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Hitachi High Technologies America's Nanotechnology Systems Division
Appoints Dr. Edgar Voelkl Director of Product Management

Clarksburg, MD, March 28, 2014 – The Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD) of Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edgar Voelkl to the role of Director of Product Management. Dr. Voelkl will oversee all aspects of product marketing and management in the U.S. for HTA's TEM and STEM product offerings.

"I'm very pleased to have someone of Edgar's technical acumen and stature in the microscopy community joining the NSD team," said Phil Bryson, VP/ GM of NSD, "I'm confident he will be a key contributor in our strategic planning for the TEM and STEM marketplace. Hitachi is investing heavily in TEM/STEM R&D, product development, and support infrastructure, and NSD is fortunate to bring Edgar on board at this point in time."

Dr. Voelkl joins HTA following successful careers in academia, research and industry. He has a PhD in Physics and Electron Optics from Tübingen University, in Germany and has acquired an unusually wide range of capabilities and experiences over the years. He is widely published, and is considered one of the world's premier scientists in TEM holography.

About Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.

Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA) is a privately-owned global affiliate company that operates within the Hitachi Group Companies. Hitachi has sold and supported scientific instruments in the U.S. for over 40 years. HTA comprises many divisions, including the Nanotechnology Systems Division, headquartered in Clarksburg, Maryland. The Nanotechnology Systems Division provides technologically advanced solutions to meet the diverse and complex challenges of materials science, biological research, and industrial manufacturing. We support our satisfied customers with a wide range of reliability-proven instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), analytical and biological transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dedicated STEM, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), tabletop microscopes, and microanalysis sample preparation systems. For further information, please visit the company's website at

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Kyoko Ramirez
Senior Marketing Specialist