MKS Instruments promotes Dr. Lee to president

14 May 2018

Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the promotion of Dr. John T.C. Lee to the position of President, which became effective on May 9, 2018.  Dr. Lee will continue in his current role as Chief Operating Officer. 

Dr. Lee brings over 25 years of experience in technology industries, including semiconductor and solar as well as plasma processing research, at leading technology companies including Applied Materials, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Labs.  He joined MKS in 2007 and has progressed through the organization, into his most recent role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Lee previously directed the Company's Vacuum and Analysis Division, and prior to that, managed various MKS business units, including those relating to automation and control, integrated process solutions, pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, and valve solutions.  He holds a B.S. from Princeton University and both an M.S.C.E.P. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Lee will report to Gerald G. Colella, Chief Executive Officer.  “John’s hard work, dedication and commitment have led to this most deserved role.  This change will help MKS further sharpen our focus on many new growth opportunities ahead and integration of our technology offerings,” Colella said.