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Veeco Instruments Inc (VECO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Peeler

61 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

William Miller

47 2016 President

Shubham Maheshwari

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

John Kiernan

52 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Controller

Roger McDaniel

76 2010 Lead Independent Director

Kathleen Bayless

59 2016 Independent Director

Edward Braun

75 2012 Independent Director

Richard D'Amore

62 1990 Independent Director

Gordon Hunter

64 2010 Independent Director

Keith Jackson

60 2012 Independent Director

Peter Simone

67 2004 Independent Director

Thomas St. Dennis

62 2016 Independent Director

Debra Wasser

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Peeler

Mr. John R. Peeler is 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.Mr. Peeler has substantial industry and management experience, having served in senior management positions for the last 30 years culminating in his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer in 2007. He has experience in managing diversified global companies and has a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing public companies.

William Miller

Dr. William J. Miller, Ph.D., is President of the 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 beginning in 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, Inc.

Shubham Maheshwari

Mr. Shubham Maheshwari is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of the Company, since May 6, 2014. Mr. Maheshwari brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering and finance to Veeco. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of OnCore Manufacturing LLC, a global manufacturer of electronic products in the medical, aerospace, defense and industrial markets. From 2009 to 2011, he held various finance roles including Senior Vice President Finance, Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations at Spansion, Inc., a global leader in Flash memory based embedded system solutions. Mr. Maheshwari helped lead Spansion’s emergence from bankruptcy to become a successful public company. From 1998 to 2009, he was with KLA-Tencor Corporation, a global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturing company, in various senior level corporate development and finance roles, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Controller. . During his tenure at KLA-Tencor, he worked on over $1 billion in acquisition transactions. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

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 from October 1991 through January 1995 and held various audit staff positions with Ernst & Young LLP from June 1984 through September 1991.

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, during the past five years, served as a director of Entegris, Inc.

Kathleen Bayless

Ms. Kathleen A. Bayless is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Synaptics, a leader in human interface technology, including touch, display and biometric semiconductor products used in the mobile, PC and automotive industries. Before Synaptics, Ms. Bayless spent 13 years at Komag Incorporated, a leading supplier of thin-film disks to the hard disk drive industry, where she served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Komag, Ms. Bayless served 15 years with Ernst & Young. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Fresno and is a certified public accountant.

Edward Braun

Mr. Edward H. Braun serves as an 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. Mr. Braun has been associated with Veeco and Veeco’s predecessor for over 40 years and brings to the Board extensive knowledge about our business operations and our served markets. Mr. Braun also brings to the Board significant executive leadership and operational experience. Mr. Braun’s prior business experience and board service, along with his long tenure at Veeco, give him a broad and extensive understanding of our operations and the proper role and function of the Board.

Richard D'Amore

Mr. Richard A. D'Amore is an 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. Mr. D’Amore brings a strong business background to Veeco, having worked in the venture capital field for over 30 years. Mr. D’Amore has experience as a certified public accountant and gained substantial experience in overseeing the management of diverse organizations, having served as a board member on other public company boards and numerous private company boards. As a result of this service, Mr. D’Amore has a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public companies. He has served on our Board for over 20 years and through that service has developed extensive knowledge of our business.

Gordon Hunter

Mr. Gordon B. Hunter is an Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse, Inc., a global electronics company and 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 Intel’s 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. In addition to Littelfuse, Mr. Hunter also serves on the board of CTS Corporation.

Keith Jackson

Mr. Keith D. Jackson serves as an Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of ON Semiconductor Corporation since 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 an Independent Director of Veeco Instruments Inc. He is 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. and Inphi Corporation.

Thomas St. Dennis

Mr. Thomas St. Dennis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. St. Dennis is the Chairman of FormFactor, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor wafer test technologies and expertise. Mr. St. Dennis served as FormFactor’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2010 to December 2014, and as FormFactor’s Executive Chairman from January 2015 to February 2016. Mr. St. Dennis held various positions at Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, from 1992 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2009. His most recent role at Applied Materials was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Silicon Systems Group. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. St. Dennis was President and CEO of Wind River Systems, Inc., a provider of embedded system software, and from 2003 to 2005, Mr. St. Dennis was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Novellus Systems, Inc., a supplier of deposition, thermal processing and surface preparation equipment. In addition to serving on the Board of FormFactor, Mr. St. Dennis currently serves on the Boards of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., a provider of equipment and services to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, and Mattson Technology, Inc., a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing equipment.

Debra Wasser