LOS ANGELES, CA – January 27, 2014 - Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced the appointment of Kirk Waldron as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to Qual-Pro’s CEO, Brian Shane, Waldron will be responsible for the financial management and strategy of the company.
A well-known business leader in electronics manufacturing, Waldron brings more than 20 years of finance and management experience to Qual-Pro.
“We are very excited to have someone with a demonstrated track record such as Kirk to join us. His knowledge about electronics manufacturing finance is second-to-none. We will count on his wisdom every day”, said Shane. “Not only does Kirk bring a wealth of experience from other companies in our industry, but also he fits in perfectly with our management team. He has previously worked with several other executives on our team.”
Waldron is an industry veteran. His deep experience in manufacturing goes back to SMTEK International, the Electronics Manufacturing Service-provider (EMS) purchased by CTS, a $700 million EMS company. He was CFO and subsequently CEO, for SMTEK. Additionally, Kirk has a strong background in public and private company finance, having held senior positions such as CFO of Classic Party Rentals (where he played an integral role in rapidly growing Classic to becomethe largest event rental company in the country). Kirk has a long history in electronics, having been CFO and then CEO of AML Communications, a publicly traded company that designs and manufactures amplifiers for the wireless industry and CFO of Dynamotion/ATI, a publicly traded company that designed and manufactured PCB drillers and routers.
“Having been an advisor to the Qual-Pro management team for quite some time, I am very excited to be joining them in this official capacity. I look forward to joining some of my old friends and colleagues in participating in the growth of the business as we achieve new heights together. I have witnessed firsthand Qual-Pro’s commitment to quality and its success in establishing a trusted service on which customers have come to rely. I am confident Qual-Pro will not only continue its current successful momentum, but will also take advantage of the opportunistic market conditions.”
Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards. The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds. Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services. They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.