Nearfield Instruments (NFI) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jos Maas as CEO. Maas brings with him more than 20 years of experience growing and scaling high-tech business. Most recently, he served as General Manager for the desktop Scanning Electron Microscopy portfolio of Thermo Fisher Scientific. He also has significant experience in the semiconductor industry, where he spent 13 years at ASML in various functions.

“I am grateful to get the opportunity to join Nearfield Instruments and would like to thank Hamed Sadeghian and Roland van Vliet for their trust. The potential of Nearfield’s technology is enormous, and I look forward to help scaling the company in the coming years”, comments Maas.

Roland van Vliet is appointed as COO and will direct his full attention to the operational aspects of the growth and transformation NFI is undergoing.

To emphasize NFI’s continued pursuit of product leadership, Hamed Sadeghian, CTO, is appointed as company president and will continue to drive and establish Nearfield Instruments as the metrology innovation leader.

Van Vliet and Sadeghian add: “As co-founders we are very happy that Jos Maas will strengthen our company. With his vast experience, he will help grow Nearfield Instruments in the years to come.”