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Libra Industries, Inc.

A leading provider of integrated Electronic Manufacturing Services serving OEM manufacturers dealing with complex or technically sophisticated manufacturing requirements in diverse industries and applications.

Mentor, Ohio, USA

Contract Manufacturer

  • Phone 440-974-7770
  • Fax 440-974-7779

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Libra Industries’ Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation Awards $22,500 in Scholarships during Annual Golf Outing

Jun 17, 2018 | Libra Industries recently sponsored the Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation’s 13th Annual Golf Outing that took place Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Kirtland Country Club. During the event, Libra Industries’ CEO Rod Howell awarded three scholarships totaling $22,500. The scholarships were awarded as follows:

From left to right: Ashley Zeier (Howell), Jenn Kiminas (Marketing & Communications Manager) and Veronica Felker (Program Manager).

New 3D AOI at Libra Industries’ Mentor Facility

May 28, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it has installed an Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system at its Mentor facility. The company now has three 3D AOI systems from Omron, with the first two already running at its Dallas, TX facility.

Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system at its Mentor facility.

Libra Industries Awarded by Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene

May 15, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that announces that it received a safety award from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The Division of Safety and Hygiene awarded Libra Industries for working 1,138,743 hours without accident or injury (between the dates of 4/8/2015 – 12/31/2017).

Libra Industries Offers Complete AOI Traceability

Apr 24, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it has expanded its factory-wide Cogiscan Track, Trace & Control (TTC) Software to cover its AOI operation on multiple lines. A long-time Cogiscan customer, this system expansion demonstrates Libra Industries’ commitment to customer service.

Libra Industries Sponsors SMTA Ohio Valley Membership Appreciation Golf Outing

Apr 17, 2018 | Libra Industries today announced that it will sponsor the SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter Golf Outing. The 3rd Annual Membership Appreciation Golf Outing is schedule to take place Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Raintree Golf Country Club in Uniontown, OH.

Libra Industries Promotes Rewarding Careers in Manufacturing

Apr 12, 2018 | Libra Industries is a silver sponsor of the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Annual RoboBot Competition. The eighth annual AWT RoboBots Competition will take place April 29, 2018 at the Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH. This hands-on career exploration opportunity allows students to truly experience what it means to work in manufacturing.

Libra Industries Promotes from Within

Mar 27, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce four new promotions as part of a recent reorganization. Promotions include:

Tim Bell Takes on Expanded Role as Libra Industries’ Production Manager

Mar 21, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Bell to Production Manager. Bell joined Libra Industries as part of the Tetrad Electronics acquisition and has been an employee since 2014. Recently, the company expanded his role to oversee production at Plants Two and Three.

Tim Bell Production Manager.

Libra Industries Promotes Clayton Carr to Program Manager

Mar 16, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Clayton Carr from Production Supervisor to Program Manager.

Clayton Carr from Production Supervisor to Program Manager.

Libra Industries Recognizes Six Long Time Employees

Mar 01, 2018 | Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce its service awards for Q1 2018. The company recognized the following employees:

Libra Industries – Dallas Completes Recertification Audit for AS9100 Rev D Aerospace Standard

Feb 08, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that its Dallas, TX facility has successfully completed its recertification for the AS9100 Rev D SAE International Aerospace Standard. This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space and defense industry requirements, definitions and notes.

Dallas, TX facility.

Libra Industries’ Mentor Facility Renews ISO Certifications

Jan 24, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that its Mentor facility has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries – Mentor is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality management system.

Libra Industries Achieves NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

Jan 16, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it is now compliant with Special Publication 800-171 – “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations” – from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The document was designed to provide guidance on ensuring that all systems that process, store, or transmit CUI information are secured and hardened. Compliance to the 800-171 standard is enforced by a set of technical policies. NIST SP800-171 outlines those policies.

