21 December 2010

Veeco appoints GT Solar’s CEO to board

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that Thomas Gutierrez has been appointed to its board of directors.

Gutierrez is currently president, CEO & director of GT Solar International Inc of Merrimack, NH, USA, which provides polysilicon production technology as well as sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets.

“Tom brings a broad, global technology background to Veeco’s board that includes experience in multi-national organizations and clean technology,” says CEO John R. Peeler. “He will quickly become a valued advisor and partner in Veeco’s future growth,” he believes.

Prior to joining GT Solar in 2009, from 2001 to 2008 Gutierrez was CEO and a member of the board of directors of Xerium Technologies Inc, a multinational company that develops and manufactures technically advanced synthetic textiles. From 1995 to 2001, he was CEO of Invensys Power Systems, a $3bn firm in power control and energy storage systems and services for industrial applications. Gutierrez also has extensive international experience in product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales. He received his BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

See related items:

Veeco grows a further 25% in Q3; on track for $1bn in 2010

See: Veeco Company Profile

Tags: Veeco MOCVD

Visit: www.veeco.com

See Latest IssueRSS Feed