SCI is a US provider of components and subassemblies for large-area vacuum coating systems. Post-acquisition, Sputtering Components Inc. – Member of the Bühler Group, will operate as an autonomous unit of the vacuum coating business of Bühler Leybold Optics.
“We have intensively worked with SCI for many years,” said Antonio Requena, CEO of Bühler Leybold Optics. “Together, we have gained a leading market position, especially with systems for coating of architectural glass.”
The current management team will continue to run the business with its more than 40 employees. The current CEO, Barry Nudelman, will resign from his position and will continue to support the SCI organization in the transition phase. Andy Britt, currently operating as VP of sales for Bühler Aeroglide, will take over as GM effective with the closing date. Sputtering Components Inc. – Member of the Bühler Group, will retain its existing location in Owatonna, MN, supplementing Bühler’s current North American activities.