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INSULECTRO PRINTED ELECTRONICS DISTRIBUTES FLEXCON PRODUCTS

“Insulectro Printed Electronics has had a fantastic year distributing DuPont conductive inks and pastes and a wide array of best-in-class, advanced substrates,” announced Tim Redfern, President of Insulectro Printed Electronics, “I am pleased to announce the addition of FLEXcon to our list of world-class suppliers.”

 FLEXcon’s SWITCHmark® is a line of high-performance spacer components and laminating adhesives engineered for demanding membrane switch applications that face hostile environments such as moisture and solvents. Color-coded release liners on popular constructions ensure accurate product identification and mistake proofing during switch assembly. They offer a wide range of standard and custom product constructions, allowing customers the design flexibility to meet their application requirements with one adhesive system. These products meet UL Recognition under UL 746C (Polymeric Adhesive Systems, Electrical-Component) and UL 969 (Marking Labeling Systems Material Components).  

“The Printed Electronics team is excited to participate and support this product line for the Printed electronics industry in the United States and Canada Please call INSULECTRO with any questions regarding this PSA offering,” enthused Insulectro Vice President of Sales Kevin Miller.

“For over 65 years, FLEXcon has been creating value-added solutions with pressure-sensitive films and adhesives. Design engineers have turned to FLEXcon because they have the materials knowledge, technical capability and applications expertise needed to develop innovative solutions that meet the full range of production and end-use challenges,” Miller continued.

Insulectro Printed Electronics offers products from such premium brands as DuPont (Dupont Teijin Films™, Intexar® wearable stretchable ink systems, Tedlar®, and Kapton®), Coveme, Kodak, 3M, Saint-Gobain, TCI, Sabic, and Chemours – and now FLEXcon. Products include a diverse array of polyester materials, polyimide, FEP, PTFE, and PFA. Insulectro also offers its own line of polycarbonate products under the Clarity™ brand.

In addition to inks and substrates, Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials, InduBond®, Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO TO PRESENT ACCLAIMED POWER CHATS™ AT IPC APEX EXPO

Insulectro has announced a blow-out schedule of its highly anticipated 13.5-minute power chats in cooperation with DuPont, Isola, InduBond® and EMD Electronics during this year’s IPC APEX EXPO at the San Diego Convention Center, January 25- 27.

With top execs and engineers presenting on such breakthrough topics as 5G, Automotive, and the introduction of new Films and Laminates, the Insulectro Power Chats™, branded [email protected], will be presented in a three-quarter round theatre presentation in Insulectro’s 1800 square foot mega-booth – #3233, the largest exhibit in the suppliers and materials section.

“We are pleased to take our [email protected] – Insulectro Power Chats, to the next level with our valued suppliers, DuPont, Isola, and EMD by presenting a new topic every 30 minutes” commented Ken Parent, Chief Operating Officer, “We have 35 amazing presentations that should be of top interest to fabricators, designers, and OEMs. The Chats are topical, short, info-packed learning sessions presented by experts in the field during IPC APEX EXPO. In 13.5 minutes per Chat, attendees will learn the WHAT/WHY/HOW of these industry game changers.” The Power Chats will rotate and repeat during the show’s three days of exhibition.

 “These key suppliers are leading the pack with cutting edge engineering on new technologies that are expected to have a major impact on everyone’s life,” stated Michelle Walsh, Insulectro Vice President of Product Management, who also moderates the sessions, “To accommodate the demand, our Power Chats™ are likely to generate, we’ve increased our exhibit space substantially to create a theatrical, but safe,  environment for presenter and audience alike.

“Of particular note, Andy Kannurpatti, DuPont Business Director ICS is scheduled to present: “DuPont—Partnering with Customers to Provide Sustainable Materials Solutions for Advanced Interconnects” at 2:00 pm on January 25, repeating at 11:00 am on January 26.

“Another “don’t want to miss” Power Chat™: Isola President & CEO Travis Kelly will speak out for the newly minted PCB advocacy group PCBAA. His topic, “Confronting Our Industry’s Supply Chain Challenges”, will be presented at 11:00 am on January 25, repeating at 2:00 pm on January 26 also in booth #3233.”

Ken continued, “We are pleased also to introduce Victor Lazáro Gallego, inventor of the InduBond® induction press to North American fabricators. Victor, who is Technical Director for InduBond® for Chemplate Materials, S.L. in Barcelona, Spain, will present a Power Chat™ on ‘Indubond® Lamination, Registration, and Automation.’ Victor will be presenting 4:00 pm on January 25, and 11:30 am on January 26.”

