Stephen S. Schwartz, PhD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer
Brooks Automation

Dr. Schwartz joined Brooks Automation in April 2010 as President and was elected to the Brooks board of directors in August 2010.  On October 1, 2010, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve in this capacity.  Steve provides the strategic vision and execution to assure Brooks continued growth in semiconductor and life science markets.

Steve began his career at Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, and over the course of fourteen years held a number of senior leadership roles including head of Applied’s High Temperature Films Division and Vice President and General Manager of the Services Division.  He was also President of the Company’s first software business unit.  Following his tenure at Applied, he was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Asyst Technologies, Inc. for eight years.

Steve currently serves on The International Board of SEMI, a Semiconductor Industry trade organization.  He also serves on the board of directors of Spire Inc., a publicly traded natural gas company.

Steve received his BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University.  He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.