November 21, 2006 – Ibis Technology Corp., a developer/provider of SIMOX-SOI implantation equipment, has promoted Charles McKenna, EVP and COO, to the position of president/CEO effectively immediately, replacing Martin Reid who assumes the role of executive chairman and will continue day-to-day duties in areas of market development and business strategy.
“We have benefited greatly from Chuck’s technology leadership since he joined us last year,” said Reid, in a statement. “I am delighted about this development and I look forward to supporting his efforts and advancing SIMOX technology with our customers.”
Prior to joining the company in July 2005, McKenna served as EVP of automation systems and CTI at Brooks Automation (2000-2003), and as COO/CTO at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (1999-2000), and was GM of Varian’s ion implant business for ten years before the spin-out of Varian. He previously held various management and engineering positions at Varian, IBM and Hughes Research Lab.