North  Kingstown, R.I., July 25, 2014 – FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A. Inc. (FEUS) has announced that Dr. Brian O’Donnelly has just been appointed President and CEO of the state-of-the-art manufacturing company.  In this position, he is responsible for the U.S. semiconductor-based Electronic Materials businesses comprising advanced photolithography products, polyimides, formulated products, Thin Film Precursors, and CMP slurries through the FEUS subsidiary, Fujifilm Planar Solutions. FEUS has its manufacturing operations and product development in North Kingstown RI and Mesa, AZ as well as a broad U.S. distribution network.

Originally from Scotland, Dr. O’Donnelly was recruited from the U.K. in 1985 by Olin Corporation Metals Research Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was Senior Research Scientist.  In 1991, he joined Arch Chemicals in Stamford, Connecticut as Senior Business Evaluator for the Chemicals Division, and became Business Development Manager for its Electronic Materials Division.  In 1995, he transferred to Arch’s Arizona facility where he worked in business development and product management for the electronic chemicals business. In 1989 he transferred to Arch in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and held several progressive positions as Business Manager, then Business Director Formulated Products & TFS, Electronic Materials U.S. 

In 2004, the electronic chemicals business of Arch was acquired by Fujifilm, and later became known as FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S. A., Inc.  Dr. O’Donnelly has since held several key positions as part of Fujifilm.  In 2009, he was appointed Global Business Director FP & TFS, then made Vice President in 2013, Senior Vice President in April 2014, and then appointed President and CEO earlier this month.  

During my career I have been able to gain broad experience covering R&D, product development, finance, strategic planning and progressive levels of global business management. My role has expanded tremendously, and I have been fortunate to be supported by a growing number of very talented people at Fujifilm and our many customers throughout the world,” said Dr. O’Donnelly.  “We’ve aligned our, product development, quality systems and support infrastructure with our global customers, and look forward to continuing to develop leading edge innovative materials for the semiconductor industry.


Dr. O’Donnelly obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and earned an MBA from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.  


About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation with offices in Japan, the United States and Belgium, and several manufacturing and R&D facilities located worldwide. The company supplies advanced technology, chemistry and delivery equipment such as photoresists, cleaners and CMP slurries to the semiconductor and flat panel display fabrication market. For more information visit: www.fujifilm-ffem.com.


FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.7 billion, at an exchange rate of 103 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.


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Diane Rainey