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David Grushow has joined Z-AXIS as a manufacturing engineer in the company’s electronic contract manufacturing services group near Rochester, New Year. He has more than 15 years of experience in design and manufacturing with western New York companies including WesLor Enterprises and New Energy Works. David’s expertise includes product design, CAD drawing, CNC programming, and design of fixtures and processes for manufacturing. He has a BS in mechanical engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
About Z-AXIS, Inc.
Z-AXIS Inc. provides quality electronic product design, prototyping and electronics contract manufacturing services for complex printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) products. The company offers fast design turnaround, competitive NRE charges, rapid production and low freight costs from its 32,000 square foot, ISO9001:2015 certified design and manufacturing center near Rochester, NY. Z-AXIS also designs, manufactures and sells commercial, medical and industrial power supplies under its Bear Power Supplies brand.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
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Marc Carter, Independent Contributor
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