​​Regional Heads

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Head of Global Sales and Sales Asia a.i.

Heinz Kundert

was appointed CEO of VAT Group in 2015, having previously served on the Board of Directors of VAT since 2014. He has many years of senior management experience in the technology sector, particularly in the semiconductor, vacuum and coating industries. From 1999 to 2004, Heinz Kundert served as COO and then CEO of OC Oerlikon (formerly Unaxis). He later worked as a strategy consultant and was a member of the Board of Directors of SEMI International, a global semiconductor industry association based in San Jose, CA, USA, since 2005 as Vice President. In 2005, he was also appointed president of SEMI Europe in Berlin. Heinz Kundert has a degree in mechanical engineering, business management and business administration with a federal diploma from the FAH/University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Head of Sales Americas

Tom Murphy

serves as Head of Sales Americas and joined VAT Group in 2005. He has over 10 years of experience in the vacuum industry and held key account and sales management roles at AJA International and Vacuum Generators in the USA. Tom Murphy holds a BA in Business Management from Eastern Nazarene College and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University.

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Head of Sales Europe/Rest of World and Head of Global Marketing

Beat Müller

serves as Head of Sales Europe/Rest of World and Head of Global Marketing. He has many years of management experience in the technology sector, particularly in the global semiconductor industry. Beat Mueller holds a degree in design engineering, business administration and marketing. He holds CAS in general management, strategic leadership and entrepreneurship from the University of Applied Science in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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