“We’re delighted to bring many of these presenters and topics to IPC, for the first time, to explore both the far-reaching vision and new technologies and products that are being developed. It’s a great chance to experience how industry visionaries think about the future. Over the past nine years, our IPC Power Chats have been enormously popular. Most times, it’s standing room only. That’s due to the intriguing topics we spotlight in our chats and in our booth. This year promises to be no exception,” Walsh concluded.

[email protected] Power Chats™

Topics and Schedule for Booth #3233:

(Business Card drawing for Amazon Echo Dot, Google Nest Mini at conclusion of each session)

VISION

DuPont—Partnering with Customers to Provide Sustainable Materials Solutions for Advanced Interconnects

To address growing megatrends such as 5G connectivity and electric/autonomous vehicles, the printed circuit board industry must address issues such as reliable signal integrity and thermal management and do so with sustainable solutions. In this presentation, learn how DuPont is partnering with customers to provide critical interconnect solutions by leveraging its broad, growing and sustainable portfolio, deep material and applied science expertise.

Andy Kannurpatti, Global Business Director – DuPont ICS Films & Laminates

Confronting Our industry’s Supply Chain Challenges

From everyday consumer products to critical national defense systems, printed circuit boards are the electronic foundation of our modern world. Over the past 20 years, PCB production has moved away from the United States at an alarming rate, and more must be done to level the playing field and balance the sources of PCBs.

Travis Kelly, President & CEO – Isola Group

Explore Isola’s New QTA Facility

Isola bucked the trend by opening a new state-of-the-art Quick Turn Center in Chandler, AZ. The first in North America in years. Take a look at what this means for you.

Jim Hartzell, VP of OEM Marketing – Isola Group

MATERIALS & SELECTION

OEMs’ Guide to Materials Selections

Material Decisions Affect Performance, Price, and Producibility of Our Circuits. Our PCB/PCA products are used in so many industry sectors, with varied types of circuitry with so many different manufacturing considerations. Never let someone unqualified make these decisions for your company. Make the right informed choice by looking at all perspectives.

Michael Creeden CID+ MIT , Insulectro Technical Director

New Base Materials for 5G Telecommunications

5G telecommunications encompass a broad range of operating frequencies. For high band applications, new base materials are needed to support high-speed digital signal transmission, where requirements for Dk and Df exceed the today’s capability of conventional base materials. These emerging requirements make every component of the base material critical – the resin system, fillers, flame retardants, reinforcements, and copper foils. Integrating these raw materials into products that meet signal integrity requirements while also meeting reliability, CAF resistance and processability needs will be addressed.

Ed Kelley, CTO – Isola Group

You Need DuPont™ Interra™ More Than Ever!

Learn how DuPont’s Interra™ line of thin embedded capacitor materials can improve power distribution networks by lowering the overall impedance and allow design flexibility for component placements due to the reduced number of discrete capacitors required.

Greg Roettger, Key Account Manager, DuPont CPM

New Offerings in Metallization Chemistry

From high volume HDI to IC substrate technology, copper plating into blind via features enables a higher density of interconnects. However, one plating chemistry does not t all applications. Learn how DuPont has developed a new suite of copper via-filling products designed to meet the needs of customers.

Erik Reddington, Strategic Engagement Leader – DuPont Electronics &

Imaging

Ormet® Z-Axis Interconnects for Dense Circuits

Ormet® Z-Axis Interconnect is a game changer. The need for HDI solutions has been around for some time using traditional methods to solve the challenges. This has created challenges to the fabrication process due to stresses of multiple lamination cycles, via and material stress. Along with plating challenges for high-aspect ratio vias on high layer count boards. Come learn how Ormet® sintering paste from EMD Electronics solves all these challenges

Michael Creeden CID+ MIT , Insulectro Technical Director

TECHNOLOGY

TLPS Paste Technology – Products & Applications

Ormet® pastes are becoming a popular way to form z-axis interconnects in PCB. The paste utilizes Transient Liquid Phase Sintering technology to achieve this. By changing some of the paste attributes, it has other applications. We will review the principles of the technology and present on other ways and products used in electronic builds. Catherine Shearer, EMD Electronics & Chris Hunrath, VP of Technology – Insulectro

Where is the Energy that Our Circuits Produce?

