I joined Evatec in January 2021 as a process engineer in the Photonics business unit. Part of my daily routine is the design and test of all sorts of new optical coatings. Working on projects like color coatings for wearables gives me the chance to dive into a whole new world of optics. It’s great to be part of such innovative projects that help our customers take a leap forward in their capability and the products they can then offer to their own customers. To balance work and free time I like to be outdoors, so you can often find me climbing, hiking or riding my motorcycle.
I started my apprenticeship at Evatec as a Mechanical Engineer back in 2017. It was a great way for me to begin my career and learn about the different platforms our company manufactures. Since 2021 I have been part of the CLUSTERLINE® 200 Engineering Team. We keep the machines up to date with design modifications and new components. I really like the variety in my job as well as the possibility to work in a great team. In my free time I love to produce music as a DJ. Perhaps we might meet when I’m performing at a local club or festival.
I am a Retrofit Manager within our customer service team responsible for upgrades and retrofits of the installed base. Daily tasks range from preparing specifications and quotations to project managing the manufacturing of retrofit kits then supporting our Sales & Service Organizations until the project is completed to our customer's satisfaction. Having completed my studies in systems engineering and worked as an Engineering Manager for 15 years I started at Evatec in 2021. I am a huge football fan and an active football referee but after a long working day I also enjoy poker - it’s a great game of skill and I love the challenge of beating my opponents.
I started working at Evatec in 2017 as a Project Leader within the Advanced Packaging Business Unit. Using my previous work experience helps me in my job making sure we deliver tools to customers on time and according to the demanding quality standards we set for ourselves.
The challenges of working in an international environment ensuring clear communication with everybody around the world to ensure projects run smoothly and on time is something which I really enjoy. Normally I’m busy travelling all over the world for work, but whilst that’s not possible right now, I do at least have more time to create new DIY videos for my Youtube channel which is a hobby when I am not working.
I am a materials scientist and part of the process team in our Advanced Packaging Business Unit. Our customers are always looking to the future so my main tasks are the development of new etch and deposition processes for continuous improvement of our production systems and components. It’s very satisfying to see what I have developed implemented at customers around the globe. Outside of Evatec I do voluntary work helping foreign nationals integrate when they arrive in my local community but then I enjoy relaxing with all the outdoor possibilities that the Rhine valley has to offer.
After an apprenticeship as an Automation Engineer, I gained a Bachelor’s Degree Science in Systems Engineering specializing in Computer Science. At the start of my career path in Evatec I worked in software engineering but now I’m a project leader in the Advanced Packaging business unit. An important aspect of my job is monitoring schedules and taking actions to ensure we deliver on time to our customers. We have to be flexible and act fast to support customers even when their requirements change during a project. In my downtime I like to spend time outdoors in nature and go skiing or hiking.
I’m an industrial engineer and joined Evatec in 2019 where I am now Product Manager for our CLUSTERLINE® 200 platform. I take care of the lifecycle of the tool as I manage the different generations & related subassemblies. The CLUSTERLINE® 200 platform may be well established already but that doesn’t mean we don’t continually invest in new capabilities for the future. We can sell more new tools or upgrade performance for existing ones. It’s a great way to add customer value and achieve our goal for delivering machines with the longest working lifetimes in the industry. Being part of a team where everyone is encouraged to be forward thinking and creative makes a very motivating working environment.
I am a Project Leader based at our headquarters in Switzerland. It’s a demanding role where I need to use all my people skills organizing and motivating people across many departments – from Product Lines, Supply Chain, Business Units and R&D to other external development partners. It's my job to ensure projects are completed on time and in budget. Our technology changes fast and sometimes that means last minute changes in our projects too so we all need to be flexible in our thinking. When not at work, I really love my exercise but even more than that I love to cook good food for family and friends.
"I am a Process Engineer within the BU Optoelectronics Team at Evatec Headquarters improving existing production processes and developing new ones for our customers. Before joining Evatec I studied Material Science and then completed my Master’s degree in Microsystems and Nanodevices in Greece. Our work is demanding, as the markets are changing quickly and therefore we have to react rapidly to help our customers stay ahead. My work has taken me to customer sites all over the world including Asia, Russia, USA and Singapore, but that is part of what I love about my job too. With over 30 nationalities at Evatec, it makes a great mix of languages, culture, and experiences in life."
After studying mechanical engineering, I started as a field engineer back in 2013 before working on secondment at Evatec South East Asia for a few years. Living in Singapore was perfect to learn about our local customer base through my work as a local Field Service Manager and a great base from which to enjoy the food, culture and explore the region. I returned to Munich as Field Service Manager Europe in 2020. Every day at work is different. One minute I can be developing a new training package for a customer, and the next I can be organizing an engineer visit for an urgent tool down. To destress after a long day there’s nothing I like more than getting outdoors with my camera and searching for that perfect shot of an amazing landscape or night sky.
I have been working in this industry for almost 25 years - with Balzers, BPS, Unaxis, Oerlikon and now Evatec. After completing my apprenticeship as a truck mechanic, I worked in various industries including transport, mechanical and metal construction before joining Balzers in 1995. I then started there as a mechanic, gaining several promotions to become group and team leader. I joined Evatec in 2015, and I am now Head of Assembly. My main tasks are to lead the assembly teams and ensure that all our systems are manufactured and tested to be ready on time for our customers.
