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Austin America Names Todd Rountree President

Austin, TX — Austin America Technology has named Todd Rountree president and chief operating officer. As president and COO, Mr. Rountree will be responsible for all of the company's worldwide operations. He will report directly to chairman and CEO Steve Stach. Mr. Rountree is a 20-year veteran of the industry ...
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Dietmar Harting Celebrates 50 Years at HARTING

Espelkamp, Germany — The son of HARTING founder Wilhelm Harting, Dietmar Harting, is celebrating his 50th year with the company. His father had originally planned for him to gain some experience before starting with the company after business school, but Wilhelm's death changed his course. Dietmar joined his ...
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Dr. Ian R. Moore Named VP of Wacker Silicones

Adrian, MI — Dr. Ian R. Moore has been named Wacker Chemical Corporation's VP — Division Silicones. Dr. Moore is now responsible for the company's North and Central American operations. He succeeds Axel Schmidt, who is returning to Wacker's Munich headquarters. Dr. Moore is a chemical engineer with more ...
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KIC Appoints Engineering and Operations Managers

San Diego, CA — KIC has promoted Carlos Espinoza to operations manager and appointed Ryan Wilshusen engineering manager. Mr. Espinoza joined the company in September 2016 as a senior buyer/planner and has quickly climbed the ladder. His experience comes from more than 20 years planning, forecasting, purchasing ...
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Koh Young Adds Brent Fischthal for Sales and Marketing

Chandler, AZ — Koh Young Americas has hired Brent Fischthal for the newly-created position of senior manager for Americas marketing and eastern regional sales. With over 20 years of progressive sales and marketing leadership roles in the global electronics assembly industry, Mr. Fischthal was the ideal candidate ...
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Optimal Gains Robotics Expert Mile Ostojic

Austin, TX — Optimal Electronics Corporation has added Mile Ostojic to its Industry 4.0 team as the company's expert for robotic applications. Dr. Ostojic has more than 30 years of R&D and application experience in control systems, robotics and automation. He has worked in both industry and government research ...
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Saki Appoints Alex Malek VP of Sales and Service

Fremont, CA — Saki Corporation has chosen Alex Malek as its new VP of sales and service for North America. Mr. Malek will be responsible for the sales and service of the company's 2D and 3D AOI, 3D SPI, and 3D in-line X-ray measurement and inspection systems in the U.S. and Canada. He will also be actively ...
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Alliance Appoints TJ Mueller VP of Marketing

San Carlos, CA — Alliance Memory has brought on TJ Mueller as its vice president of marketing. In the role, Mr. Mueller will be responsible for positioning the company for growth in new markets, bolstering its product offering and establishing relationships with leading-edge semiconductor companies. Mr. Mueller ...
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ECD's Paul Austen Contributes to IPC Standards

Milwaukie, OR — Paul Austen, senior project engineer at ECD, has contributed to and was a member of the committee that wrote the IPC-7530 "Guidelines for Temperature Profiling for Mass Soldering Processes (Reflow and Wave)," and IPC-7801 "Reflow Oven Process Control Standard," and also shared his expertise ...
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Ersa Appoints Luis Lujan Sales Manager in Mexico

Plymouth, WI — Kurtz Ersa North America has hired Luis Lujan as its machine division district sales manager for the Maquiladora territory of Mexico, which consists of the country's northern states. Mr. Lujan most recently held the position of sales manager at ASYS and has a great deal of sales experience from ...
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Excelsys Names Anil Kurugode Regional Sales Manager

Hampstead, NH — Excelsys Technologies has appointed Anil Kurugode as its regional sales manager for the U.S. Southwest and Mountain regions. Mr. Kurugode comes to the company from Astrodyne TDI where he held the position of regional sales manager in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Excelsys is committed to providing ...
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Farid Anani Returns to Computrol as VP of Operations

Meridian, OH — Computrol is welcoming the return of Farid Anani, who has taken a position at the company as vice president of operations. Mr. Anani previously led the company's engineering and production groups for more than 10 years. He has held several positions in customer experience management over the ...
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FRAMOS' Sebastien Dignard One of Ottawa's Forty Under 40

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — President of FRAMOS Technologies Sebastien Dignard has been announced by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal as one of the city's 2017 Forty Under 40. The prestigious business award recognizes accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40. ...
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IPS Adds Regional Sales Manager Bret Stokes

Irvine, CA — International Polymer Solutions (IPS) has hired Bret Stokes as its new regional sales manager for the U.S. Central and Mountain regions. Mr. Stokes' extensive experience in high-purity fluid handling, as well as regional distribution and product manufacturing, is expected to be a great benefit ...
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Mouser Promotes Mark Burr-Lonnon

Mansfield, TX — Mouser Electronics has promoted Mark Burr-Lonnon to the position of senior vice president of global service and EMEA and APAC businesses. Since he moved to Mouser from the its parent company TTI, Mr. Burr-Lonnon has led Mouser's global management team. He is largely responsible for planning ...
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NAI Appoints Jason E. Porter Director of Engineering

Scottsdale, AZ — NAI has appointed Jason E. Porter director of engineering and continuous improvement. Mr. Porter has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, sales, manufacturing, and strategic planning for global operations and markets. He comes to the company from PKC Group where he was the director ...
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Panasonic's Brent Fischthal Elected to MESA Board

Rolling Meadows, IL — Brent Fischthal, senior marketing manager of Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, has been elected to the board of directors of the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association International (MESA). MESA International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers ...
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Stadium Hires Tim Taylor as VP of Sales

Reading, UK — Stadium Group has hired Tim Taylor as its new vice president of sales. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mr. Taylor will represent all three Stadium Group technology product businesses in North American and Canada, covering connectivity, power and HMI. In his new role, Mr. Taylor will work closely ...
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VirTex Promotes Gary Heimlich to Materials Manager

Austin, TX — VirTex has promoted Gary Heimlich to the position of materials manager. After bringing him on in April 2016 as a program manager, the company has quickly moved him through the ranks. The promotion comes as the VirTex team is currently working with its OEM clients to review their supply chain management ...
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ASM Names Josef Ernst VP CRM

Suwanee, GA — ASM SMT Solutions has named Josef Ernst its new vice president of customer relationship management. Mr. Ernst succeeds Ray Bruce, who retired in 2017 after many years as a highly respected expert who has been an instrumental figure in the industry. Mr. Ernst has been with ASM for more than 20 ...
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