Fremont, CA--March 24, 1997--Lam Research Corp. (Fremont, CA) named Mercedes Johnson vice president and CFO, effective April 7, 1997. Johnson will report to Roger Emerick, chairman and CEO of Lam.
Johnson was previously vice president and worldwide operations controller of Applied Materials Inc. She succeeds Henk Evenhuis, who announced last year his plans to retire from Lam.
Johnson joined Applied Materials in 1986 and served in numerous senior management roles during a period of major revenue growth and market expansion. During her ten years with the company she served as Division controller of Etch Products Division, manager of International Treasury, director and senior group controller for CVD and Etch Technologies Group, and senior director and Worldwide Business Operations controller.
Prior to Applied Materials, she held senior finance and controller positions at Nanometrics Inc., NCR Corp., and Hewlett-Packard Co. She holds an MS in accounting and a CPA degree from the University of Buenos Aires.
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