Following a 15-year career with the solar manufacturing equipment supplier, John (Jack) Rein has tendered his resignation from the role of chief financial officer and executive vice president for Veeco. The company has initiated a search for a suitable replacement for Mr. Rein, who will remain in the role until such a replacement has been found.
“Jack has been instrumental to Veeco’s growth and success since our initial public offering in 1994, and he has been an invaluable member of our senior management team. We want to thank him for his many contributions to the company, and to wish him all the best in the future”, commented John Peeler, Veeco’s Chief Executive Officer.
Veeco has also made two new senior vice president appointments: Peter Collingwood, in the area of Worldwide Sales and Field Service Organization, and David Bruns, for Veeco’s Solar Equipment sector.
Peter Collingwood has been a Veeco employee since 2008 when he joined as Vice President and General Manager for Europe from JDSU, where he was Regional Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Communications Test Division.
Dave Bruns, a member of the Veeco staff since 2000 following the company’s acquisition of CVC, has held roles in general management, marketing, operations and sales. In July 2007, he took up the role of VP and General Manager of the Asia-Pacific Region, and from early 2009 he included the North America region and assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Service. Prior to joining Veeco, he worked for BOC Edwards in various sales and service management roles.