Veeco gets new financial chief

Veeco Instruments Inc. has appointed David D. Glass as its chief financial officer, as of 18 January 2010, to replace John F. Rein, who announced his retirement from the maker of tools for the data-st…

Veeco Instruments Inc. has appointed David D. Glass as its chief financial officer, as of 18 January 2010, to replace John F. Rein, who announced his retirement from the maker of tools for the data-storage, semiconductor and telecommunications industries, in 2009. Glass had previously spent 25 years with Rohm & Haas, acquired in 2009 by Dow Chemical Co., most recently as finance chief for several Rohm divisions, and was involved in more than a dozen mergers or acquisitions while with the company. He has also spent substantial time working from overseas locations, such as China and the UK, Veeco said.