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Michael Plisinski

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Plisinski

Michael Plisinski was appointed Rudolph Technologies’ chief executive officer in 2015. Prior to that, he was the company’s chief operating officer as well as executive vice president and general manager of the Company’s software business since February 2006 when the Company merged with August Technology Corporation. From 2003 to 2006, his positions at August included vice president of engineering and director of strategic marketing for review and analysis products. Prior to joining August, Mike was founder and president of Counterpoint Solutions, a semiconductor optical review and metrology company, later acquired by August Technology. Mike has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 2012.

Steven Roth

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Roth

Steve Roth is Rudolph Technologies’ senior vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer. Steve has been with the Company since September 1996. From August 1991 to August 1996, he served as the director of corporate finance for Bell Communications Research, now called Ericsson, a research and development company serving the telecommunications industry. Steve is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

Robert Koch

Vice President and General Counsel

Robert Koch

Bob Koch has served as vice president and general counsel for Rudolph Technologies since 2003. Prior to joining Rudolph, he held various in-house counsel positions, last serving as director of legal affairs for Howmedica Osteonics Corp., an orthopedic implant subsidiary of Stryker Corporation. Bob holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, both from Rutgers University. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law - Newark in 1991 and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Richard Rogoff

Vice President and General Manager, Lithography Systems Group

Richard Rogoff

Rich Rogoff is vice president and general manager of Rudolph's Lithography Systems Group. He joined Rudolph in 2013 and has more than 25 years of lithography experience. Prior to joining Rudolph, he spent 23 years with ASML in various executive, operational and engineering positions. Most recently, Rich served as vice president of the ASML optics business unit. He received a B.S. in Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA from INSEAD Business School.

Elvino da Silveira

Vice President, Business Development

Elvino da Silveira

Elvino da Silveira is the vice president of business development at Rudolph Technologies, with responsibilities to identify new markets and develop strategies to prosecute the opportunities. Until the Rudolph acquisition in December 2012, he served as president and operations manager of Azores since its inception in March 1999. Prior to forming the company, he was employed by MRS Technology, Inc., as the vice president of operations and worldwide customer support. da Silveira has also held engineering and customer support roles at Hampshire Instruments from 1991 to 1993 and GCA/General Signal from 1984 to 1991. Mr. da Silveira holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Board of Directors

David B. Miller

Director Since: July 2015
Director Class: III
Board Committees: Audit, Compensation (Chairman)

Since August of 2018, Mr. Miller has served as the Company’s non-executive Chairman. Mr. Miller has over 40 years of experience within the electronics industry including employment with DuPont for over 35 years in various engineering, sales and management roles and last serving as the President of DuPont Electronics & Communications. Mr. Miller served on the Board of Directors of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) from 2011 to 2015.  Additionally, he has previously served on the boards of Merrimac Industries (semiconductor packaging), the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and several electronics joint venture boards in Asia. Mr. Miller holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and currently serves as a Trustee of the University of Virginia Engineering School.

Jeffrey A. Aukerman

Director Since: December 2014 
Director Class: III 
Board Committees: Audit (Chairman), Compensation

Mr. Aukerman is a certified public accountant and has extensive public accounting and consulting experience, serving many public and private equity sponsored public reporting companies in the manufacturing, distribution and services industries. From July 1987 to May 2014, Mr. Aukerman was employed by Deloitte & Touche LLP, which, together with its affiliates, is an audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firm, and served as an audit partner for the most recent fifteen (15) years. He also served in various capacities for the firm, including an audit function professional practice director for the Cleveland, Ohio office and a regional leader of internal control subject matter specialists. Mr. Aukerman graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Youngstown State University. He currently also serves on the Advisory Council to the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at Youngstown State University. 

