Veeco names Sargent head of AFM business

July 1, 2005 — Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced the promotion of Jeannine Sargent to the position of executive vice president, general manager of its Research Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) business unit.

Under Sargent’s leadership, Veeco has renamed this business unit “Nano-Bio Instruments” and intends to optimize emerging opportunities in nanotechnology, nanomaterials and bio-instrumentation.

Sargent, who will retain her corporate marketing and business development responsibilities, said in a prepared statement that the company will seek to extend its AFM/SPM solutions in the scientific research market, launch specially designed systems for bio-physicists and cell biologists and focus R&D efforts to create new instruments.


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