SESHA 2012 Speaker Biography

Joe Van Gompel
Performance Services Manager, Edwards Vacuum

Joe Van Gompel is the Performance Services Manager for Exhaust Gas Management at Edwards. As such Joe is responsible for proper functioning of installed abatement devices, including F-gas destruction and all aspects of the EPA GHG Reporting Rule within Edwards. Previously, Joe spent the 12 years before that (1996 – 2008) as a point-of-use exhaust gas management specialist for Edwards, where he was the primary technical specialist for Edwards’ POU scrubbers in the US. While there, he had final approval of scrubbers on new processes, ensuring proper configurations based on safety while optimizing for uptime and cost of ownership. In addition, he wrote and presented technical papers and seminars at conferences and was the technical liaison between the fab and the company. For a couple of years, Joe was Founder and Vice President of Glade Consulting, LLC, focusing on subfab operations, safety training, and climate change in the semiconductor industry. He also spent a total of 7 years as an Applications Chemist with two different FTIR companies. Joe is active with SESHA and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a BS in Chemistry from Carroll College in Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.