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Management Team

Ken Burgess - Chief Executive Officer and founder
S2 Automation LLC

Founded S2 Automation in 2000
12 years Clean room Automation
Systems Integration Engineer
New Equipment Design
Project Management
  • Founded S2 Automation LLC in 2000
  • 12 years Clean room Automation
    • Systems Integration Engineer
    • New Equipment Design
    • Project Management
  • 3 years Defense Industry – Avionics/Aerospace
  • BSEE, AS Instrumentation & Control


Yosi Astanovsky
- Chief Executive Officer
S2 Automation Israel LTD

  • Start up manager " Mass flow Arad"
  • 13 years Intel experience - Recognized Senior Engineer and Manager
  • Clean room expert:  Design, Operation and Optimization ( Micro contamination Eng)
  • AMHS/Automation  Equipment Engineering & Manager, sustain, optimization etc..
  • Multi-disciplinary Projects Manager , implementation and integration Manager

  •  Mechanical Eng -BSc / Ben-Gurion University; 
  •  Master's Marketing - MBA  / Ben-Gurion University 
Brian Bullwinkle - Director of Engineering
  •  26 years of FAB and Tools automation development
  •  Brooks /PRI Principal level Engineer
  •  Electro-mechanical devloper
  •  R&D team lead and Manager

Tom Beck - Director of R&D

  • AMHS installation
  • AMHS equipment manufacturing in an R&D environment
  • Commissioning equipment in the Nuclear Power industry
  • BSWT (Metallurgy Engineer)


Richard Barnes
- Director of Special Projects

  • 10 years Clean room Automation Implementation Manager US, Asia, Europe, 200mm and 300mm Experience. Including Special Projects developing Installation tools and procedures for OHV 300mm intra-bay systems
  • 5 years Specialty Clean room Equipment Design and Manufacturing
  • 15 years Specialty Prototype machine work for Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs