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Hentec Industries, (formerly RPS Automation) a leading US manufacturer of selective solder, lead tinning, and solderability testing equipment, hit record sales in 2019 with the guidance of National Sales Director Tom Baro and the Torenko & Associates team.
Hentec Industries was able to surpass previous year’s sales records in 2019, with the assistance of Tom Baro and his 20+ years of sales experience. He has continued to develop and maintain relationships with independent sales representatives like Ron Torenko, from Torenko & Associates. In turn, this has created many long lasting business relationships, as well as skyrocketing Hentec’s sales in 2019.
During the 2020 IPC APEX Expo in San Diego, Ron Torenko and his team were named Hentec Industries’ Sales Team of the Year for 2019. Torenko & Associates has grown to be one of the top SMT manufacturer representatives in the United States, and only partners with premier electronic equipment manufacturers. The Torenko team is based out of Dallas, TX and their sales region covers Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mexico. Torenko & Associates has a simple mission statement: to provide you with the best assembly solutions available and at the best price.
About Hentec Industries
Hentec Industries/RPS Automation is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning, and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly, and distribution. Hentec has been advancing automated lead finish and soldering technology for defense, aerospace, automotive, contract manufacturers and micro-electronics component manufacturers for over 25 years. Hentec products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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