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Johnstech International

December 04, 2011 20:00 ET

Johnstech International Hires Semiconductor Industry Veterans to Lead the Company to the Next Level

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2011) - Today Johnstech International Corporation announced the addition of four new executives to its leadership team. Joining Johnstech in August 2011, Keith Nootbaar is chief operating officer for the company, reporting to David Johnson, president, CEO, and founder of Johnstech. In addition to Mr. Nootbaar, Johnstech has added Bill Thomas as vice president of global sales, Sarosh Patel as director of new product development engineering, and Dan Campion as senior manager of Johnstech's project management office, reporting to Mr. Nootbaar.

"Johnstech has always been a leader in the high performance test solutions market," says David Johnson, president, CEO, and founder of Johnstech International. "The addition of these industry leaders, who have a history of successfully leading businesses to the next level, will provide the solid foundation required for Johnstech to expand its product offering and services to meet global market requirements."

Before joining Johnstech International, Mr. Nootbaar was senior director, leading the microelectronics and precision sensors business for Honeywell Defense and Space in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is a seasoned semiconductor industry professional with successful executive experience managing both large and small organizations. Mr. Nootbaar has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He also has extensive graduate study at University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering, as well as executive training in Strategic Marketing Management from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Thomas was most recently Executive Vice President of Sensor Platforms in San Jose, California. He is a semiconductor veteran with a BSEE from the University of Florida. Based out of the Johnstech Western Regional Sales & Service Center in Santa Clara, California, Mr. Thomas will be responsible for all Johnstech Sales and Sales Operations.

Mr. Patel comes to Johnstech from International Rectifier where he was Sr. Program Manager responsible for the technology and product transfer of IR's HI-Rel product. Mr. Patel has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the M.S. University in India, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He will be responsible for all Development Engineering at Johnstech's Minneapolis headquarters and will be the primary architect of the design center expansion in Santa Clara.

Mr. Campion brings both strong program management experience and test engineering experience to Johnstech. Mr. Campion was most recently with Honeywell as the Program Management Operating System Leader for Honeywell's Defense and Space International Business Unit. He was responsible for working with senior leadership and program managers to drive excellence in program execution. Mr. Campion has a BSEE and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota. He will lead development projects from concept to launch and enable Johnstech to rapidly meet industry trends.

"As Johnstech continues its successful business growth, I am proud and excited about the opportunity that this leadership team brings to our customers," concludes Johnson. "With the addition of these key positions, Johnstech will continue to meet and exceed the test industry's needs and expectations."

Johnstech International Corporation is the leading manufacturer of Test Contactors solutions and services for the global semiconductor industry including RF/Microwave and Precision Analog applications. The company's patented technologies were first introduced to the market in 1991. Johnstech helps characterization and test floor engineers reduce risk, shorten development and test time, and improve first pass yields. Johnstech also provides test floor, electrical modeling, thermal modeling and load board optimization services. Johnstech is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with worldwide sales and support offices in California, Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines. For more information, visit or call 612-378-2020.

Contact Information

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    Marybeth Reed
    MarComm Manager
    Johnstech International
    1210 New Brighton Blvd.
    Minneapolis, MN 55413