LONDON Nigel Bard has joined Parkheath to be responsible for sales of all Cobar materials in UK and Ireland.
Bard has practical experience to this position, in the late 1980s and early 1990s he worked as a surface mount technician and process engineer at AB Electronics (now TTems), at the time this was the second largest SMT facility in Europe with 7 SMT lines.
For 4 years he was senior engineer at Panasonic, responsible for 96 machines and saw the 5 millionth TV roll off the production lines. From 1995 he moved back to AB Automotive Electronics as SMT Manager responsible for a dynamic SMT facility. He was later appointed Operations Manager.
Cobar recently opened a 54,000 sq ft production facility in Breda, Holland and its products include solder fluxes, tacking flux, cleaning agents, solder paste, peelable soldermask and solder wire.