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manufacturing capabilities in their
New Jersey inventors hall of Fame
Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts facility.
honors glenbrook Technologies,
The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame
honored Glenbrook Technologies, Inc.,
Minarik Drives and assembléon
a small, 26-year-old x-ray inspection
partner on first us installation of
technology company headquartered in
Mc-1 pick and place equipment
Randolph, New Jersey, with its Invention
While most US manufacturers are cutting
Advancement Award for 2009, recognizing
back due to the economy, Minarik Drives,
Glenbrook’s patented x-ray imaging
based in South Beloit, IL, continues to
technology. Glenbrook is only the fifth
aggressively invest in capital equipment
recipient of the Invention Advancement
and people in a long-term plan to provide
Award, granted to individuals or
engineering resources and US built motor
organizations in New Jersey that advance
drives and electronic controls. Minarik
inventive, innovative and entrepreneurial
recently received the first MC-1 SMT
pick and placement to be installed in the
Bill Bader joins
US. The MC-1 has increased Minarik’s
Major North american expansion
iNeMi as ceO
production flexibility and capability.
unveiled by Teknek
The International
Glasgow-based Teknek opened a new US
facility in Charlotte, North Carolina,
aps Novastar receives 2009 Frost
which houses not only sales and service but
Initiative (iNEMI)
and sullivan Best practices award
also a North American fulfillment centre
appointed Bill Bader
APS Novastar was recognized by Frost &
and consumable production capacity. The
as CEO. Bader
Sullivan for its demonstration of service
US facility mirrors the company’s two
replaces Jim McElroy, who announced
excellence in the short to medium run
other production and fulfillment centers
his retirement earlier this year. Bader is
global Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
located in Hong Kong and Glasgow.
a 26-year veteran of Intel Corporation.
equipment market with a Best Practices
Teknek has also appointed David
Award. Frost & Sullivan recognized APS
Westwood to the position of general
Victron names
Novastar for demonstrating remarkable
manager, Teknek USA.
Todd lovejoy
receptiveness to customer needs, a
sustaining new product innovation
BTu international obtains isO
Todd Lovejoy joined
strategy, and persistent focus on customers’
9001 certification for shanghai
Victron as chief
efficiency and profitability objectives.
operating officer,
BTU International received ISO
reporting to Chris
9001:2008 certification for the company’s
Lee, president. He brings more than
MicroTech manufacturing
Shanghai manufacturing operations. The
25 years of executive leadership in
standardizes on cobar sN100c-XF3
Shanghai operations have grown rapidly
operations, engineering, design and
MicroTech Manufacturing, a contract
since their opening in 2004. Initially
business development in the medical,
manufacturer in the Phoenix, Arizona,
geared toward manufacturing SMT
industrial controls, military and
area, now is using Cobar SN100C-XF3 as
equipment, photovoltaic products lines
wireless industries.
the standard lead-free solder paste for all
have since been added. BTU’s Shanghai
its customers unless specifically directed to
facility serves as the company’s Asia Pacific
Ken Myers joins inovaxe as vice
use a different material. In July, MicroTech
president and general manager
Manufacturing evaluated SN100C-XF3
Inovaxe Corp. appointed Ken Myers
and found it to perform better in major
Nithi M. Nithipalan
as vice president and general manager
evaluation, offering better solder joint
joins Jpsa
responsible for all operations. Ken
appearance, easy profiling and minimal
as director of
has 20 years of experience in the
leD business
electronics industry, and received his
BSBA from the University of Missouri. Nithi M. Nithipalan
He began his career as an inside sales
seika introduces spanish line card
has joined JPSA
representative for Heilind Electronics.
Seika Machinery’s line card, featuring
as director of
products from top Japanese brands for
international business development for the
robert Boguski joins Datest
board assembly, inspection and quality
LED Industry. Mr. Nithipalan has over 31
corp. as president and owner
assurance, is now available in Spanish. The
years experience working at international
Datest Corp. appointed Robert
line card includes products in the areas of
technology companies, including several of
Boguski its new president and owner.
SMT, ATE and QA. Seika has two main
the leading manufacturers of light emitting
Boguski brings 34 years of experience
locations in the United States: Torrance,
diodes (LEDs).
in the manufacture, design, assembly,
California, and Norcross, Georgia. The
and test of PCBs and PCB assemblies,
company also has more than 20 sales
as well as 29 years’ experience in
representatives and distributors in North
8 – Global SMT & Packaging – October 2009
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