Camden/London, UK, October 2008 – The AdoptSMT Group has announced the appointment of Barry Clark as Managing Director for its London based AlternativeSMT group. With this appointment the European specialist and market leader for used SMT equipment has filled a key role in the business as the AdoptSMT Group looks forward to growth in the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Barry brings with him a wealth of experience, having been involved for more than 26 years in the sales of capital equipment and automation – with tons of experience in the electronics industry, and being with Universal Instruments Corporation for more than 10 years in the position of customer support Manager for all of Europe, Africa and also the Middle East. Most recently he was involved in the restructure of UIC in Europe, running all their pre-and post sales activities.
Commenting on his appointment, Barry said: “It was a great delight to receive a telephone call from Erhard Hofmann from AdoptSMT Group. They have an excellent reputation within the industry, and are seen as the “crème-de-la-crème” in the market for second source/pre-owned SMT equipment. I am looking forward to selling the services of AdoptSMT Group of companies – there is a significant amount of knowledge and expertise within the group that can benefit customers from all sectors.”
Commenting on the appointment, Erhard Hofmann, General Manager and Founder of AdoptSMT Group said: “Barrys experience in the SMT world made him the ideal candidate to fill the Managing Directors role. I am convinced that his experience and knowledge will be tremendous assets for us as we look to further expand our business, which we started with the acquisition of AlternativeSMT four weeks ago”.
Barry can be reached at AlternativeSMTs London premises.
About AdoptSMT Group:
Founded in 1991 by Erhard Hofmann in Salzburg Austria as a software company, Adopt has instantly gained reputation as an excellent source for second hand SMT equipment once they moved their scope of business to this in 1994. Since then the AdoptSMT Group proved to be one of the fasted growing enterprises for used SMT equipment. Today they include the headquarters in Austria with more than 6500 m², AdoptSMT Germany GmbH with 2000m² specialized on Siplace overhauling and service, AdoptSMT Polska Sp.zo.o. with a small Siplace service facility and AdoptSMT Romania S.r.l. with a sales office. For more information and an overview of the large equipment offerings, please see our website www.AdoptSMT.com
Established over ten years ago, AlternativeSMT is one of the largest distributors of refurbished second user SMT assembly equipment in Europe.
Since their conception they have worked with a variety of clients in the manufacturing and sub-contracting field such as Solectron, Motorola, Flextronics and Celestica. They have delivered a number of manufacturing solutions ranging from single machine installations to installing entire SMT production lines. Based in Camden, London, the companys customer base stretches from the USA to Europe and Middle East. For more information please see www.alternativesmt.com