Meet Materion: Matthew Mazzuchi
Welcome our new Vice President of Sales, Matthew Mazzuchi, who started at Materion Precision Optics in March. Matt is responsible for leading the Global Sales team and its two main operations in Westford, MA and in Shanghai, China. These facilities manufacture products for somewhat different markets, so Matt’s key focus is ensuring the right commercial teams are in place to properly represent our products and support our customers. Matt commented; “I am really pleased to be at Materion Precision Optics. Its customers, applications, equipment, products, and processes are all very familiar to me - so it feels like home.”
Matt works in Westford and reports to President Michael Newell. While his office may be in Massachusetts, he noted that “the world is really my office, as Materion has customers all over North America, Europe, and Asia.” He brings to Materion a background extremely well-suited to our company’s offerings with 30 years of experience in thin film coating systems, optics and related processes and products.
Some of that experience is from Matt’s work in International Sales for a very large industrial gas company whose high tech equipment group made very large (e.g. over 100 meters long) industrial thin film coating systems for architectural and residential glass. They also made smaller thin film deposition systems (similar to those at Materion Precision Optics) for producing semiconductor or optical coatings.
Later in his career, Matt had various roles in Sales, Sales Management and Product Management for an optical products company that provided optical components for applications in space, defense, instrumentation, display technology, telecommunications and anti-counterfeiting. (All markets supported by Materion). In addition, he was VP of Sales for several privately-held MIT spinoff companies that were seeking to commercialize new products in display, lighting and instrumentation markets.
Currently, Matt’s family lives in Andover, MA, a northern suburb of Boston. While originally from Washington D.C, he grew up in the upper peninsula of Michigan and attended Michigan State University from which he holds a B.A. in Marketing with Honors. He also completed an MBA with Honors from Saint Mary’s College, CA while he was living in California for 15 years.
On a personal note, Matt and his wife Cathy have three children: a son in Law School at Northeastern Univ., another son at Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst and a daughter in high school. Matt prizes world travel, not only for work purposes but for great family vacations. He also enjoys cooking, especially Italian food, and is the master of the grill for barbecues.