29 April 2011

Diamond Materials Tech appoints president & CEO and CTO

Diamond Materials Tech Inc (DMT) of Colorado Springs, CO, USA (a member of the Meyer Burger Technology Group that makes diamond wire cutting technology and consumables under the brand name Diamond Wire Material Technologies for the solar, optical and semiconductor markets) has appointed Tom Devine as president & CEO. He assumed the responsibilities of president in February, and is working closely with CEO John Brenan, who will be transitioning into retirement, so Devine will assume the role of CEO later this year.

Devine has an extensive background in operations, general management and continuous improvement, focusing on helping organizations undergoing rapid growth, post-merger restructurings and Lean Sigma transformations.

Most recently, he was CEO of Boon Edam in North Carolina, where he was instrumental in building the firm's infrastructure and overseeing the transition to a Lean manufacturing culture. Previously, Devine was VP of operations for ABB Semiconductor in Lenzburg, Switzerland from 2000 to 2006. He has also held senior operational and general management roles for technology-based companies including Integrated Device Technology, Paradigm Technology, Headway Technologies and OnQ Technologies. Devine also has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Fresno State University.

DMT has also appointed Dr Yancy Riddle as chief technology Officer (CTO). Riddle has more than 15 years of experience in engineering, R&D, manufacturing, and business leadership, responsible for alloy design, chemistry development, product design, manufacturing process design and scaling-up, equipment design, quality control, LEAN manufacturing, US government contracts, university and National Lab relationships, fundraising, capital improvements, and investor relationships.

DMT says that Riddle has helped to provide new material technologies to the primary metal alloy in a variety of marketplaces including nanotechnology, automotive, aerospace, forestry, military, medical, marine, electrical, industrial tooling, and oil & gas. His background includes roles at Wiremold (LeGrand), Kendall Healthcare (Covidian), Pratt & Whitney, and UCT Coatings as well as numerous academic appointments. Yancy has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, an MSc and PhD in Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and Business Leadership studies from Harvard University.

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