Salus Principals

Chris Evanston, PE

President, Electrical Technical Lead

Mr. Evanston has 20 years of experience in doing equipment safety reviews of large industrial equipment. His expertise is in the electro-mechanical aspects of equipment, including international, US, and Asian industrial equipment standards. He also has managed a group of interdisciplinary technical experts for the last 15 years, providing the full range of safety evaluations for large complex industrial equipment. Mr. Evanston has been the co-chair of the SEMI Standards NA EH&S Committee for the last 8 years. He has been the co-chair of the SEMI Electrical Safety Task Force for the last 14 years. He has also been an IEC TC44 US Tag Member and convener of the semiconductor working group for the last 9 years. He is a Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California.

John Visty, CIH

Principal, Industrial Hygiene Technical Lead

Mr. Visty is a principal of Salus Engineering International.  He serves as a senior staff member and performs detailed technical engineering / product safety assessments for a variety of manufacturing process equipment suppliers in the semiconductor, PV and high technology industries.  Technical evaluations include chemical exposure, ventilation, lasers, radiation (ionizing / non-ionizing), lasers, ergonomics and sound pressure / energy. John has over 28 years of field experience, including 12 years employment working directly for companies in the high tech industry.  Additionally, Mr. Visty serves as a SESHA board member and the current SEMI Industrial Hygiene and S6 Ventilation Task Force leader.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Lindy Austin, PE

Principal, Mechanical Technical Lead

Ms. Austin is a principal of Salus Engineering International. She has been working in the field of EH&S since 1998 conducting mechanical, electrical and ergonomic evaluations of complex equipment and its interface with people who use it.  She previously led a joint consultant team providing environmental and related engineering services for a major airport expansion plan when working on subsurface environmental contamination projects for a period of 7 years.  The start of her career was as a plant engineer, project engineer and safety audit engineer for 7 years with a chemical manufacturing company.  She is a California Professional Engineer, European Professional Engineer and British Chartered Engineer.