Endicott, NY (March 9, 2015) – A significant announcement from i3 Electronics in Endicott, NY today: Dale Kersten has joined i3 Electronics as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.
Kersten comes to i3 Electronics from California-based electronics manufacturer Sanmina Corporation, and will be responsible for the development of all business technology solutions and building key customer relationships at i3 Electronics.
“The addition of Dale Kersten to our team is another significant step for i3 Electronics’ long-term growth strategy,” said Jim Matthews, Jr., President and CEO. “Dale is recognized globally as a leader in this industry. His expert technical background and ability to build key industry relationships will help us to attract even more business, and expand i3’s impact in this changing marketplace.”
i3 Electronics has been working to leverage its technologies and capabilities to secure Intellectual Properties and advanced products while keeping with customer expectations. As a leader in the industry, the company has secured long-term contracts from many customers, and is pursuing new industries with its advanced technologies and highly skilled workforce.
Prior to joining i3 Electronics, Kersten served as the VP of Global Engineering for Sanmina Corporation’s Interconnect Division. In that role, he developed strategies and managed goals for improvement focusing on value add manufacturing. He was responsible for product performances and controls through the development of new technologies and processes, as well as the development of new customer relationships and accounts.
Regarding his new position, Kersten says that: “There is tremendous opportunity here as many of the technologies employed by i3 Electronics are needed for the advanced products being designed today. i3 is in the perfect position to take advantage of these opportunities and support a high-end customer base.”
Kersten praised i3 Electronics’ intellectual properties and advanced capabilities, and said he plans to build upon the team’s momentum in service, technology, and reliability through persistence, determination and knowledge-sharing with customers.
As part of the company’s long-term growth strategy, i3 Electronics is also focusing on developing an even more efficient advanced design and manufacturing environment to provide highly cost-effective electronic products and solutions for its customers.
i3 Electronics is a vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance, electronic-packaging solutions, which includes the design and fabrication of printed-circuit boards and advanced semiconductor packaging, turnkey services for printed-circuit board and integrated-circuits assembly and testing, systems integration, and advanced-laboratory services.