SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 3, 2018 — Covalent Metrology announced today that Dr. Chris Moore has joined the company as Vice President of Technology and Operations. Dr. Moore will be responsible for technical engagements with customers and ensuring high quality execution as Covalent expands its operations.
Dr. Moore brings unusual breadth and depth of knowledge in a wide variety of Metrology, Imaging and Characterization techniques, developed over 30 years in senior technical and leadership positions at several well known instrument makers. He has been in charge of characterization laboratories and metrology instrument development and was President and CEO of metrology-related companies. At Covalent, Dr. Moore’s experience and expertise will be invaluable for all internal operations’ efficiency, strategic development and customer support.
Dr. Moore started his career as adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He co-founded and served as VP of Technology for Waterloo Scientific Inc. (WSI), which was later acquired by Phillips Analytical. He has served as President and CEO of Phillips Advanced Metrology Systems, Advanced Metrology Systems and Semilab USA. He then spent time with a technology consulting firm and was recently VP of Marketing and Sales for Frontier Semiconductor before joining Covalent.
“We are extremely lucky to have a leader of Chris’ stature join the Covalent team,” CEO Craig Hunter declared. “He has a track record of building and growing companies in our field and he has accumulated tremendous understanding of techniques and applications relevant to our customers. He will be instrumental in helping the company reach the next level of capability and execution.”
Dr. Moore remarked, “Covalent offers and is developing a truly new and much-needed set of products and services. Our model will deliver high quality data, rapidly and at reasonable cost, packaged with insights and advanced data management. I believe we can fundamentally impact the odds of success for our clients’ new product development initiatives. I am excited to join Covalent Metrology and contribute my technical capabilities and leadership to an already strong team.”
About Covalent Metrology
Covalent Metrology is a new venture dedicated to improving advanced materials R&D through innovation in the metrology services business model. Covalent works with clients to elevate their metrology capabilities, resulting in better data generated in less time and at lower cost. Covalent’s Analytical Services unit currently offers high quality services including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), XRD/XRR, Spectral Ellipsometry among others, at a lower cost and with shorter turnaround time than competing labs. Covalent’s Metrology Partners unit offers a suite of services based on client-specific development objectives aimed at improving in-house and external metrology quality, speed and cost. Headquarters are located in the heart of Silicon Valley.