LONDON Jaltek Systems and NOTE AB, two European EMS providers who have a cooperation agreement in place, have appointed Kevin Heath to the role of Strategic Alliance Manager.
A strategic alliance between U.K. based Jaltek Systems and Swedish EMS provider NOTE was set up earlier this year to provide OEMs in niche markets with access to a complete design to production service offering in Europe, equivalent to that offered by tier one global providers.
Heath (left) has been appointed to facilitate the alliance and to ensure that clients benefit from a seamless service and transition between the two companies’ services. A professional with over 30 years’ experience, at all levels of management for multinationals and specialists in advanced industrial products and services, Heath has considerable knowledge of the EMS and PCB industries, having worked for blue chip companies such as GEC, Celestica and Sanmina-SCI, as well as with electronics manufacturing companies such as GSPK and Wynn Electronics.
Steve Pittom, Jaltek Systems Sales Director, said, “Kevin’s key focus for Jaltek Systems is to bring UK business to Jaltek that may ultimately go through to the NOTE volume facilities in Estonia and Lithuania. In bringing business into Jaltek Systems and the alliance, he will be working alongside other members of the Jaltek Systems team, including myself. As well as this, Kevin has responsibilities for NOTE’s UK sales, and, most importantly for the companies’ joint clients, he is also the reference point within Jaltek Systems for all activities with NOTE.”
Heath’s appointment crowns long months of discussion and analysis during which the two EMS providers examined every aspect of their alliance in depth to ensure that both companies and their clients gain maximum benefits from the move. The fact that Heath is jointly employed by both companies signals their absolute commitment to the alliance and to building a total EMS offering at the leading edge in terms of capability and resources, managed and driven by some of the very best people in the industry.
The alliance combines Jaltek Systems skills as a flexible specialist in the design, new product introduction (NPI) and low volume high mix assembly of advanced technology products, with one of Europe’s fastest-growing medium to high volume EMS providers with production facilities in Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania and Poland.