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Dr. Steffen Pollack
Steffen Pollack was born in 1958 in Zittau, Germany. He took his first professional steps at the Robur plant, a commercial vehicle manufacturer of the GDR, where he completed his training as a maintenance mechanic.
At this time, 18 months of military service were obligatory, which was followed by a study program for electronics and precision technology at the University of Technology Dresden, which he completed in 1985. In the four following years, he worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Technology Dresden with a focus on semiconductor processing machines. In 1989, Mr. Pollack defended his dissertation in this discipline with a grade of “magna cum laude”.
In March of 1989, he switched to the research and development department of Carl Zeiss Jena in Dresden, where he joined a team involved with development of malfunction monitoring devices for chip production.
In 1991, he founded HAP Handhabungs-, Automatisierungs- und Präzisionstechnik GmbH (HAP GmbH Dresden) together with Manfred Jähnert and Lothar Andritzke. The HAP GmbH Dresden range of services comprised robot and automation solutions for the handling of wafers, carriers, lithography masks and similar substrates in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Since day one, he has been active as the general manager and has placed a special focus on R&D and supporting strategic customers.
As a result of the merger of HAP GmbH Dresden and Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH in September 2016 into Fabmatics GmbH, he became also General Manager of the new company and holds a share of 16.7% in the company. Dr. Steffen Pollack is responsible for “Project Management”, “Engineering” and “Manufacturing”.
Heinz Martin Esser
Heinz Martin Esser, born in 1955, completed his studies of supply engineering at the university of applied science in Cologne with diploma in 1981. In 1985 he got an additional university degree in business administration.
He gained a wide experience in detailed engineering and project management for large and complex investments for nuclear industry and beverage and food industry. Later he was assigned as branch manager to build production clean rooms and facilities in semiconductor and pharmaceutical industry.
In 1999 he was appointed as CEO of Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH, Dresden (formerly Ortner c.l.s. GmbH). The company provided automated transport, storage and handling systems, RFID components and special products for cleanroom applications as well as complex systems expertise in AHMS installation and qualified services for the international semiconductor industry.
Since the merger of Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH and HAP GmbH Dresden in September 2016, Heinz Martin Esser has been managing the company together with Dr. Steffen Pollack. Heinz Martin Esser is responsible for “Sales & Marketing”, “Customer Service” and “Administration”.
Since 2001 Heinz Martin Esser has been a member of the board of directors of the high-tech network Silicon Saxony e.V. In 2009 he was assigned to be the speaker of the board. Since 2008 he has been a member of the European Advisory Board of the worldwide industry association SEMI as well.