Rudolph Appoints Michael Plisinksi CEO as Paul McLaughlin Retires
FLANDERS, N.J., Nov. 9, 2015 — Michael P. Plisinski will succeed Paul F. McLaughlin as CEO and a general director of Rudolph Technologies Inc.
McLaughlin has served as the company's CEO since 1996. In accordance with the term of his management agreement, he has opted to retire effective Dec. 30. He will serve as chairman of the board of directors until March 31, at which time he intends to step down as a director.
"For the past 19 years, Paul McLaughlin has done a magnificent job leading Rudolph Technologies," said Thomas G. Greig, lead director of the board. "He set its strategy, built a strong management team, entered new markets, increased shareholder value and grew the company into one of the leading suppliers of capital equipment to the worldwide semiconductor industry."
Plisinksi has served as the Rudolph's executive vice president and chief operating officer since October 2014, with prior roles as vice president and general manager of the company's data analysis and review business unit since February 2006, when Rudolph merged with August Technology Corp.
Plisinski was vice president of engineering and director of strategic marketing for review and analysis products for August Technology, which he joined in 2003 as part of the acquisition of Counterpoint Solutions, a supplier of optical review and automated metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, of which he was both president and sole founder.
Plisinski has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
Rudolph Technologies develops defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology and data analysis systems and software used by semiconductor and advanced packaging device manufacturers worldwide.