President/Corporate VP, SPTS Technologies/Orbotech
SPTS Technologies is the Newport-based business behind the technology in our everyday devices. Its pieces can be found in the world’s bestselling mobile phones, televisions and other technological devices.
It designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and MVD® capital equipment, providing advanced wafer processing technologies and solutions for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. End-market applications include micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device IC’s and power semiconductors.
The company is the current winner of the Queen’s Award for Industry in International Trade and currently works in 19 countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Last year, the business announced a £100m funding deal with Lloyds and Barclays.
The expertise of President Kevin Crofton was recognised following the EU referendum, when he was appointed to the European Advisory Group.