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AE Appoints Fiona Wood Senior Vice President of Human Resources

FORT COLLINS, Colo., January 9, 2006—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced the appointment of Fiona Wood as senior vice president of human resources. Ms. Wood will report directly to Dr. Hans Betz, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Energy.


Dr. Betz said, “Fiona’s extensive background as a global human resources executive and business leader will enhance our strategic human resources initiatives. Her experience spans a diverse group of industries, including the dynamic high-tech manufacturing environment. She has a demonstrated track record in leading successful global human resources programs tied to objectives that attract and retain key talent, and will be a valuable addition to our management team.”

Ms. Wood brings to Advanced Energy a twenty-year background as a global human resources executive and business leader. Most recently, she founded and served as president for Brampton Consulting, LLC, a small practice focused on leadership development coaching. Immediately prior, Ms. Wood served in a number of senior human resources positions within a division of McKesson Corporation, including vice president and senior vice president. Before her career at McKesson, she was vice president of human resources at Somatogen (now Baxter International), and earlier, vice president of human resources for The BOC Group.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of technologies critical to high-technology, high-growth manufacturing processes used in the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications

Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, Advanced Energy creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and lower the cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow, thermal management, and plasma and ion beam sources for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.

Advanced Energy operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe and offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and distributors. Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is a publicly held company traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, please visit our corporate website: