Rochester, N.Y. -- Linton Crystal Technologies announces Scott Blazey has joined the company as Director of Operations. Located in Henrietta, New York, Linton is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of Czochralski silicon furnaces for production of monocrystalline silicon ingots for the semiconductor and solar industries.
“Scott brings with him a wealth of experience in operations, as well as direct knowledge of our Czochralski furnaces and the silicon ingot growth process,” says Todd Barnum, president and COO of Linton Crystal Technologies. “This, combined with his track record in the areas of cost reduction, continuous improvement, quality control, and employee and business development, will help us take advantage of new opportunities in both solar and semiconductor.”
Blazey has a passion for problem-solving, quality control and employee and business development. He most recently served as senior manager of quality for Gleason Works in Rochester, New York. In this position, he focused on driving down the cost of poor quality through process development and continuous improvement. In his previous role, he managed operations and manufacturing for Gleason Works automation and CNC divisions. There, he implemented processes to reduce manufacturing variance and lead time while improving upon on-time delivery. As the operations manager, he successfully led the development, production and installation of many projects for tier one automotive manufacturers. Prior to joining Gleason, he worked for Kayex SPX. Over the course of five years there, he moved from field service engineer to field service site manager, and ultimately to project manager/process development engineer.
Linton specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide. They also provide technical support, process engineering support and replacement parts to help clients get businesses off the ground, improve productivity and continue to innovate. Linton has been the exclusive owner of Kayex technology since 2013.