Staff profiles

Dermot Monaghan (Managing Director)

Dermot Monaghan is the managing director of Gencoa Ltd which he founded in 1994. 

Following completion of a BSc in Engineering Metallurgy, Dermot completed a PhD based upon magnetron sputtering in 1992 and went on to be awarded with the C.R.Burch Prize from the British Vacuum Council for ‘outstanding research in the field of Vacuum Science and Technology by a young scientist'.

Dermot has published over 30 scientific papers, delivered in excess of 100 presentations at international scientific conferences, and holds a number of international patents based around plasma control in magnetron sputter processes. 

Dermot is the Past Chairman of the UK, Institute of Physics, Thin Film and Surfaces group and is a  former UK representative for Thin Film Technology for the International Union for Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA).

Victor Bellido-Gonzalez (R&D Manager)

Victor Bellido-Gonzalez is a well-known face in the vacuum industry and has been R&D Manager at Gencoa Ltd since joining the company in 1996.

Victor's experiences of thin film technology extends back to the mid-1980's, and alongside a series of international patents, he has several publications in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (PACVD) and Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD).

Steven Stanley (Technical Sales & Marketing Manager)

Steven joined Gencoa in 2016, bringing a highly technical background in PVD processes and equipment for the optical, decorative and tribological markets.

His expertise covers a wide range of process applications from visible and FIR optics to tribological coatings for space craft and components.

Steven has in excess of 10 years’ experience in the field of vacuum coating from optical, tribological and decorative applications as a system manufacturer and coating service provider with magnetron sputtering, ebeam, PECVD and others.  He holds a PhD in magnetron sputtering as well as a BSc in Engineering Physics from Loughborough University.

Frank Papa (US Business Manager)

Frank Papa is the US Business and Technology Manager for Gencoa Ltd and is based in Medina, OH.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the Vacuum Deposited Thin Film Coating Industry, specialising in the field of PVD process and equipment design.

Frank holds a Masters of Science (1994) and Bachelors of Science (1992) in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. He is currently working on an Industrial Doctorate degree at the Fraunhofer Institute of Surface Technology in Braunschweig, Germany.

In 2017, Frank was appointed to the board of the Society of Vacuum Coaters. 


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