Nanometrics Inc. of Milpitas, Calif., a supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Timothy J. Stultz, PhD, will join the company as its president and CEO by the end of August. Stultz succeeds Bruce C. Rhine, CEO since March, who will become chairman of the Nanometric board; founder Vincent J. Coates will become vice chairman. Stultz, who brings 24 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry to Nanometrics, will also be appointed to the board. He joins the company from Imago Scientific Instruments, where he has served as president, CEO and a director since June 2003. Prior to Imago, Stultz was president and CEO of ThauMDx, a developer of diagnostic systems for the analysis of biomolecules, drugs and chemicals. From 1994 to 1999, he served as a vice president and general manager with metrology tool maker Veeco Instruments. He also was the founder and CEO of Peak Systems Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment.