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Roger Cox Joins ACE; to Lead New Component Services Division

Jan 15, 2013

Roger Cox, ACE's new Operations Manager

Roger Cox, ACE's new Operations Manager

ACE Component Services, a new division of ACE Production Technologies, announces the appointment of Roger Cox, an experienced engineer and engineering manager, to the position of Operations Manager. In his new position, Roger will oversee the day to day operations and planned growth of ACE's new division, which provides a range of component-related services including lead tinning, solderability (wetting balance) testing, and much more.

Roger previously worked for Hewlett-Packard/Agilent for 23 years, serving as a manufacturing, process, R&D, and quality engineer. His experience includes management roles in engineering, operations, quality and supply chain. He also served KeyTronicEMS, a contract manufacturer of electronics, as the Director of Corporate Quality and Director of Engineering. Since 2010, he has been working for Pyrotek, a manufacturer of thermal resistant materials supporting the energy and aluminum industries, as the plant engineer encompassing all engineering activities.

In making the announcement, Alan Cable, President, stated, “Roger’s wide-ranging experience in electronics manufacturing engineering and management are great assets that he will bring to his new position here at ACE. Roger has a knack for understanding customers’ process development needs and soldering-related issues, and knows how to develop effective solutions. He’ll be in the forefront of providing the level of individual customer service and support that ACE has always been dedicated to.”

ACE’s new Component Services division includes a process development lab equipped with solderability testing equipment, ionic testers, x-ray inspection equipment, and more; ACE’s LTS lead-tinning systems will provide component refurbishment for legacy components and hot dip tinning for gold embrittlement and tin whisker mitigation, QFP lead tinning, Sn/Pb – RoHs conversion (and vice-versa); and other services.


ACE Production Technologies is a designer and builder of simple, affordable selective soldering, lead tinning, and related systems suitable for lead-free electronics assembly. ACE’s line of rugged, reliable selective soldering systems includes the KISS 101, KISS-102, KISS-103, and the KISS-104 models; all feature lead-free compatible solder pots and are ideal for low to medium volume assembly. For more information, visit www.ace-protech.com, or contact the company at 3010 N. Industrial Park, 1st Street, Spokane Valley, WA 99216; Tel. 509-924-4898, e-mail sales@ace-protech.com.

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