July 27, 2006 – Surface Technology Systems plc (STS) of Newport, Wales, announced the appointment of Robin Johnson as its interim chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Since returning from North America in 2000, where he was president of a component manufacturing company, Johnson has overseen change management within businesses seeking rapid deployment of their technology to the market place.
Previously, said STS, Johnson demonstrated multiple successes in delivering innovative products to companies such as Intel, Dell and IBM. Johnson earned a Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia in solid state physics and an MBA from Kingston Business School specializing in international business and management of innovation.
STS designs and manufactures a range of highly specialized systems used producing semiconductors and related devices and is a leader in plasma based etch and deposition technologies for processing non-mainstream semiconductor devices.