INDUSTRY NEWS AMERICAS – April 2018
PDR partners with WittcoSales to for its IR rework systems
PDR announced the appointment of WittcoSales, Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative in Southern California, Clark County, Nevada and Baja, Mexico. Tom Wittmer, President of WittcoSales, and his sales force, will represent
PDR’s IR rework systems. “We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Todd and Gustavo,” said Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas. “They are detail oriented and completely customer focused.” Serving the electronics indus- try since 1988, WittcoSales specializes in equipment and consumables used in SMT and microelectronics processes.
The company offers high quality capital equipment and electronics consumables for the always-changing technology of the industry.
Tim Bell takes on role as Libra Industries’ Production Manager
Libra Industries announced the promo- tion of Tim Bell to Production Manager. Bell joined Libra Industries as part of the Tetrad Electronics acquisition and has been an employee since 2014. Recently, the company expanded his role to oversee production at Plants Two and Three.
Libra Industries’ electronic manufactur- ing, system integration and box-build operations are shared between four plants – three located in Lake County, OH and one in Dallas, TX. Plant One houses the company’s corporate offices, New Product Introduction (NPI) Center as well as all board level assembly. Plant Two, just down the street, is home to the company’s system integration operations. Plant Three offers wire harness and cable assembly capabilities.
ViTrox appoints Electronic Assembly Products (EAP)
ViTrox Technologies appointed Electronic Assembly Products (EAP) as Sales Channel Partner in United
States. EAP is representing ViTrox in selling Advance d 3D Solder Paste Inspection System (SPI), Advanced Optical Inspection System (AOI),
Advanced 3D X-Ray Inspection System (AXI) and V-ONE in Midwest regions of United States. EAP has wide coverage in US market including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. Besides, EAP pos- sesses a group of technical experts who
are ready to support ViTrox’s existing and new potential customers in US. For over 15 years, EAP has been a manufacturer’s representative agency that approaches every single customer as a partner in solving process challenges. EAP used
AIM promotes Anderson Albuquerque for Brazil
AIM announced the appointment of Anderson Albuquerque as Technical Sales Manager for Brazil. The appointment of Anderson highlights AIM’s commitment to this important and expanding market. Anderson will use his broad technical knowledge and deep understanding of industry needs to guide customers, assist in the identification of complex problems, and support them to implement solu- tions. “We are excited to offer Anderson’s ability to identify and propose technical and commercial solutions for our existing and potential customers in Brazil,” said David Suraski, AIM’s Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division. “As our customer base in Brazil continues to increase, so too do our investments.
Rick McClain named Milwaukee Electronics President
Milwaukee Electronics Company, announced that Rick McClain had
been promoted to President. McClain has served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2016. P. Michael Stoehr, who previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will continue as CEO. “As one
of the longest tenured companies in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry we feel it is important to have
a succession plan that ensures not only strong leadership, but a strong commit- ment to the culture that has brought us business success. This organizational change is part of a transition plan designed to achieve that goal. Rick has a strong track record of moving our com- pany forward in a variety of business and technical initiatives that have enhanced our systems strategy, standardized our equipment platform and helped our busi- ness service mix evolve to support our customer’s changing needs. www.milwaukeeelectronics.com
New Datest website Is live!
Datest announced that it has launched a new website in conjunction with its new service offerings. The updated website can still be accessed at www.datest.com, and was designed for ease of use, simplic- ity/elegance of layout, and accessibility by/for mobile devices. The company recently introduced its newly acquired
VJ Technologies 225kV Microfocus CT Lab, and the new website showcases its capabilities. Datest features a wide variety of testing, engineering, training and val- ue-added services, all geared to speed and flexibility. Combining the right test plat- forms with tailored services enables Datest to design a unique, efficient, integrated test solution that is appropriate for each client’s needs and budget. Robert Boguski, Datest President commented: “We are pleased with our new website, over a year in the making. We’re hoping the website faithfully mirrors the recent evolution of our business, especially toward additional failure analysis and analytical laboratory capabilities. We also worked hard to make the website more accessible to the latest mobile technologies.