PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. Schwartz joined Brooks Automation in April 2010 as President and was elected to the Brooks board of directors in August 2010. On October 1, 2010, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve in this capacity. Dr. Schwartz provides the strategic vision and execution to assure Brooks continued growth in semiconductor and life science markets.
Dr. Schwartz began his career at Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, and over the course of fourteen years held a number of senior leadership roles including head of Applied's High Temperature Films Division and Vice President and General Manager of the Services Division. He was also President of the Company's first software business unit. Following his tenure at Applied, Dr. Schwartz was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Asyst Technologies, Inc. for eight years. Since November 2018, Dr. Schwartz has served on the board of directors of Spire Inc., a publicly traded natural gas company.
Dr. Schwartz received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Robertson joined Brooks on October 1, 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Robertson is responsible for leading and managing Brooks' global financial strategy including establishing long range financial planning and policies while maintaining positive relationships with our shareholders and the financial community.
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Robertson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graftech International, a $1.3 billion global provider of carbon and graphite products for industrial applications. Prior to Graftech International, he worked for the IBM Corporation for over 25 years in various senior financial management roles, including CFO of IBM's global hardware business and CFO of IBM's Japan and China operations.
Mr. Robertson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas, Austin. He also holds a CPA license from the state of North Carolina.
PRESIDENT, SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS GROUP
Mr. Jarzynka was appointed President Semiconductor Solutions Group in October 2018. Prior to that he held various executive leadership roles, most recently as senior vice president of the semiconductor solutions group.
A 30 year veteran of the semiconductor industry Mr. Jarzynka has held business leadership roles at numerous companies including Intel and IBM. He began his career as an Applications Engineer for Brooks.
Mr. Jarzynka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Dr. Amy Liao was appointed President, GENEWIZ in November 2018 upon the completion of Brooks acquisition of GENEWIZ. In 1999, Dr. Liao co-founded GENEWIZ, a global provider of genomics services, including Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, and GLP/CLIA regulatory services and held various leadership positions, most recently as Chief Executive Officer since January 2017.
Dr. Liao received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. She did her postdoc studies at Columbia University before she left to found GENEWIZ. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Nankai University, China and an M.S. in Biochemistry from Tsinghua University, China.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF STRATEGY & NEW BUSINESS OFFICER
Dr. Gray joined Brooks in July 2014 after having consulted with the Company since November 2013. He leads our next generation product and business initiatives in the Life Sciences business segment and is also responsible for corporate-level initiatives to guide our strategic moves. Prior to Brooks, Dr. Gray held the position of Chief Strategy and New Business Officer at GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., where he held various executive management roles and was responsible for global strategy development and execution as well as internal product development. He spent several years as an M&A and strategic advisor to various companies in the technology industry.
Dr. Gray has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering (Semiconductor Processing) from MIT, and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Mr. Joseph joined Brooks Automation in March 2011 and is responsible for the Company's legal affairs, including corporate governance, intellectual property, securities, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance and regulatory activities. He also serves as Secretary of the Corporation and to the Board of Directors
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Joseph served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Unica Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise marketing management software and services, which was acquired by IBM in October 2010, and as General Counsel and Secretary of MapInfo Corporation, a global provider of location intelligence solutions, which was acquired by Pitney Bowes in April 2007. Mr. Joseph also practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (formerly Hale and Dorr LLP) in Boston, MA.
Mr. Joseph holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Mr. Montone joined Brooks as head of Human Resources in October 2005 when the company acquired Helix Technology Corporation. In this role he has worldwide responsibility for optimizing the Company's human resource talent by establishing and growing a culture of engagement and performance.
Mr. Montone served as Vice President of Human Resources at Helix Technology Corporation from 1998 until its combination with Brooks. Earlier in his career, he spent twelve years at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, Rhode Island in a variety of senior human resource roles. He was formerly head of compensation, benefits and HRIS at Rogers Corporation in Connecticut.
Mr. Montone holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE, PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING OFFICER & CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Mr. Pietrantoni was appointed Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller in June 2013. This was in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President, Finance, responsible for global financial planning and analysis. He joined Brooks in 2006, initially serving as the Division Chief Financial Officer of the Components and Services businesses.
Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Pietrantoni spent six years in various financial leadership roles at SPX Corporation and Standex International Corporation. He began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mr. Pietrantoni holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Niagara University and an MBA degree from Suffolk University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).