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Zentech Appoints Tim Facklam as COOSeptember 20, 2023 | Zentech Manufacturing
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Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that it has chosen Tim Facklam to be its Chief Operating Officer. Tim will be responsible for leading Zentech in a collaborative environment to continuously improve operational performance in predictability, quality, cost, and customer satisfaction, as well as supply chain and operational excellence functions. He will also serve as a key member of the Zentech Senior Leadership Team.
Tim brings over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry and has served in a variety of roles during his career - (supply chain, engineering and technology services program management, operations management). Most recently, Tim was the Group VP of Operations at Benchmark, where he managed four sites across the US. Tim is experienced in the high reliability electronics space and is committed to Zentech’s goal of Mission Critical Manufacturing.
Prior to joining Benchmark in 2011, Mr. Facklam served for 6 years as Bluegene Supercomputer Delivery and Operations Manager at IBM. Preceding IBM, Mr. Facklam was Director of SCM at Celestica, an EMS provider.
Mr. Facklam holds a BBA in Business Management and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and holds APICS and Black Belt certifications.
Mike Buseman, Zentech’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Tim’s caliber joining our team at Zentech. His experience and leadership in contract manufacturing, OEMs, and supply chain will have a positive impact on both our company and our customers. These are extraordinary times for US manufacturing, we will continue to partner with our customers as the trusted source to deliver their mission critical manufacturing solutions.”
Tim commented, “I am honored to lead Operations at Zentech and look forward to working with an outstanding leadership team and the talented and dedicated staff at each site. I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that is focused on growing manufacturing capabilities and capacity in the US, and look forward to driving solutions for our customers’ complex challenges."
The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Tuesday, May 23.
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.
IPC presented its highest corporate honors to two IPC member companies, Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. and AT&S during the IPC Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony at IPC APEX EXPO 2023.
Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Rich Fitzgerald has joined the business as Chairman of the Board. Rich has 26 years of executive management experience in electronics manufacturing and distribution.
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC 1791 Trusted Assembler and the IPC 610 QML (Qualified Manufacturers Listing) to Zentech Dallas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zentech.