Michael Jost to lead inspection business unit of Rudolph

Infotech Lead America: Rudolph Technologies, a provider of process characterization equipment and software for microelectronic manufacturers, has named Michael Jost as vice president and general manager of its Inspection Business Unit. Jost replaces Nathan Little and will oversee the Company’s centralized manufacturing operations located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

“The inspection business continues to exceed expectations and now accounts for 60 percent of our total revenue. In addition to managing a broad product portfolio for both front- and back-end semiconductor manufacturing, Mike will lead the research and development of Rudolph’s next-generation inspection solutions—a critical, ongoing effort that is required to address today’s diverse and emerging process requirements,” said Paul McLaughlin, chairman and chief executive officer.

Jost has over 20 years of experience in developing scientific products. Most recently he was vice president and general manager of the Molecular Spectroscopy Business Unit at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He joined Rudolph in April 2012 as supply chain vice president and will assume general manager responsibilities immediately.

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