Paul van Gerven
17 September

Spatial atomic layer deposition equipment manufacturer SALD has set up an advisory board, which, apart from acting as a sounding board to management, will also have an ambassadorial function. The global contacts, backgrounds and insights of the advisory board members will “help to sharpen the mind of the management team in order to make SALD’s activities meet the needs of our stakeholders even better,” writes the company in a press release.

Credit: SALD

Eindhoven-based SALD is a spinoff of Solaytec, which saw demand for its spatial ALD equipment for the solar market dry up a few years ago. SALD is now applying the technology to different applications, such as batteries, vacuum packaging and textiles.

The advisory board is chaired by Erwin Kessels, leader of the Plasma & Materials Processing group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He’s joined by marketing consultant John Niemeijer of The Brandhouse, innovation consultant Peter Visser of Innovisser and accountant Werner Vervest of Vervest Financial Services.