Chris Jones is Director – PVD Product Management at SPTS Technologies and responsible for the company’s PVD product line covering all aspects of marketing including product positioning and the provision of support to the worldwide sales team. After completing his BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 at the University of Bristol, UK, he joined SPTS as an International Customer Support Engineer. In 2000 he took on the role of PVD Process Engineer and subsequently, Customer Support Manager for the Benelux region based in the Netherlands where he gained a broader understanding of the SPTS product portfolio at customer sites. In 2005 he returned to the UK, taking a commercial position as Product Marketing Engineer for PVD Products and was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2007. Chris has presented widely on SPTS products and is an author of several technical articles.