Vacuum Instruments Corporation

Leadership Team

Vacuum Instruments Leadership team, led by Jeff Plante, is focused on the research, design, manufacture, distribution, and total customer service and application support of leak detectors and complete leak detection solutions.


Jeff Plante, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Plante’s leadership incorporates technical innovation as a key element of the transformative growth strategy of the business, focusing on delivering sustainable competitive value to customers. He holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University as well as a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.


Ralph Vetsch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Vetsch oversees global business development and all areas of sales management. He obtained a Computer Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Chris Olsen, Senior Director of Engineering

Mr. Olsen has 30+ years’ experience in custom machine design and project management.  He obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Management of Technology from NYU Polytechnic University.  He has experience with custom robotic equipment, surface finishing and material deposition including Plasma deposition.  Before re-joining VIC recently, Mr. Olsen worked at an Aerospace and Defense firm, but prior to that worked for VIC for 20+ years designing systems, developing technologies, and managing projects.


Tom McNamee, Director of Customer Success

Mr. McNamee oversees our customer service team. He has been with VIC since 1989 and has over 30 years of experience in all phases of leak detection and gas processing.


Rick Yanez, Director of Product Management

Mr. Yanez has been at VIC for 30+ years with extensive experience in Sales, Engineering, and Business Development. He graduated from St. Joseph's College with a degree Business Administration and Management.


Scott Young, Senior Director of Manufacturing

Mr. Young manages the teams that handle manufacturing and production of VIC Custom Systems as well as all Standard Products. He leads the strategic execution and coordination of resources to make certain deadlines are met and quality standards are upheld. He has been with VIC for 30+ years.


David Uribe, General Manager VIC Mexico

Mr. Uribe oversees operations and business development for Vaccinstruments de México S de RL de CV, a subsidiary of Vacuum Instruments Corporation. He has 20 years of experience in leak detection and vacuum technology and 22 years of technical sales experience. Mr. Uribe obtained a Chemical Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

Made in USA Vacuum Instruments Corporation is a pioneer in providing state-of-the-art leak detection solutions for diverse applications and industries. Our systems have ensured the safety and performance of countless products that we use in our daily lives from the cars we drive to the air conditioners in our houses, the pacemakers in our bodies, and the satellites we launch into space.
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Vacuum Instruments Corporation, LLC
2101 Ninth Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 USA
Vacuum Instruments Corporation
2101 Ninth Avenue 11779 Ronkonkoma, NY
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