14 June 2010


Veeco appoints ex-Intel and Raychem veteran Hunter to board

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

“We look forward to having the advice and strategic thinking of a seasoned technology industry veteran,” says Veeco’s CEO John R. Peeler. “Gordon has a deep background in international sales, marketing and operations,” he adds. “As Veeco continues to rapidly expand our business globally in the high-growth ‘clean tech’ segment, we are confident that Gordon will be a valued advisor.”

Hunter has been a director of Littelfuse Inc (a provider of circuit protection products and solutions with annual sales of $430m in 2009) since June 2002, becoming chairman, president & CEO in January 2005. He also serves on the Council of Advisors of audio products maker Shure Inc.

Previously, Hunter was VP, Intel Communications Group, and general manager, Optical Products Group, responsible for managing Intel’s access and optical communications business segments within the Intel Communications Group. Prior to joining Intel in February 2002, he was president of Raychem Corp subsidiary Elo TouchSystems. During a 20-year career at Raychem, Hunter served in roles including VP of Commercial Electronics and a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and management positions. He also holds a BS in electrical engineering from the UK's University of Liverpool and an MBA from London Business School.

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