BEVERLY, Mass., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced that it has appointed John Aldeborgh to the position of Executive Vice President, Customer Operations. In this role, John will be responsible for developing and executing programs to expand Axcelis' market presence and drive growth. "We are delighted that John has joined Axcelis' leadership team. He has a wealth of experience in sales and marketing in the semiconductor capital equipment industry, with a particular emphasis on ion implantation," said Mary Puma, chairman and CEO of Axcelis Technologies. "John's strong track record of leading high performance teams in sales, service and customer support process excellence will be a tremendous asset as we execute our growth plan." "I am excited to join Axcelis at this important stage," said John Aldeborgh. "The company has exciting new products and technology and a true commitment to helping customers achieve their goals. I believe Axcelis' new Purion platform provides chipmakers with compelling process and capital efficiency advantages, and I look forward to playing a leadership role in accelerating market acceptance and share gains." John Aldeborgh has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he was the Founder, CEO and Board Member of innoPad, a Chemical Mechanical Planarization pad manufacturer. Prior to that, John was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Varian Semiconductor Associates. He holds an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting, and a BS degree in Economics and Marketing from Babson College. About Axcelis:Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. The Company's Internet address is: www.axcelis.com. Company Contacts:Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266 Maureen.email@example.comJay Zager (financial community) 978.787.9408 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Axcelis Technologies, Inc.