SR Associates, Inc. is a manufacturers representative covering the upper mid Atlantic states specializing in vacuum and vacuum related process equipment to a broad spectrum of industries.  These industries include the research, industrial, solar, semiconductor and universities.

SR Associates, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Scott Ryan after many years in directly related industries to those now represented.  Scott brings over 30 years of experience in vacuum and thin film markets, both selling as well as purchasing,  giving him a true understanding of the important issues to our customers.

Scott started his vacuum career with Stokes Vacuum in Philadelphia, a premier supplier of vacuum pumps and equipment.  His first position was a lab technician doing feasibility testing with actual customer products to optimize customer processes.  Work with the R&D group gave insight in to the development of new products to the marketplace.  Scott came up through the ranks at Stokes in many positions rising to Global Sales Manager for the Process Equipment Division.

A short departure from Stokes had Scott responsible for a 24/7 thin film coating operation with a manufacturer of lighting products.  This gave Scott valuable experience sitting on the other side of the table responsible for product going out the door.  A challenging position and one that made him truly respect those in similar positions.

After many years, Scott made the decision to venture off as a manufacturers representative. Scott now had the opportunity to work with some of the industry leaders, which are now represented.   SR Associates, Inc. currently represents several of the top companies in the industry, which we are very proud to have the opportunity to represent.

Angela Ryan is a critical component of SR Associates, Inc. maintaining all internal functions within the company.  Angela has a legal background as a Paralegal and Judicial Sectretary.  These positions have provided a strong basis requiring solid organization skills keeping our company operating as efficiently as possible.

We have many customers, as well as those at companies we represent, that have truly become good friends over the years. Nothing is more satisfying than having earned a mutual respect with someone you have worked with over the years.  We strive to grow with our customers and principals and earn more friends as we do.