August 7, 2007 — Nanometrics Inc., supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, says that Timothy J. Stultz, Ph.D. will join the company as its president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Bruce C. Rhine, who will become chairman of the Board of Directors. Founder Vincent J. Coates will become vice chairman of the Board. Dr. Stultz will also be appointed to the company’s Board, effective as of his start date, which is expected to be late August 2007.
Dr. Stultz, 59, comes to Nanometrics from Imago Scientific Instruments, where he has served as president, CEO and a director since June 2003. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Stultz served as a vice president and general manager with Veeco Instruments, during which time he led the growth of Veeco’s metrology business. Dr. Stultz also was the founder and CEO of Peak Systems, Inc., a pioneer in the rapid thermal processing segment of the semiconductor capital equipment industry.