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July 19, 2016 09:00 ET

DWFritz Appoints John Pence as Vice President for High-Volume Inspection

Pence Will Act as the Liaison to Manufacturing Companies Searching for a Quality Defect and Surface Flaw Automation Solution

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - DWFritz Automation Inc., a leading provider of high-precision automation solutions for advanced manufacturing, today announced that John Pence was appointed to the position of Vice President for High-Volume Inspection, effective July 11, 2016. In this role, Pence will work closely with new and existing manufacturing customers to engineer-to-order inspection machines for high-precision defect and surface flaw recognition.

"The addition of John to our team will greatly benefit customers seeking a cost-effective and precise way to inspect parts or components," said Mike Fritz, president and CEO of DWFritz Automation. "His prior executive experience in the military/aerospace, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries gives him tremendous insight into the technical challenges our Fortune 500 manufacturing clients face. Our customers can now rest assured that their toughest inspection challenges will not only be met but solved with the highest standards."

Pence joins DWFritz with more than 20 years in leadership roles with companies such as Rain Bird Corporation, Cascade Microtech, and Hughes Aircraft Company. He has an undergraduate and advanced degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and is recognized for his exceptional leadership abilities. Among his various successes, while at Cascade Microtech, he helped global clients achieve significantly shorter time-to-market for new products through technical innovation and cutting-edge manufacturing solutions.

Pence will help DWFritz continue to create brilliant advanced manufacturing solutions for an expanding customer base and growing international operations.

About DWFritz Automation

DWFritz Automation, based in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, is a leading, global provider of high-precision automation solutions for advanced high-volume manufacturing. The Company develops, designs, builds and supports engineered-to-order automation systems specializing in various types of inspections: 2D, 3D, surface defect, and medical packaging that enable customers to control product quality. The Company also engineers high-precision assembly equipment that solves manufacturing problems using intelligent motion control, vision, and robotics. For more information please visit www.DWFritz.com or follow on Twitter: @DWFritz.

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