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YXLON announces Thomas Wenzel as General Manager

YXLON announces Thomas Wenzel as General Manager

November 26, 2018 -The Board of Directors of the Comet Group appointed Thomas Wenzel as head of the X-Ray Systems (IXS) division, General Manager of YXLON International, and member of the Executive Committee of the Comet Group, effective December 1, 2018. Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the Comet Group has thus selected an in-house candidate with 25 years of experience in the x-ray systems business.

Holding a computer science degree and a PhD in engineering, Wenzel has 15 years of management experience at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen, Germany. There he had strategic, scientific and financial responsibility for the Nanofocus System Engineering area and later for Process - Integrated Test Systems. Since 2015 Thomas Wenzel has been Vice President, Technology, of the X-Ray Systems division and the Comet Group. Moreover, as interim head of Research & Development at X -Ray Systems he has played a central role in advancing the development of this business in the past months.

On December 1, 2018, Thomas Wenzel will take over the management of the IXS division from Matthias Barz, who has led it since July 2018 as interim manager and who will continue to assist with the initiated measures until their completion. The Board of Directors and management would like to thank Matthias Barz for his achievements and his commitment.  

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