Future Electronics recently released the Q3 2020 Market Conditions Report for the electronics industry.
Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Michael Seltzer has joined the Zentech leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer.
Michael has over 35 years of experience providing customer solutions in the military/aerospace EMS sector, most recently serving at Benchmark Electronics in a number of roles that include VP of Business Development. Michael also served as VP of Sales and Marketing at Suntron and has a strong track record of delivering superior customer outcomes, by building strong teams at companies small and large, earning customer trust, and acquiring competencies/facilities relevant to our core customers. He will contribute significantly to Zentech’s leadership team and customer experience. His primary responsibilities will include oversight of the Zentech Sales & Marketing teams.
Zentech continues to accelerate strategy to build leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for Defense, Aerospace, Medical and other high-reliability industries
Baltimore, MD. March 13, 2020 – Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of CAMtek, Inc.
CAMtek, Inc., located in Bloomington, IL is AS9100D certified and has enjoyed a twenty-year history of success and growth in the high-technology electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector. Featuring four SMT lines and over 100,000 sq. ft. of advanced manufacturing space, CAMtek, Inc. has a long legacy of high-performance in the military, industrial and commercial markets.
Following the transaction, CAMtek, Inc. will become Zentech Bloomington (IL) and joins the Zentech family of companies that also includes Zentech Baltimore (MD), Zentech Fredericksburg (VA) and Zentech Dallas (TX) which Zentech acquired in January of this year.
With over 32 years spent working with IPC, Steve Pudles was elected to the IPC’s Hall of Fame this year. Patty Goldman spoke with Steve about how he first became involved as well as his time in the organization, including his work with the EMS Management Council.
Patty Goldman: Steve, congratulations on your election into IPC’s Hall of Fame. It’s a big deal. Let’s start with a little bit of background about you, how you got involved in the industry, and how you got involved at IPC.
Steve Pudles: I started my career working for two U.S. defense contractors, and in 1985, I made a move to a company in New Jersey that built products for other companies. There was no industry at the time; it was just a business. They had to absorb some of the fixed costs from their other declining businesses. That was my entry into the EMS industry, even though we didn’t create and enable the industry until much later. I went to my first IPC meeting in 1987. I received a call from Tony Hilvers, who, at that time, was the VP of Industry Programs for IPC. He told me about this meeting that was going to take place with a bunch of companies that were in this industry and asked me if I’d be interested in attending, so I went. As they say, the rest is history.
Then, the EMS Management Council started meeting twice a year. Some of the meetings were very moderately attended. There were companies from all over the country, but some of those companies don’t exist anymore, and others have been acquired. It always tended to be small or medium EMS companies.
At one of those meetings, two people, who had been around since the beginning, had a four-hour debate about whether the industry was going to be the electronics manufacturing services industry or the electronic manufacturing services industry. I don’t remember who won and who lost, but the name for the industry today grew out of that meeting. That’s how I became involved in the group.
Goldman: How long have you been with Zentech?
Pudles: I have been with Zentech for about eight months. I started there after being in retirement for about five and a half years. In addition to some things I did on a consulting basis while “retired,” one of the activities I maintained was my position on the IPC board the entire time.
Future Electronics recently released the Q1 2020 Market Conditions Report for the electronics industry.
IPC’s Highest Honor, the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award, Presented to Steve Pudles, Zentech Manufacturing
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, February 6, 2020 — In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Steve Pudles, president and CEO, Zentech Manufacturing, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 4 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame award is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.
Baltimore MD. January 22, 2020 – Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Jason Glass has joined the Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. Senior Leadership Team as Chief Financial Officer.
Jason has over twenty years of financial and operational experience in the Tier 1 EMS sector, most recently serving as VP of Finance and Corporate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). Prior to EMS, Jason served in several financial roles with Lockheed Martin and Unisys.
His primary responsibilities will include analysis of acquisition opportunities, integration of acquired businesses, managing the financial planning and analysis for the corporation, strategic planning, annual operating plan creation, forecasting and variance analysis.
Zentech accelerates effort and strategy to build leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for Defense, Aerospace, Medical and other high-reliability industries
Baltimore, MD. January 21, 2020 – Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trilogy Circuits, LLC.
Trilogy Circuits, LLC , based in Richardson, TX., is AS9100D certified and has a near twenty-year legacy of providing exemplary high-technology electronics manufacturing services (EMS), products and support to the many military primes and other high-reliability industries, both in Texas and nationwide.
Following the transaction, Trilogy Circuits, LLC. will become Zentech Dallas (TX), and joins the Zentech family of companies that also includes Zentech Baltimore (MD) and Zentech Fredericksburg (VA).
Future Electronics recently released the Q4 2019 Market Conditions Report for the electronics industry.
Are you looking for a qualified electronics manufacturing service to partner with? Being able to differentiate between the best manufacturers and those that fall short can be a challenge. If you're not exactly sure what non-negotiables to look for, we've put together these nine factors that you should insist upon before partnering with an electronics contract manufacturer.
Mission Critical No. 1: Industry Experience
It is always in your best interest to partner with a contract manufacturing company that has an extensive history in the electronics industry. Those businesses that are well-established can be counted upon to provide high quality work, and will take pride in each board that they design and produce. Don't hesitate to ask your prospective manufacturer about how long they have been in business, who their core customers are, awards they have received, etc.