Gary Dickerson was named president of Applied Materials, Inc. in June 2012 and appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors in September 2013.
Mr. Dickerson is a long-time industry leader with more than 35 years of semiconductor experience.
Prior to Applied Materials, he was CEO of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. for seven years, until its acquisition by Applied Materials in 2011.
He began his semiconductor career in manufacturing and engineering management at General Motors’ Delco Electronics Division and AT&T Technologies.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri, Rolla and an MBA degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.