About SpecCoat

About Specialized Coating Services

Specialized Coating Services specializes in contract services of conformal coating, encapsulating (potting) and ruggedization of printed circuit boards used in medical, military, aerospace, space, commercial and retail applications.

Founded in 1994, Specialized Coating Services has developed a strong reputation for surpassing customer expectations. Servicing the defense, medical, aerospace, commercial and retail industries oover the past 19 years, we've grown our business, worldwide, by providing quality products, on time delivery and promoting open communication with all of our customers and suppliers.

From offering assistance in the selection of coating, potting or ruggedizing materials to providing prototypes and establishing manufacturing processes which ensure consistent quality and repeatable finishes, Specialized Coating Services works diligently to provide each customer with unparalleled service and quality.



Opened second location in the Boston, MA area to serve the greater East Coast & Boston technology community.

Located in Billerica, MA this is a state-of-the art facility designed to meet the demand for professional conformal coating & potting services on the U.S. East Coast.


Expanding our services to include Cross Section Failure Analysis.

Complete certification for AS 9100.

Expand plasma treatment services.

Expand our participation in tradeshows throughout the United States.

Paula VanDenberg, formerly Technical Sales Manager of Plasma Systems, joins SpecCoat as Technical Sales and Marketing Manager.


Ed Branco, former founder and owner of Plasma Systems Inc., of San Jose California and Huntingbeach Ca., joins SpecCoat.

Trademarked the name SpecCoat, specializing in conformal coating and potting. New accounts added this year include Trimble Navagation, Javad, Team Oracle USA, ADDC, Plexus Fremont and more. Over twenty new accounts in all industries added to our customer list. Purchased Nordson Automated Optical Inspection system equipped with blacklight capabilities.

Moved into our new 25,000 square foot facility. Purchase another PVA robotic conformal coating machine.

Parker Hannifin Aerospace Fluid Systems Divisions adds SpecCoat to their approved vendor list.


In addition to its current capabilities of Conformal Coating and Potting and Encapsulation, Specialized Coating Services will offer Parylene Coating beginning early in 2012! The Parylene coating equipment is already in-place as is our new Parylene Coating Manager, who comes to us with over 10 years of experience in parylene coating. The company also plans to certify to AS9100 during the first half of the year.

Parylene was introduced early 2012 and is now part of our conformal coating line. We continue to grow with new customers coming from all industries. Assistance in the electric automotive and heavy equipment industry continues to grow. We won a three year contract with NAVAIR in China Lake.

Began move to new larger facility. We were instrumental in bringing back one company from Mexico and another from China to have manufacturing and coating done here in the United States. Featured in Supply and Demand Executive Magazine on Offshoring / Reshoring. Continue to participate in major tradeshows.


Thanks to the confidence of our customers in our abilities and capabilities, the company again experiences amazing growth, closing out the year with just over 100 employees. Several of those new employees include a Sales and Marketing Manager; Supply Chain Manager; Quality Engineer; and a Document Control Supervisor. In addition to maintaining its ISO 9000:2008 certification, the company certifies for the first time to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007. Specialized Coating Services announces the purchase of a 21,800 square foot facility next door to its current facility in Fremont, bringing total square footage to 38,000!


Specialized Coating once again experiences significant growth in all segments of its business with a total of 75 employees. A 3rd Program Manager is added to the staff to keep our lines of communication with all of our customers strong. In addition, we strengthen our Finance and Accounting area with the addition of a Controller. On the equipment side, the company invested in an Aqueous Technologies Zero Ion Ionic Testing System, 3 Asyemtek systems, 3 Graco Pump systems, and a freezer for storing underfill materials.


Due to its broad customer base spread over many industries, the company is not significantly affected by the down economy. It hires a Quality/Document Control specialist to control and maintain documentation and perform internal audits. Replaces its existing wash system with a state-of-the-art Aqueous Technologies Trident III Duo Wash System. In addition to increasing the number of ovens throughout the facility, Specialized Coating Services upgrades ESD controls by adding overhead air ionizers and ESD continuous monitoring systems to all work stations.


Even as the overall economy slows, Specialized Coating Services experiences the most successful year in its history with growth in all segments. Grows to 60 employees. A 3rd sprayer is added. Along with the addition of a Potting and Encapsulation Process Engineer with over 13 years of industry experience, the company invests in Sub-Assembly and Burn-In capabilities. The company also hires its first two Program Managers to work with our customers


Certifies to ISO 9001:2008. Receives Pelco Supplier Quality Award. Potting and Encapsulation business doubles.


Purchases a 15,000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA and grows to 60 employees. Receives ITAR registration and acquires additional sensitive military projects. Mechanical sub-assembly and burn-in capabilities are added to our resume.


Receives initial ISO 9001:2000 certification. The customer base now expands to the military, aerospace, commercial and space industries.


Moves into a 6000 square foot facility in Hayward, CA and grows to 35 employees.


Is awarded first large volume account in addition to servicing approximately twenty five accounts with the need for conformal coating and potting.


Moves into a 2000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA. working with four customers acquired through word of mouth. First four full time employees are hired.


Specialized Coating Services is founded with one customer with a need. Co-founders Rick Ramirez and Kim Atkins work nights and weekends in a garage to find the solution for that customer.

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