Experienced leadership team


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Our management

Our company is managed by a team with over 30 years of industry experience。The management team includes the CHIEF Executive Officer, chief Financial Officer, two business unit presidents, vice President of functions and a Vice President of Greater China, which is strategically located around the world。

Geoff Wild

Chief executive officer

Geoff Wild Geoff Wild has been Ammet's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2017 leading the company's global operations。He is an experienced global chemical industry manager with extensive experience in specialty chemicals and materials used in the semiconductor and high-tech industries, including printed circuit boards, flat panel displays and electronic components。With his global experience and that of a high-performing team, he manages our growth in lithography, semiconductor equipment, strategic marketing, growth management, product development, and acquisitions。

Geoff's management experience includes:

  • CEO, AZ Electronic Materials (2010 -- 2015)
  • Chief Executive Officer and President, Cascade Microtech, 2007 -- 2010
  • Chief Executive Officer and President, Nikon Precision Corporation (2002 -- 2007)
  • Chief Executive Officer and President, TheSupply, 2000-2002
  • President of Electronic Equipment for AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), 1997 -- 2000
  • President and Division Head of Johnson Matthey, Inc. (1980 -- 1997)

Peter Frauenknecht

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Frauenknecht was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Executive Board in 2017。He oversees the company's global financial operations, external and internal reporting, global controls, enterprise risk management, internal audit, media and investor relations, project management office, and IT。Peter has over 30 years of experience in global industrial manufacturing and has a good understanding and contact with Asian markets and cultures。In addition, he has worked in private equity and highly leveraged public company practices。

Peter's management experience includes:

  • Constantia Flexibles, Inc. Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board (2013 -- 2016)
  • OSRAM AG: Chief Financial Officer, General Lighting/Specialty Lighting Division (2009 -- 2013)
  • OSRAM GmbH: Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Control (2004 -- 2008)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Global Display Optical Devices (Specialty Lighting) Division, OSRAM GmbH (2001-2004)
  • Chief Financial Officer of OSRAM Mexico (1997 -- 2001)

Harald Ahnert

President, Electronic Products division

Harald Ahnert Harald Ahnert has been in charge of Ammet Electronics since 2016. As Business President, He is responsible for the global profit and loss of the business and oversees the sales and marketing activities of all products。Harald joined the company in 1997 and has worked in a variety of positions, departments and regions。He has been effective in driving business growth and successful efficiency improvements。

Harald's management experience includes:

  • Managing Director of Ammett Germany, The Netherlands and Austria (2010 -- 2016)
  • Ammet -- Business Manager of OEMS and Key Accounts (2006 -- 2010)

Gertjan van der Wal

President, General Hardware electroplating Division

Gertjan van der Wal became President of Ammet General Hardware Electroplating in 2014, responsible for the global profit and loss of the business and overseeing all products and sales and marketing activities。Gertjan has been with Ammet since 1989 and has extensive experience and insights in corporate operations, global markets, customer relations and products。

Gertjan's management experience includes:

  • Vice President, Europe and The Americas, Ammet (2009 -- 2014)
  • Global Business Manager of Emmett Decorative plating/Plastic Plating (2007 -- 2009)
  • Ammett Managing Director, Czech Republic (2006)
  • Supply Chain Manager in Europe (2003 -- 2006)
  • Managing Director, Ammet Netherlands (1999-2003)

John Stephenson

Chief operating Officer

John Stephenson has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2018 overseeing global supply chain and operations issues。Ensure that the company operates well in global manufacturing, purchasing, quality management and logistics。John is an experienced international operations manager with nearly three decades of experience working with global industrial companies。

John's management experience includes:

  • Chief Operating Officer and Board member, Operations and Supply Chain Management, NORMA Group (2009 -- 2018)
  • Hayes Lemmerz Vice President of Operations for Europe, Asia and Africa (2005 -- 2009)
  • Responsible For Nordic Operations Director, Textron Fastening Systems (2002 -- 2005)

Dr Brian Daniels

Vice president of research and development

Brian Daniels Dr. Brian Daniels was appointed Vice President of R&d in 2017 to oversee Ammet's R&D investment business with a greater focus on improving the company's product development processes to deliver higher value and product differentiation to customers。With over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, Brian has a proven track record in developing new products and profit growth in the areas of electronics, displays, lighting fixtures and energy generation/storage。

Brian's management experience includes:

  • Senior Vice President and Head of Advanced Technology Business Unit, Merck (2014 -- 2017)
  • Director, Global R&d and Innovation Management, AZ Electronic Materials (2011 -- 2014)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and other managerial positions at Honeywell Electronic Materials (2000 -- 2010)

Daniel Wan

Vice President, Global Human Resources

Daniel Wan has been vice President of Global Human Resources at Ammet since 2018。He is responsible for human resource development strategy, providing forward-looking overall strategy and planning related to employee development。Daniel is an experienced hr professional working either in-house or in a consulting firm。He has over 30 years of global human resources management experience, primarily in the high-tech and chemical industries。

Daniel's management experience includes:

  • Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Rotam Agrochemical (2016 -- 2018)
  • Group Hr Director, AZ Electronic Materials (2012 -- 2015)
  • Avery Dennison Senior Director of Corporate Training and Organizational Development and other management positions (2007 -- 2012)
  • BP Asia Hr Director (2002-2007)
  • Intel Semiconductor Hr Positions by Region (1994 -- 2002)

Josh McMorrow Dr.

Vice President and Group General Counsel

Dr. Josh McMorrow has overseen Ammet's global legal, patent, compliance and HSEQ practices since 2019。He is an experienced legal professional with over 20 years of experience。 Josh is a US-trained lawyer who is familiar with global business structures (including private equity and public companies) as well as overall legal operations。

Josh's previous executive resume:

  • Vice President, Chief Business Advisor -- Eastern Hemisphere;
    Global Head of Litigation - Weatherford International PLC (2014-2019)
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary -- PSC (2012-2014)
  • Group General Counsel, General Counsel - Air Liquide, (2004-2012)
  • Trial Lawyer - Bracewell LLP (1999-2004)

George Yang

Vice President, Greater China

George Yang has served as Vice President of Greater China since 2017, overseeing Ammet's business operations in China and Taiwan。He has more than 30 years of management experience in the electronic technology industry and has held various important managerial positions such as sales, operations and general manager。

George's management experience includes:

  • Managing Director, Taiwan (2012 -- 2015) and China (2015 -- 2017)
  • Roth&CEO, Rau China (2011)
  • General Manager of ATMI Asia and General Manager of Global Surface Treatment Technology Division (2003 -- 2010)
  • Johnson Matthey/Honeywell General Manager, General Manager of Global Services Division and other management positions (1989 -- 2003)

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