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Veeco Appoints Ex-Synaptics CFO

Kathleen Bayless to bring extensive financial and technology industry expertise to board

Veeco Instruments has appointed Kathleen Bayless to its board of directors and its audit committee. 

From 2009 until her retirement in 2015, Bayless served as senior VP and CFO of Synaptics, a leader in human interface technology, including touch, display and biometric semiconductor products used in the mobile, PC and automotive industries. 

Before Synaptics, Bayless spent 13 years at Komag, a leading supplier of thin-film disks to the hard disk drive industry, where she served as executive VP, secretary and CFO.  Prior to Komag, Bayless served 15 years with Ernst & Young.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Fresno and is a certified public accountant.

"I am pleased to welcome Kathleen to Veeco's Board," commented John R. Peeler, Veeco's chairman and CEO. "In addition to Kathleen's extensive financial and technology industry experience, her expertise in international operations and acquisitions will be an asset to our Board. We look forward to the contributions she will make."

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