Edwards Limited, manufacturer of integrated vacuum and abatement solutions, is now part of the newly-formed Vacuum technique business area at Atlas Copco.

Mike Allison, President of the semiconductor division

Mike Allison, President of the semiconductor division

Mike Allison has been appointed President of the Semiconductor division and Paul Rawlings is now president of the Semiconducter Service division. Both Mike and Paul, report to Geert Follens, President of the Vacuum Technique business area within Atlas Copco.

Geert Follens, President of Vacuum Technique said, “Mike Allison is a passionate business leader with deep and global experience from the semiconductor industry. His proven track record in delivering strong business results through high-value solutions for our customers made him the best candidate for the position.”

Paul Rawlings, President of the Semiconductor Service division

Paul Rawlings, President of the Semiconductor Service division

Follens continues, “Paul Rawlings has a long history in the semiconductor industry with established relationships with key customers around the globe. He was an obvious choice to head our Semiconductor Service division. We wish them both great success.”

The new Vacuum Technique organisation comprises 13% of Atlas Copco Group’s total business, and includes the Semiconductor, Semiconductor Service, Industrial Vacuum, High Vacuum and Vacuum Technique Service divisions. Major brands within the Semiconductor division include Edwards and CSK.