Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Appoint New Managing Director

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, a business of the high technology tools and systems company Oxford Instruments plc, has appointed Andy Matthews as its new Managing Director. Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) is a leading provider of flexible process tools and leading-edge processes for the engineering of nano-scale structures and devices, based on core technologies in plasma-enhanced deposition and etch, ion-beam deposition and etch, atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).

Andy joins Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology from IMI plc where he was Managing Director of IMI Webber Ltd, (automotive and pneumatic components supplier) as well as being responsible for the R&D board within his division.

Andy has a great deal of experience in both product design and senior technical roles, within IMI and companies such as British Aerospace and Schlumberger.

‘I have a passion for technology and innovation and these are the key drivers for our business. My extensive experience with new product introduction will further strengthen Oxford Instruments’ ability to provide new generation tools to satisfy our customer’s material processing needs.’

As a Managing Director, Andy has an impressive track record of both business and product growth - one of the company’s main objectives.

‘Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has enormous potential for growth and operational improvements. I have joined OIPT at an exciting time, especially with the upcoming launch of our new Nanofab products - Nanofab700 and Nanofab800Agile, which will deliver high performance growth of Nanotubes and Nanowires with in-situ catalyst activation and rigorous process control.

In addition to this, my experience in the demanding automotive sector over the past few years will help to focus our efforts to produce a lean efficient organisation that delivers world-class operational performance and faster new product introductions.’

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