Don R. Kania
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, FEI Company
Don Kania became President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of FEI in August 2006. Prior to that he was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Veeco Instruments Inc., where he had worked since 1998. Prior to that he held technical and general management positions of increasing responsibility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. From 1991 to 1993, he was Research Director at Crystallume, a manufacturer of thin film diamond coatings. Dr. Kania is a member of the Board of Directors of American Science and Engineering, Inc. and the Board of Trustees of Pacific University and the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation. He holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and engineering from the University of Michigan.