Chairman & CEO
Gary Vergason founded Vergason Technology, Inc. (VTI®) in 1986 and serves as Chairman & CEO. Working in the vacuum coating industry since 1980, Gary has authored a number of patents in the field of vacuum coatings. In 1996, he was named New York State Small Businessman of the Year by Gov. Pataki.
Gary belongs to the Society of Vacuum Coaters and serves on the decorative tactical committee. He also is a member of the American Vacuum Society, the American Society of Materials, the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishing Society, Society of Plastics Engineers, and the Advanced Materials Manufacturing Center Board at Rhodes State College.
Mark joined VTI in 2005. As President he is responsible for the corporate business development and growth strategy. He also has management responsibility for the entire company.
Prior to joining VTI, he held various technical, operational, marketing, and senior management positions with Corning, Inc. (Sr. Development Scientist), Geltech, Inc. (Vice President of Operations), and LightPath Technologies, Inc. (Sr. Vice President, Business Development). He has been granted six U.S. patents in the area of optical components. Mark has an A.S. in Liberal Arts and a B.S. in Physics from the State University of New York.
Finance & Administration
Gil re-joined VTI in November 2007 as Director of Finance and has recently been promoted to Vice President. In this role he is responsible for all aspects relating to the financial health of the company. Gil also shares the general management responsibility of the company with the corporate officers.
Prior to joining VTI, he held positions in manufacturing accounting with Thomas & Betts (Senior / Cost Accountant) and Eaton Corporation (Cost Accountant). He also spent time in the financial sector working for Corning Federal Credit Union as their Accounting Manager. Gil has a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Director of Engineering
Dean joined VTI in August 2012 as Director of Engineering. His responsibilities oversee PVD system design and manufacturing as well as all aspects of field service and customer support.
Prior to VTI, Dean was the Vice President of Technical Services for EMA Inc. He has authored many articles on subjects ranging from energy savings, power quality, VFD applications, trouble shooting and technical training. Dean has been an invited speaker for numerous trade shows and industries across the country. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies solving many difficult electrical engineering challenges. Dean is a US Navy veteran, is degreed in Electrical Engineering Technology and has continued his education at the University of California. While in the Navy he served as a certified instructor and worked with gun & missile fire control systems. A relative newcomer to the vacuum industry, Dean has been in the high voltage/high power electrical and automation industry for over 27 years.