July 19, 2005 — SEMI, the San Jose, Calif.-based semiconductor industry trade association, announced that Heinz Kundert will be appointed to the position of president of SEMI Europe/CIS on October 3, 2005.
Kundert will succeed Walter Roessger, who served in the role since joining the global industry association in 1994. Roessger will become president emeritus of SEMI Europe/CIS on and serve in this advisory capacity until the end of January 2006, at which time he will retire from SEMI.
Kundert, who is currently a member of the SEMI International Board of Directors, will relinquish his board position and report to SEMI President and CEO Stanley Myers when he becomes an employee of the organization.
Kundert will be in charge of SEMI offices in Brussels and Moscow and will oversee the association’s programs, products and services in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He will be responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government and academia in Europe and the CIS. Additionally, he will support SEMI international programs and serve SEMI members from all regions that have interests in the European market.
Kundert previously served as chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Unaxis Corporation, Pfaffikon, Switzerland; chief operating officer of Oerlikon-Buehrle; chairman of ESEC and president of Balzers Process Systems at Balzers, Liechtenstein.