September 13, 2001 – Santa Clara, CA – Applied Materials Inc. today confirmed that one of its employees, Alona Avraham, was on board United Airlines Flight 175 which flew into the World Trade Center in New York City Tuesday.
Avraham, 30, who joined Applied Materials approximately one year ago was employed as a manufacturing engineer associate. She had been traveling on vacation from Boston to Los Angeles.
“Our hopes and thoughts are with the victims of these terrible tragedies and the families that they leave behind. We are deeply saddened by the apparent loss of one of our own employees, Alona Avraham, who will be greatly missed,” said James Morgan, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials.
Applied Materials will provide grief counseling to colleagues through its Employee Assistance Program.