American Superconductor Corporation has appointed Kevin Bisson
as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bisson, has two decades of experience in corporate finance
and strategic financial planning and analysis. Most recently he was vice president, controller and treasurer for Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer with
$310 million in revenues and overseas joint ventures. During his three-year tenure at Axcelis, Bisson oversaw a 60-person finance department, served as acting CFO for the company's initial public offering and restructured its financial management and reporting systems.
From 1989 to 2000, Bisson held several senior financial positions with
Hamilton Sundstrand, Hamilton Standard and Carrier Corporation, all units of
Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), a $28 billion
multi-national conglomerate. At United Technologies, Bisson managed
acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings for domestic and international
operations. From 1983 to 1987, Bisson was a senior accountant with Arthur
Andersen & Company's Boston office. Bisson has an MBA degree from the
University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Boston
College and is a certified public accountant.