Veeco Instruments Inc. (ticker: VECO, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Veeco Appoints Peter J. Simone to Board of Directors
WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2004--Veeco Instruments
Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) announced today that it has appointed Peter J.
Simone to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Simone will also serve
on the Company's Audit Committee.
Mr. Simone has 30 years of industry experience, with over 20 years
of operating responsibility in high technology public and private
companies including Speedfam-IPEC, Active Control Experts, Inc.,
Xionics Document Technologies, Inc. and GCA Corporation. He currently
serves as an independent consultant for North Bridge Venture Partners
and Spinner Asset Management, among others. Mr. Simone began his
career as an auditor with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young).
He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Cymer Inc.,
Newport Corporation, Sanmina-SCI Corp. and several private companies.
Edward H. Braun, Chairman and CEO of Veeco, commented, "We are
pleased to welcome Peter Simone to our Board of Directors. His
technology industry experience and financial background make him a
valuable addition to Veeco's Board and to the growth of our company."
Mr. Simone commented, "I have followed Veeco's progress for many
years and I am honored to join the Company's experienced Board of
Directors. I believe that my background makes me well suited to help
Veeco reach its long term goals."
Veeco Instruments Inc. provides solutions for nanoscale
applications in the worldwide, data storage, compound
semiconductor/wireless, semiconductor and scientific research markets.
Our Metrology products are used to measure at the nanoscale and our
Process Equipment tools help create nanoscale devices. Veeco's
manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New
Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. Global sales and
service offices are located throughout the United States, Europe,
Japan and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Veeco can be found
Veeco Instruments Inc.