Veeco Appoints Sujeet Chand to Its Board
Former SVP and CTO of Rockwell Automation brings 30 years of leadership experience to Veeco
Veeco Instruments has announced the appointment of Sujeet Chand to its Board of Directors. In addition to his industry experience and leadership qualities, Chand was identified through a search process in connection with the Board’s desire for increased diversity.
Chand, age 63, has served as SVP and CTO of Rockwell Automation since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Chand served as Rockwell Automation’s VP, Control Systems. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation,Chand served as COO for XAP Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and, from 1988 to 1999, Chand led research and development at Rockwell Scientific Company, a subsidiary of Rockwell International.
Chand holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University in India and, from the University of Florida, a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
“Dr Chand brings exceptional technology background to Veeco’s Board that includes more than 30 years of leadership experience,” commented William J. Miller, Veeco’s CEO. “His appointment is of significant importance as we leverage his unique background and perspective. We also strongly believe that improving the Board’s diversity with Sujeet’s appointment enhances creativity, promotes innovation and is in the best interests of our shareholders.”