Small-Tech Veteran Joins Asylum Research as Executive Vice President

Small-tech veteran Monteith G. Heaton has recently joined Asylum Research as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Asylum's line of atomic force and scanning probe microscopes (AFM/SPM). Mr. Heaton joins Asylum with over 25 years of marketing, sales, business, and technical management experience, most recently as VP Sales and Marketing for Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), where he was instrumental in building IMT into one of the world's leading MEMS foundries. During most of the 1990's, Mr. Heaton led marketing for Digital Instruments where he built DI into one of the most recognized and respected scientific instrument brands of that era.

“Monte's long experience in AFM and SPM and his breadth of leadership in business development, strategic marketing, sales and communications for high technology products will be a major asset to Asylum as we navigate this high-growth period for our company” commented Dr. Jason Cleveland, Asylum's CEO.

Added Mr. Heaton, “I'm excited to join Asylum Research, a stable and growing company in the nanotech field. Asylum's people and products are widely recognized as the technological leaders in AFM/SPM. And, of course, Asylum's focus on product and applications support is legendary in an industry where this is often not the case. I look forward to helping to grow Asylum to an even stronger market leadership position.”

Mr. Heaton has also held senior management positions with Interstate Electronics, Dynamic Solutions, Millipore, Waters Chromatography and Veeco. Mr. Heaton holds a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Marine Chemistry and Environmental Science at the State University of New York/Stony Brook University.

Asylum Research is the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Asylum's MFP-3D offers advanced imaging capabilities, including Dual AC™ mode, Q-control, electrical characterization, high voltage piezoresponse force microscopy, and nanoindenting for true quantitative measurements.

For additional information, contact Terry Mehr, Director of Marketing Communications, or Monte Heaton, Exec VP, Marketing and Business Development, Asylum Research, 6310 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, 805-696-6466x224/227, [email protected], [email protected],

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