ATMI Names Patrick J. Shima Chief Legal Officer

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DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATMI, Inc.(Nasdaq:ATMI), a global technology company, announced today that its current Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Patrick J. Shima, will assume the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

Originally hired by ATMI in 2007 for the role of Transaction and Finance Counsel, Shima was later promoted to Deputy Chief Legal Officer in 2008. Since joining ATMI, Shima has had the opportunity to offer counsel on many critical ATMI business transactions. He will now provide oversight to, and be responsible for leading the company's entire legal function.

"Pat is an important and valued member of the senior team at ATMI," said Doug Neugold, Chief Executive Officer. "He has been intimately involved in many of the key transactions that are shaping the future of ATMI, and this promotion is recognition of his contributions and growth as a leader."

Prior to joining ATMI, Shima spent six years as an attorney at IBM in positions of increasing responsibility. Before those responsibilities, he worked for Major League Soccer as Legal Counsel and as an associate at two New York law firms. Shima has a bachelor of arts in economics from Georgetown University and earned his JD from The George Washington University National Law Center.

About ATMI

ATMI, Inc. provides specialty semiconductor materials, and safe, high-purity materials handling and delivery solutions designed to increase process efficiencies for the worldwide semiconductor, flat panel, and life sciences industries. For more information, please visit

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