David D. Glass will join Veeco Instruments as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer as of January 18, 2010. Glass replaces John F. Rein, Jr., who announced his retirement from the company back in 2009.
Previous to this position, Glass worked for twenty-five years with the Rohm and Haas Company, which was acquired in 2009 by The Dow Chemical Company.
John Peeler, Veeco’s chief executive officer, commented, “Dave possesses the right combination of operational and financial skills to help me lead Veeco during this period of rapid business expansion. His over 20 years at a world-class corporation such as Rohm and Haas, in a diverse set of managerial, financial and operational roles make him uniquely suited to be our next CFO. I want to take this opportunity to thank Jack for his many contributions to Veeco, and to welcome Dave on board as the new leader of Veeco’s already strong global finance organization.”
Glass holds a Masters Degree in Finance, Economics and International Business from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Lewis University, and passed the CPA exam in 1981.