Ray Pong promoted to Group Process Engineering Director

SAN JOSE, California, January 17, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today the promotion of Ray Pong to Group Director of Process Engineering.  Pong has been INNOViON’s Applications Engineering Manager since 2009.  Pong will continue to maintain his responsibilities at INNOViON’s San Jose, California location but will also provide application and process leadership to engineering at INNOViON’s Massachusetts and Taiwan locations. 

“Ray is a real asset for INNOViON”, stated CEO, Tom Devine.  “In addition to his deep technical knowledge he is also an outstanding mentor to our younger engineers, the guidance he provides them is essential”. 

Pong has worked with INNOViON for nearly 18 years and has also had technical management positions with Spansion, Maxim Integrated Products and General Signal.  Pong holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology and a Masters of Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.      

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

Steve Swanson promoted to General Manager for San Jose Location

SAN JOSE, California, Jan. 14, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today that Steve Swanson, INNOViON’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is taking over as General Manager for INNOViON’s San Jose, California location.  Swanson will also continue in his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the INNOViON Group. 

“Steve has done a wonderful job leading sales and marketing for INNOViON”, stated INNOViON’s CEO, Tom Devine.  “The same qualities that make him an excellent sales leader – his focus on people, communication, organization and problem solving – also made him the natural choice for our San Jose location.  We are looking forward to having him in this role”, continued Devine. 

Swanson has been with INNOViON since 2004 and was previously Global Account Manager for MEMC for 19 years.  Swanson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

Tim Townley moves to the Chairman of the Board; Tom Devine becomes Chief Executive Officer

SAN JOSE, California, Jan. 12, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today that Tim Townley, INNOViON’s CEO, has moved to the role of Chairman of the Board.  The change was effective January 1, 2020.  In his new role as Board Chairman, Townley will focus on key strategic growth and acquisition opportunities for INNOViON.   Townley has served as INNOViON’s CEO since the company was acquired by West Peak Partners and private equity in 2014.  Townley is a founding member of West Peak Partners and has previously served as CTO with Diamond Materials Technologies, General Manager with Adam Aircraft, Chief Operating Officer with INNOViON and Equipment Engineering Manager with Atmel.  Townley has a BSEET in Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Tulane University.

INNOViON’s current President, Tom Devine, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2020.  In his new role, Devine will oversee all INNOViON operations with global site general managers reporting to him.   Devine has served as President of INNOViON since 2016, is a member of the Board of Directors and is a founding member of West Peak Partners, who acquired INNOViON in 2014.  Devine has over 25 years of management experience with such companies as Diamond Materials Technology, Boon Edam BV, ABB, Headway Technologies and Paradigm Technologies.  Devine holds a BS in Business Management from Fresno State University. 

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan. INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com