 semiconductor and flat panel display markets.  He has a particularly strong
 track record of results in sales, marketing, service and new technology
 innovation, and is a valuable addition to our global management team."
 
     About Advanced Energy
     Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of
 technologies critical to high-technology, high-growth manufacturing processes
 used in the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage
 products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product
 applications.
     Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, Advanced
 Energy creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity
 and lower the cost of ownership for its customers.  This portfolio includes a
 comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow, thermal management,
 and plasma and ion beam sources for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
 and end-users around the world.
     Advanced Energy operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and
 Europe and offers global sales and support through direct offices,
 representatives and distributors.  Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is a
 publicly held company traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
 AEIS.  For more information, please visit our corporate website:
 www.advanced-energy.com.
 
 

SOURCE Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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