Lena Nicolaides


VP and General Manager


Dr. Lena Nicolaides, is the vice president and general manager of Laser Scanning and Swift products at KLA. She is responsible for product profitability, product development, customer relationships and international collaborations on semiconductor equipment. Lena has held various technology and business leadership positions at KLA-Tencor, including general manager of the Implant Metrology pision and chief technology supply executive where she was responsible for supplier business development. Prior to assuming her current role, Lena was vice president and general manager for macro inspection and SensArray products where she led high-performing teams to achieve profitable growth. Before joining KLA-Tencor, Lena held senior marketing and engineering roles at Therma-Wave Inc. and PTD Inc. Lena is the author of more than 50 technical articles and holds 30 US patents. She is an active mentor for young professionals. Lena received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.