Primary Role
President and CEO at Persimmon Technologies
Southern Polytechnic State University

Person Details


Michael has over 28 years of management experience leading business growth for Semiconductor Equipment and related companies.

He founded Persimmon Technologies in 2010 to serve the next generation requirements in vacuum robotic solutions.

Michael previously held management positions with Brooks Automation, Varian Semiconductor Equipment, ASM Ion Implant, and Leybold Heraeus.

He most recently held the position of President for the ASD Division of Brooks Automation which he led the company’s automation growth from $6M to over $300M in revenues, raised over $600M in IPO and secondary offerings, negotiated, closed, and integrated 9 acquisitions, and held board seats on joint ventures with Samsung in Korea and Yaskawa in Japan.

Michael was also granted 4 patents in robotics and automation systems while serving at Brooks.

He received his Certificate of Special Studies in Business Administration at Harvard University, subsequent to his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with High Honors at Southern Polytechnic State University.

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