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Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

President, Semiconductor Division Edwards Vacuum

Kate Wilson has more than 25 years’ experience in the development and delivery of vacuum and abatement solutions for the global semiconductor industry.Kate joined Edwards in the UK in 1994 on the company’s graduate scheme, moving on to develop her career through a number of product management and business development roles. In 1998, Kate relocated to the US to take up the role of Applications Engineer, working closely with semiconductor OEM customers to understand and develop solutions for their vacuum and abatement requirements.From 2011, Kate played a key role in developing Edwards’ global Applications capability, with a focus on knowledge management and the conversion of customer and market information into product requirements. In the role of Global Applications Manager, Kate relocated to Korea for two years, during which time she gained excellent knowledge of Korean culture and was instrumental in helping Edwards build customer knowledge and relationships across the Asia region.Kate has held the role of VP Marketing Subfab Solutions for Edwards’ global Semiconductor business, based in the UK, since 2017, successfully supporting revenue growth through the delivery of market technology roadmaps, differentiated products, sales support and operations forecasting enabling market share growth.Since 2019, Kate has also served as Diversity Champion for the global vacuum and abatement business, and is a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion both within the organisation, and in the wider semiconductor and engineering sectors.Kate will take up the role of President of Edwards’ Semiconductor division in January 2021, based in Burgess Hill, UK.Kate is a dual British and US citizen, and holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University in the UK.


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