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Oct 01, 2008

LOGAN, Utah � Leading contract electronics manufacturer, Inovar, a division of inthinc, Inc., announced today that Tom Carlin has been named President. The announcement was made by Blake Kirby, President and Chief Operating Officer, of inthinc.

"I am excited about Tom joining our team,� Mr. Kirby said. �He brings financial and operational expertise that will guide Inovar through strategic growth. He will drive continuous improvement, ensuring that we continue to deliver world-class service to our customers."

�Joining Inovar at this time is a tremendous opportunity,� Mr. Carlin said. �Today's OEM [Original Equipment Manufacturer] faces significant pressure to be responsive to business needs and to reduce costs. I believe Inovar is the right company to help address these challenges. This is a company with a rich history that is synonymous with quality and dependability. I am looking forward to working with the Inovar team to help our customers deliver increased value."

Mr. Carlin's executive management experience spans over 15 years. Most recently, he served as President and COO of MSD Performance, a leading automotive performance company. Prior to MSD Performance, Mr. Carlin was President of Edge Products, which was twice named to Inc. magazine's 500 fastest growing companies. Mr. Carlin joined Edge Products after a successful tenure with McKinsey & Company in both their Atlanta and Sydney, Australia, offices. Mr. Carlin holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard University.

About Inovar

Inovar is a premier EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) company, in mid-volume THA (Through-Hole Assembly) and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) assembly. Inovar's areas of value-added service include materials procurement, printed circuit assembly, test, and system build. Inovar's customers include companies in numerous industries including medical, computer, defense, industrial, data communication, and wireless.

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