Kenichi Sekiya and Arthur W. Zafiropoulo appointed directors emeritus of SEMI
Mar 23, 2007
Kenichi Sekiya, honorary chairman and former president, CEO and chairman of DISCO Corporation, and Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, chairman and CEO of Ultratech, Inc., have been appointed directors emeritus of the SEMI Board of Directors. In this capacity, Sekiya and Zafiropoulo join an elite group of industry veterans that includes Ed Braun, Joel Elftmann, Ken Levy, James Morgan, Dan Quernemoen, Shigeo Takayama, and Shoichiro Yoshida.
Sekiya served as chairman of the SEMI Board in 2001-2002 and Zafiropoulo served as chairman of the SEMI Board from 2002-2003. Both men made numerous and significant additional contributions to the global industry association over the tenure of their participation.
"For their extraordinary service to our industry and its global association, the international SEMI Board of Directors is proud to bestow the distinction of emeritus status upon Sekiya-san and Art Zafiropoulo," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "These individuals have made significant and long-standing contributions to SEMI and its worldwide membership over many years and now join a distinguished body of industry visionaries in this important advisory role."