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KIC Promotes Ryan Wilshusen to R&D Manager

Apr 04, 2018

Ryan Wilshusen R&D manager.

Ryan Wilshusen R&D manager.

KIC today announced the appointment of Ryan Wilshusen as its R&D manager. He joined the company in 2016 with more than 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer with respected companies, such as HP, and various industries, including medical, industrial, aviation and consumer. Wilshusen has demonstrated strong management capabilities with a consistent track record of anticipating consequences of new designs, initiating solutions, and completing specifications on the first attempt.

KIC’s President Bjorn Dahle states: “We are fortunate at KIC to have a world-class talent like Ryan Wilshusen to guide our R&D to deliver never-before experienced smart factory technologies. We are entering a period of data-driven sensor technologies that significantly reduce production cost and will enable manufacturers to run their operations far more effectively, while sharing with their customers the process control and traceability data they now demand.”

Wilshusen is detail-driven with outstanding communication skills and proven success of managing up and down, and interfacing with peers, customers and third-party vendors. He has a solid background in product design, development and manufacturing, and a firm grasp of developing solutions for high and low volumes within cost constraints.

Wilshusen holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California. He is technically capable in electrical, mechanical, software and test architecture, design, and review.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight with KIC. For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.


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 SPS, 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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