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Zentech Manufacturing, a Merion portfolio company, is pleased to announce that it has chosen Tim Facklam to be its Chief Operating Officer. Tim will be responsible for leading Zentech in a collaborative environment to continuously improve operational performance in predictability, quality, cost, and customer satisfaction, as well as supply chain and operational excellence functions. He will also serve as a key member of the Zentech Senior Leadership Team.

Tim brings over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry and has served in a variety of roles during his career – (supply chain, engineering and technology services program management, operations management).  Most recently, Tim was the Group VP of Operations at Benchmark, where he managed four sites across the US. Tim is experienced in the high reliability electronics space and is committed to Zentech’s goal of Mission Critical Manufacturing.

Prior to joining Benchmark in 2011, Mr. Facklam served for 6 years as Bluegene Supercomputer Delivery and Operations Manager at IBM. Preceding IBM, Mr. Facklam was Director of SCM at Celestica, an EMS provider.

Mr. Facklam holds a BBA in Business Management and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and holds APICS and Black Belt certifications

Mike Buseman, Zentech’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Tim’s caliber joining our team at Zentech. His experience and leadership in contract manufacturing, OEMs, and supply chain will have a positive impact on both our company and our customers. These are extraordinary times for US manufacturing, we will continue to partner with our customers as the trusted source to deliver their mission critical manufacturing solutions.”

Tim commented, “I am honored to lead Operations at Zentech and look forward to working with an outstanding leadership team and the talented and dedicated staff at each site. I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that is focused on growing manufacturing capabilities and capacity in the US, and look forward to driving solutions for our customers’ complex challenges.”

About Zentech:  

Zentech Manufacturing, an EMS company, is primarily focused on the defense, aerospace, and medical industries, specializing in highly complex electronic and electromechanical assemblies. The company has locations in Baltimore, MD, Richardson, TX, and Bloomington, IL and maintains key certifications which include ISO 9001:2015, ITAR (US State Dept.), AS9100 (aerospace), and ISO 13485 (medical). In addition, Zentech is a certified IPC Trusted Source supplier for Class 3 mission-critical electronics, is IPC-1791 Trusted Assembler certified and IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum QML certified. In January 2023, Zentech received the Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award from the IPC.

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