Group Vice President
Chief of Staff to the CEO
Head of Corporate Strategy and Development
Tristan Holtam is group vice president and chief of staff to the President and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc., Gary Dickerson, where he plays an important role in developing and communicating Applied’s vision and strategy. As head of Corporate Strategy and Development, he works across the business groups and functions to manage the company’s strategy development process and operating rhythm. His responsibilities span key functional groups including corporate strategy and marketing, communications and public affairs, government relations, and facilities. In addition, he oversees teams that are incubating new strategic capabilities and growth opportunities for the company.
Mr. Holtam started at Applied as a New College Graduate in 1997, working in product development and management roles in the Semiconductor and Energy and Environmental Solutions groups before joining the corporate staff.
Mr. Holtam earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Surrey, UK, an MBA from Henley Business School and has been awarded nine patents.