VG Scienta announces Russell Shenton, founder of the UK division of Omicron, will be joining VG Scienta in October.

Russell will take the lead as Managing Director for VG Scienta Ltd, with responsibility for the Vacuum Technology Business Area.

Russell developed Omicron, UK from scratch producing UHV chambers and Electron Spectroscopy Analysers.

Since Omicron joined Oxford Instruments in 2011, Russell has been responsible for developing its global OEM business.

Russell, with his vacuum experience, entrepreneurial drive, leadership qualities and OEM business understanding, will be a significant addition to VG Scienta.