INNOViON COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, INNOViON is focusing on the health and well-being of our employees while maintaining the ability to keep serving our customers.  During this time, INNOViON will remain in operation as we are an “Essential Business”, supporting critical infrastructure industries in the areas of Healthcare & Public Health, Defense and Industrial, Communications, Energy, Transportation Systems, and Information Technology.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our employees and to support local government initiatives to stem the spread of the virus, INNOViON has implemented several precautions at our facilities, such as:

  • Established a COVID-19 response team
  • Eliminated all travel and onsite visits by customers/suppliers
  • Enabled and encourage employees to work from home whenever possible
  • Mandated 6 foot distancing requirements for all employees on site
  • Increased janitorial requirements adding a specific cleaning shift focused only on disinfecting common areas where employees may have contact
  • Established multiple contingency plans for staffing and operations which would allow us to continue production in even more challenging circumstances

Should you have any questions about your existing or future orders, please contact your Account Manager or Sales@INNOViONCorp.com

Through these difficult and challenging times, INNOViON is committed to the health and safety of our employees and the success of our customers.

INNOViON’s Response to COVID-19 and Expectations for Vendors/Third Parties

To All Vendors and Third Parties Conducting Business on INNOVION Sites,

INNOVION continues to take action to minimize COVID-19 risks at all our global locations.  The health and safety of everyone is our top priority.

As a vendor or third party with employees who are conducting, or may conduct, work on an INNOVION site, you are in important partner in helping us to control risks to individuals and business operations.  We ask that you ensure all your personnel are aware of the following expectations and actions and that they take personal responsibility for these at our sites. 

Site Access

Effective immediately, any person answering “Yes” to any of the questions below is not allowed access to our sites:

  1. Have you had fever, cough, shortness of breath or any flu-like symptoms within the last 24 hours?  You must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications.
  2. Have you traveled to or from one of the restricted countries* in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had contact in the last 14 days with a family member or visitor in your home who has arrived from one of the restricted countries*?
  4. Have you had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

*The current list of restricted countries is: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the recently added restriction list of 26 European list of countries.  This list is subject to change.  Additional restrictions and personnel screening protocols may be added in the future.  Current requirements for access will be posted at site entrances.

Personal Protections

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep hands away from face (mouth, eyes, nose).
  • Use hand sanitizers and surface sanitizing wipes.
  • If coughing or sneezing, use a tissue and cover nose and mouth, or cough/sneeze into elbow.
  • Maintain social distancing (1-2 meters / 3-6 feet) from other people.  This includes the cafeterias, break rooms, conference rooms and other common areas.
  • Minimize meetings in small conference rooms.  Conduct meetings via phone or Skype/online as much as possible.
  • Minimize visits to the site unless absolutely necessary.
  • Refrain from shaking hands as a greeting.
  • Self-monitor health and check body temperature if feeling unwell.

General Actions

We are also taking the following actions to maintain a clean and safe work space.

  • Cleaning the site’s public areas more frequently.
  • Making available more hand sanitizers and surface sanitizing wipes.
  • Enforcing INNOVION travel restrictions and quarantine policies.
  • Working to avoid large/close groups in the cafeterias, breakrooms, lobbies and other common areas.
  • Maintaining a supply of face masks to use in emergency situations.
    • Per guidance from the World Health Organization, wearing a face mask is not a recommended preventative action for non-ill persons, unless caring for a sick person.

The INNOVION Business Continuity Management Team continues to monitor the situation closely, including the guidance offered by the World Health Organization and other global health agencies.  As this is a dynamic situation, conditions and procedures may change quickly.  Please communicate with your INNOVION contact for current information.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
INNOViON

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