Leo Berlinghieri

Director Since: September 2008
Director Class: I
Board Committees: Nominating & Governance (Chairman)

Mr. Berlinghieri has 33 years of semiconductor industry experience.  From July 2005 to December 2013, Mr. Berlinghieri served as Chief Executive Officer and President of MKS Instruments, Inc., a critical subsystem supplier to the semiconductor industry. Prior to this, from April 2004 to July 2005, Mr. Berlinghieri served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MKS Instruments after having he served this company as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2003 to April 2004. and previously served as a board member of MKS Instruments, Inc.  Mr. Berlinghieri served as a director on the North America Advisory Board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) from 2005 to 2013, holding the role of Chairman in 2012 and 2013. Additionally, Mr. Berlinghieri has served on the Advisory Board of Unipower since 2017.

Daniel H. Berry

Director Since: October 1998
Director Class: II
Board Committees: Nominating & Governance

Mr. Berry has more than 40 years of business experience, particularly within the semiconductor industry. Since January 2002, Mr. Berry has been an Operating Partner of Riverside Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm. From September 2010 to August 2011, Mr. Berry served as Chief Executive Officer of NDS Surgical Imaging, a supplier to the medical imaging industry. From July 2004 to August 2007, Mr. Berry also served as Executive Vice President of Applied Precision, formerly a Riverside portfolio company. He was employed by Ultratech Stepper, Inc. (presently Ultratech - A Division of Veeco), an equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry, from 1990 to 2001 in various positions including President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Berry held positions at General Signal, Perkin Elmer and Bell Laboratories. From 1999 to 2015, Mr. Berry was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (presently New York University Tandon School of Engineering) and is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies in Riverside Partners portfolio of investments. Mr. Berry holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Vita Cassese

Director Since: July 2018
Director Class: II
Board Committees: Audit, Compensation

Ms. Cassese currently serves as the CEO of Mardon Management Advisors, a technology and analytics advisory firm. Additionally, Ms. Cassese is a senior advisor to Vestar Capital Partners and a member of the Technology Advisory Board of Riverside Partners. With over 30 years of experience in operating and strategic management roles at Pfizer, Ms. Cassese’s last held position was chief information officer of Pfizer’s Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group.  Ms. Cassese is a member of the Board of Directors of Loftware, Inc., Zitter Health Insights, Interactive Health and The Medical Knowledge Group.  Additionally, she currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Mount Saint Vincent and serves as a mentor for the Masters in Technology program at Columbia University. Ms. Cassese has been a guest lecturer at New York University's Stern School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Business, and Boston University. Ms. Cassese earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Thomas G. Greig, III

Director Since: January 2003
Director Class: II
Board Committees: Compensation

Mr. Greig served as the Company’s non-executive Chairman from April 2016 to August of 2018. He previously served as the Board’s Lead Director from January 2013 through March 2016. Mr. Greig was employed by Liberty Capital Partners, Inc., a private equity investment firm, from July 1998 to June 2016 and last held the position of Senior Managing Director. From December 1985 to July 1998, Mr. Greig was a Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, Inc., an investment banking firm. Mr. Greig is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Black Box Corporation. Mr. Greig holds a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from New York University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Michael P. Plisinski

Director Since: November 2015
Director Class: I
Board Committees: None

Mr. Plisinski is currently the Company’s Chief Executive Officer assuming the position in November of 2015.  Prior to that Mr. Plisinski served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2014 and was the Vice President and General Manager, Data Analysis and Review Business Unit since February 2006 when the Company merged with August Technology Corporation. From February 2004 to February 2006, he was August Technology’s Vice President of Engineering and its Director of Strategic Marketing for review and analysis products from July 2003 to February 2004. Mr. Plisinski joined August Technology as part of the acquisition of Counterpoint Solutions, a supplier of optical review and automated metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, where he was both President and sole founder from June 1999 to July 2003. Mr. Plisinski has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

John R. Whitten

Director Since: July 2006
Director Class: III
Board Committees: Audit, Nominating & Governance

From November 1995 to December 2003, Mr. Whitten served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NYSE- AIT), a global industrial supply distributor of customized industrial, fluid power and flow control products and provider of engineering design and systems integration services. Mr. Whitten is currently an independent director overseeing 74 portfolios with over $100 billion in assets under management in the mutual fund complex of American Century Investments, a registered investment company. Mr. Whitten is a C.P.A. and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Cleveland State University.