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KIC President Bjorn Dahle is celebrating his 20-year milestone with the company. Though he joined KIC in 1996 and assumed his role as the company's president in 2000, Dahle believes he is just getting started. KIC's thermal profiling products have become omnipresent in the EMS industry with the well-known KIC logo appearing on reflow ovens in thousands of factories.
Dahle began his career in the electronics industry in 1987 as product manager at Amistar Corp. He joined MPM in 1988 as a sales manager, then moved to Germany to setup MPM's European operations. Dahle holds an MBA in Marketing from San Diego State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
With a total 30 years in the industry, Dahle is extremely well-versed in the industry, and specifically thermal process tools to help electronic manufacturers improve quality, productivity and traceability. Dahle commented, "I have been fortunate in my career to work for excellent companies such as MPM. Although KIC is a small company, we have some of the best people that I have ever had the honor to work with. We are in the early stages of the smart factory trend where KIC is well-positioned to take advantage of decades of acquiring and analyzing process data to help manufacturers run their factories more effectively. We are very proud of how we have helped thousands of customers improve their thermal processes, but with the team that we now have, the best is yet to come."
Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process optimization tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers improve the thermal process quality while reducing cost.
KIC products include the KIC SPS, K2, X5, KICstart2, ProBot, 24/7 Wave and the KIC RPI. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and automatic thermal process systems, and has won numerous industry awards. For more information, click here.