Indium Corporation President to Speak at Workforce and Education Conference


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Indium Corporation’s Ross Berntson, President and COO, will be one of the featured speakers at Jobs for the Future (JFF) Horizons virtual conference at 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST), Tuesday, June 9.

Drawing from his unique global manufacturing experience, Berntson will participate in the session Responding to Crisis and Preparing for the Future: Regional Manufacturing Perspectives. In this session, Berntson and co-speakers will provide regional perspectives on how COVID-19 has impacted their industry in some unprecedented ways, as well as how manufacturers are planning for future recovery.

Part of Indium Corporation’s response to COVID-19, which has been designed to keep employees safe and the factories running, was derived from the creation of a manufacturer’s pledge. Created in coordination with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), who will also present at the Horizons conference, the pledge is designed to utilize collective skills and knowledge, as well as best practices from noted authorities to help manufacturers make decisions that would allow them to keep employees safe and the factories running. To learn more, visit here. MACNY’s pledge page can be found at https://www.macny.org/keep-people-safe-and-factories-running/.

Berntson is responsible for Indium Corporation’s global sales, marketing, technical support, operations, engineering, human resources, and product R&D functions.

Berntson joined Indium Corporation in 1996 as a Product Specialist. He quickly rose to the roles of Product Manager, Marketing Leader, Sales Leader, and Tech Support Leader. Prior to his current role, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Indium Corporation’s Asia Holdings. Berntson lived in Singapore for two years, learning much about the daily activities in Southeast Asia and China. While there, he expanded his understanding of the regional business needs and opportunities for Indium Corporation. Berntson has been instrumental in forging new marketing strategies and providing expanded sales opportunities for Indium Corporation’s full line of solder products. He is an active member of numerous industry organizations, including the IPC, iNEMI, IMAPS, and SMTA. He has published several technical papers and articles and has presented at technical conferences globally. Berntson has a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Cornell University, where he earned the Henny Wittink Memorial Marketing Prize and the George Caldwell Award.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

 

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