Guiding Principles

At MKS, we follow four guiding principles—these are the values that we aspire to live and work by every day.

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We strive to deliver sustainable and profitable growth by focusing on three key areas: solving our customer’s most critical problems, identifying and investing in high growth areas, and leading in financial performance.

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Win As a Team

We believe in the power of collaboration. To win as a team, we think holistically for the enterprise, then the employee’s organization, and then the individual. Our people make the difference between good companies and great companies. We strive to be a great company and invest in developing our people, honoring mutual respect and constructive candor, and a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Innovate to the Core

Innovation requires a blend of curiosity and courage. We empower our people to question, challenge, and think beyond what we’ve always done. “What if” is a welcome phrase at MKS. Our teams are always exploring new ideas and ways of thinking that can drive accelerated cadence and breakthroughs, and we stay vigilant for new opportunities and for potential disruptions.

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Own It

Each and every team member is an owner – we all have a stake in the Company’s success and our commitment to our customers and suppliers. We focus on being accountable at both the team and individual level and practice disciplined improvement at every turn to ensure we bring our best game every day.

Stakeholder Relationships

Relationships matter, and we build ours on a solid foundation of integrity and trust. How we run our business, including our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, is directly related to our core values and our stakeholder expectations. We ensure these activities are aligned and supported across our organization.

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When customers have complex problems to solve, they turn to us for solutions. We have a long history of partnering with our customers and have cultivated a culture of technical and application collaboration. We’re engaged in our customers’ strong pipelines and new programs.


One difference between a good and a great company is the people. We invest in empowering our people to be leaders and thinkers who push the envelope on new ideas and innovation. We honor mutual respect and constructive candor and are committed to diversity and inclusion. We know that our dedicated, talented, and creative team differentiates us from competitors and give us a competitive advantage.


We also partner closely with our suppliers. It’s the way we do business and it’s our investment in ensuring that our supply chain can deliver critical products when our customers need them.


Our shareholders have invested in MKS and it is our fiduciary responsibility to deliver positive financial results.