Electro-Magnetic Theory – getting the best use from the best laminates from Isola & DuPont. In today’s high-speed and RF circuits, you are not routing interconnects, you are managing EM fields and knowing where these fields exists is paramount to Signal Integrity performance. You can use the best material, but you need to know how to get the best use from that material.

Michael Creeden CID+ MIT , Insulectro Technical Director

InduBond® Lamination, Registration, Automation

InduBond® X-PRESS lamination presses utilize a different way of producing the heat required for lamination using standard pressing methods. The innovation of this technology is that it produces heat on the laminated material, and only the laminated material, of each layer of the press pack at the same time, at the same temperature level, without any thermal conduction.

Presented by Victor Lazáro Gallego, Technical Director and InduBond® inventor at Chemplate Materials, S.L.

Copper Foils for High Speed & Fine Line (mSAP) Designs

Copper foil in PCB builds is no longer simply a matter of thickness (oz/sqft). Today, there are many foil types available. More and more designs are calling out specific foil characteristics. In this chat we will be reviewing some of the many types available and help “connect the dots” between the specs and the foil needed to deliver the design attributes.

Chris Hunrath, VP of Technology – Insulectro

Computer on Wheels – Automotive Electrification

The evolution/revolution is automotive electrification has increased the demand for highly reliable laminates that will stand up to the thermal demands of the hostile environments found under the hood.

Steve Sekanina, Director HSD Products – Isola Group

High Temperature Lamination and Fusion Bonding

High temperature thermoplastic materials have found their way into PCB builds. They have some unique signal characteristics as well as applications in flexible circuit technology. In this chat we will discuss some of the material sets, lamination and other processing at the PCB fabricator.

Chris Hunrath, VP of Technology – Insulectro

PRINTED ELECTRONICS

Advancements in Ag/AgCl for Bio & E-Health

DuPont has expanded its portfolio of printable Ag/AgCl and carbon pastes for biomedical sensors, health patches, and test strips. These new pastes show improved properties such as solvent resistance, better printability, flexibility/bendability, paste stability, and accurate/stable electrode performance.

HV Tran, DuPont MCM Technology

Polyimide Pastes for High Temperature Applications

To meet our customers’ needs for applications requiring electronic ink with high thermal/chemical resistance on ex/rigid substrates, DuPont has developed direct printable polyimide dielectrics, resistors, and conductors. Learn about the technical features, product benefits, and potential applications of the new KA series.

HV Tran, DuPont MCM Technology

DESIGN EDUCATION

Success! Working with your Fabrication Supply Chain

With increasing challenges in our circuit requirements, the danger of delaying fabricator involvement can significantly reduce reliability and producibility, resulting in lower yields and higher costs. When circuits are in development the circuit boards should not be considered a commodity rather, they require proactive co-engineering with your supply chain. This success can reduce costs & delays in: Material Recommendations, Stack-up Suggestions, HDI, RF, Flex, Rigid-Flex, SI & DFX. Michael Creeden CID+ MIT , Insulectro Technical Director

All Power Chats are in Space #3233 at IPC APEX EXPO. No sign-up required, and topics are repeated by your convenience. Complete schedules available in Insulectro Booth #3233, or at insulectro.com.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials, InduBond®, Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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BIG WEEK FOR EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER INDUBOND®

On Tuesday, November 16, Productronica 2021 in Munich, Germany, opened its doors to an eager audience looking for some sense of normality at the continent’s biggest electronics exhibition. InduBond® was in the thick of things showing their new double-entry X-Press 360, which uses a revolutionary new way of laminating PCBs. The press uses induction heating technology to deliver precisely the energy needed to cure the resins with no thermal delays in any direction of the stack – X, Y, and Z direction.

The press was shown with a proprietary stack-up from Insulectro named CSC (copper-steel-copper.)

InduBond® was also in the news with photographs of its massive expansion at its Barcelona HQ. The expansion will help increase capacity to match the demand this system is causing.

Lastly, InduBond’s® North American distributor, Insulectro, has announced its first sale of the X-Press 360 system to premiere fabricator APCT in Southern California – a harbinger of what’s to come as the NA PCB market becomes aware of the unique capabilities of InduBond® and its lamination and automation equipment.

