Managing Growth at ASML | Balancing Innovation and Efficiency in Engineering Leadership

September 10, 2024

At the Vision Dinner on the 10th of September, Mike LaBelle, Head of Engineering, EUV Factory at ASML, will share his firsthand experiences in optimizing ASML’s manufacturing and engineering processes. Participants are encouraged to share their own challenges and discuss this topic with Mike and the other peers present. If you are interested in this topic and perspective, do not hesitate to sign up!

Mike LaBelle, ASML

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Mike LaBelle

Head of Engineering, EUV Factory

With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, Mike LaBelle has led significant projects in a high-tech, low volume, and high mix environment. His expertise spans across transferring factory operations, supplier development, and introducing new products. Mike has managed large teams, across global locations including the US, Asia, and Europe. His strategic focus is not just on leading through complex business cycles but also on innovation in product development and operational efficiency.



With the worldwide hunger for computing power, microchips are becoming increasingly important and that trend has made ASML a household name. The company has earned its position through engineering excellence and a dominant culture of innovation that has kept them on top of their field. As the company grows, however, other considerations enter the fray: when does a healthy drive for excellence become overly perfectionist? And where do business considerations enter the picture?

Together with his team, Mike LaBelle, Head of Engineering EUV Factory at ASML, is responsible for the engineering and production of ASML’s flagship product: EUV lithography systems. During this Vision Dinner, Mike will delve into the transformation of the organizational culture from one fixated on perfectionism to a focus on efficiency, and how this realignment enhances the connection between operational excellence and measurable business outcomes. His talk will address the delicate balance between maintaining technical precision and meeting market demands, as well as the alignment of engineering processes with broader business objectives.


Location: TBA, region Eindhoven

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


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