Satis Vacuum has finalized the takeover of LOH Optical through its own parent company, Schweiter Technologies. As a first concrete step in their search for synergies, the strong North American subsidiaries of the two companies have been brought under common management. Larry Clarke, who has been running Satis' operations in the region, has become president and CEO of the new merged company. John Fried, who ran LOH's local subsidiary, will stay on for six months, leading efforts to re-establish and expand the company's precision optics division. The two companies' sales engineers will act as territorial coordinators for independent agents selling both product lines, who will be paying more frequent visits to customers.