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21 October 2014

CVD Equipment adds chief operating officer

CVD Equipment Corp of Central Islip, NY, USA (a designer and maker of equipment for developing and manufacturing electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications) has appointed Dr Steven Aragon to the newly created position of chief operating officer. 

CVD offers a range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other equipment for the research, design and manufacture of semiconductors, solar cells, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, smart glass coatings, battery, ultra-capacitors, medical coatings, industrial coatings and equipment for surface mounting of components onto printed circuit boards. CVD’s application laboratory focuses on higher-efficiency nano and nano-to-macro material manufacturing for a variety of growth markets, marketed through subsidiary CVD Materials Corp.

Aragon has over 25 years of thin-film process, materials, and system expertise applied to photovoltaic, optical, electronic, and magnetic device fabrication. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1990 and his MBA from Santa Clara University in 1996. Aragon is the holder of five process equipment design patents. He was a co-founder of Optimus Energy Systems International Inc and served as its chief technical officer & senior VP – engineering. Previously, he was VP – engineering at Stion Corp of San Jose, CA, USA, which makes nanostructure-based CIGSS (copper indium gallium sulphur-diselenide) thin-film photovoltaic panels. His prior experience also included serving as VP – engineering at CIGS PV maker Day Star Technologies Inc.

“I have known Steve for about 10 years and worked with him as a customer of CVD,” says president & CEO Leonard Rosenbaum, who adds that Aragon will help CVD continue to expand its production capabilities.

“As a former customer, I can attest to the excellence of R&D and manufacturing products offered by CVD,” comments Aragon. “The continued investment in the Operational area of our business will provide the expertise to support growth in key strategic markets.”

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