CLINTON, N.Y. — Indium Corporation has promoted Greg Evans to CEO, and Ross Berntson to president and COO.
Former CEO and company owner William Macartney III will continue serving as the chairman of the board, Indium announced in a news release issued Tuesday.
Evans has been president and COO since 1997, the company said. As CEO, Evans will focus, “primarily, on the company’s long-term mission and strategies,” per the release.
Headquartered in Clinton, Indium is a materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal-management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil.
Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
Evans has been with Indium for 36 years. He began as a technical-support engineer and “quickly rose” to product-line manager, helping expand the company’s product lines into the surface mount technology assembly field.
As division director for Indium’s electronics-assembly materials, Evans guided the “steady” growth of the solder paste product line and instituted a formal corporate [research and development] function. Evans eventually became the VP of manufacturing and sales, overseeing the expansion of the company’s manufacturing footprint and sales structure in the United Kingdom, Singapore, China, South Korea, and Malaysia, and addressing the growing global demand for Indium products.
Indium named Evans president and COO in 1997, leading the company’s growth from dozens of people to more than 800 and from one factory in Utica to 12 facilities worldwide, the company said.
Berntson joined Indium Corporation in 1996 as a product specialist.
He “quickly rose” to the roles of product manager, marketing leader, sales leader, tech-support leader, and, most recently, as executive VP.
“Over the past 20 years, Ross has been intelligent and strategic in his results-driven approach to leadership at Indium Corporation,” Evans said in the release. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside Ross as we further secure Indium Corporation’s position as the global leader in quality electronics assembly materials and technical support.”
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