Rehm USA Names Carsten Kramer as New Managing Director


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Proximity and direct relations to customers worldwide—something we have been doing for nearly 30 years: This takes top priority at Rehm Thermal Systems. As a leading manufacturer of thermal and system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaic industry, Rehm is represented locally with sales and services in 24 countries. Since the beginning of the year, Carsten Kramer has been responsible for our North American customers and partners as Managing Director at Rehm USA.

Rehm was quick to recognise that the American market offers huge potential—even for a manufacturer of thermal system solutions: in response to this, Rehm opened its North American branch in Atlanta in the US Federal State of Georgia in 1999, from where the activities for the USA and Canada are controlled and coordinated.

“I’m looking forward to my new task as Managing Director of Rehm USA along with the challenges accompanying this role. The American market has different needs and other requirements in comparison to the European market,” states Carsten Kramer. “The United States is a huge country. Numerous sales activities are handled via distributors, these jointly supported by the Rehm USA branch too.”

The North American electronics market offers tremendous potential for Rehm: We should utilise this to focus on the high-quality and process-reliable systems of Rehm Thermal Systems. Because Rehm also offers a broad product portfolio of systems for diverse application fields in the USA and Canada: These include reflow soldering solutions with convection or condensation, proven drying systems, hot and cold function test systems as well as complete coating lines for protective coatings.

“My first task will be to restructure the sales activities, while consolidating and extending the processes associated with our reflow soldering systems, drying systems as well as dispensing and coating solutions for protective coatings in North America. Special attention will be paid here to our vapour phase soldering systems of the CondensoX series as well as the Protecto coating systems. I’m looking forward to this challenge, as the requirements regarding both the systems and processes have increased and we need to respond faster to meet customer needs,” stresses Kramer. Customers can discover the innovative technology and quality of the Rehm systems for themselves at informative and training venues in the Rehm USA Technology Center in Atlanta.

Carsten Kramer has been working at Rehm Thermal Systems for three years. His first role was as contact for the photovoltaic area, where he coordinated both the global sales activities for the solar installations as well as strategic further development in close consultation with Management. In addition, he oversaw the markets in Southeast Asia, India and Korea as Director Southeast Asia. Prior to this, Carsten Kramer had worked in the sector for nearly eight years, working as Managing Director in the areas of thermal systems and solar products amongst other functions. He was also employed in various positions at prominent companies in the automotive industry ten years beforehand. Carsten Kramer set out on his professional career by studying mechanical engineering in Darmstadt and England.

About Rehm Thermal Systems 

Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assembly groups and specialises in thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry. Rehm is a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems using convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells and numerous customised systems. We have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with almost 30 years of industry experience, we are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.

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