Meet Materion: Bill Christopoulos
Meet Bill Christopoulos, Director of Commercial Business at Materion Barr Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings. Bill is responsible for implementing the company’s vision for growth in the commercial market. With his strong background in engineering, he is routinely involved with technological development and design, as well as operations and quality assurance.
As to his role at Materion, Bill commented: “It gives me great satisfaction working with customers directly. It is amazing to speak with them and hear how our products have added value to so many of their applications.”
Bill reports directly to President Robert Naranjo and has been with Materion for fourteen years. In that time, he has worked extensively in the SWIR, MWIR and LWIR markets and was instrumental in bringing thermal imaging applications to Materion. One of his major projects has been the ongoing Wafer Level Packaging program where he designed coatings and developed a thin film process for WLP’s demanding requirements. Bill was also responsible for moving forward technology requirements for flame and gas detection. His responsibilities call for splitting his time between the two Massachusetts facilities in Westford, MA and Tyngsboro.
Currently living in Woburn, Massachusetts, Bill grew up in Cambridge/Arlington and has always lived in the state. He received his BS in Plastics Engineering from Univ. of Massachusetts at Lowell. Prior to Materion, his experience was primarily as a process engineer working in the field of plastics.
Bill is married and has two sons. His biggest passion is baseball and football, but he enjoys any sport he can play with his family or friends. He is also a fitness enthusiast who enjoys outdoor activities.