Don R. Kania, Ph.D. has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2018. Dr. Kania has more than 25 years of experience that includes scientific research and development, global operations, and manufacturing. From August 2006 to September 2016, Dr. Kania served as Chief Executive Officer and President of FEI Company until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. From January 1998 to July 2006, Dr. Kania held various positions at Veeco Instruments Inc., the latest as Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Kania has served on the Board of Directors of Aldevron, LLC since May 2018 and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of American Science and Engineering, Inc. from February 2010 until its acquisition in September 2016. He also serves as an advisor to several privately held life sciences companies.
Dr. Kania received his Ph.D. in Engineering and M.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan.