SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

ECD Taps Todd Clifton to Lead Company.

Sep 11, 2014

Todd Clifton, president of ECD.

Todd Clifton, president of ECD.

New President Brings Broad Experience and Innovative Vision.

ECD today announced that it has named Todd Clifton as the company's new President to succeed founder and former President, Rex Breunsbach, who is downsizing his role at ECD.  Clifton previously was ECD’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.

Hired in 1996 as ECD’s IT Manager, Clifton has had various responsibilities within the organization and has been instrumental in developing and progressing some of its most successful products.  As the company’s IT Manager, he designed a pricing product matrix – which evolved into the industry’s first quick-turn PCB web-based ordering system -- that has endured as the industry standard for printed circuit board (PCB) purchasing. With this milestone, Clifton transitioned to ECD spin-off, Sunstone Circuits, as a product manager where he engineered free schematic and PCB layout software.  Following a brief hiatus from 2006 to 2008 during which time Clifton led the marketing efforts for outerwear powerhouse, WaterShed, Clifton returned to ECD as its Director of Technology-Driven Business Development and held this role until 2011 when he was named Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.

My career with ECD has been rich with opportunity and exposure to multiple responsibilities and challenges,” says Clifton.  “I have learned so much in my time here and am honored to lead our amazing team, build on a strong foundation and innovate for future success.

Clifton’s keen analytical skills, which underpinned his IT accomplishments, are also what have enabled much of ECD’s recent product and sales achievement.  As Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Clifton helped redesign ECD’s flagship SuperM.O.L.E. Gold thermal profiling system and commercialize the feature-rich SuperM.O.L.E. Gold 2,  re-launched the company’s growing baking business and is currently working on two new products for the electronics industry.  As President, he aims to expand ECD’s product portfolio, broaden the company’s global presence and market penetration, and continue to leverage ECD’s technologies to enable processes and markets outside of its core electronics business.

“I am so excited about what the future holds for ECD,” says Clifton enthusiastically. “ This is the most customer-committed, inventive, creative and determined team of professionals and together we will ensure ECD’s success - today and tomorrow.”

Clifton will be based in ECD’s Milwaukie, Oregon headquarters and can be reached via e-mail at todd.clifton@ecd.com or by phone on 503-659-6100.

Except as otherwise noted, all marks used herewith are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ECD and/or its affiliates in the US and elsewhere.


ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology.  Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others.  Well-known for its data-rich software platform and robust hardware functionality, ECD is the thermal profiling choice of engineering professionals worldwide. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.bakewatch.com | www.ecd.com.

Mar 01, 2017 -

ECD Ranks Highest Among Soldering Equipment Providers, Honored with Second Consecutive Service Excellence Award

Apr 07, 2016 -

ECD’s Customers Give High Marks for Service; Company Earns a Coveted Service Excellence Award

Mar 22, 2016 -

ECD Expands Successful SmartDRY™ Intelligent Dry Storage Portfolio with Addition of SmartDRY SD-48F

Nov 01, 2015 -

EI Microcircuits Leverages ECD’s Suite of Measurement Technologies to Ensure Robust Thermal Processes

Nov 05, 2012 -

Do You Own the Oldest M.O.L.E.®? Enter to Win a SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 kit

May 31, 2012 -

ECD Releases M.O.L.E. MAP 3.00 Thermal Profiling Software; Customers Realize Cost and Time Savings

Apr 13, 2009 -

ECD Debuts Thermal Quality Management Program: ThQM

Apr 09, 2009 -

ECD Launches New Thermosphere BLOG for Electronics Industry

Aug 02, 2001 -

ECD Soldering Seminar Will Help Improve Yields, Reduce Re-work and Increase Profitability!

Aug 02, 2001 -

Guide to QC Monitoring Available

Jun 27, 2017 -

Flying Probe, Functional Test & Inline Test – Visit Acculogic at SMTA Ohio Expo

Jun 27, 2017 -

VJ Technologies and Datest Partner in West Coast Inspection Services, Showroom and Demonstration Center.

Jun 26, 2017 -

Altus get SMART with Koh Young’s Innovative New Software

Jun 26, 2017 -

Ersa to Hold Versaflow 3 Level II Maintenance Training Course

Jun 25, 2017 -

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

Jun 25, 2017 -

SHENMAO Exhibits at IMAPS System in Package June 27-28, 2017 Introducing 3 New Semiconductor Packaging Fluxes

Jun 25, 2017 -

Ersa Brings the ‘Little Big One’ to SMTA Ohio – Award-Winning Selective Solder

Jun 25, 2017 -

Optimal Electronics Releases Process Control and Traceability Solution for Nordson ASYMTEK Applications in Clean Rooms for Sensor Assembly

Jun 25, 2017 -

Inovaxe Partners with Repstronics in Mexico

Jun 22, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Invests in LED Laser Direct Imaging system from Miva Technologies

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

ECD Taps Todd Clifton to Lead Company. news release has been viewed 828 times

How FactoryLogix Helped Sparton Corp. Achieve Regulatory Compliance

 Reflow System