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Asymtek Promotes Roberta Foster-Smith to Manager

Jul 24, 2008

Asymtek, a Nordson company (Nasdaq:NDSN) and leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, announces that it has promoted Roberta Foster-Smith to manager of global marketing communications.

Foster-Smith brings over 20 years experience in marketing technical products, and has been with Asymtek since 1995 as marketing communications manager. For the last 13 years, Foster-Smith directed strategic marketing communications efforts worldwide, including the company website, tradeshows, advertising, public relations, and the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. In this new position, she will continue to ensure that company messages are consistent and appropriate for the markets and regions where Asymtek sells its dispensing equipment.

"Roberta's in-depth technical and international business knowledge make her the ideal candidate to lead the global marketing communications team," explains Greg Wood, Asymtek's vice president of sales. "She clearly understands the needs of our customers and the future direction of the markets."

Prior to joining Asymtek, Foster-Smith held the positions of marketing communications manager and technical writer for a medical equipment company, and worked in various editorial and marketing positions at other technology companies. She holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.


Asymtek, a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Recognized for its innovative equipment and excellent service, Asymtek continues to offer advanced applications for a range of industries. These include semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, LEDs, flat panel display assembly, automotive, medical/biotech product assembly, and other precision assembly processes. Founded in 1983 and acquired in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation Asymtek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Asymtek has received numerous awards including Intel's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award for five years in a row: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 33 countries.

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