Excellon promotes Pinto to CEO

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 March 2000




(2000), "Excellon promotes Pinto to CEO", Circuit World, Vol. 26 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2000.21726aab.011



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Excellon promotes Pinto to CEO

Excellon promotes Pinto to CEO

Keyword Excellon

Excellon Automation has announced that Richard C. Pinto has been elevated to chief executive, primarily responsible for the company's strategic planning and acquisition efforts. Richard C. Tippett was promoted to succeed Pinto as president. Tippett will have overall operating responsibility for the company.

Simultaneous with the promotions, Excellon has announced a major reorganization into four separate strategic business units or SBUs. Tippett said, "...the new structure focuses Excellon's efforts on each of the four distinct markets for our products: laser vias, mechanical drilling, automated material handling, and aftermarket sales and service." Each SBU will be self-supporting with its own engineering, manufacturing and marketing functions. Tippett said, "...the timing of this structural change coincides nicely with Excellon's recent introduction of its leading edge blind via laser product line." He noted that with the laser via market in its infancy, "...Excellon will now be able to more rapidly focus on the specific requirements of this new and changing marketplace."

Pinto joined Excellon as president in 1989 and has been instrumental in refocusing the company on providing highly productive manufacturing solutions to the printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication industry. Pinto brought 33 years of semiconductor industry experience, including executive level positions with Rockwell, ITT and RCA. He has a BSEE from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ, and an MS in Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He is a senior member of IEEE, a former director of the Semiconductor Industry Association, and serves in various capacities within IPC, including the ITRI board of directors, and the executive steering board of PMTEC.

Tippett joined Excellon as executive vice president of operations in 1997 with responsibility for engineering and manufacturing and was the driving force behind the company's laser product line. Tippett brought over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry in various top management positions. Prior to joining Excellon, Tippett was vice president of manufacturing with CalComp Inc., a Lockheed Corporation, and held top management positions with Four Pi Systems, a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, GenRad Inc., Momentum Computer, Magnuson Computer Systems and NCR Corporation. He holds a BSc in Industrial Management/Engineering from San Jose State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton, and has attended Stanford Executive Institute.

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