Power Connection, Inc.

Welcome to Power Connection Incorporated

 

High Voltage & Vacuum Component Manufacturers' Reps

For nearly three decades Power Connection has been servicing the high voltage, vacuum and interconnect needs of various high-tech industries. We work with engineers, designers and other professionals in the medical, scientific, military, aerospace, semiconductor, renewable energy, and other high-tech industries to solve their challenging application requirements. By consistently providing the highest level of client service, timely responses, and knowledgeable product support, we continue to prove ourselves as a valuable resource to these demanding and evolving markets.

Company Info

Power Connection Inc Power Connection, Inc has been servicing the high voltage, vacuum and interconnect needs of high-tech industries for three decades. The company has always pursued partnerships with customers and principals to provide the technical expertise to solve customer applications no matter how complex.

Because of his unique and extensive background in the industry, Val Robinson has led Power Connection to receive a number of various awards and commendations through the years, including; Outstanding New Business Development, Most Awarded Designs, and the Valedictorian Award from a principal for Best Technical Sales.

Power Connection's markets include:

  • Semiconductor OEMs
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Research Laboratories
  • Medical Devices
  • Communications
  • Military / Aerospace
  • University Research
  • X-Ray Technology
  • Electron Beam Technology

Power Connection maintains fully-equipped offices in Morgan Hill, Morro Bay, and Carpenteria, CA. Our area of coverage includes California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and select other regions for various principals. For specific coverage/territory information please see the individual pages for each manufacturer we represent.



Rose Kaslin, Outside Sales

Rose Kaslin Rose Kaslin has been an Account Representative for over 25 years in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She worked for companies that include MDC Vacuum Products and Edwards High Vacuum selling a variety of products such as vacuum chambers, valves and vacuum pumps.

Her customers are National Laboratories, Universities, Bio and Pharmaceutical companies, Semiconductor, Solar, and general Industrial companies.

Rose was an Executive Committee member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society and was Chapter Chair in 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.

Val Robinson, Owner

Val Robinson Val Robinson has spent over four decades in the high voltage, vacuum and interconnect industries. He entered the industry as a designer for Rowe Industries in 1968, armed with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo. He quickly stood out at Rowe, and was managing the Labtronics Division's engineering department by 1969.

In 1970 Val moved from the drafting board to the sales force, when he transitioned to a field sales engineer role. Later in 1971, while serving as the Marketing Manager for Rowe, Val created the company's print catalog, as well as developed their many successful advertising and promotional programs.

By 1972 he had taken over as VP of Sales and Marketing (worldwide) and grew the company's annual sales from $2M to over $9M. In 1974 Val was assigned to a new role as the Manager of Western Operations for Rowe, overseeing all sales activity in the eleven western states. In that role he developed his region's sales to the point that they represented over two-thirds of the company's overall annual figures.

In addition, Val has authored a technical paper entitled "Corona; Simple Techniques Used to Eliminate it in Connectors and Cable Assemblies", as well as holding the patent on a safe high voltage feedthrough/disconnect from a mass spec ionization chamber.

Fast forward to 1991, when with decades of sales and engineering experience under his belt, Val founded Power Connection Incorporated. Information on the founding and milestones of Power Connection can be found to the left in the Company Info column.



David Andersen, Outside Sales

David Anderson David spent 11 years working in the Semiconductor Industry at National Semiconductor and AMD, and was an original member of Brad Mattson's Novellus start up team. David has extensive knowledge and experience working with vacuum system processes such as Sputtering, PVD, CVD, PECVD and MBE.

For the past 11 years David has specialized in high and ultra high vacuum components in the Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada customer base. David studied at San Jose State with a Physics curriculum and has a degree in Engineering Management. He has eight years of experience as an international Field service Engineer installing UV Exposure equipment and is a Six Sigma Greenbelt.