Entegris also announced that Bertrand Loy, currently chief operating officer will succeed Gideon Argov as president and CEO as part of a management succession and transition plan. Effective November 1, 2012, Bertrand Loy will be promoted to president and elected to the Entegris Board of Directors. Gideon Argov will continue to serve as chief executive officer and director of Entegris until November 27, 2012 when Mr. Loy will assume the position of chief executive officer.
Paul Olson, Entegris' chairman of the board, said, "The board has been developing a robust succession process with Gideon and Bertrand over the past two years. Bertrand is the perfect choice to lead Entegris going forward. He brings a keen intellect, excellent financial and operating skills, a global mindset, industry recognition, and a proven track record over the course of his 17-year career serving in senior financial and operating executive roles for Entegris and its predecessor company, Mykrolis. On behalf of the board, I want to thank Gideon for his eight years of insightful leadership and for creating an excellent foundation on which to build for Entegris."
Mr. Argov said, "Entegris is an exceptional company and it has been an honor and privilege to lead it through a period of transformation change. With the company on a solid financial footing and performing well, the time is right to make this transition. I leave the Company in good hands to continue to grow and extend its market leadership."
Mr. Loy said, "I am excited to be named as the next chief executive officer of Entegris. Together with Gideon and the global Entegris teams, we have built a highly successful platform focused on helping leading technology companies improve their yields and advance their process technologies. I look forward to leading Entegris into a very promising future."Fourth-Quarter Outlook For the fiscal fourth quarter ending December 31, 2012, the Company expects revenue of $160 to $170 million and EPS to range between $0.09 and $0.11. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS is expected to range from $0.10 to $0.12, which reflects net income adjusted for expected amortization expense of $2.3 million or $0.01 per share.