CEO Comet Group
Kevin Crofton is CEO of Comet Group, a leading technology company in plasma control and x-ray space.
His career began 1982 in the aerospace sector. In 1994, Kevin Crofton switched to the semiconductor industry, where he held various management and leadership positions at companies like Lam Research Corporation in the USA, Newport Corporation, NEXX Systems and Aviza Technology UK (now SPTS Technologies). Kevin Crofton was President and Managing Director of SPTS Technologies from 2006 to 2020, and Senior Vice President of KLA.
Kevin Crofton holds an MBA with a concentration in international business from American University and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech University. He is very well established in the semiconductor industry: as an author of numerous important technical articles, as Vice Chairman of the SEMI International Board of Directors, winner of awards such as the MEMS Industry CEO of the Year 2013 and Board Chairman of Innovate UK’s Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.