SOURCE: GretagMacbeth

April 25, 2005 12:37 ET

Jan-Paul van Maaren Named Vice President and General Manager for GretagMacbeth's Color & Appearance Business Unit

NEW WINDSOR, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2005 -- Jan-Paul van Maaren has been named vice president and general manager for the Color & Appearance Business Unit of GretagMacbeth and member of the GretagMacbeth executive committee. Dr. van Maaren will play a key role in the continued growth of the Color & Appearance Business Unit.

Prior to joining GretagMacbeth, van Maaren served as vice president and general manager at Axcelis Technologies, Inc, a leading supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. During his four-year tenure in that role, he helped grow revenue, gross margins and market share substantially, while shifting the geographic revenue mix to fast growing markets in Asia. Dr. van Maaren played a key role in Axcelis' $341M IPO in July of 2000 and also managed its global service business. Prior to Axcelis, van Maaren held several marketing and business development positions at Honeywell's Home and Building Control division in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. van Maaren holds a master's degree in business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a doctorate in physics from the University of Utrecht in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is based in the company's Research Triangle Park, North Carolina office.

About GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth is a leading innovator of enterprise color management technologies for graphic arts and digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive, among other industries. The company, part of Amazys Holding AG headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For additional information, visit the GretagMacbeth web site at

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