Let me introduce myself...
Vac Techniche was founded by the Managing Director Ray Whitehouse in 2012. Since then we have established themselves as a key supplier for scientific equipment and bespoke laboratory glassware.
Specialising in Graphene and 2D material growth our partnership with Planartech has positioned Vac Techniche as a key player in the design of 2D material systems. We have developed working relationships with key Universities and researchers within the UK, European and Far East markets.
Our company product range is every increasing as is our reputation for a straight talking honest approach, providing a firm basis for a long-term customer relationship.
Our company focus is to understand the application and provide the best solution. Our products are selected carefully and are supplied with knowledge and experience. We strive to resolve your needs and ultimately give a “Problem Solved” stamp to your individual requirements. My name is Ray Whitehouse and I have worked in the vacuum industry for over 30 years.
I began at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE) in Malvern, Worcestershire in 1978 as a Trainee Scientific Glassblower, qualifying after 5 years before moving on to become an Experimental Worker. Over the next 2 years I gained knowledge and experience in Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD), Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), non-destruction analysis techniques and X-ray microscopy. This led, in 1985, to working for a company in the South East involved in bespoke vacuum systems. I introduced new production control methods, co-ordinating all manufactured and purchased items, and developed a computerised programme for the company.
Over the next few years, I worked as a business systems analyst, advised on cell manufacture, and wrote and implemented an MRP system. I then became involved with all aspects of chamber manufacture and leak checking. In 2004, I moved into sales for a leading vacuum company as a technical sales advisor. In 2008, I joined a specialist manipulation company as Global Sales Manager, and thereafter became UK Sales Manager at the beginning of 2012.
I believe my years of experience have helped me gain a knowledge and understanding of the many problems and pitfuls that can occur in the area of scientific research. My aim with Vac Techniche is to advise and consult with you in order to find the appropriate solution for your individual needs.