||Paris, France — Asteelflash has appointed Chuck Thistle as Vice President of Business Development for the Americas. Mr. Thistle will be responsible for developing and implementing the company's sales initiatives, as well as strategies to acquire new business in North America and Mexico. Mr. Thistle has worked in high-level Business Development roles for various EMS companies for over 20 years.
Mr. Thistle comes to Asteelflash from Benchmark Electronics, a multi-billion dollar EMS firm where he had been Corporate Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Thistle spent 14 years at Benchmark building a staff that successfully achieved bookings and growth targets in a dynamic environment. Prior to Benchmark, Mr. Thistle worked at ATS in Bothel, Washington where he held senior level Business Development and Operations positions. There, Mr. Thistle developed the company's sales strategy, managed its corporate image and eventually managed the day-to-day operations.