Veeco Instruments Inc. announced recent changes to its Board of Directors, including: John Peeler, Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer, retiring from the Board. Richard DAmore, General Partner of North Bridge Venture Partners and previously Lead Independent Director, appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mary Jane Raymond, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of II-VI, appointed to the Audit Committee. John Peeler previously announced his decision to step down as Chairman and Director of the Board, effective May 7, 2020. While Chairman, Mr. Peeler helped increase the Boards diversity with the successful recruitment of Mary Jane Raymond, the second woman currently serving on the Veeco Board, in November 2019. Having led the Companys CEO succession plan, which resulted in the promotion of William J. Miller, Ph.D. to CEO in 2018, and believing that good governance calls for both an independent Chairman and a properly sized Board of Directors, Mr. Peeler elected to retire from the Veeco Board. Effective upon Mr. Peelers retirement, the Board appointed Richard DAmore, who the Board has determined to be independent, to serve as Chairman. Mr. DAmore has been a General Partner of North Bridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, since its inception in 1994. Mr. DAmore has served on the Veeco Board for many years and brings both a strong business background and considerable board experience to Veeco. With Mr. DAmores appointment as Chairman, the role of Lead Independent Director is discontinued. Ms. Raymond joined Veecos Board of Directors in conjunction with the Companys Board diversity initiative. A highly accomplished financial expert, currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, Ms. Raymond was recently appointed to Veecos Audit Committee.