Posted: 16 September 2022
Mbar operates within the laboratory and university markets, with OEM vacuum equipment builders, and with all end users of vacuum equipment.
Mbartech functions as sales representatives under contract, selling vacuum pumps, gauges, RGA’s, chambers, fittings, process tools, leak detection equipment, and now chillers. Based in California, they predominately service customers who are scientists or engineers.
Founded in 2001 by current President John Freeman who has 40 years’ experience in the field of vacuum technology as a premier professional manufacturer's representative company on the West Coast.
John graduated with a BA from Northeastern University (Boston) in 1971, and completed further postgraduate training in physics and math. John gained experience in the field working as a thin-film optical coating technician in his early career, then as Vice President of Sales in the United States for companies like Balzers, Pfeiffer, and VAT. He often hosts short courses at the National Labs on topics like cryogenic pumping, vacuum gauging, and Residual Gas Analysis.
ATC have been in touch with Mbartech since 2008, building our relationship and west coast coverage, but the timing wasn’t right for Mbar who had a competing line at the time. Mbartech came recommended to Ryan Watson, ATC’s Sales and Marketing Manager, by their long-standing sales representative for southern California.
Mbartech has vast application knowledge and experience as well as a focus on helping define the best solution for the customer. ATC is a good fit for this ethos, by producing a quality product, good service at competitive prices.
ATC Managing Director Robert Poniatowski included a visit to west coast Mbartech in a recent trip the US. This included visiting customers, a trip to Berkeley Labs and a training session on ATC chillers.
We are thrilled at the prospect of working in conjunction with John and Mbartech providing chiller solutions to customers on the west coast.