Providing custom and standard solutions for all LN2 handling applications, we have worked to position ourselves as your one-source for a complete LN2 system. It is our corporate policy to understand and fully meet customer’s requirements at all stages of work. Our goal is to design, manufacture and deliver safe and defect-free products while achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction. It is our commitment to continuously improve our quality management system which provides the framework to monitor quality issues and promotes involvement from all employees.

Dave Tucker
Dave Tucker
dtucker@vacuumbarrier.com
President
Priya Gopalan
Priya Gopalan
priya@vacuumbarrier.com
Treasurer
Bill O'Connor
Bill O'Connor
wo@vacuumbarrier.com
General Manager
Jack Ross
Jack Ross
jwr@vacuumbarrier.com
Vice President, Engineering

David started at VBC in the Engineering Department in 1986 as a Mechanical Engineer. His project management and engineering skills led to his promotion to General Manager in November of 2000. In April of 2013 David was promoted to Vice President of Operations where his duties expanded from managing the manufacturing and purchasing needs of VBC to also include managing the administration staff and fulfilling the human resource requirements of the company. He was then promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013, overseeing all aspects of VBC activities. In July of 2019 David was promoted to President of the Corporation.

Priya started her career at VBC in the Engineering Department as a Controls Engineer in 2003. While working full-time, she attended Bentley University and earned an MBA in 2008. She was promoted to Accounting Manager, then to Controller and Treasurer in 2015. In addition to managing all aspects of the company's finances, Priya is also responsible for managing the company’s IT, business insurances, human resources and employee benefits.
Bill started at VBC in 1983 as a welder, and was promoted to Manufacturing Manager in 2000. In 2017 he was promoted to General Manager overseeing all aspects of production. Bill’s calm professional demeanor, and steady hand on the ship’s rudder, keeps VBC sailing along in the face of an ever increasing workload.
Jack started at VBC in 1985 in the Engineering Department as a Mechanical Engineer. He quickly became the go-to guy for every technical question. Jack’s extensive knowledge of all of our applications comes from long hours of hands-on work in the field. Jack was promoted to Engineering Manager in 2000 and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering in 2015.
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Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
mj@vacuumbarrier.com
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Russ Blanton
Russ Blanton
rb@vacuumbarrier.com
Chairman

Russ began his career with VBC in 1980 as a Mechanical Engineer and worked his way to Vice President of Engineering before his role as President of the Corporation in 2001. During his successful career Russ has been at the forefront of new design efforts for VBC’s beverage applications, cryogenic piping development and high temperature heat shields. Russ retired from his role as President in July of 2019 and remains on as Chairman. BSME Northeastern University 1977.
David started at VBC in the Engineering Department in 1986 as a Mechanical Engineer. His project management and engineering skills led to his promotion to General Manager in November of 2000. In April of 2013 David was promoted to Vice President of Operations where his duties expanded from managing the manufacturing and purchasing needs of VBC to also include managing the administration staff and fulfilling the human resource requirements of the company. He was then promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013. His responsibilities now include overseeing all aspects of VBC activities.

Mike is VBC’s Vice President of Sales, and is also responsible for service and marketing efforts. Mike joined the Engineering Department in 1983, and then was recruited by the Sales Department in 1987. Over the years he was promoted to Senior Application Engineer and then to Director of North and South American Sales. In 2017 he stepped into the role of Vice President. Mike’s many years of experience at VBC have given him an extensive knowledge of the industries and applications they serve. He has continued to develop a great team of salesmen, technicians, and sales representatives throughout the world.
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