BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Rudolph Technologies Appoints Vita Cassese To Board Of Directors

WILMINGTON, MA — Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced Monday the appointment of Vita A. Cassese to the Rudolph Technologies Board of Directors.

Ms. Cassese is the CEO of Mardon Management Advisors, a technology and analytics advisory firm that helps businesses capitalize on innovation and data to realize operational excellence and drive revenue growth. With over 30 years of experience as an operating executive and strategist, Vita is a senior advisor to Vestar Capital Partners and a member of the Technology Advisory Board of Riverside Partners, responsible for identifying and qualifying potential technology trends, investments and partnerships. As chief information officer of Pfizer’s Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group, Vita led an organization of nearly 2,000 employees in 44 countries. While at Pfizer, Vita was instrumental in the creation and leadership of Pfizer’s Global Innovation organization.

“Rudolph Technologies continues to position itself for sustainable growth and scale in accordance with our strategic plan,” said Michael Plisinski, chief executive officer, Rudolph Technologies. “Vita’s operational experience in both large and small companies, combined with her expertise in strategy for technology companies, will be an asset to our board. We are pleased to have Vita join our board of directors.”

“Rudolph Technologies is an exciting company with market and product diversity that provides a multitude of exciting growth opportunities,” commented Vita Cassese. “I am looking forward to applying my experience in business development and strategy to help Rudolph Technologies maximize those opportunities.”

Vita has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s Stern School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Business, and Boston University. She is a mentor for the Masters in Technology program at Columbia University. Vita earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

About Rudolph Technologies

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology, and process control software used by semiconductor and advanced packaging device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph delivers comprehensive solutions throughout the fab with its families of proprietary products that provide critical yield-enhancing information, enabling microelectronic device manufacturers to drive down costs and time to market of their devices. Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Rudolph supports its customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at http://www.rudolphtech.com.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Rudolph Technologies.)

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