AVT Founder Featured In Physics World

Posted on: March 1, 2018

Spanning over three decades, AVT has a unique story, which starts with a foundation built on an understanding of client’s needs. Learn about the history of Applied Vacuum Technologies (AVT) from the early days through to today.

Early Days

AVT was founded in 1989 by Jerry Bohn, previously director of Perkin Elmer’s Vacuum Products Division, supplying vacuum parts and other hardware to Physical Electronics (PHI) – a leading maker of surface analysis equipment. Quickly growing from simply supplying flanges to building chambers and premium products for users of ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) required AVT to expand its relatively small team and tackle much bigger projects.

Growing the Company

Seeking to truly understand each customer’s technology, AVT had a winning strategy to advise on how various processing steps could enhance or hinder a customer’s efforts. This allowed AVT to work with companies of all sizes, bringing projects that ranged from full design solutions to help with vacuum-specific issues. With each successful project, AVT built a strong reputation of a company that cared about and understood their client’s needs.

Applied Vacuum Division

Over the past several years AVT has expanded and enhanced its operation in numerous areas, and now boasts a wider range of customers and applications, additional engineers and project managers, upgraded equipment, and improved capabilities in machining, welding and assembly.

AVT also worked to develop a vacuum group at Anderson Dahlen’s primary manufacturing facility to take on large-scale projects, which is now called the Anderson Vacuum Division.

To get the full history of AVT, read the full article Building a firm foundation in vacuum technology at PhysicsWorld.com.