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CBA Group Announces New Director of Human Resources

Aug 19, 2009

The CBA Group, comprised of Universal Instruments Corporation and Hover-Davis, announces the appointment of Cynthia Palka to the position of Director, Human Resources. Cynthia will report to CBA Chairman and CEO Jean-Luc Pelissier.

In this new role, Ms. Palka maintains responsibility for HR activities for the entire CBA group, drawing from over ten years experience in human resources management and development. Her previous positions include Chief HR Officer for Bilcare, GCS, a global clinical trial services company; Executive Recruiter for Korn/Ferry, one of the world’s leading executive search firms; and most recently as HR Director for Anoplate Corporation, an industrial metal finishing

company in Syracuse, NY.

Prior to entering the human resources field, Ms. Palka was employed as a Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Canisius College and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Princeton University, and she is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). “I’ve enjoyed the diversity of my career path and look forward to leveraging my expertise in talent assessment and development to embrace this new opportunity in a challenging industry,” commented Ms. Palka.

About the CBA Group:

The CBA (Circuit Board Assembly) Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative technologies, systems and process solutions for the electronics assembly industry. The CBA Group delivers a complementary portfolio of established brands including Universal Instruments and Hover Davis. The CBA Group is headquartered in Binghamton, NY with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

About Universal Instruments:

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation

and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Universal

provides complete assembly lines to EMS Providers, ODMs and electronics assemblers around

the world, leveraging its portfolio of compatible and flexible equipment platforms that address

the diverse requirements of high-speed chip and multifunction placement applications as well

as component insertion. Universal Instruments is headquartered in Binghamton, with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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