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Zentech Appoints Mike Buseman as President & CEOApril 5, 2023 | Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.
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Zentech Manufacturing’s Board of Directors has appointed Michael D. Buseman as President and CEO. Mr. Buseman’s official start date will be Monday, April 10, 2023, at which time he will succeed Zentech’s current President and CEO, Steve Pudles, who will remain with the company as an advisor and board member. Upon joining the company, Buseman will also join Zentech’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Buseman is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience in electronics contract manufacturing, component distribution, and the technology sector. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer of Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a Tier 1 publicly traded EMS company. Through a focus on operational excellence and deep customer relationships, he was responsible for delivering manufacturing and supply chain solutions to customers within a worldwide network and team of over 20 locations. He also serves as Chair of the Arizona Manufacturing Council as part of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as a member of the President’s STEM Advisory Board at Grand Canyon University.
Prior to joining Benchmark in 2017, Mr. Buseman served for 4 years as Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer of Avnet Corporation, a global electronics distributor. Preceding Avnet, Mr. Buseman was EVP, Global Operations of Plexus, an EMS provider, and held a variety of executive leadership roles at Celestica/Manufacturers Services LTD and Sperry/Unisys.
Mr. Buseman holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University.
Steve Pudles, Zentech’s outgoing Chief Executive Officer, said: “We spent a long-time considering candidates for this role and we are thrilled to find someone of Mike’s caliber. His experience in contract manufacturing, OEMs, and component distribution will have a positive impact on both our company and our customers.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Zentech and to join an outstanding leadership team and talented organization of professionals,” said Mike Buseman. “These are extraordinary times for US manufacturing, and I am excited about our next stage of growth. Together with the team, we will continue to partner with our customers as a trusted source to deliver their mission critical manufacturing solutions. There are many opportunities ahead and we will double-down to drive even higher performance for our customers, our employees, and our stakeholders.”
NEOTech Launches World-Class NPI and Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley, Northern CA02/20/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction (NPI) and electronics manufacturing center of excellence at its Fremont, CA facility.
It’s easy to get distracted in an election year. A constant stream of polls, primaries, and political prognostications will surely dominate the media cycle. Elections are important, but they should not distract the 118th Congress from the important work of securing our fragile supply chains and rebuilding microelectronics manufacturing capacity on our own shores.
IPC’s efforts in government relations and advocacy have been pivotal in getting legislation like the CHIPS Act passed. In February, IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell was back in Washington, D.C., representing our industry in a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he discussed workforce issues in our industry and how to ensure that our businesses have the workforce they need. In this audio interview, he reviews his concerns and solutions on workforce development.
Sentiment among electronics manufacturers remains positive, despite minor setbacks during January, according to IPC’s February Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Report.
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights.