Weller Adds CTI, Methods Automation to Sales Group


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Weller, a global brand of Apex Tool Group known for innovative soldering solutions, announces a strategic sales alliance with Circuit Technology Inc. (CTI), a representative organization specializing in PCB assembly and repair equipment including placement, reflow, inspection, soldering rework and hand tools, and Methods Automation Inc., a company that's served the electronic manufacturing industry for more than 31 years. 

"This is an exciting time for Weller as we expand and grow our product line as well as our sales group," said Glenn Schindo, director of sales and marketing for Weller North America. "Together with our new sales partners we are well poised for success as we approach the start of a new year."

CTI represents Weller in the North Carolina and South Carolina territories. CTI also serves as training support center for Weller and will now add "independent sales agent" to its affiliation with the company. Methods Automation is responsible for sales development in the Mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"Weller is a highly reputable brand that continues to introduce new innovations year after year," said Bob Doetzer, president of CTI. "The company's longevity in the marketplace coupled with their forward looking approach makes them a great sales partner for us."

"Methods Automation and Weller have a shared commitment to customer service," said Scott Cook, president, Methods Automation. "Our alliance with Weller means better products, service and support for our collective customers."

About Weller 

Weller is the premier soldering brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since 1952, Weller has stood for innovations in soldering and today the company continues leading the way with application solutions to complex electronics manufacturing challenges. Revolutionary Weller engineering has extended tip life and investments in battery soldering technology have yielded cordless, portable products that offer increased performance with extended battery life. Weller tools play a role in the manufacture of electronics innovations around the world. Additional information is available at www.weller-tools.com.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, Maryland, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

About CTI

Circuit Technology Inc. is a manufacturer's representative organization specializing in PCB assembly and repair equipment including placement, reflow, inspection, soldering rework and hand tools. CTI also offers IPC certifications at their three training centers in Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida. They offer solder training classes in IPC-600, IPC-610, IPC-620, IPC-7711, IPC-7721 and IPC-J-001. CTI also offers specific classes in LED assembly/repair, lead-free, wave soldering and reflow. Customized courses are also available for specific needs. For more information, visit www.circuittechnology.com.

About Methods Automation

Methods Automation, Inc. has served the electronic manufacturing industry in the Mid-Atlantic region for 31 years. Their product offerings include a full line of manufacturing equipment, supplies and services for SMT assembly, test, inspection, IPC Training and manufacturing process development. Methods Automation's customer centric best in class products business model has stood the test of time and provides an excellent foundation for continued growth. For more information, visit www.methodsautomation.com.

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