||Oosterhout, Netherlands — Vitronics Soltec has appointed industry veteran and former employee Gerjan Diepstraten as their new Advanced Technology Manager. Gerjan will be based in the company's Oosterhout, Netherlands facility beginning. After working with Vitronics Soltec from 1989 to 2007, Gerjan moved on to Cobar for five years. He returns to Vitronics Soltec now with even further experience in the world of soldering, with almost 25 years of various roles and responsibilities in the industry. Gerjan's responsibilities will include supporting customers with process issues, partnering with industry consortia, defining and executing alpha test plans for new developments, and presenting papers at shows and exhibitions. He will report directly to Vitronics Soltec Europe's Business Unit Manager, Ton Colijn.