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Salvo Technologies Acquires Arrow Thin Films Coatings and Laser Optics

Salvo Technologies Acquires Arrow Thin Films Coatings and Laser Optics

Acquisition expands company’s offering to customers, adding complementary coating capabilities.

Salvo Technologies Inc., a technology-based holding company, has acquired Arrow Thin Films (Emerson, NJ), a leading manufacturer of high laser damage threshold coatings, laser crystals and optics used in laser systems. The acquisition bolsters Salvo Technologies’ manufacturing base, and adds complementary coating capabilities that allow Salvo Technologies to better serve its existing customer base.

Former Arrow Thin Films president Jon Herringer has been named the Director of OTF Salvo Corporate and president of Arrow Thin Films, a division of Salvo Technologies Inc.

“This acquisition is exciting for many reasons,” said John Dougherty, VP of Sales at Salvo Technologies. “First and foremost, the complementary core competencies of Arrow Thin Films and Salvo Coatings create an expanded product portfolio. By adding high laser damage threshold coatings, we are able to serve a market that has been out of reach for us in the past. Second, we have worked with Jon and his team for many years. His group is extremely good at what they do and are very knowledgeable. We are excited to welcome them to the Salvo family. Finally, by moving the operation to three shifts, Salvo is adding some welcomed capacity, as well as redundancy.”

“I am excited to be merging Arrow Thin Films with the team at Salvo,” said Jon Herringer, president of Arrow Thin Films. “The Salvo operation is world class and opens a breadth of technologies instantly. My team now has access to IBS, MSP and DLC coating capabilities, as well as a pseudo semiconductor fab, complete with a full photo lithography department that transforms what we do into unique and market-leading products. I am also excited in my new role with Salvo Corporate and Arrow Thin Films. The increase in responsibility and faith in me means a lot and is one of the main reasons I chose to merge Arrow into the Salvo family of companies.”

The acquisition is official as of today. Salvo Technologies will continue to notify customers and suppliers of the news. There will be no change in service or supply in the near term. The company will look at consolidating operations to increase efficiency in the future.

About Salvo Technologies, Inc.

Salvo Technologies Inc. invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on multiple continents. Its divisions provide a range of world-class products and services including imaging and sensing solutions with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems, high-reliability electronic and electro-optical components and assembly, optical filters, thin and thick film coatings and fire-control optics. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Seminole, FL.

About Arrow Thin Films

Arrow Thin Films is a leading manufacturer of optical coatings on glass and laser materials to support customers in the semiconductor, defense and security, medical and commercial laser sectors. Arrow Thin Films partners with customers, from design, feasibility, development and through high volume production. We provide high performance optics solutions from the deep UV through the far IR on a virtually all-inclusive list of optical and crystalline substrate materials. Arrow Thin Films is a privately held company in Emerson, NJ.