Nanometrics

Management

Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Dr. Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre joined Nanometrics as President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. From January 2012 to February 2017, Dr. Lesaicherre was CEO of Lumileds, an integrated manufacturer of LED components and Automotive Lighting Lamps. Prior to being named CEO, Dr. Lesaicherre also held other management positions at Lumileds from 2006 to 2012. Before Lumileds, Dr. Lesaicherre was with Philips Semiconductors. He holds an MBA with a focus on international business and strategy from INSEAD, and has MS and Ph.D. degrees in Material Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.


Kevin Heidrich
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development

Kevin Heidrich, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, joined Nanometrics in 2006. Kevin has participated in many functions, expanding his scope in the past eight years to include new product development, corporate marketing, product marketing, business development and is now responsible for both corporate strategy and applications as Nanometrics expands its overall solution space within process control metrology. Prior to Nanometrics, Kevin spent a decade at Intel Corporation in a variety of roles including process research and development at Intel’s Portland Technology Development facility. Mr. Heidrich received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines in Chemical Engineering.


Rollin Kocher
Sr. Vice President, Commercial Operations

Rollin Kocher, Sr. Vice President of Commercial Operations, joined Nanometrics in March 2013 as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Service. Prior to joining Nanometrics, Rollin held several senior management positions over 17 years at KLA-Tencor, including Global Sales for Films and Scatterometry, Sales for Taiwan, North America and Europe as well as General Manager of the Samsung Business Unit while living in South Korea. Mr. Kocher holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of North Texas.


Rodney Smedt
Vice President, Engineering

Rodney Smedt joined Nanometrics as Vice President, Engineering in November 2014. Prior to joining Nanometrics, Mr. Smedt held the position of Vice President Engineering at Revera Inc from 2005 to 2014.  Prior to ReVera, Mr Smedt held the positions of Vice President Engineering at Therma-Wave Corporation and Sensys Instruments from 2001 to 2005, and previously held engineering management positions with KLA-Tencor from 1989 to 2001. Mr Smedt holds over 20 patents related to Metrology, Wafer Inspection and Semiconductor capital equipment.


Greg Swyt
Vice President, Finance

Gregory Swyt joined Nanometrics as Vice President, Finance in August of 2016. From May 2008 until July of 2016, Mr. Swyt was Managing Director of Finance and Global Finance Controller at Intevac, Inc. Prior to Intevac. Mr. Swyt was Senior Director Finance Operations and Planning at 2Wire, Inc. and held various management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Applied Materials. Mr. Swyt holds a B.S. degree in Finance and MBA from San Jose State University. Mr. Swyt is also a U.S. Navy veteran.


Janet Taylor
General Counsel

Janet Taylor joined Nanometrics as General Counsel in July 2015. Ms. Taylor served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary of STATS ChipPAC Ltd., from June 2005 to June 2015. Prior to joining STATS ChipPAC Ltd, Ms. Taylor was engaged in transactional practices at international law firms in New York, Singapore and London. Ms. Taylor was admitted to the Bar in New York in 1990 and in Singapore in 2010. Ms. Taylor holds a J.D. from the Harvard Law School and a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin.


Philip Ziman
Vice President, Global Human Resources

Philip Ziman joined Nanometrics as Vice President, Global Human Resources in April, 2016.  Mr. Ziman served as VP, Human Resources at BazaarVoice, from 2012 until 2016. From 2009 to 2012 Mr. Ziman was Sr. Director, Comp and Benefits, and Business Partner at Taleo. Prior to Taleo he held other senior management positions at various companies since 1986. Mr. Ziman holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. from San Jose State University.