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KIC has promoted Carlos Espinoza to the position Operations Manager. Espinoza joined KIC in September 2016 as a senior buyer/planner, and quickly climbed the ladder at KIC to operations manager within eight months.
Espinoza commented about his promotion, "A phrase that I live by and use a lot is to 'think in the solution, not in the problem'. This is how I approach each opportunity here at KIC. I am always looking for new solutions and ways to improve efficiency.”
An experienced production buyer/planner and materials manager, Espinoza gained his experience from respected companies, including Kyocera-Wireless (formerly Qualcomm) and Access Scientific Inc. He has more than 20 years of planning, forecasting, purchasing, supply chain and inventory management experience to drive efficiencies and reduce costs.
Espinoza completed the APICS Material Certification Program at San Diego State University, as well as numerous training courses: SPC, TQM, Coaching for Results, Selecting Exceptional Employees, Leading and Facilitating Effective Meeting, Project Management, Strategic Thinking, Creating High Performance Teams, Critical Thinking, Leadership Development Academy, Supervisor Training, and extensive knowledge of MRP/ERP Oracle systems.
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 about KIC, click here.