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Amtech promoted Kristen Mattson to corporate director of strategic marketing. A 25-year veteran of the electronics industry, she most recently was marketing principal for BTU International.
Arrow Electronics named Richard Henrick environmental, social and governance manager. He has 35 years’ experience in management and technical positions in quality management, regulatory compliance, manufacturing engineering, test and evaluation, the last 15 with Sanmina.
Aegis promoted Paul Vassallo to director of engineering.

Breadboard named Juan Miguel Moreno to its engineering team.

Escatec named HL Wong chief operating officer. He was formerly the general manager of Plexus in Penang.
Pillarhouse USA appointed Deon Nungaray Western Regional sales manager.

Project Kuiper named Amol Kane senior PCBA manufacturing tech development engineer.

CA Briefs
Ampère Proto shut down its EMS operations permanently in Quebec City because of a lack of staff and components, according to reports.

Arch Systems announced $15 million in new funding led by Two Bear Capital and joined by new and existing investors including seed lead investor Uncork Capital.

Bentec appointed Sincotron Oy to distribute XDry drying cabinets.

Cobham moved closer to UK government approval for its takeover of Ultra Electronics.

Delta Electronics acquired a 30-acre complex in Plano, Texas, for a new smart, green R&D and manufacturing site.

Emerald EMS installed a Juki FX-3RAXL placement system at its Veris Manufacturing facility in Southern California.

Indium is partnering with SAFI-Tech, an Iowa-based startup that is creating no-heat and low-heat solder and metallic joining products. The companies will evaluate market applications for supercooled solder materials and explore development of new products.

Innovative Circuits Arizona installed an Nordson Assure Pro x-ray component counter.

Dixon Technologies broke ground on an EMS site in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

GJD installed a Hanwha Techwin SM482 Plus SMT placement machine.

Indonesia said Foxconn is considering investing in Nusantara, the country’s new capital.

Nordson announced a business segment realignment, reorganizing into three financial reporting segments, effective Aug. 1: Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS), led by Srinivas (Srini) Subramanian, executive VP; Industrial Precision Solutions (IPS), led by Jeffrey A. Pembroke, executive VP; and Medical and Fluid Solutions (MFS), led by Stephen Lovass, executive VP.

Pektron plans to expand with a new facility at its EMS site in Derby, England, where it already has five plants.

Pro-Active Engineering installed a Pillarhouse Orissa Fusion selective soldering line.

Promation opened a new, larger demo facility in Kenosha, WI.

Sanmina is reportedly investing $216 million in Jalisco, Mexico, this year and will generate nearly 2,000 new jobs there, per reports.

SMT Industrial Supply opened a 2,200 sq. ft. demo facility in Barrie, ON, Canada, and expanded its PCB recycling center in Orillia, ON.

Solderking, a manufacturer of solders and chemical consumables, named Danutek distributor in Europe.

Topline Electronics has purchased a Hentec/RPS Odyssey 1750 robotic hot solder dip component lead tinning machine.

WiWynn has commenced Phase II development on a server PCB assembly plant for cloud data centers in Johor, Malaysia.

Xiaomi produced its first batch of smartphones in Vietnam.