Richard A. D'Amore , General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

Richard A. D'Amore has been a General Partner of North Bridge Venture Partners, a venture capital firm he co-founded, since 1994. Prior to starting North Bridge, Mr. D’Amore served in various roles at Hambro International Equity Partners. Previously, Mr. D’Amore worked as a consultant at Bain and Company and as a certified public accountant with Arthur Young and Company. Currently, Mr. D’Amore is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. Mr. D’Amore also serves on the board of Everbridge, Inc. and Pomona Investment Fund. Mr. D’Amore brings a strong business background to Veeco, having worked in the venture capital field for over 30 years. Mr. D’Amore has experience as a certified public accountant and gained substantial experience in overseeing the management of diverse organizations, having served as a board member on other public company boards and numerous private company boards. Mr. D’Amore has a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public companies and the markets they serve.

Kathleen A. Bayless, Former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Synaptics Incorporated

Kathleen A. Bayless served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Synaptics Incorporated, a leader in human interface technology, including touch, display and biometric semiconductor products used in the mobile, PC and automotive industries, from 2009 to 2015. Before Synaptics, Ms. Bayless served as Executive Vice President, CFO and Secretary at Komag Incorporated, a leading supplier of thin-film disks to the hard disk drive industry, and held other financial leadership positions during her tenure with Komag from 1994 to 2008. Ms. Bayless was previously with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young for 15 years. Ms. Bayless currently serves on the Board of Ballard Power Systems, a developer and manufacturer of proton exchange membrane fuel cell products. Ms. Bayless has significant experience in the semiconductor industry and related fields, which has resulted in a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing companies operating in our space. Ms. Bayless has extensive management experience and is well versed on the various challenges and opportunities in our marketplace, offering a unique and valued perspective to the Board.

Sujeet Chand, Former Senior Vice President And Chief Technology Officer Of Rockwell Automation

Sujeet Chand, Ph.D., now retired, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Rockwell Automation from 2005 to 2021. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Chand served as Rockwell Automation’s Vice President, Control Systems. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Dr. Chand served as Chief Operating Officer for XAP Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and, from 1988 to 1999, Dr. Chand led research & development at Rockwell Scientific Company, a subsidiary of Rockwell International. Dr. Chand currently serves on the Boards of Proto Labs, Inc., a company specializing in the manufacture of 3D printed, CNC-machined, sheet metal, and injection-molded custom parts, and Flowserve Corporation, a supplier of industrial and environmental machinery. Dr. Chand brings an exceptional technology background to Veeco’s Board which includes more than thirty years of leadership experience. This experience, which includes close interactions and long standing relationships with many companies in the semiconductor capital equipment space, makes Dr. Chand uniquely qualified to serve as a valued member of our Board.

Gordon Hunter , Chairman of Littelfuse, Inc.

Gordon Hunter is Chairman of Littelfuse, Inc., a global electronics company and provider of circuit protection products and solutions. Mr. Hunter has served as a Director of Littelfuse since June 2002 and joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in November 2003. Mr. Hunter served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2016. Prior to joining Littelfuse, Mr. Hunter was Vice President of Intel Corporation and served as General Manager of Intel’s Optical Products Group. At Intel, Mr. Hunter was responsible for Intel's access and optical communications business segments within the Intel Communications Group. Prior to joining Intel, Mr. Hunter served as President of Elo TouchSystems, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and sale of computer touch screens. Prior to Elo TouchSystems, Mr. Hunter served in a variety of positions during a 20 year career at Raychem Corporation, including Vice President of Commercial Electronics and a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and management positions. Mr. Hunter also served on the Board of CTS Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components. Mr. Hunter has substantial leadership and management experience, having served in various leadership roles at a number of highly regarded companies. He has a strong background and valuable experience in the technology industry, gained from his tenure at Littelfuse, Intel, Elo TouchSystems and Raychem. Mr. Hunter brings to the Veeco Board a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing both public and private companies.

