Materials provider to the semiconductor and solar industries Voltaix has announced an executive management change as company founder and CEO Dr. John P. de Neufville (pictured below right) has resigned his post. Remaining in the role of president, chairman and chief scientist for the company, Dr. de Neufville will be replaced in the CEO role on an interim basis by Mark K. Fine (left) from January 1, 2010. Matthew Stephens, COO, has also announced that he is departing the company to pursue other opportunities.
Mark Fine, a member of the executive committee for the past three years, steps into the role held by Dr. de Neufville since the company was founded in 1986. Fine has held roles such as president of Epichem and executive roles in Air Products and Chemicals in his 20 years in the industry. He has a B.S. in commerce and engineering from Drexel University.
Matthew Stephens, COO since 2003, is leaving the company to become COO of Metem Corporation, a Parsippany, NJ developer of turbine technologies for aerospace and power applications.
“The executive management team, led by incoming CEO Mark Fine, Executive Vice President Dr. Mark Wilkinson, and of course John de Neufville, positions Voltaix to execute on technical and strategic initiatives in several high-growth markets, including compound semiconductors, thin film photovoltaics and solid state lighting,” said Voltaix director Reidar Langmo.