4 May 2011

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology promotes Ayres to role of GM

UK-based etch, deposition and growth system maker Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) has promoted Dan Ayres to the newly created role of general manager.

Ayers has over 10 years experience at Oxford Instruments, where he was operations director at Plasma Technology before this latest appointment. Previously, he held roles in the fields of supply chain, product management and project management within the Oxford Instruments Group. Ayers holds a degree in engineering, and an MBA from Warwick Business School, which he gained while working for Oxford Instruments.

“In order to maintain our business’ current growth, we need strong focus on the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas. Dan will lead the Business, Engineering, Finance and HR functions towards a clear vision that better delivers the needs of our customers and establishes the competencies and resources that support our future growth. Dan’s previous experience together with his work within projects at Oxford Instruments, equips him well to take on this new challenge,” said Andy Matthews, OIPT’s managing director.

Picture: Dan Ayres.

Over the past twelve months, OIPT’s Bristol, UK site has seen a workforce increase of 30%, and an increase of 50% in production facilities. Ayers’ appointment will further facilitate this ongoing expansion and enable additional focus on delivering the innovative, world class, etch, deposition and growth systems, says the firm.

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