Alpha’s Ravi Bhatkal Elected to iNEMI Global Board of Directors for a Second Term


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Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, announces the election of their Vice President of Energy Technologies, Ravi M. Bhatkal, Ph.D., to the iNEMI Global Board of Directors for a second term.

The iNEMI organization roadmaps the future technology requirements of the global electronics industry, identifies and prioritizes technology and infrastructure gaps, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact deployment projects.

iNEMI Board of Directors provide direction on the policy, strategy and direction of the consortium. “It is an honor and privilege to serve on the iNEMI Board of Directors for a consecutive term”, said Dr. Bhatkal, of Alpha Assembly Solutions, part of the MacDermid Performance Solutions group of businesses. “iNEMI is unique in its scope and approach, and adds significant value to the electronics industry through its activities.  I am delighted to do my part to help advance the industry”.

Dr. Bhatkal was elected by the Council of Members and will serve another three-year term. Currently, the Board is made up of 12 voting directors who are executives from a cross-section of member companies (OEMs, EMS providers, ODMs and suppliers).

As Vice President of Energy Technologies for Alpha Assembly Solutions, Dr. Bhatkal has responsibility for new business creation in the alternative energy and energy efficiency value chains, including the identification and evaluation of new opportunities. Previously, Dr. Bhatkal served as VP and General Manager of the Engineered Products business at Alpha and led Global Strategic OEM Marketing, Strategic Planning, and the corporate New Business Development initiatives.  Dr. Bhatkal has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from The College of Engineering, Pune, his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the RPI Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, the Advisory Board of the RPI Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Editorial Advisory Board of Global LEDs/OLEDs Magazine.  He has also served on the Editorial Board of Advanced Materials and Processes Magazine.

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is a not-for-profit R&D consortium of approximately 100 leading electronics manufacturers and suppliers with cumulative member revenues exceeding $750 billion, associations, research institutes, government agencies and universities.  The iNEMI Mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  For more information, visit www.inemi.org.

About Alpha Assembly Solutions

Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions Business, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others.

With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA® electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy® Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax®, Atrox™ and Fortibond™ brands.

For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet™ products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process.  Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications. 

Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials.  For more information, click here.

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