Libra Industries Promotes Daniel McMaster to Manager of Program Management at Dallas Facility

Jan 15, 2018 | Libra Industriesm is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel McMaster to Manager of Program Management at its Dallas facility.

Daniel McMaster to Manager of Program Management at its Dallas facility.

Libra Industries Sponsors 2018 Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Jan 04, 2018 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of the 2018 SMTA Pan Pacific (Pan Pac) Microelectronics Symposium. The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 5-8, 2018 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Libra Industries has always been and remains very passionate about supporting the efforts and mission of the SMTA.

Rod Howell, CEO of Libra Industries.

Libra Industries Hires New Purchasing Manager

Dec 19, 2017 | Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, has appointed Mr. Vincent Mihalek to the position of Purchasing Manager, effective November 2017.

Mr. Vincent Mihalek is the Purchasing Manager.

Libra Industries Installs New Viscom X8011-II PCB X-ray System

Nov 27, 2017 | Libra Industries has purchased and installed Viscom’s new X8011-II PCB X-ray inspection system at its Dallas, TX facility. The Viscom X8011-II enables Libra Industries to offer its customers 3D modeling of the solder connections on devices ranging from BGAs, QFNs, thru-hole technology and any lead-less devices.

Viscom’s new X8011-II PCB X-ray inspection system at its Dallas, TX facility.

Libra Industries’ Robert Brandt Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Nov 20, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that Robert Brandt, Production Maintenance Specialist, has been elevated to the grade of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Senior Member. Only 10 percent of IEEE’s approximately 423,566 members hold this grade, which requires extensive experience, and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance.

Robert Brandt Elevated to IEEE Senior Member.

Libra Industries installs another 3D post reflow AOI system at its Dallas facility

Nov 16, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that it has received and completed the installation of a second Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system at its Dallas, TX facility. With the new 3D-SJI combo technology, Libra Industries can easily detect lifted lead, lifted component and component coplanarity, and provide high-quality solder joint inspection.

Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system .

Libra Industries Passes A 9100 Rev D Certification Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

Oct 30, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that its Dallas, TX facility has successfully completed its certification for the AS9100 Rev D SAE International Aerospace Standard. This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space and defense industry requirements, definitions and notes.

Libra Industries Upgrades to the Latest Technology in Post Reflow AOI

Oct 23, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that is has completed the installation of a new Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system at its Dallas, TX facility. The company now can certify its SMT production with full IPC standard compliance using Omron’s new 3D-SJI technology.

Omron VT-S730 3D Post Reflow AOI system.

Libra Industries Hires Senior PCB Designer

Oct 11, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it has hired Alan Vannasy as a Senior PCB Designer. Vannasy is an electronics packaging designer with more than 12 years of experience in the design and development of new mechanical designs and printed circuit board designs, from initial concept to production.

Alan Vannasy as a Senior PCB Designer.

Libra Industries Promotes Manufacturing Careers at Think Manufacturing Career Expo

Oct 05, 2017 | Libra Industries will participate in the fifth annual “Think Manufacturing Career Expo” on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wickliffe High School in Lake County, OH. For the fifth year, the Lake County Chambers and the AWT are partnering to host the annual expo.

Libra Industries’ Director of Program Management to Co-Chair Manufacturing Excellence Track at SMTAI

Aug 30, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that Roy Starks, Director of Program Management, will co-chair the Manufacturing Excellence Track during the technical conference at SMTA International on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Room 46. The SMTA International Technical Conference is scheduled to take place Sept. 17-21, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Roy Starks, Director of Program Management.

Libra Industries Announces Two 20-Year Service Awards in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced its service awards for Q2 2017. Rita Zollars from the Prep Department and Jim Hanzel from the SMT Department were both presented with 20-year service awards and trips of their choice.

Libra Industries Promotes New Human Resources Manager from Within

Aug 08, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that Kim Carlson has been promoted to Human Resources Manager. Carlson is based out of the company’s Dallas facility.

