San Jose, CA--December 19,1996--Silicon Valley Group (SVG; San Jose, CA), announced the appointment of two new vice presidents to its Track Systems Division management team. Patrick Halahan has been named vice president of engineering, while David J. Nealon has been appointed vice president of operations. Both will report Robert Bratter, president, Track Systems Division.
Halahan, who has extensive experience in product development, engineering, and manufacturing, will be responsible for managing the product development engineering efforts for all three of the Track Systems Division's product lines. He replaces Dr. Ed Ward, vice president of corporate technology, who had served as acting vice president of engineering for the division until a suitable candidate could be found for the position.
Prior to joining SVG, Halahan was vice president of product development at AG Associates, a manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment. He has also held various senior engineering and manufacturing positions with Imatron Inc., Toshiba, and Exploration Logging.
With nearly 30 years experience in electronics manufacturing and operations, Nealon will be responsible for overall management of the division's manufacturing and operations. He succeeds Jim Herd, who was recently promoted to vice president of new business development.
Nealon comes to SVG from Micronics Computers Inc., where he was vice president, worldwide operations. Prior to joining Micronics, he held a succession of executive and managerial level positions in operations and production at Commodore Electronics Ltd., Maxtor Corp., Shugart Corp., Magnuson Computers, Diablo Systems, and Xerox Corp.
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