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Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Appoints Richard Pollard

New MD hopes to make significant contribution to future growth

Plasma etch and deposition equipment company Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has appointed Richard Pollard as managing director.

Most recently Richard was with Ocean Optics (Halma plc), a spectrometer and light source firm, where he was president based in Florida, USA. 

Richard previously held several senior leadership roles at Halma plc, in operations, sales, marketing and product development in several of their instrumentation and components businesses based in the USA and UK. As such he has a proven track record of delivering results in technology businesses, making him particularly well placed to lead Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, according to the company.

"Richard brings his already extensive experience in the high technology capital equipment sector to lead and develop Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology", comments Ian Barkshire, CEO of the Oxford Instruments Group.

"As our markets expand, Richard will ensure the continued investment in new technology and applications in order that our customers remain at the forefront of their field. We are delighted that he has joined our team."

"I am extremely excited to be given this opportunity to bring my leadership experience to bear at Oxford Instruments", says Richard Pollard. "Having now spent some time in the factory, the field and in the rest of Oxford Instruments getting to know our people, processes, products, our markets and how the business works I am confident that this new position will enable me to fully utilise my wide knowledge of leading a successful global business, and I hope to make a significant contribution to its future growth."

Richard is a Chartered Engineer, with a BEng manufacturing engineering from Brunel University and an MBA from the Open University Business School, Cambridge.

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