DENVER--()--EPIC Technologies has named Joe Rogers senior vice president of global operations. In his new position, he is responsible for all of EPIC’s manufacturing operations in the U.S., Mexico and the European Union, its corporate engineering function in Johnson City, TN, and corporate quality.
“Joe brings a unique set of qualifications to EPIC. His more than 30 years of experience in the electronics industry includes positions at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers. He has seen the outsourcing relationship from both sides. As a result, he understands the issues that both parties bring to the table and is well positioned to help us to continue to enhance both customer responsiveness and the systems and processes necessary to support that effort. Additionally, he has significant experience in managing large-scale global manufacturing operations which works well with our goal of continuing international expansion,” said Bhawnesh Mathur, EPIC’s CEO.
“EPIC has built its reputation around superior customer service and flexibility with a track record of on-time delivery exceeding 99%. My goal is to continue to increase internal velocity across the manufacturing floor utilizing single piece flow in a high mix, low-to-medium volume environment. I believe it is important to apply both enhanced factory automation solutions and the right mix of manufacturing tools and philosophies including Lean and Six Sigma to our operational improvement and cost reduction programs. I look forward to helping EPIC continue to raise the bar in terms of service, flexibility and quality,” added Rogers.
Previously, Rogers served as vice president, operations at American Computer Development, Inc. (ACDI). He was earlier associated with JDS Uniphase Corporation, Andrew Corporation, REMEC and Hughes Network Systems in a range of executive-level operations and quality management positions. He was also associated with DH Technology, Electronic Surface Mounted Industries, Inc., Infomag and Applied Magnetics in operations and plant management capacities.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and business economics from Westmont College.
EPIC Technologies, LLC is a premier specialty electronics engineering and manufacturing company in the high-mix, low-to-medium volume segment of the EMS industry. EPIC's services consist primarily of the manufacture of complex printed circuit board assemblies and complete systems integration. EPIC provides turnkey services including board layout, test development, prototype testing, printed circuit board assembly, and box build to customers in the medical, energy, communications, industrial equipment and automotive markets. Contributing to EPIC's success has been the Company's robust quality operating system, supply chain management, and adherence to lean manufacturing principles. The Company has manufacturing plants in Norwalk and Mason, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Juarez, Mexico; and Timisora, Romania.