This Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into in Chelmsford, Massachusetts by
and between Brooks Automation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and Steven A. Michaud (the
“Executive”), as of the date of the closing of the acquisition of Helix Technology Corporation by the Company or
a subsidiary of the Company (the “Effective Date”).
1. The Company desires to employ Executive as Senior Vice President and General Manager Vacuum
Products Division of the Company upon the terms and conditions set forth herein.
2. In consideration of the employment to be provided hereby and the amounts to be paid as provided herein
and the Indemnification Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A , the Executive has entered into the Executive
Invention, Nondisclosure, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit B .
For and in consideration of the mutual promises, terms, provisions and conditions contained in this Agreement,
the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Duties . Beginning on the Effective Date, so long as the Executive remains an employee in good standing of
Helix Technology Corporation until the date of the closing identified above, the Company shall employ Executive
on an at will basis as Senior Vice President and General Manager Vacuum Products Division of the Company.
Executive shall report to the Company’s President and COO, Semiconductor Products Group. Executive shall
have such reasonable and appropriate duties as may from time to time be assigned by the President and COO,
Semiconductor Products Group, which duties shall include, without limitation, responsibility for the Vacuum
Products Division. Executive shall perform the duties of such office as are provided for in the bylaws of the
Company subject to the general supervision and direction of the President and COO, Semiconductor Products
Group and the Company’s board of directors (the “Board of Directors”).