“This is a great time to join Hentec/RPS, with multiple new initiatives and a product roadmap in place that aligns with the fast growing market,” said Tom. “I am excited to be part of the team and honored to work for such a well-respected company in the electronics industry. I look forward to working with our reps and customers and helping them find the best Hentec/RPS solution that will help them grow their business.”
Prior to joining Hentec/RPS, Tom worked in multiple Sales and Sales Management roles for electronic manufacturing suppliers. His background includes over 20 years of experience in electrical/electronic manufacturing environments. In these positions, he honed his skill set and areas of expertise including manufacturing needs, process integration, sales and sales management.
Reid Henry, President, Hentec Industries, Inc., commented, “Tom is a great fit for this position. I am confident that his experience and knowledge will help cultivate our customer centric sales model and drive our company goals. We are delighted to have him onboard as a key contributor.”
About Hentec Industries, Inc.
Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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Hentec/RPS Joins SMT Capital for Representation in Ohio, Indiana, and W. Pennsylvania
A New Partnership Improves Hentec/RPS Sales and Support Network in the Ohio Valley
NEWMAN LAKE, WA - In an effort to improve visibility, RPS has partnered with SMT Capital (SMT), a manufacturer’s representative organization that provides best-in-class equipment, consumables, and services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Operating out of the north central United States, SMT will provide RPS with representation in Ohio, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.
SMT is a privately held company with representatives strategically placed throughout the company’s service area. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, the staff of SMT prides themselves on not just providing their customers with equipment or supplies, but solutions that help the businesses run more efficiently.
Bill Timms, of SMT Capital., says, “We are pleased to be joining the RPS team. With the addition of RPS to our line card, we’re in a better position to provide solutions to our customers. The RPS Selective Soldering and Lead Tinning equipment will allow us to respond to our customers’ specialized needs.”
About Hentec Industries, Inc.
Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured by in the USA.
For more information please visit us at: www.rpsautomation.com
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