Golden, Colo. – CoorsTek, Inc., the world’s leader in engineered ceramics, today announced that David Lee has joined the company as global vice president – commercial for the global semiconductor business, a group dedicated to developing products for whole-cycle semiconductor manufacturing. David joins CoorsTek from Applied Materials, a global leader in engineering solutions, where he most recently served as the managing director of global business development for service and spares.
“We are pleased to welcome David to our team and look forward to tapping his expertise in building new partnerships and strengthening our collaboration with customers worldwide,” said Patty Mishic, chief commercial officer at CoorsTek. “As experts in technical ceramics, CoorsTek has a unique opportunity to provide advanced components that enable next-generation processes, while helping customers meet challenges in scaling the density, power, and performance at a time when artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and the internet are driving exponential growth in data usage.”
With more than 20 years of experience, David has led a variety of semiconductor product, technology, and commercial teams. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing existing and identifying new CoorsTek partnerships. He will provide leadership and vertical expertise to unite commercial efforts across outside and inside sales, sales operations, marketing, and pricing functions.
David joins CoorsTek as it continues to look for opportunities to strengthen its advanced ceramic capabilities and grow the semiconductor business globally. In 2014, CoorsTek acquired Covalent Materials, formerly Toshiba Ceramics, including its R&D and operations in Japan. In 2016, the company added Philips Ceramics, with operations and development in Uden, The Netherlands.
He began his career as an aerospace engineer and captain in the U.S. Air Force before joining Applied Materials in 1995 as a senior plasma etch engineer. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from Columbia University. David will be based in the Fremont, Calif., office.
Visit with David Lee and his colleagues at SEMICON West this week in San Francisco, booth # 5848 (North Hall), or find out more here.