October 12, 2001 – Bedford, MA – -Mykrolis Corp. has elected Michael Carns and Daniel Christman, both retired generals from the US military, to the board of directors of the corporation.
Carns is a business consultant and serves on various Department of Defense panels and on boards of directors of corporations. Christman is president and executive director of the Kimsey Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering academic and cultural education for economically disadvantaged youth.
Carns began his military career in the US Air Force as a fighter pilot. His military appointments included commander of the 13th Air Force, Republic of the Philippines; deputy commander in chief, US Pacific Forces; director of the Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and vice chief of Staff, US Air Force. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1994, Carns was managing director of a small healthcare firm for one year, followed by four years as president and executive director of a policy research firm specializing in international issues.
Christman’s 36-year military career included positions in the US Army and federal government. He was commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers District in Savannah, Georgia, and commanding general of the Army’s egineer school in Missouri. In 1993, Christman was named the US representative to the NATO Military Committee and subsequently served two years as assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. From 1996 until his retirement in June, 2001, he was the superintendent of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
C. William Zadel, Mykrolis Chairman and CEO, noted: “I am very pleased that Mike and Dan have agreed to be part of the Mykrolis board. Their international expertise combined with their leadership and strategic planning skills will be extremely valuable as we complete the final stages of our separation from Millipore Corporation. I look forward to working with them.”