Marlow Industries

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II-VI Marlow Industries (Marlow Industries Incorporated)
Public, Division of II-VI Incorporated
Founded 1973
Headquarters Dallas
Key people
Raymond Marlow, Founder
Kevin MacGibbon, General Manager
Products Thermoelectric Cooling
Number of employees

II-VI Marlow designs and manufactures thermoelectric modules and systems, based in Dallas, Texas. Product focus in thermoelectric heating, cooling, power generation and energy harvesting serving the Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Commercial & Industrial, Automotive and Telecommunications market segments.[1][2][3]


Marlow Industries Incorporated was founded by Raymond Marlow in 1973[4] as a five-person team[5] that focused on thermoelectric cooling technology for the defense sector.[6]

In 1991, Marlow Industries Incorporated received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award,[6] an award created by Congress to recognize American world-class quality companies;[6] Marlow Industries was recognized for its work in improving the company through deployment of a Total Quality Management[5] system.

In 2004, the company was acquired by II-VI Incorporated.[7] Marlow Industries Incorporated became a subsidiary of the company and began operating within II-VI’s Compound Semiconductor Group.[8][9]

The company opened its first off-shore manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2005. When the factory opened, it focused on thermoelectric module assembly lines for standard commercial products. It now includes various component and system assembly lines and an engineering design center.[10][11]

In 2007, Marlow Industries Incorporated announced an equity stake in Fuxin Electronics, a company based in Guangdong Province, China, in order to allow both companies to expand opportunities in the thermoelectric industry.[12]

In 2014, Marlow Industries Incorporated became a division of II-VI Incorporated reporting to the Advanced Product Group, now known as II-VI Marlow.


II-VI Marlow designs and manufactures a wide range of semiconductor-based thermoelectric coolers and subsystems,[13] which provide cooling, heating, temperature stabilization, power generation, and energy harvesting functions.[4] Its products are used for infrared sensors, fiber optic guidance systems, thermal reference sources, refrigerators and chillers.[14][15]

II-VI Marlow thermoelectric materials and devices have been used by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to enable the Department of Defense (DOD) thermal management systems to operate at lower temperatures with higher performance and longer lifetime.[16]

Company Structure[edit]

II-VI Marlow is a division of II-VI Incorporated. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has additional shared locations in China, Germany, Japan and Singapore.


  • Fran J. Kramer, President and CEO of II-VI Incorporated [17]
  • Vincent D. (Chuck) Mattera, COO, II-VI Incorporated [18]
  • Barry Nickerson, Executive Vice President Operations, II-VI Incorporated - Group VP for Advanced Products Group [12]
  • Kevin MacGibbon, General Manager of Commercial Business, II-VI Marlow and President, II-VI Vietnam


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