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Asscon named Tobias Tuffentsammer head of sales in Germany.
Joe Barber
Inovar named Joe Barber chief engineer, Logan Aerospace & Defense division. He held senior technical and leadership roles in electrical systems engineering and manufacturing for 40 years at Raytheon.
IPC presented four volunteers with its annual President’s Award: Michael Ford, Aegis Software; Dale Lee, Plexus; Joe O’Neil, Green Circuits; and S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology.

IPC presented Gaston Hidalgo, Kate Stees, Stephanie Rodgers, and Zhiman Chen with its Rising Star Award.

Duane Mackleit
KeyTronic promoted Duane Mackleit to vice president of operations. He has been with the EMS company since 2008.
MicroCare promoted Jerald Chan to managing director, MicroCare Asia.
Prism Electronics named Mary Wells customer account manager.

Sanmina promoted Richard Henrick to senior quality engineer.

SMTA named Greg Vance interim president after the current president resigned due to a job change.

Mike Casper
Takaya appointed Mike Casper group applications engineer. He spent 15 years in customer support for flying probe and functional test applications at Seica, and 20 years developing functional test hardware and software for a number of companies and product types.
TopLine CEO Martin Hart has been awarded a US patent for a fixture designed to deliver 1752 solder columns onto a substrate as part of the Ceramic Column Grid Array (CCGA) assembly process.

Weller Tools promoted Dyan Reagan to West Regional Manager.