Applied Materials announces new head

Executive Vice President and General Manager of EES Mark Pinto and Group Vice President and General Manager of Display Tom Edman will be leaving their positions at Applied Materials after enabling a smooth handover.

Salehpour comes on board with more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently having served as the Senior Vice President at KLA-Tencor Corporation.

"Ali has earned a track record of delivering customer satisfaction, growing market share and building high-performance teams," said Gary Dickerson, President of Applied Materials. "Ali’s strategic and operational skills will enable him to provide strong leadership and drive growth and profitability across this new organization."

Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials says that the company is optimizing its global organization to more effectively and efficiently address the dynamics markets it operates in. He adds, "By bringing together these two business units, we believe we can better support our customers’ roadmaps and advance our technology for large-area applications."