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Zeta Hires Senior Executive from KLA-Tencor as Chief Operating Officer
[March 02, 2014]

Zeta Hires Senior Executive from KLA-Tencor as Chief Operating Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Zeta Instruments, Inc., a rapidly growing optical profiling and inspection company providing solutions for high-tech manufacturing, has announced that Jeff Donnelly has joined the company as its chief operating officer.

Jeff Donnelly Joins Zeta Instruments as Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Jeff Donnelly Joins Zeta Instruments as Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Donnelly's distinguished career spans executive roles at startups and established tech leaders, and is most recently capped by a 15-year tenure at KLA-Tencor. Reporting to the CEO as group vice president of the Growth and Emerging Markets Group, Donnelly was responsible for driving KLA-Tencor's growth in multiple sectors including the LED and back-end semiconductor markets, and he played a central role in the company's mergers and acquisitions.

"We are thrilled to have Jeff join the Zeta team. The two of us have a long history of working together developing new products and entering new markets," said Rusmin Kudinar, CEO and founder of Zeta Instruments. "In adition to being a seasoned public company executive, Jeff is a proven entrepreneur with a demonstrated track record of delivering innovative products, launching new companies and leading mergers and acquisitions. He is the right person at the right time to help take Zeta to the next level."

Commenting on his arrival, Donnelly stated, "I am excited to join the Zeta team. With several industry-leading products under its belt and strong traction among a blue-chip customer base, Zeta is poised for significant growth. These are some of the most talented people I've had the privilege to work with, and I look forward to playing an integral role as we deliver on the company's full potential."

Donnelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master's in Business Administration from Stanford University. He has also served as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy.

About Zeta Instruments

Zeta Instruments is a leading provider of optical profiler systems that enable manufacturers of green-technology and biomedical products to substantially improve yields and quality control. Its solutions are widely used in the development of microfluidics/biotechnology, high-brightness LEDs, solar cells, and magnetic storage media. Zeta is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. To learn more about Zeta Instruments and its solutions please visit

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