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About Highvac

Highvac Corporation was established in 1993 by John Catalano, an entrepreneur and inventor at heart. Prior to starting Highvac, John was engaged full time in various capacities of the vacuum pump industry since 1979, working with major global OEMs such as Edwards, Ebara, Alcatel, Leybold, Busch, Kashiyama, and others with a primary product focus on semiconductor vacuum.

Working for his father’s company, Semivac, in Silicon Valley, John recognized a need for vacuum pump repairs in Colorado Springs. He asked his father, Fred, if he was interested in starting a branch to support the burgeoning semiconductor scene at the foot of Pike’s Peak. Fred’s words, as he recalls them, were: “Why the hell would I want to do that?” So, with his father’s blessing, John packed up his family, headed east, and started Highvac.

After more than 25 years of success supporting the semiconductor industry’s insatiable appetite for vacuum pumps, Highvac remains one of the leading independent suppliers of vacuum and abatement solutions to the semiconductor, LCD, and solar industries. Highvac specializes in providing quality solutions with a focus on decreasing cost of ownership, increasing uptime, and ultimately making vacuum and abatement systems “transparent to operations”.

With the introduction of our EcoGuard(TM) “Point of Use” (PoU) gas abatement systems, innovative vacuum pump solutions, and world class onsite service contracts, Highvac strives to deliver quality products, provide excellent customer service, and never stop improving.

Leadership

John Catalano

President

Ed Drinnon

Vice President

Daniel Catalano

Operations Manager

Tony Porter

Service Manager

Meet The Team

Gary Fulton

Senior Production Technician

Van Foletto

Senior Production Technician

Monique Hamrick

HR Manager

Michele Lafean

Sales and Service Coordinator

Moving forward

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery