January 22, 2007 – Rudolph Technologies has promoted Yasuomi Uchida to chairman and Yoshiro Ogaya as president of Rudolph Technologies Japan KK, effective immediately. As chairman and representative director, Uchida “will focus on new products, technologies and business development for the Japan market,” while maintaining his current title as VP of the parent company, according to Rudolph chairman/CEO Paul McLaughlin.
Stepping in as president of the Japan unit to focus on daily operations is Yoshiro Ogaya, who most recently held management roles at Cymer Japan, and spent the majority of his career at Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co.
Rudolph formed its Japan direct sales/support operations in Sept. 2004, with a main office near Tokyo and branches in Osaka and Kyushu. Uchida was the unit’s original president, having worked for several divisions of Toshiba Corp. in various management roles, including GM of the company’s semiconductor business planning division.