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Fumihide Esaka Joins Ambiq Micro as CEO

Austin, TX — Fumihide Esaka has joined Ambiq Micro as CEO. Mr. Esaka takes over from Mike Noonen, the interim CEO since July 2015. Mr. Esaka has 20 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry and has held CEO positions at his last two companies, Nihon Inter Electronics Corp. and Transphorm ...

Indium Names Donna Vareha-Walsh New Director of Metals Unit

Clinton, NY — Indium Corp. has named Donna Vareha-Walsh as its new Director, Metals Unit. She brings extensive metals market experience from her previous roles including Director of Global Procurement, Director of Metallurgical Procurement, Plant Controller, and Global Business Manager. She also has experience ...

Juki Appoints Bill Astle GM, and Chris Guest Director of Sales, Eastern Region

Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems has promoted Bill Astle to the position of General Manager. Mr. Astle will assist President and CEO, Bob Black and Executive VP and CFO, Dave Frac in the day-to-day management of the company. He will also be involved in strategic projects to ensure the growth of the ...

Monroe Electronics Hires E. Scott Nix to Be Director of Strategic Projects

Lyndonville, NY — Monroe Electronics has appointed E. Scott Nix to the newly created role of Director of Strategic Projects. Working closely with the company's engineering, sales, marketing, and compliance teams, Mr. Nix will manage the company's strategic initiatives from concept to completion. He joins the ...

NKK Switches Appoints Jessica Reimann Marketing Manager

Scottsdale, AZ — NKK Switcheshas appointed Jessica Reimann to its management team as Marketing Manager. Ms. Reimann joins NKK with a background in advertising and marketing, and will oversee all marketing outreach efforts in the Americas. Before Joining the company, Ms. Reimann held marketing positions in both ...

SEMI Foundation Appoints Leslie Tugman Executive Director

San Jose, CA — SEMI Foundation, created by global industry trade association SEMI to support education and career awareness in the high-tech field, has appointed Leslie Tugman as its executive director. SEMI Foundation is known for its flagship program, SEMI High Tech U, which serves high school students interested ...

SMTA Promotes Tanya Martin to Executive Administrator

Minneapolis, MN — The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) has promoted Director of Operations, Tanya Martin, to the role of executive administrator. She will take the place of JoAnn Stromberg, who retired at the end of 2015 after 29 years with the association. The two have worked closely over the last ...

Ventec Appoints Tamara den Daas OEM Global Account Manager

Leamington, UK — Ventec International Group has appointed Tamara den Daas to the position of global account manager for the avionics and automotive markets. She will report to Martin Cotten, director of OEM technology marketing, and joins Peter Koolen as the third member of the company's OEM group. Ms. Daas ...

Dell Veteran John Gould Joins Stratasys Executive Team

Eden Prairie, MN — Stratasys, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has hired Dell Inc., veteran John Gould as the newest member of its leadership team. With more than 20 years of experience in global management and technology, Mr. Gould will serve as the company's president of North American ...

Epec Hires Todd Barham as Business Development Manager

New Bedford, MA — Epec Engineered Technologies has hired Todd Barham as its Military and Aerospace Business Development Manager. His main role with the company will be to grow the company's market share in those sectors. Mr. Barham has been involved in the electronics industry for over 25 years and has worked ...

Escatec Appoints Chris Eden Director of Business Development

Heerbrugg, Switzerland — Escatec, a provider of contract design and manufacturing services, has appointed Chris Eden Director of Business Development. He will be based at the company's Swiss facility, and manage its worldwide team of business development managers. Mr. Eden has over 15 years of experience in ...

Inovar Hires Bernie Schneider as VP of Operations

Logan, UT — Inovar, Inc., a full-service EMS provider, has hired Bernie Schneider as its vice-president of operations. In his new position Mr. Schneider will report directly to President Craig Rupp. He will oversee Inovar's operations, manufacturing and supply chain. In this role, he is responsible for developing ...

Juki Expands Service Team in U.S.

Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems, a provider of automated assembly products and systems, has appointed two new service engineers in the United States. Hoon Choi joins the company in the Pacific Northwest including Canada, while Davi Migri will be based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Choi's background includes ...

Philip Harting Succeeds Father as Chairman of Board

Espelkamp, Germany — After almost 50 years in the management of the Harting Technology Group, Dietmar Harting has handed over the position of Chairman of the Board to his son Philip. Dietmar will remain a member of the company group's board as personally liable partner and will focus on matters concerning the ...

Specialty Coating Systems VP Dr. Rakesh Kumar Releases White Paper

Indianapolis, IN — Specialty Coating Systems VP of Technology, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, has released a white paper entitled, "A High Temperature Vapor Phase Polymer for Wafer-Level Packaging." As technology moves forward, a variety of wafer-level packaging methods have been developed including thin-film redistribution ...

ClassOne Technology Names Kevin Witt CTO

Kalispell, MT — ClassOne Technology, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, has appointed Kevin Witt to the position of Chief Technology Office. Part of the company's initial executive team, Mr. Witt has served as ClassOne's Vice President of Technology since 2013. Prior to joining ClassOne, Mr. Witt had been ...

David Henison Joins Libra Industries as CFO

Mentor, OH — Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, has appointed David Henison to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Henison joins the Libra team in light of the recent retirement of Bob Hanzie, Libra Industries' CFO of nearly 14 years. Mr. Henison brings ...

Mark McClear Hired as Chief Operating Officer of Phononic

Durham, NC — Mark McClear, a veteran semiconductor and electronic materials executive, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Phononic. Mr. McClear comes to Phononic from Cree Inc., where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Previously, McClear held business and technical leadership positions at ...

NCAB Group USA Hires Ray Vandal to Continue Expansion Program

Hampstead, NH — NCAB Group, supplier of printed circuit boards with headquarters in Sweden, has hired Ray Vandal — General Manager for the Southeast Division. In this role, Mr. Vandal will oversee the development and implementation of sales and customer support for the region. He will be responsible for ...

OK International Appoints Allen Zou as Director of Sales — Asia

Garden Grove, CA — Ok International has hired Allen Zou as its new Director of Sales — Asia. Allen Zou will assume this role as Ian Orpwood moves back to the OK International corporate office to take on the role of Director of Sales for the Americas in October. Mr. Zou has been in the electronics industry ...
 
 
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