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Promex Industries has named Michael R. Lopez, chief operating officer. In this position, Lopez will be responsible for growing the company while ensuring operational excellence.
Promex is an electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider specializing in process design and heterogeneous assembly. Promex works closely with its customers’ engineering teams during the product design cycle to develop robust, scalable manufacturing process flows.
“We deliver innovation by bringing quality into the initial product design and development. This is especially important for medical and biotech OEMS due to the unique requirements of their complex products,” said Promex President and CEO Richard Otte. “Michael has considerable experience as a COO of companies producing Class II and Class III medical devices. I’m confident he can capitalize on our resources, strategy and vision to help us continue to build these products in volume, with high yield and consistent quality.”
Prior to joining Promex, Lopez served as COO of Tria Beauty, Inc., (Dublin, CA), PneumRX Inc., (Mountain View, CA) and Oraya Therapeutics (Newark, California). Tria Beauty manufactures Class II medical devices for skin care, PneumRX develops Class III devices for emphysema management and Oraya produces low-voltage X-ray robotic systems for the treatment of macular degeneration.
“Promex is not a “me too” electronic manufacturing services firm. We’re a heterogenous integration house with broad toolsets and process technologies. Medical device OEMs come to us early in the development cycle to take advantage of our design for manufacturability and process validation expertise. Our close communication, collaboration and cooperation keeps them coming back. We’re like the watering hole for OEMs who need customized processes for their unique products,” Lopez said.
Lopez holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He began his career in the US Navy serving in the fast-attack nuclear-powered submarine community.
Promex provides microelectronics assembly services from its 30,000-sq.ft. Silicon Valley facility, including Class 100/1000 cleanrooms for production of medical and biotech devices. The company offers advanced package design and materials consulting. Onsite scalable services include heterogeneous assembly, RoHS-optimized SMT, wafer thinning, dicing, wirebond, flip chip and overmolding. Promex’s Quik-Pak Division in San Diego offers package turn times as fast as one day, with three to five days standard. Packages include OmPPs (Air Cavity Open-Molded Plastic), QFNs/SOICs, OCPPs (Open Cavity Plastic), custom air cavity and plastic overmolded. Services include wafer processing, wire bonding and flip chip for IC packaging/COB applications. Both Promex and Quik-Pak facilities are ISO 13485:2016 / ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR registered. Promex also holds a CA FDB license to manufacture Class II and Class III medical devices.