People: Veeco Instruments Inc (VECO.O)

VECO.O on Nasdaq

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Peeler

58 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

William Miller

45 2011 Executive Vice President - Process Equipment

John Kiernan

51 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Controller

Peter Collingwood

53 2009 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Service

Roger McDaniel

74 2010 Lead Independent Director

Edward Braun

73 2012 Independent Director

Richard D'Amore

60 1990 Independent Director

Gordon Hunter

61 2010 Independent Director

Keith Jackson

58 2012 Independent Director

Peter Simone

66 2004 Independent Director

Debra Wasser

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Peeler

Mr. John R. Peeler serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Veeco Instruments Inc. He has been Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Veeco since July 2007, and Chairman since May 2012. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice President of JDS Uniphase Corp. (“JDSU”) and President of the Communications Test & Measurement Group of JDSU, which he joined upon the closing of JDSU’s merger with Acterna, Inc. (“Acterna”) in August 2005. Before joining JDSU, Mr. Peeler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Acterna. Mr. Peeler joined a predecessor of Acterna in 1980 and served in a series of increasingly senior leadership roles including Vice President of Product Development, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and President and CEO of TTC, the Communications Test equipment company. Mr. Peeler also serves on the board of IPG Photonics Corporation.

William Miller

Dr. William J. Miller, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President - Process Equipment of Veeco Instruments Inc. He has been Executive Vice President, Process Equipment since December 2011, and was Executive Vice President, Compound Semiconductor from July 2010 until December 2011. Prior thereto, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Veeco’s MOCVD business since January 2009. From January 2006 to January 2009, Dr. Miller was Vice President, General Manager of Veeco’s Data Storage equipment business. He held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in both the engineering and operations organizations since he joined Veeco in November 2002. Prior to joining Veeco, he held a range of engineering and operations leadership positions at Advanced Energy Industries.

John Kiernan

Mr. John P. Kiernan is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Controller of Veeco Instruments Inc. He has been Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Treasurer since December 2011. From July 2005 to November 2011, he was Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior thereto, he was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of Veeco from April 2001 to June 2005, Vice President and Corporate Controller from November 1998 to March 2001, and Corporate Controller from February 1995 to November 1998. Prior to joining Veeco, Mr. Kiernan was an Audit Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP.

Peter Collingwood

Mr. Peter Collingwood is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Service of Veeco Instruments Inc., since January 2009. From October 2008 to December 2008, he was Vice President and General Manager for Veeco’s European operations. He joined Veeco from JDSU (formerly Acterna, which was formerly TTC), where he served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Communications Test Division from April 2004 to December 2008. Prior to that, he held various management positions at JDSU and JDSU’s predecessors from January 1987 to April 2004.

Roger McDaniel

Mr. Roger D. McDaniel is Lead Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He currently retired, was President and Chief Executive Officer of IPEC, Inc., which manufactured chemical-mechanical planarization (“CMP”) equipment for the semiconductor industry, from 1997 to April 1999. Through August 1996, Mr. McDaniel was Chief Executive Officer of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., a producer of silicon wafers. Mr. McDaniel is a past Chairman of SEMI and also serves on the board of Entegris, Inc.

Edward Braun

Mr. Edward H. Braun serves as Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veeco from January 1990 through July 2007, and Chairman from July 2007 through May 2012. Mr. Braun led a management buyout of a portion of Veeco’s predecessor in January 1990 to form the Company. He joined the predecessor in 1966 and held numerous executive positions during his tenure there. Mr. Braun is a Director Emeritus of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a trade association, of which he was Chairman of the Board in 1993. In addition, within the past five years, Mr. Braun served as a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. and Cymer, Inc.

Richard D'Amore

Mr. Richard A. D'Amore is Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He has been a General Partner of North Bridge Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since 1994. In addition, during the past five years, Mr. D’Amore served as a director of Phase Forward Incorporated and Solectron Corporation.

Gordon Hunter

Mr. Gordon B. Hunter is Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse, Inc., a provider of circuit protection products and solutions. He also serves on the Council of Advisors of Shure Incorporated. Mr. Hunter has been a director of Littelfuse since June 2002 and became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse in January 2005. Prior to joining Littelfuse, Mr. Hunter was Vice President of Intel Communications Group and General Manager of Optical Products Group. At Intel, Mr. Hunter was responsible for Intel’s access and optical communications business segments within the Intel Communications Group. Prior to joining Intel in February 2002, he served as President of Elo TouchSystems, a subsidiary of Raychem Corporation. Mr. Hunter also served in a variety of positions during a 20 year career at Raychem Corporation, including Vice President of Commercial Electronics and a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and management positions. Mr. Hunter also serves on the Board of Littelfuse and CTS Corporation.

Keith Jackson

Mr. Keith D. Jackson serves as Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of ON Semiconductor Corporation, appointed in November 2002. Mr. Jackson has over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience. Before joining ON Semiconductor, he was with Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Analog, Mixed Signal, and Configurable Products Groups beginning in 1998, and, more recently, was head of its Integrated Circuits Group. From 1996 to 1998, he served as President and a member of the board of directors of Tritech Microelectronics in Singapore, a manufacturer of analog and mixed signal products. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Jackson worked for National Semiconductor Corporation, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Analog and Mixed Signal division. He also held various positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated, including engineering and management positions, from 1973 to 1986. Mr. Jackson has served on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association since 2008.

Peter Simone

Mr. Peter J. Simone is Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He is a retired executive who currently serves as an independent consultant to several private companies and the investment community. From June 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Simone was Executive Chairman of SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company which was acquired by Novellus Systems, Inc. From August 2000 to February 2001, Mr. Simone was President and a director of, and from January 2000 to August 2000 was a consultant to, Active Control eXperts, Inc., a supplier of precision motion control and smart structures technology. From April 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Simone served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Xionics Document Technologies, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Simone spent 17 years with GCA Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor photolithography capital equipment, where he held various management positions, including president and director. Mr. Simone is also a director of Monotype Imaging, Inc. and Newport Corporation. Additionally, during the past five years, he served as a director of Cymer, Inc., Inphi Corporation and Sanmina-SCI Corporation.

Debra Wasser

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Peeler

3,429,680

William Miller

1,467,400

John Kiernan

857,754

Peter Collingwood

1,376,660

Roger McDaniel

--

Edward Braun

2,037,590

Richard D'Amore

--

Gordon Hunter

--

Keith Jackson

--

Peter Simone

--

Debra Wasser

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Peeler

108,333 4,337,140

William Miller

63,414 1,306,500

John Kiernan

128,667 1,464,790

Peter Collingwood

6,666 292,425

Roger McDaniel

0 0

Edward Braun

1,668,001 904,017

Richard D'Amore

0 0

Gordon Hunter

0 0

Keith Jackson

0 0

Peter Simone

0 0

Debra Wasser

0 0
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