Stephen Pudles, who is also a current director of the Company, has decided not to stand for re-election in order to increase the presence of independent members on the Board.
Mr. Pudles became Chief Executive Officer on April 22, 2008 and a director on November 6, 2008.
He also serves as a director of our subsidiaries.
brings more than 25 years of electronics industry experience to the Company.
From 2000 until joining the Company, Mr. Pudles was employed by OnCore Manufacturing Services LLC (formerly known as Nu Visions Manufacturing LLC) (“OnCore”), where he served as President and CEO from 2002 to 2007, Executive Vice President from 2007 until joining the Company, and Vice President from 2000 to 2001.
He currently serves as a director of OnCore.
Previously, he has held senior management positions with Tanon Manufacturing, Electronic Associates, IEC and Restor Industries.
He has been a member of IPC’s Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry (EMSI) Council since 1988; was an original member of the Assembly Market Research Council (AMRC) Steering Committee; and was the Chairman of the IPC Taskgroup that created the IPC-D-326 document defining the “Documentation Requirements for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies.” He also serves as Vice Chairman of the IPC Board of Directors and is chairman of the EMSI Management Council.
Mr. Pudles has a Masters of Science in management and a Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board are held by different individuals: Mr. Phillip DeZwirek serves as Chairman and Stephen Pudles
serves as Chief Executive Officer.