Keith Jackson , Former President and Chief Executive Officer of On Semiconductor Corporation

Keith D. Jackson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ON Semiconductor Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, from November 2002 to December 2020. Before joining ON Semiconductor, he was with Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Analog, Mixed Signal, and Configurable Products Groups beginning in 1998, and, more recently, was head of its Integrated Circuits Group. From 1996 to 1998, he served as President and a member of the board of directors of Tritech Microelectronics in Singapore, a manufacturer of analog and mixed signal products. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Jackson worked for National Semiconductor Corporation, culminating in the role of Vice President and General Manager of the Analog and Mixed Signal division. He also held various positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated, including engineering and management positions, from 1973 to 1986. Mr. Jackson served on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (“SIA”) from 2008 to 2020, and was appointed as the 2020 SIA Chairman and 2019 SIA Vice Chairman. Mr. Jackson has over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience, including extensive international experience in product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Mr. Jackson is uniquely qualified to bring strategic insight and industry knowledge to the Board, having served in numerous management positions and as a director of other corporate boards in our industry.

William J. Miller, Chief Executive Officer

William J. Miller, Ph.D. is chief executive officer of Veeco. He served as the company’s president since January 2016 and previously held executive level roles leading strategic growth initiatives for Veeco’s etch and deposition product lines, MOCVD and data storage businesses, as well as engineering and global operations. Before joining Veeco, Miller worked for Advanced Energy and Exxon in a range of engineering and operations leadership positions. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lena Nicolaides, Sr. Vice President/General Manager, KLA Corporation

Lena Nicolaides, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized senior level executive with over 20 years of experience in semiconductor capital equipment. Dr. Nicolaides serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of a pattern inspection process control division for KLA Corporation. At KLA, Dr. Nicolaides has served in a range of executive leadership and general management roles, including roles in technology supply chain. Prior to joining KLA, Dr. Nicolaides served as Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Therma Wave, Inc., which was acquired by KLA in 2007. Dr. Nicolaides has thirty-eight (38) issued US patents in semiconductor and related fields. Dr. Nicolaides brings exceptional technology, industry and leadership experience to the Veeco Board.

Mary Jane Raymond, Chief Financial Officer of II-VI Incorporated

Mary Jane Raymond has served as Chief Financial Officer of II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, since joining in 2014. Before II-VI, Ms. Raymond worked for Hudson Global, a professional recruitment and talent management firm, as Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2013, and for Dun and Bradstreet from 2002 to 2005, as Chief Risk Officer and prior thereto Vice President and Corporate Controller. In addition, she was the Vice President, Merger Integration, at Lucent Technologies, Inc., from 1997 to 2002, and held several management positions at Cummins Engine Company from 1988 to 1997. Ms. Raymond is also a certified management accountant. As a result of her service as a senior executive of leading international corporations and her comprehensive understanding of complex business matters, Ms. Raymond is uniquely qualified to make significant contributions as a member of our Board.

Thomas St. Dennis, Chairman, FormFactor, Inc.

Thomas St. Dennis is the Chairman of FormFactor, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor wafer test technologies and expertise. Mr. St. Dennis served as FormFactor’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2010 to December 2014, and as FormFactor’s Executive Chairman from January 2015 to February 2016. Mr. St. Dennis held various positions at Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, from 1992 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2009. His most recent position at Applied Materials was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Silicon Systems Group. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. St. Dennis was President and CEO of Wind River Systems, Inc., a provider of embedded system software, and from 2003 to 2005, Mr. St. Dennis was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Novellus Systems, Inc., a supplier of deposition, thermal processing and surface preparation equipment. In addition to serving on the Board of FormFactor, Mr. St. Dennis currently serves on the Board of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., a provider of equipment and services to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Mr. St. Dennis has extensive board experience and has held several executive positions in the technology and semiconductor industries. Mr. St. Dennis is a proven technology executive with experience in systems, software and services, together with product development, manufacturing and international distribution.

Peter J. Simone, Independent Consultant

Peter J. Simone is a retired executive who currently serves as an independent consultant to several private companies and the investment community. From June 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Simone was Executive Chairman of SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company which was acquired by Novellus Systems, Inc. From August 2000 to February 2001, Mr. Simone was President and a director of, and from January 2000 to August 2000 was a consultant to, Active Control eXperts, Inc., a supplier of precision motion control and smart structures technology. From April 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Simone served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Xionics Document Technologies, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Simone spent 17 years with GCA Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor photolithography capital equipment, where he held various management positions, including president and director. During the past five years, Mr. Simone served as a director of Monotype Imaging, Inc., a company specializing in digital typesetting and typeface design for use with consumer electronics devices. Mr. Simone has held numerous executive positions in the technology and semiconductor industries. Mr. Simone has also worked in the consulting field, advising private companies and the investment community. Mr. Simone has served on a number of public and private boards and his experiences have resulted in a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies. He brings significant financial and operational management, as well as financial reporting, experience to the Board.