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Brooks Automation Names Maurice "Dusty" Tenney III President of Life Science Systems

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS) announced the appointment of Maurice "Dusty" Tenney III to the role of President, Life Science Systems, effective November 3, 2014. In this role, Mr. Tenney will have overall leadership responsibility for the company's growing life sciences business and portfolio consisting of automated sample storage systems; instruments and devices; consumables; and services.

"We are thrilled to have an executive with Mr. Tenney's experience and reputation as the President of our life sciences business," said Dr. Schwartz. "Dusty's extensive industry knowledge and his prior record of building high performing teams and growing successful global businesses, make him an ideal executive to lead our life sciences business. We are fortunate to have an executive of Dusty's caliber join us in the top management ranks of the company."

Prior to joining Brooks, Mr. Tenney spent 13 years at PerkinElmer where he served in several executive leadership roles transforming its Laboratory Services and Environmental Health businesses prior to his recent role as Sr. Vice President Customer Operations. Earlier in his career he worked for both Honeywell/Allied Signal and General Electric in progressive operations and general management leadership positions.

Mr. Tenney received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He will be appointed as an executive officer at Brooks.

About Brooks Automation, Inc.

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including life sciences, front end semiconductor manufacturing and adjacent technology markets. Our technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market, and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, we have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions; we have expanded our reach to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.brooks.com.

CONTACT: Lynne Yassemedis Brooks Automation 978.262.2400 lynne.yassemedis@brooks.com John Mills Senior Managing Director ICR, LLC 310.954.1105 john.mills@icrinc.comSource:Brooks Automation, Inc.