Libra Industries Appoints Britney Huet-Scibana to Junior Program Manager

Aug 03, 2017 | Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce the promotion of Britney Huet-Scibana from Senior Program Administrator to Junior Program Manager. In her new role, Huet-Scibana will report to Roy Starks.

Britney Huet-Scibana Junior Program Manager.

Libra Industries Promotes Roy Starks to Director of Program Management

Aug 01, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced the promotion of Roy Starks to Director of Program Management. Starks originally joined Libra Industries in 1999, and rejoined the company on Feb. 29, 2016.

Roy Starks to Director of Program Management.

Matt Tringhese Named Director of Program Manufacturing for Libra Industries

Jul 25, 2017 | Libra Industries has promoted Matt Tringhese to Director of Manufacturing. Tringhese started out as Libra Industries’ Production Supervisor for second shift back in 2012.

Matt Tringhese Director of Manufacturing.

Libra Industries Shows Support of SMTA as a Sponsor for SMTA International

Jun 29, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that it is the Conference Bag Sponsor for the upcoming SMTA International Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Libra Industries proudly supports the SMTA, and though the company will not exhibit at the show, its CEO Rod Howell will attend the two-day event.

Libra Industries’ Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships during Annual Golf Outing

Jun 25, 2017 | Libra Industries recently sponsored the Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation’s 12th Annual Golf Outing at the Kirtland Country Club. During the event, Libra Industries’ CEO Rod Howell awarded two scholarships totaling $20,000. The scholarships were awarded as follows:

From left to right: Rod Howell, Joni Howell, Renee Rahz and Jo Howell.

Libra Industries Sponsors Local AWT RoboBot Competition for Middle and High School Students

May 30, 2017 | Libra Industries recently participated in and sponsored the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Annual RoboBot Competition. Rod Howell, CEO of Libra Industries, has been a board member of the AWT since early on, and the company was a silver sponsor of the competition again.

Local AWT RoboBot Competition.

Libra Industries Announces Two 10-Year Service Awards in Q1 2017

May 22, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced its service awards for Q1 2017. Deborah Ferenac from the Purchasing Department and Nick Fobell from the Quality Department both were presented with 10-year service awards.

Libra Industries CEO Rod Howell presenting the service award to Deborah Ferenac.

Libra Industries Expands Its Sales Team in Texas

Apr 22, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that it has added two new representatives. Gary Tanel from TechBiz Consulting, LLC and David Smith will represent Libra Industries in Texas.

Libra Industries Enhances SPI Capabilities at Its Headquarters

Mar 27, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that is has completed the installation of a third Omron CDK VP5200-V Solder Paste Inspection system at its Mentor facility. The company also runs one Omron SPI system at its Dallas facility.

VP5200-V Solder Paste Inspection system.

Lake Health Welcomes Rod Howell to the Board of Trustees

Mar 13, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that CEO Rod Howell has been appointed to the Lake Health Board of Trustees. Lake Health, ranked among the top 12 percent of hospital systems in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report, is the largest employer in Lake County.

Rod Howell.

Libra Industries Names Future Electronics Partner of the Year for 2016

Mar 06, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it recently presented Future Electronics with its fourth annual Strategic Partnership Award. Libra Industries’ President and CEO Rod Howell presented the award to Norm Lelless – Sales Manager, and Steve Kemer – Strategic Account Manager. Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today.

Left to right: Don Kerrick, Steve Kemer, Rod Howell and Norm Lelless.

Libra Industries Upgrades the Speed on Its ACE K.I.S.S. Selective Solder System

Feb 20, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it has upgraded the software on its ACE K.I.S.S. 102 selective solder machine. With the new software and drive system, Libra Industries’ ACE K.I.S.S. 102 runs up to 30 percent faster and the programming time has been reduced by at least 50 percent. Additionally, the new software has a better user interface along with dual screens to watch the product run and detect issues early on.

