Bruce C. Rhine

Bruce C. Rhine, Director

Bruce Rhine previously served as Nanometrics’ Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 2007 and as a director since July 2006. From July 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Rhine served as Nanometrics’ Chief Strategy Officer. From March 2007 to August 2007, Mr. Rhine served as Nanometrics’ Chief Executive Officer. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Rhine served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accent Optical Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Nanometrics in July 2006). Prior to 2000 Mr. Rhine was an executive at Applied Materials, Lam Research Corporation, Asyst Technologies and Air Products and Chemicals. Mr. Rhine co-founded and sold two semiconductor equipment start-ups, MRI Inc. and Obsidian, Inc. Mr. Rhine is an active private equity investor and serves on the board of five private companies. Mr. Rhine holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Rhine is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) and the American College of Corporate Directors (“ACCD”).