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April 2017 • SMT Magazine 77 5 Vexos Appoints Paul Jona as President & CEO The board of directors of EMS provider Vexos has appointed Paul Jona as the new president and CEO, following the resigna- tion of David Buckley. 6 SMART Group Releases Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide 2 SMART Group, Europe's largest technical trade as- sociation focusing on surface mount and related technologies, announces the release of its "Con- formal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide 2". The guide provides examples of the most common process defects and common cures. It also features many of the less obvious defects seen during pro- duction, including those associated with compo- nents, printed circuit boards, design, materials, as- sembly and rework. It also includes some of the is- sues that are seen on field returns. 7 IPC Bestows Debbie Wade with President's Award In recognition of her significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC volunteer Debbie Wade of Advanced Rework Technology was presented with an IPC President's Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2017. 8 Industry 4.0: Nine Key Points Electronics Manufacturers Must Not Ignore The Fourth Industrial Rev- olution is nothing if not massive and complicated. There is a huge amount of information out there, some useful and some per- haps less so. But, among the hype, there are a few consistent themes that really must not be ignored by manufacturers wish- ing to remain competitive in the future. 9 Flex Enters Agreement to Acquire AGM Automotive Flex has entered into a definitive agreement to ac- quire AGM Automotive (AGM), a global supplier of automotive interior components and systems. J ITL Group Marks 40-Year Milestone 2017 marks a milestone celebration for ITL Group as it celebrates its 40 years in the industry. for the latest SMT news and information— anywhere, anytime.

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