February 14, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA – Covalent Metrology announced today that Dr. Jeffrey Sullivan has joined the company as VP of Metrology Partners, the company’s digital-age metrology consulting solutions business. Dr. Sullivan will also focus on expanding the Company’s network of 3rd-party labs as well as the company’s in-house characterization services capabilities.
Dr. Sullivan has broad experience in the entire technology-oriented product life-cycle for both advanced materials and capital equipment, from initial R&D into engineering and new product development and ultimately scale manufacturing and customer adoption. He worked for General Electric from 2010 to 2017. At GE Global Research, Dr. Sullivan developed and led a portfolio of cross-business R&D programs while managing a team of R&D researchers. Previously, at GE Renewables, he served as Factory Integration Leader, designing and implementing a high-volume manufacturing plant. During the prior decade, at Applied Materials, Dr. Sullivan held the roles of Director of Engineering, Senior Program Manager and Engineer.
Craig Hunter, founder and CEO of Covalent Metrology said, “Jeff and I worked side-by-side at Applied Materials to launch and build a business that grew to more than $1B in revenue. He has an impressive combination of technical, operational and leadership skills and experience. We enthusiastically welcome him to the senior leadership team and look forward to his contributions as we build Covalent into a world-class metrology services company.”
Dr. Sullivan remarked, “I’m thrilled to join Craig and the Covalent Metrology team. In today’s competitive environment, often the company with the best data wins. Covalent’s commitment to democratizing access to first-class data, knowledge, and solutions can accelerate the R&D-to-market cycle for companies across many industries.”
Dr. Sullivan earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College. He has been awarded more than fifteen U.S. patents in disciplines ranging from laser interferometry to photovoltaic manufacturing. He is certified as a Green Belt and trained as a Master Black Belt in GE’s Lean/Six Sigma quality system.
About Covalent Metrology
Covalent Metrology is dedicated to improving research and commercialization of advanced materials by providing more effective and more flexible metrology solutions than both incumbent metrology services providers and in-house labs. Covalent’s Analytical Services Unit offers a broad array of high-quality characterization services at a lower cost and with shorter turnaround time than competing labs. Covalent’s Metrology Partners Unit offers metrology consulting solutions to help clients with a variety of R&D, production optimization and failure analysis problems. Clients come from a range of industries including Semi, Solar, Photonics, Battery, Biomedical, MEMS, and many more.
Silicon Valley location:
Covalent Metrology Services, Inc.
921 Thompson Pl
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
For more information call (408) 498-4611 or visit the Company’s website at https://www.covalentmetrology.com