Libra Industries’ Continuous Improvements Total More than $600k in Capex in Fiscal Year 2016

Feb 20, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that it spent more than $636,000 on continuous improvements in 2016. The investments are part of the company’s ongoing quality efforts and included new equipment purchases, IT server upgrades and more.

Libra Industries Presents 10-Year Service Awards to Two Employees

Feb 02, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced its service awards for Q4 2016. Ken Groenstein from the Test Department, and Bob Thibodeau from the Quality Department, were both presented with 10-year service awards.

Libra Industries CEO Rod Howell presenting the service award to Bob Thibodeau.

Libra Industries Supports the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium

Jan 17, 2017 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of the 2017 Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. The event is scheduled to take place February 6-9, 2017 in Kauai, Hawaii. Libra Industries has always been and remains very passionate about supporting the efforts and mission of the SMTA.

Rod Howell.

Libra Industries’ Dallas Quality Manager Glenn Watson Completes AS9100 Lead Auditor Training

Jan 15, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that Glenn Watson – Quality Manager at its Dallas facility recently completed his AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor training. The RABQSA-Certified training course was offered by AXEON and certified by Exemplar Global.

Glenn Watson – Quality Manager at its Dallas facility.

Libra Industries Sponsors a Child through ‘A Special Wish’

Jan 03, 2017 | Libra Industries today announced that it had the privilege to sponsor a child for Christmas through ‘A Special Wish Foundation’. Mya Markley recently won her year-and-a-half battle cancer and the fight leaves her parents struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to A Special Wish Foundation, with the help of companies like Libra Industries, Mya will have a magical Christmas.

Libra Industries had the privilege to sponsor a child for Christmas through ‘A Special Wish Foundation’.

Libra Industries Completes Advanced SPI Training with Omron

Dec 18, 2016 | Libra Industries today announced that Glenn Watson – Quality Manager and Joel Wolnik – Production Manager, recently completed SPI training at Omron’s Chicago facility. Libra Industries recently installed four Omron CDK VP5200-V Solder Paste Inspection systems in multiple locations, and the training gave some of the company’s team members a more in-depth look at the system’s capabilities.

Advanced SPI Training with Omron.

Libra Industries Dallas Renews Its Defense and Medical Certifications

Dec 06, 2016 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that its Dallas facility has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries – Dallas is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality management system.

Libra Industries Dallas.

Libra Industries Installs New SPI Systems in Mentor and Dallas Facilities

Dec 01, 2016 | Libra Industries today announced that is has completed the installation of two new Omron CDK VP5200-V Solder Paste Inspection systems. A second system was installed at the Libra Industries’ Mentor facility and one was installed at the Dallas facility.

Line Operator Tuyen Khau operating one of the new SPI units at the Libra Industries Dallas facility.

Libra Industries Offers Services for the LED Lighting Industry – Find Out More at the LED A.R.T. Symposium

Nov 07, 2016 | Libra Industries today announced plans to exhibit at the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium, scheduled to take place November 29-December 1, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, GA.

LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium.

Libra Industries Promotes New Design Manager from Within

Oct 11, 2016 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of William Redmon to Design Manager. Based out of Libra Industries’ Dallas facility, Redmon has been with ACD, now Libra Industries, for more than 11 years.

William Redmon Design Manager.

Libra Industries Reports Growth Following the Acquisition of Texas EMS Provider

Oct 06, 2016 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce the one-year anniversary of the acquisition of ACD, based in Richardson, TX. With the new Dallas facility, Libra Industries has seen increased revenues and captured a greater share of the electronics contracting market over the past year.

Rod Howell, CEO, and Steve Schwaebler, VP of Operations.

Libra Industries’ CTO Completes MVP Upgrade / Training

Sep 22, 2016 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that Scott Fillebrown, CTO, recently completed upgrades and training on the MVP Supra E AOI system in its Mentor facility. The Supra E is a leading AOI solution for SMT manufacturers.

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