Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 4, 2018
Amtech Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
131 S. Clark Drive, Tempe, Arizona
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 967-5146
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On January 4, 2018, Amtech Systems, Inc.'s ("Amtech" or the "Company") Board of Directors appointed Michael Whang to the position of Vice President of Operations and appointed Lisa Gibbs to the position of Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Both appointments are effective as of January 1, 2018.

Michael Whang, 46, joined the Company in April 2004 as Director of Information Technology and Risk Management. In May 2016, Michael Whang was promoted to Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Officer.  His responsibilities at Amtech included roles in corporate strategy and operations, compliance, and M&A due diligence and post-acquisition activity, culminating in operational oversight of the USA Operations.  He was promoted to Vice President of Operations on January 4, 2018. Prior to joining Amtech, Michael Whang served in various information technology management roles at several technology corporations. Michael Whang is the son of Jong S. Whang, Amtech's founder and Executive Chairman.

Lisa Gibbs, 43, joined Amtech in September 2016 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer on January 4, 2018. Prior to joining Amtech, Ms. Gibbs was a partner in a private consulting firm where she assisted clients with a variety of accounting and finance needs. From 2002 to 2014, Ms. Gibbs was the Vice President of Internal Audit for Insight Enterprises, Inc, a Fortune 500 publicly-traded information technology company.  Ms. Gibbs began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

January 10, 2018
By: /s/ Robert T. Hass
Name: Robert T. Hass
Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer