Juergen Braun joined Advanced Energy in July 2007 and now serves as senior vice president of plasma power products. In his current role, Braun leads the plasma power and service business. Prior to his current role, he held several leadership positions within the company including vice president and general manager of the thin film group, general manager of the photonics group, and managing director of Advanced Energy’s EMEA sales office. Braun brings over 20 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing with a successful record of implementing strategic business plans, leading cross-functional international teams, as well as delivering revenue and market share growth. Braun holds a Diploma in chemistry from the University of Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where he also completed his Ph.D. thesis on CVD growth of silicon and germanium on Si.