CVD Equipment Corporation has appointed Emmanuel Lakios as President and CEO.

With an aim to re-focus the talent, technology and innovation within CVD Equipment to leverage company growth, Lakios will work with the Board of Directors.

Commenting on the appointment, Larry Waldman, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, said, “Emmanuel Lakios has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and we believe he will lead our company to profitability, sustainability and growth.”

“Since joining us in 2017 as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, he has proven to be a valuable asset to CVD Equipment. His combined understanding of the markets, customers and operations along with his respect for the shareholders and all the stakeholders makes him ideal to take on the challenges of the present and future.”

Before joining CVD Equipment, Lakios served as President & CEO at Sensor Electronic Technology Inc (SETi) in South Carolina where he established the company as an industry leader in UV LEDs.

Commenting on his new role, Lakios enthused, “I am honoured by the trust and confidence placed in me by the Board of Directors, and I look forward to working with our loyal customer base and incredible team of employees in bringing dynamic new opportunities to CVD Equipment.”