About Provac

Provac Sales, Inc. buys, sells and services vacuum pumps and helium leak detectors. Provac is also a manufacturer’s representative and distributor for Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems (manufacture of Kinney Vacuum pumps) and Inland Vacuum (vacuum pump fluids and greases), having maintained these relationships since our inception in 1990. Provac offers technical and engineering assistance for the wide variety of UHV vacuum pumps and the various applications these pumps are found in. We maintain one of the largest inventories in the US of rebuilt and ready-to-ship vacuum pumps including turbo, cryo, diffusion, vane, piston, blower and the various dry pumps. 

David Hoyle started Provac in June of 1990. Prior to that, he was a regional manager for Stokes Vacuum for 3 1/2 years and a direct sales person for Alcatel Vacuum for 3 years. While at Alcatel, he landed and managed the largest single contract Alcatel ever had in the US: Applied Materials.

“Working in Silicon Valley was a lot of fun in the 80’s” he states. “The semiconductor industry was booming. Most of the big domestic equipment manufacturers were actually manufacturing in Silicon Valley. The cold war was peaking with defense contractors working on huge orders. The local universities had research contracts and new types of technology were constantly being introduced. It was a great time to learn the many facets of the vacuum pump business”.           

Paul Flood, General Manager of Provac for the last 15 years, came to Provac with an extensive background in the manufacturing industry. Being from a family of noted physicists, he is a quick learner and is now an expert on most vacuum pumps and applications.

In the late 1990’s to early 2000’s, when manufacturers and their service groups were leaving Silicon Valley and laying people off, Provac started hiring their top-of-the-line technicians, some with 20+ years in their areas of expertise. It was a good opportunity: with a roster of highly experienced people, Provac filled the void created when the vacuum pump manufacturers cut back on people and service.

The collective mantra of Provac is to maintain an extensive inventory of ready-to-ship vacuum pumps and provide immediate technical support to people when they need it. In the current business environment, it can be difficult to get a fast response from companies. Try finding somebody who can take your call at 3:00 PM, help you figure out the best solution to a problem, take an order and ship out the needed product the same day. This is what we do, every day.   

We offer expertise for Alcatel, Busch, CTI, Edwards, Leybold, Kinney, Pfeiffer, Stokes, Varian, Veeco and Welch for blower booster, cryo, diffusion, dry, helium leak detectors, liquid ring, piston, scroll, turbo, vane pumps and all vacuum pump fluids and greases.

Call us. E-mail us. We want to hear from you. 831-462-8900. provac@provac.com

Provac  Sales Inc. is a world wide supplier of rebuilt and new vacuum pumps, turbo pumps and      helium leak detectors. We buy surplus and used vacuum equipment.

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