MILPITAS, CA— Nanometrics Inc., a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, has announced that Jeffrey S. Andreson will join Nanometrics as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), begininng September 22.

Mr. Andreson, 53, brings to Nanometrics 30 years of finance experience in the capital equipment industry. Since 2007 he has served as the CFO of Intevac Inc., a leading supplier of capital equipment to the hard drive media industry and night vision products to the military market. Prior to Intevac, Mr. Andreson spent 12 years at Applied Materials Inc. where he held positions such as Managing Director, Controller of the $2B Applied Global Services business, and Managing Director, Global Financial Planning and Analysis. Mr. Andreson earned his B.S., Finance at San Jose State University and his M.B.A. at Santa Clara University.

Commenting on Mr. Andreson's appointment, CEO Timothy Stultz said, "We are very pleased to have Jeff joining us as CFO. He brings strong financial leadership and a wealth of industry experience to the company, and is well-suited to lead the finance organization through this next phase of growth for Nanometrics. Today, our company has a stronger position with every one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers than at any time in our history. Having Jeff at Nanometrics, to both lead the finance organization as well as be a key member of our leadership team, will be a tremendous asset as we ramp and support multiple leading-edge process control positions within nearly every major semiconductor fab around the globe."