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Hou Rits


Officer
ASML
Netherlands

Biography

Download Image Frits van Hout rejoined ASML in early 2001 as Vice President Customer Support, having previously been with the company from its founding in 1984 through 1992. In this period Mr Van Hout held several positions in engineering, program management and sales. In 2008, he was appointed Executive Vice President Integral Efficiency and was appointed as member of ASML's Board of Management in 2009. After initially serving as Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Van Hout was appointed Chief Program Officer in 2013. From 1998 to 2001 Mr Van Hout served as CEO of the Beyeler Group, based in the Netherlands and Germany, where he was responsible for its restructuring and regaining profitability. Before that, from 1992 to 1997, he was Director of Technical Operations and later Business Unit Manager at Datacolor International in Switzerland and the UK, responsible for the Textile and Printing markets. Mr. Van Hout earned a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics (1981), University of Oxford; and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics (1984), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich. Mr. Van Hout is a member of the Board of the Stichting Brainport, the Eindhoven Region Economic Development Board.

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Nanotechnology

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