Rudolph Technologies appoints Debbora Ahlgren as vice president of global customer operations

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Rudolph Technologies has appointed Debbora Ahlgren as vice president of global customer operations, leading the company’s sales and service organisation. 

'Debbora's extensive field operations experience for both large and small fast-growing companies brings a wide range of knowledge and resources to Rudolph,' said Mike Plisinski, Rudolph’s chief executive officer. 'With more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and related electronics industries, she brings a comprehensive perspective to strengthen Rudolph’s value proposition of coupling equipment with software for a unique total solution for many processing challenges facing semiconductor manufacturers today.'

'I’m pleased to be joining Rudolph at a pivotal point in the company’s growth,' said Debbora Ahlgren, vice president, global customer operations at Rudolph. 'With multiple exciting growth markets in our path, I am excited to lead Rudolph’s strong field operations teams to optimise our solutions to best serve our customers.'

Prior to joining Rudolph Technologies, Ahlgren served in a variety of executive roles, including vice president and general manager for field operations for Agilent Technologies, and vice president of sales and marketing for OptimalPlus. In these roles, Ahlgren was responsible for the sustained and profitable growth of the organisations through strong relationships with integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) suppliers, foundries and fabless design firms. Her experience spans both capital equipment and enterprise software for the semiconductor industry.

Ahlgren’s expertise in capital equipment encompasses the semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. She has prior experience working directly for Agilent Technologies, Cascade Microtech, KLA-Tencor, Schlumberger and Verigy (now part of Advantest). As a consultant, she provided technical and strategic marketing guidance to Hewlett-Packard, Xerox Corporation and NEC Corporation of America.