It was a great honour to be recruited as the second employee when Evatec first established its own Sales and Service Organization in China in 2017. I graduated from Shandong University majoring in Finance, and after a couple of other roles before joining Evatec I am now in charge of our office team. We are responsible for order processing, logistics, finance, HR, events and administration. I really admire the team work spirit and generally believe in the philosophy “ trust your buddies- if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” When I am not working i like to relax with a book and a cup of tea. If you add a cake, it’s a fantastic weekend.
After lots of new job challenges since first joining the company as an "administrative assistant" I’m now celebrating my 25th anniversary at Evatec as BackOffice Manager. Our work in the BackOffice is hugely varied including responsibility for supporting our executive management, travel and expenses of the employees, and organization of various events. I love working with people so this is the perfect job for me and it's people who inspire me in my private life too. I've been involved in local theatre for many years and love spending my free time with family and friends.
After a physics degree at the University of Freiburg I completed my PhD thesis at ETH. Today I am in charge of our Evatec Competence Lab (ECL), a great new cleanroom facility of more than 2500 m2 where we help our customers fast-track their new process development. It was great to be given responsibility for the whole project from the beginning - everything from building up the laboratory with all the machines, the team to run it, the measurement equipment we needed and even the new software platform to track all our samples. When not working I love outdoor sports and smashing the ball on the squash court with other friends from Evatec.
As Human Resources Manager I manage activities like selection and recruitment of new employees. On a daily basis my job is also to support evaluation and development of our people to be ready for the future. I studied Business Administration and I am currently in the final stages of my master studies in Human Capital Management. Since I started working for Evatec, no day has been the same. The variety of topics is huge and I really like the culture. I might be new in this industry but as a matter of fact that makes my job even more interesting.
I am a senior scientist with our multidisciplinary Solutions Design team working across all Evatec business units. We aim to give our customers the lead through continuous development of better manufacturing hardware and processes for their new device developments. In joining Evatec in 2010 I switched sides from using thin film deposition tools to manufacturing them and the day to day user perspective I brought with me certainly helps me in my job today. My work takes me on visits to customers, research partners and conferences around the world as I present our technology developments and learn from other experts in our field. Then when I’m home again there’s nothing I enjoy more than being outside in the swiss countryside with my family.
I am a Mechanical Engineer for our CLUSTERLINE® 200. Before joining Evatec in 2020 I studied engineering and spent three months in the USA improving my English skills. As part of the PEALD/PECVD team I manly work on the development of our PEALD system. Developing and building a brand new module is exciting. We really have the freedom to think creatively about the best approach, gather knowledge and feed it back into development process until we have the best result for our customers. This kind of challenge is exactly what I like most about my job, but outside of my job I enjoy sports challenges too. Competing in local multidisciple athletics events I want to improve my personal best in long jump to achieve 7 metres.
Process System Specialist
After a short internship where I came in contact with vacuum systems for the first time I decided to make my bachelor degree in system engineering with special focus on mechanical engineering. I joined the company in 2017 after completing my studies and these days I am a Process System Specialist in our Evatec Competence Laboratory (ECL) where we help customers develop the next generation of thin film processes. Typically, my job involves preparing our sputter tools for samplings by changing targets, magnet systems and any other hardware required. If something on our lab tools does not work as it should, it’s my job to find the cause and fix it quickly. Our laboratory has to help many customers around the globe, so we really need to avoid unexpected tool down situations. I love being part of a team working on developments for the future by taking care of our lab tools and making sure they are always ready on time for customer sampling work.
Human Resources Manager
I am one of the HR Managers at Evatec. Delivering the best products and services to customers demands the best people, so it’s crucial for our company to hire them, get them off to a flying start in their work and invest in developing their skills with long term training and development. Right now our company is growing fast so my main focus is recruitment of new employees for our headquarters in Truebbach and I am very proud that I can make a difference here. A typical day in the office for me involves checking CV’s, organizing interviews or trial work days, and finalizing work contracts. I really like the variety in our business and our company. Every day involves working with different people from different countries having many diverse cultural backgrounds.
After training as an electrician I worked as a systems technician for several years before graduating from the technical college. I joined Evatec in 2016 and am now working in systems engineering at our headquarters in Switzerland. I develop and test hardware and software solutions on and around our systems. However, my work doesn’t end once the tool is delivered to our customer. Continuous improvement is part of our company culture, so I am always working behind the scenes on continuous adjustments and developments that customers request to enhance performance or introduce new capabilities they need in the future.
I grew up in Japan but I have been living and working in Switzerland for over 30 years now. As a Controller at Evatec headquarters I work with all our financial teams around the globe. My main tasks are preparing financial reports for the Board of Directors and the management team. It probably goes without saying but I really like facts and figures. Accuracy is all important in many aspects of my work and our customers expect nothing less. I really enjoy it when everything adds up correctly. I get lots of job satisfaction too when the data, reports and forecasts I provide keep our management informed and help them make decisions and take any actions they need. Working in this industry for over 25 years probably tells you a lot about how much I like it.