John Apgar, CEO
“When Bill Owens founded Owens Design in 1983, his vision was to create a company where talented engineers and technicians worked together to design and build manufacturing equipment for the emerging high technology companies of the day. Since that time, Owens has developed custom equipment for every new wave of technology emerging from Silicon Valley, from hard disk drives, semiconductors, solar cells, energy storage, medical devices and consumer mobile products.
“After Bill retired in 2003, we have continued to build on our core values of mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and commitment to quality. I am very proud that we continue to grow our company and our customers’ trust to solve their most demanding equipment problems, which, in turn, has allowed us to attract and retain the industry’s most talented equipment development professionals. Today, we can boast a knowledgeable and committed workforce of over 70 people in our 30,000 ft2 Fremont, CA facility.
“Looking forward, I see an exciting future continuing to help our customers manufacture their emerging technologies and creating long lasting partnerships based on the highest levels of commitment and integrity.”
Bob Fung, President
“John invited me to join Owens Design in 2003 to develop and grow the engineering team. Since that time, our team has completed hundreds of design and build projects working with some of the most exciting companies in the Silicon Valley. We have grown our engineering capacity, expanded our software capabilities, and strengthened our expertise in a variety of new process technologies. Through it all, I am proud that we have stayed true to our core values of respect, caring, collaboration and excellence while continuing our record of 100% delivery.
“In early 2016, I took on the role of President. I am dedicated to growing our company, enabling the success for existing and new customers, and providing growth, challenges and opportunities for our people.”