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INSULECTRO ADVANCES ITS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH ALL NEW WEBSITE

“Insulectro takes our next step in digital transformation with the launch of a brand-new website designed to provide critical up-to-date product, equipment, and service information thoroughly and rapidly,” announced Patrick Redfern, President and CEO of Insulectro. “It’s a very innovative and intuitive user interface that can be used by several populations of visitors. It offers the chance to learn not only about the products we distribute, but to showcase our world-class supplier/partners and learn from Insulectro’s hands-on experience in the field.”

The company offers laminates (rigid, flex, rigid/flex), drill room backup and entry materials, chemistry, copper foil products, and maintenance supplies from eleven conveniently located stocking locations across North America.

“Using cross-functional, internal product and process teams, we really looked to create an easy-to-navigate, content-rich site for our customers and colleagues” added Ken Parent, Chief Operating Officer. “Fabricators, OEMs, designers, and supplier/partners will find the new website extremely user-friendly with most information a few clicks away. In fact, the site has been designed in “tracks” based on the way each of these user groups searches for information. Plus, there’s an Education section that contains white papers, videos, and other useful expertise to assist with design, material selection, and fabrication. A core principle for us is to be ‘Always Learning, Always Teaching’. We can help.”

Insulectro Vice President of IT Kathy Linares, who spearheaded the project commented, “The new website again moves us forward with its comprehensive product catalog, customer portal, and education center. As we continue to develop digital tools and automation to optimize all of our processes, the new Insulectro.com website is a further step to enhancing the customer experience in the 24×7 digital world.”

Redfern concluded, “We have made many technological advancements in IT, Operations, and Sales in the past several years – all to streamline our processes and provide better service to our fabricators and OEMs. Expect us to maintain the lead on this as we continue to push the needle forward, redefining the whole concept of distribution – all to help you build better boards, faster.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO HIRES SUPPLY/DEMAND EXPERT MONTSERRAT BARCELO AS DIRECTOR OF SUPPLY CHAIN

Insulectro has hired industry veteran Montserrat Barcelo as Director of Supply Chain replacing Jason Shuppert who was recently promoted to Vice President of Operations.

“I am pleased to announce a new teammate to our Insulectro supply chain team, Montserrat (Montse) Barcelo,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “Montse comes to us with an extensive and diverse background in the design, development, implementation, and management of supply chain operations. She will report to Jason Shuppert who continues to oversee that area as a part of his new position.”

Barcelo has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international operations including product/sales forecasting, inventory management, and long-range capacity requirements planning. She has held positions at Ventura Foods as Demand Planning Manager; Advanced Bionics as Demand and Production Control Planning Manager, and most recently as Supply Chain Director for American Woodmark Corporation. Over the course of her career, she has held various supply chain positions at Tom’s Shoes, Pelican Products, among others.

“I’ve known Montse for many years and have always admired her ability to manage today, tomorrow, and next year when it comes to optimizing the supply chain,” stated Vice President of Operations Jason Shuppert. “She will bring her much needed knowledge and insight into materials planning, and her solid IT background, to Insulectro at a time when the industry’s global supply chain for PCB materials remains fluid.”

Barcelo holds an MBA in Global Business from Pepperdine University. She received her undergraduate degree as a Bachelor of Computer Sciences from the Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana where she graduated cum laude. She’s a Six Sigma Green Belt, is a certified CPIM in Inventory Control – Supply Management with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Ken Parent concluded, “Montse is a wonderful talent to add to our bench of superstars. The times may be uncertain, but Insulectro certainly continues to grow and expand to help our customers build better circuits, faster.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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ISOLA COURTS ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS WITH ITS HIGH-RELIABILITY COPPER-CLAD LAMINATES AT DESIGNCON

Isola Group, the leading global and local manufacturer of copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs for use in the manufacture of PCB boards announces it will exhibit at DESIGNCON in San Jose, CA, on Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Isola will display in booth #925.

Due to the pandemic, the event was moved from its usual January date to mid-August. The venue has changed as well from Santa Clara to the San Jose Convention Center

 “Isola is presenting a broad array of products that are truly exciting for our customers, designers, and engineers,” commented Sean Mirshafiei, Global Sales & Marketing Officer. “We are presenting to the marketplace two exceptional products now available. The first is IS550H laminate and prepreg. IS550H is a halogen-free material that is designed for E-Mobility high energy and high voltage applications providing extreme thermal stability, superior CAF performance, and FR-4 like processability. It’s perfect for demanding automotive applications.

