Rudolph Technologies 8-K 2008
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 18,
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors: Appointment of Principal Officers.
Flanders, NJ (September 22, 2008)- Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC), a worldwide leader in process characterization solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, today announced the appointment of Leo Berlinghieri to the Rudolph Board of Directors, effective September 18, 2008.
Mr. Berlinghieri currently serves as a board member and Chief Executive Officer and President of MKS Instruments, Inc., a nearly 750 million dollar process control instruments company, since July 2005. He previously served in a variety of roles at MKS Instruments including President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2004 to July 2005, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2003 until April 2004, and Vice President, Global Sales and Service from November 1995 to July 2003. From 1980 to November 1995, he served in various management positions of MKS, including Manufacturing Manager, Production and Inventory Control Manager, and Director of Customer Support Operations.
"We are very pleased to welcome Leo to our board," commented Paul F. McLaughlin, Chairman and CEO. "Leo's extensive experience in the semiconductor equipment industry combined with his deep operations and M&A experience will provide Rudolph with valuable perspective as our company continues to grow. Along with this appointment, it is expected that Leo will serve on the board's Compensation Committee. We look forward to his contributions and guidance."
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