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34 The PCB Magazine • November 2016 Isola CEO Jeff Waters Shares Insights and Reflections It's been eight months since Isola's Jeff Waters was appointed CEO, marking his transition from the semiconductor space to the PCB industry. At PCB West, Jeff reflected on his first impressions of the PCB industry and how Isola continues to adopt changes in its manufacturing strategy and product development with a plan to become the industry leader with a global, competitive pres- ence. Ventec International Appoints Denis McCarthy Jr. as Technical Sales Account Manager Ventec International is delighted to announce the appointment of Denis McCarthy Jr. as technical sales account manager based at the company's Chicago facility. Taiyo America Adds Customer Service Rep After Linda Merrell Retires Taiyo has added a new customer service repre- sentative, Alyssa Orellana. The recent change was due to the retirement of Linda Merrell, a 22-year veteran of the customer service department. Karl's Tech Talk: EPOXY—Supply Chain and Use in Electronics From a PCB fabricator's perspective, epoxy resin supply chain issues are of indirect concern as they become a subset of laminate quality, supply, and cost considerations. Insulectro Hires Industry Sales Veteran Bill Linse as Technical Account Manager Insulectro has hired industry sales veteran Bill Linse as Technical Account Manager. Shengyi Launches High-Performance, Low-Loss RF/Microwave Material Shengyi Technology has announced the availabil- ity of AeroWave, a high reliability, cost-effective material system targeted towards auto radar (24GHz.), base station transceivers, power ampli- fiers, telemetry devices and antenna systems. Seacole Hires Account Manager Dedicated to PCB Market Seacole Specialty Chemical is excited to an- nounce the hiring of Walt Forgacs as a printed circuit board account manager. Forgacs' mission will be to strengthen and grow Seacole's printed circuit board segment of the business. Gardien Names Cheng De Electronics Technology as Agent in Taiwan The Gardien Group has signed a new agency agreement with Cheng De Electronics Technology Co. to act as its Taiwanese agent in support of the company's equipment product lines. Nordson MARCH Wins Award for FlexTRAK-CDS High-Volume Plasma System Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company, won an award for its FlexTRAK-CDS high-volume plasma system at a ceremony held in conjunction with the SMTA International conference in Rosemont, IL on September 27, 2016. The system removes con- tamination, etches surfaces to improve adhesion, and provides surface activation prior to die attach, wire bond, mold encapsulation, and underfill to lead frame strips, laminated substrates, and other strip-type electronic components. Ventec Celebrates a Decade of Innovation, Excellence and Business Growth at electronica Ventec International Group is excited to have reached its 10-year European anniversary as a world leader in the production of polyimide and high-reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs. Supply Lines Highlights

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