“The second is TerraGreen® 400G, an extremely low-loss halogen-free material designed for use in the next generation of 5G infrastructure systems. This new TerraGreen® laminate has 25% lower loss over ultra low-loss materials and a proven CAF performance at 1000 hours 100VDC/65% RH/85° C.”

Isola also plans on showcasing exhibiting high speed digital products, like Tachyon® 100G, I-Tera® MT40, and I-Speed® that facilitate next generation designs. The exhibit will feature RF/Microwave laminates, such as Astra® MT77.

Mirshafiei continued, “As circuit boards continue to become thinner, smaller, and faster, OEM designers are demanding a new breed of materials with lower loss and lower Dk to design and build boards that were never before possible.”

In its 26th year in Silicon Valley, DesignCon was created by engineers for engineers as a place where designers, fabricators and assemblers can exchange ideas and learn better ways to make printed circuit boards. Over 5,000 industry professionals participate in a two-day exhibition and three-day technical conference held at the San Jose Convention Center.

“The Isola team is looking forward to greeting attendees and sharing with them the game-changing products our company offers. DesignCon is an important tradeshow as it offers us the opportunity to match our products with an engineer’s or designer’s needs. Plus, after a long year and a half of limited travel, it’s an opportunity to network with peers, colleagues, and experts and get reacquainted,” Mirshafiei concluded.

The exhibit floor is open Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

About Isola

Isola is a leading global material sciences company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards, which provide the physical platforms for the semiconductors, passive components, and connection circuitry that power and control virtually all modern electronic products. Isola operates a network of factories worldwide. See more at: <http://www.isola-group.com>

For more information, contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

[email protected]

949.587.3326

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INSULECTRO JOINS PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PCBAA) AS FOUNDING MEMBER

“It’s no secret the US PCB industry has been playing catch-up for the past 20 years, and Insulectro is going all in to do our part,” stated Patrick Redfern, Insulectro CEO and President.

“It’s exciting to join our other founding members and colleagues – AGY, Calumet Electronics, Isola Group, Summit Interconnect, and TTM Technologies – in making a statement about the need for change in our industry.

            “PCBAA seeks to promote an environment in which U.S.-based printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers can thrive. The organization values the market fairness and a level playing field on which U.S. PCB manufacturers can compete against competitors subsidized by foreign governments,” Redfern continued.

            “To find out more about PCBAA, go to PCBAA.org. You can follow the organization’s progress, mission, and apply for membership,” Redfern concluded. “Join us. We are going to make a difference.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC® Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials, Shikoku, Shur-loc, Kemmer Praezision GmbH, Industrial Brush Corp, and Denkai America. Most recently high-performance lamination presses from InduBond® have been added to the product line.

These products are used by Insulectro customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, printed electronics, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America in “customer-near” distribution centers, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO PRINTED ELECTRONICS HIRES SUBSTRATE EXPERT JEFFREY CRAWFORD

“Insulectro Printed Electronics has had a fantastic year distributing DuPont conductive inks and pastes and a wide array of best-in-class substrates,” announced Tim Redfern, President of Insulectro Printed Electronics, “Because of the wide variety of substrates offered and our intention to aggressively market them, I am pleased to announce Jeffrey Crawford coming on board. Jeff comes to us from DuPont Specialty Products where Jeff enjoyed a 21-year career in a variety of key positions. His last six years at DuPont were spent supporting Tedlar® PVF Films, a protective surface product distributed by Insulectro.”

Crawford received his MS degree in chemistry from Drexel University. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Shippensburg University. He is the author of many academic papers and shares a patent on Spin Printing of Electronic and Display Components. During his time at DuPont, Crawford held positions ranging from Materials Scientist, Application Development Specialist (Tedlar®) to Technical Sales Business Development Manager.

“Jeff is the right guy at the right place and right time for Insulectro,” enthused Insulectro Vice President of Sales Kevin Miller. “He has a thorough knowledge of substrates and meshes his science understandings with business development. We look forward to seeing where Jeff can take us.

“With over 20 years in the industry, Jeff has a unique ability to look at problems in different ways. He’s a Six Sigma versatile and efficient professional with leadership training and experience.” Miller concluded.

The company offers products from such premium brands as DuPont (Dupont Teijin Films™, Intexar® wearable stretchable ink systems, Tedlar®, and Kapton®), Coveme, Kodak, 3M, Saint-Gobain, TCI, Sabic, and Chemours. Products include a diverse array of polyester materials, polyimide, FEP, PTFE, and PFA. Insulectro also offers its own line of polycarbonate products under the Clarity™ brand.

