HEI, Inc. Appoints Vice-President/General Manager of Victoria Operations
New Position Focuses on Rapid Growth in Microelectronic Assembly Business and Delivering High Reliability Products to HEI’s Customers
MINNEAPOLIS, March 19, 2012- HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HEII; http://www.heii.com), a leader in Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), announced today that it has appointed Chad Ruwe Vice President and General Manager of its flagship Microelectronic Assembly High Performance Manufacturing business in Victoria, Minnesota, effective March 5. Chad comes to HEI with a wealth of experience in operations, the medical device industry, and global market expansion. Most recently Chad was COO and Executive Vice President, Operations, at BioDrainMedical, where he was instrumental in achieving outstanding increases in annual revenues, and successfully directed the FDA approval process for medical device clearance. For over 20 years, Chad served in leadership positions at various companies critical to the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain where he successfully brought new technologies to market, enabling process advancements at the world’s leading chip makers.
Chad’s responsibilities encompass comprehensive management of HEI’s Microelectronic Assembly Business. His focus will be on optimizing HEI’s microelectronic packaging and assembly capability by continuing to streamline operations and expanding production capabilities. This strengthens HEI’s leadership position for products and devices requiring expertise in miniaturization solutions, engineering services, Flex, Rigid-Flex and ceramic substrates, lean flow manufacturing, and the ability to develop and implement a wide range of test software and hardware solutions within the Medical Device, Communications, and Aerospace and Defense industries.
“Chad’s hands-on background in rapid growth and industry knowledge make him a key addition to the HEI executive team,” said Mark Thomas, CEO. “We view his technical background and experience in delivering high reliability products as the skill set needed and a sign of HEI’s ongoing commitment to growth and global leadership in all aspects of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) - design, development and manufacturing,” he added.
About HEI Inc.
HEI, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures ultra-miniature microelectronics, substrates, systems, connectivity and software solutions for customers engaged in the medical, hearing, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and industrial markets. HEI provides its customers with a single point of contact that can take an idea from inception to a fully functional and cost effective product utilizing innovative design solutions and by the application of state-of-the-art materials, processes and manufacturing capabilities. Visit us at http://www.heii.com.
1495 Steiger Lake Lane
Victoria, MN 55386