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Peter S. Kirlin


Chief Executive Officer


Peter S. Kirlin, Ph.D. was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2015 after having been named President in 2013. He joined the Company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, U.S. & Europe.  Prior to joining Photronics, Dr. Kirlin, a 25-year veteran of the photomask and semiconductor industries, held several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Dr. Kirlin was Vice President of Business Development at Entegris, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of liquid and gas delivery systems, components and consumables used in the semiconductor manufacturing process; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Photomasks; and Group Vice President of ATMI, a supplier of ultra-high purity materials and services used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Dr. Kirlin also was Executive Chairman of the privately-held firm Akrion, Inc., a provider of surface preparation solutions to the semiconductor and electronics industries. 

Dr. Kirlin earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.