In addition to inks and substrates, Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials, InduBond®, Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO PROMOTES KEN PARENT, JASON SHUPPERT, AND FELIX MARTINEZ INTO KEY ROLES

Insulectro has announced major changes in its corporate structure, effective today.

Twenty-one year Insulectro veteran Ken Parent has been promoted to a newly created position of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for both sales and operations announced Patrick Redfern, Insulectro President and CEO.

“Ken has proven his ability to lead by example, speak up for those who have challenges, encourage his teammates to be their best, and develop talent from within as well as recruit from outside. His vision inspires everyone as he drives incredible results with passion and enthusiasm,” Redfern commented. “He is widely known and respected throughout our industry and has contributed significantly to the strategic direction of the company.

“Ken is the first guy to get on a plane to meet a customer or supplier partner. Currently, he is crisscrossing the United States on a 30-day tour to our distribution centers meeting with customers as he goes. He knows how our industry works at every level, and he is tireless in his work to make it better,” Patrick Redfern stated.

Prior to his promotion, Parent has led both the sales and product management teams.

Redfern continued, “Our announcement today includes the upcoming retirement of Insulectro’s current Vice President of Operations Jeff Mason in February of 2022.  Jeff, a twelve-year teammate, helped bring our operational visions to life and provided insight and expertise to drive our companies forward.  He has demonstrated his drive for continuous improvement and his passion for people consistently during his time here and will be missed.”

Succeeding Mason as Vice President of Operations is Jason Shuppert, current Head of Supply Chain. Since joining the Insulectro team three years ago, Shuppert has demonstrated continual success building a Supply Chain department focused on mitigating the negative impact of disruptions in supply and demand.

Shuppert’s extensive background in Supply Chain Planning includes Operations planning, Forecasting, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Inventory Management, and other facets of the supply chain.  He has held senior leadership positions with several large companies including ARYZTA, LLC.  Ventura Foods, Land O’Lakes, IPS, and Kimberly Clark before coming Insulectro.  

“Jason has built a strong team that has really benefited our customers. We both share the same vision for what ‘world-class manufacturing,’ operations, and supply chain should look like for our companies,” Redfern stated. “He has the pulse on what’s happening with product availability, and understands our customers’ need to receive materials as rapidly as possible. In his new role, Jason will be able to further impact our service model. Shuppert will report to Ken Parent.”

Assisting Shuppert, Felix Martinez has been promoted to National Director of Operations overseeing Insulectro’s operations in all our branches. Martinez has demonstrated strong leadership in the Lake Forest distribution centers as well as coordinating several transitions for recent acquisitions.

Redfern concluded, “Today’s announcements, all internal promotions, are another step forward for Insulectro, in enabling our customers to build better boards, faster. With such a great team, the future seems unlimited.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For more information, contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

[email protected]

949.587.3328

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INSULECTRO PROMOTES INDUSTRY VETERAN MICHELLE WALSH TO VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Insulectro’s Michelle Walsh to the position of VP – Product Management,” commented Patrick Redfern, Insulectro President and CEO, “Michelle has had a long career of 22 years and counting at Insulectro and has been extremely effective working with our supplier base and managing our Product Management and Pricing teams. She has been a tireless “go-to” resource for customers and our sale team.”

Walsh joined Insulectro in 1998 and has held many roles including Technical Service Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Business Analyst Manager, Product Manager for multiple Chemistries and DuPont products, and most recently as Director of Product Management.

Walsh joined DuPont in 1988 as a Process Engineer supporting the manufacture of DuPont’s Stairmaster® Carpet Fiber. She transferred from Waynesboro, VA to California in Technical Service for DuPont before being named Technical Sales Manager in 1998. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

“The promotion of Michelle to VP of Product Management is well deserved,” commented Ken Parent, Vice President of Sales, “She has shown distinctive leadership with our internal teams and is well respected by our suppliers.  She is expert in understanding the properties of our ever-expanding product line and a key participant in the development of Insulectro’s corporate strategic plan. This promotion is another step forward for Insulectro, in enabling our customers to build better boards, faster.”

“I please to promote Michelle from within our companies and congratulate her as she takes on her expanded role,” Redfern concluded.

Walsh will remain based out of Insulectro’s corporate headquarters in Lake Forest, CA.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For more information, contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

[email protected]

949.587.3326