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October 10, 2018

Consider donating to the SVCF’s Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship

On behalf of Society of Vacuum Coating Foundation (SVCF) Board Chairman Bill Meredith of Sputtering Components and the rest of the SVCF Board, we wanted to convey the somber news of the sudden passing of TELEMARK’s Jim Colbridge.

Jim Colbridge

The SVCF has set up Memorial Technical Scholarship in Colbridge’s name.

Colbridge, who was a Sales Manager at TELEMARK since 2012, was not only a mentor to all in the vacuum industry but was also someone who radiated warmth, acceptance, and kindness by persistently shining a smile. He passed away on August 19, 2018.

Colbridge was known in the vacuum community for his vacuum application sales expertise and technical problem-solving skills. He was always graciously ready to share his vacuum science knowledge. His sudden passing was a shock to all who knew him, and he will be forever missed. 

The SVCF is working with Colbridge’s friends and colleagues to create and fund the Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide an annual scholarship to assist partcitioners working in the vacuum industry, so they can attend the SVC TechCon for further education. TELEMARK has generously contributed the initial $10,000.

Please consider making a donation to keep Jim Colbridge’s legacy alive; a legacy of wisdom, kindness, generosity and vacuum intelligence. Your generosity will help sustain the Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship for years to come.

To donate to the Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship:

  • Donate using a credit card/PayPal from the Foundation website: http://svcfoundation.org/ 
  • Mail a check to SVC Foundation, PO Box 10202, Albuquerque, NM 87184-0202. Please make sure to mention that your donation is ear-marked for Jim’s Memorial fund.

Your generous support will be eternally upheld in the halo of Jim Colbridge’s memory, and your kindness will forever keep his vacuum science knowledge and legacy alive. Jim Colbridge will be forever missed but never forgotten.

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