Dr. Steve Schwartz
President and CEO
BSEE 1981, MSEE 1982, PhD 1985
Steve has been the Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, Inc. since October 1, 2010. Steve served as the President of Brooks Automation, Inc. from April 5, 2010 to August 2013.
Steve is a highly regarded senior executive well known throughout the global semiconductor industry. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Asyst Technologies Inc. from August 2002 to April 20, 2009. He served as Senior Vice President of Product Groups and Operations at Asyst Technologies Inc. since January 2001. Steve joined Asyst in January 2001. He served as Executive Vice President, Product Groups and Operations of Asyst Technologies Inc. since October 2001. He served as President of Consilium, a software company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied Materials, Inc., from May 1999 to January 2001.
From May 1997 to May 1999, Steve served as Vice President and General Manager of Applied Materials' Global Service Business, a supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor industry. From September 1992 to May 1999, Steve also served as General Manager of Applied Materials' High Temperature Films Division.
From 1987 to 1992, he held various marketing, business development and engineering positions at Applied Materials. Steve served as the Executive Chairman of Asyst Technologies Inc. from January 8, 2003 until April 20, 2009. He has been a Director of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, or SEMI, since July 2003. Steve has been a Director of Brooks Automation, Inc. since August 2010.
Steve received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D degrees from Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the recipient of Purdue University’s Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award in 1999 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 2004.