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Industry Expert MB Allen to Present at the Southern California Reliability Workshop

May 31, 2016

KIC today announced plans to sponsor and participate in the Southern California Reliability Workshop, schedule to take place Tuesday, June 7th at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, CA. Marybeth (MB) Allen will present “Improving Productivity in a High-Mix Environment – Reflow Related.”

The presentation will address reflow challenges and solutions that the U.S. marketplace is currently facing, as well as into the future. Topics will include:

  • How to use your tools and those available to improve your reflow process

  • Faster setup, especially in a high-mix, low volume environment

  • Faster changeover for more uptime

  • Connectivity for MES and factory automation

  • Managing customers’ requirements

  • Continued process improvement and control

MB Allen is the Product Manager for KIC. As such she coordinates the advancement of new products and features to accommodate customer needs as KIC adds to its portfolio for the electronics and solar industries. Her technical expertise, relationships with valued partners and customers, and many years of sales experience aid KIC in the future development, improvement and sales of the company's product offerings. MB has worked in the electronics industry for 27 years and been associated with KIC for 25 years. She was been working as KIC's General Manager in Europe for six years and previously was KIC's North American Sales Manager.

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Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process optimization tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers improve the thermal process quality while reducing cost.

KIC products include the KIC K2, X5, KICstart2, ProBot, 24/7 Wave and the KIC RPI. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and automatic thermal process systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

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