Amtech Systems 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
September 29, 2011
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Amtech Systems, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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(c) Appointment of Certain Officers.
Jong S. Whang has been the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a Director since the Company's inception in 1981, and is one of the Company's founders. Mr. Whang also served as President until March 2010 when Mr. Pentinga was promoted to that position. From 1981 to present, Mr. Whang’s responsibilities included the sales and marketing effort for solar and semiconductor equipment business and the development of new products and business opportunities in that industry. He has 36 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including 30 years with the Company. Mr. Whang brings extensive senior management experience and knowledge of the Company and the markets the Company serves to the Board of Directors. 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.
There are no family relationships between Mr. Pentinga or Mr. Whang and any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.
The Company's press release dated October 5, 2011, regarding the promotion of Mr. Pentinga and the appointment of Mr. Whang is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein in its entirety by reference hereto.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.