Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On August 4, 2014, Ronald W. Kisling, Chief Financial Officer of Nanometrics
Incorporated, advised Nanometrics that he would be resigning as Chief Financial
Officer of the company, effective August 29, 2014, to accept a new job
Upon Mr. Kisling's departure, Dr. Timothy J. Stultz, President and Chief
Executive Officer, will assume the role of principal financial and accounting
officer until a new Chief Financial Officer is appointed. Mr. Kisling will
continue to direct the company's finance organization until his departure date,
and will assist with the transition.
Dr. Stultz will not receive any additional compensation as interim principal
financial and accounting officer. Dr. Stultz's compensation arrangements as
President and Chief Executive Officer are described in Nanometrics' proxy
statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 7, 2014.
Dr. Stultz, 66, has served as Nanometrics' President, Chief Executive Officer
and a director since August 2007. From June 2003 to August 2007, Dr. Stultz
served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of Imago
Scientific Instruments Corporation, a supplier of proprietary 3-D atom probe
microscopes to the research materials and microelectronics industries. Prior to
Imago, Dr. Stultz served as president and chief executive officer for ThauMDx, a
developer of diagnostic systems and technologies for the analysis of
biomolecules, drugs and chemicals. Dr. Stultz also serves on the Board of
Directors of Tessera Technologies, Inc. Dr. Stultz received his B.S., M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: August 7, 2014NANOMETRICS INCORPORATED
/S/ Ronald W. KislingRonald W. Kisling
Chief Financial Officer
Duly Authorized Officer