Experienced executive poised to lead focused effort and strategic investment in region.
Universal Instruments announces the appointment of Sean Lu as General Manager, Asia, reporting to Brad Bennett, Vice President of Global Customer Operations. All customer-facing resources in the region will report to Dr. Lu.
Dr. Lu has more than 25 years’ experience in the machine tools and semiconductor equipment industry in various leadership roles, including engineering, business development and also as general manager in the United States and in Taiwan. He most recently held positions of Senior Director of Asia Technical Support Operations at Applied Materials and Senior Director of Strategic Programs at ASM International. Dr. Lu’s education includes a master’s degree and PhD, which he earned at the University of Minnesota.
Bennett noted that, “As a global company, we’re ecstatic to build our team with someone of Sean’s cultural experiences. He has maintained management positions in the US and in six countries in Asia. Further, he has proven to be results oriented by implementing sound strategies and taking a hands-on approach.” Bennett added, “Sean is an excellent communicator who is technically sound. More importantly, he brings a winning energy that will lead our Asia team while benefitting our existing and prospective customer base.”
Dr. Lu stated that he was enthusiastic about Universal’s ability to deliver value with a solutions portfolio that is “flexible enough to answer any production challenge”. He continued, “Not only are the core products best-in-class, but I’m looking forward to pioneering the introduction of the new Flexbond™ hot bar bonding platform and Uflex™ automation platform to the Asia market. It’s an exciting time for the industry and this company, and I’m really happy to be a part of it. We’ve already begun executing investments and developments in the local infrastructure that will have a substantial impact; it’s very exciting!”