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Advanced Energy Industries
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Financial Relations Board/San Francisco

Advanced Energy Industries Appoints New Vice President of Sales

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (April 2, 1998)—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced the hiring of James R. Gordley, a 21-year sales veteran, to the position of Vice President of Sales.


Mr. Gordley, 47, was formerly Vice President and Director of Sales, Thermal Products Group at Semitool, Inc., a position he held for four years. Semitool, Inc. is a maker of semiconductor equipment and other electronic devices, located in Kalispell, Montana. In this position, Mr. Gordley guided Semitool through significant sales growth, and was one of the company’s top salespersons. Prior to that, and for five years, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Semitool.

Mr. Gordley held a variety of sales and marketing positions for 12 years at 3M Corporation, where he was also recognized for an exemplary sales record.

James F. Gentilcore, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Advanced Energy, said, “We are very fortunate to have Jim leading the worldwide sales expansion effort at Advanced Energy. With his years of proven experience, knowledge of the industry and strong relationships, we look forward to his contributions to the Company’s future growth.”

In this new position, Mr. Gordley will be responsible for the worldwide sales expansion of Advanced Energy products across the Company’s target markets, including semiconductor, data storage, flat panel display and industrial.

About the Company
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is a leading manufacturer of power delivery systems that are critical in the manufacturing of semiconductors, data storage media, flat panel displays, and other products using thin-film technology. Within its comprehensive product portfolio of direct current (DC), low/mid-frequency and radio frequency (RF) solutions, the Company sells hundreds of different products critical in applications ranging from compact disks, digital video disks, flat panel displays, the most popular logic semiconductor devices, among many other applications. The Company’s stock is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol AEIS.

For more information, access Advanced Energy’s web site at or for information via fax, no cost, dial 800-PRO-INFO, code AEIS.