Highly-respected within the semiconductor financial analyst community from his years at Varian Semiconductor, Bob Halliday has been quickly appointed as Applied Materials replacement Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Halliday was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates prior to Applied's acquisition of the company in November 2011. Since that time, he has worked as General Manager of the implant business unit within Applied's Silicon Systems Group.
“Bob offers both a leading track record of accomplishment as a chief financial officer as well as deep experience in our industry to help drive Applied's financial performance,” said Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO. “I am confident that he will be an outstanding leader for our global finance team as we execute our growth strategy and will be a strong liaison with the investment community.”
George S. Davis will be departing the company effective 8 March 2013 after 13 years at the company.