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Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, component lead tinning and solderability testing equipment, is pleased to announce the addition of WepcoVintek as their exclusive sales representative for their entire product line for the territory of Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern Nevada.
“We are pleased to have Kevin Colvin of WepcoVintek join our sales team”, stated Tom Baro, North American Sales Manager for Hentec Industries/RPS Automation. WepcoVintek has a wealth of experience in the electronic assembly industry including stencil printing, component placement, AOI and SPI inspection, vapor phase, selective and wave soldering, in-line and batch cleaners, as well as flying probe testers, and X-ray inspection systems.
“We are confident that Kevin and WepcoVintek will advance our complete line of Vector and Valence selective soldering systems, Odyssey component lead tinning machines, as well as our Pulsar solderability testing and Photon steam aging equipment throughout their sales territory”, added Baro.
Mark Laing, Siemens Digital Industries Software
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Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
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Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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