Johannes Rehm is “Manager of the Year 2016”

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(from left) Karin Zühlke, Managing Editor of “Markt & Technik”, Johannes Rehm, Managing Director of Rehm Thermal Systems and Heinz Arnold, Chief Editor of “Markt & Technik”

The Managing Director of Rehm Thermal Systems was distinguished

Who are the top managers in the electronics industry? The readers of the trade journal “Markt & Technik” were given the choice! Already for the second time, they were able to vote for their favourite managing director in the ten categories passive building components, embedded systems, electromechanics, power supplies, SME distribution, communication, sensor technology, SMT equipment, founders/pioneers of electronics and semiconductors. In total, more than 7,000 valid votes were cast in the course of the online voting on Johannes Rehm, Managing Director of Rehm Thermal Systems, is one of the three winners in the category SMT equipment. The award ceremony took place on 2 June 2016 during the “Markt & Technik” summit at the Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany.

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Group picture of the award winners (Photos: Markt & Technik)

Johannes Rehm receives the award for his performance and dedication in the field of SMT equipment and as technology leader in electronics manufacturing. With his idea to build small, affordable reflow soldering systems with gas-proof and easily accessible processing chamber, he set new standards at the beginning of the 1990s and provided the industry with a significant boost. The reason for the award states: “Established as two-man business, Managing Director Johannes Rehm developed his company step by step to become a global player […]. With a multi-million investment in a new company building and a new Technology Centre, Johannes Rehm makes a strong statement for the Blaubeuren site in Germany. Since the founding of the company, Rehm has been producing the entire product portfolio at the company headquarters, from construction through to a reflow soldering system ready for series production.” Nowadays, Rehm Thermal Systems with its headquarters in Blaubeuren has 26 business representations in 24 countries and stands for quality, innovation and know-how worldwide. “I am very excited on winning the award and would like to thank all voters for their choice, as well as our customers and partner companies for the great cooperation in the past 25 years. Naturally, the award also goes to the entire Rehm team, which is contributing to our successful growth every day”, says Johannes Rehm.

Industry specialist for more than 25 years
The company Rehm is one of the renowned manufacturers of thermal system solutions for the electronics and solar industry. Today, the product portfolio not only includes reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, but also coating and drying plants, hot and cold function test system, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as individual special solutions as requested by the customer. Johannes Rehm places great emphasis on an intensive dialogue with customers, in order to integrate the latest technologies and requirements into the further development of the Rehm systems. This explains his success in the past 25 years, being nominated as ”Manager of the Year 2016” in the field of SMT equipment by “Markt & Technik”, and voted for by the readers of the trade magazine.


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