Bruce Hueners Named President of Palomar Technologies


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Palomar Technologies, leader in precision automation equipment and process development for microelectronic assembly, announced that Bruce W. Hueners has been named company President.  Mr. Hueners joined Palomar Technologies in 1981 when it was Hughes Aircraft and most recently held the position of COO.  He was instrumental in elevating Palomar to the role of market leader in the optoelectronics industry, orchestrated a series of acquisitions and partnerships for Palomar, and has played a major role in expanding Palomar's business in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S., Europe and Asia.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Mr. Hueners has considerable experience and extensive engineering knowledge in the microelectronics, microelectronic packaging and interconnects, microwave and RF, and optoelectronics fields.  He collaborated in the development of laser interferometric measurement and die attach and wire bond systems and processes, has written more than 50 technical papers, and currently serves on the editorial board of Advanced Packaging magazine.  He is on the Board of Directors of the San DiegoWorldTradeCenter and represented San Diego on their recent trade mission to China.

"I am pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Hueners to the position of President of Palomar Technologies," said Palomar Technologies' Chairman, Gary E. Gist.  "As an industry and Palomar veteran, Bruce is well-qualified to help shape Palomar in the coming years."

Prior to joining Palomar, Hueners was Advanced Manufacturing Engineer with the Semiconductor Products Department at General Electric where he developed mechanized processes for high-volume optoelectronic assembly.  Hueners received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MBA from IndianaUniversity, and a Certificate from the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at UCSD. He is a member of IMAPS, SMTA, IEEE, and the Optical Society of America.  Bruce's interests include astronomy, gardening, and golf. 

About Palomar Technologies

Palomar Technologies, established in 1975 as part of Hughes Aircraft Company, has been an independent company since 1995.  It is a leading supplier of automated high-precision assembly systems that increase yield and lower costs for manufacturers of optoelectronic, RF, and microelectronic packages in the photonics, wireless, microwave, automotive, aerospace, medical, and life sciences industries.

Processes include high accuracy component assembly with eutectic solder, epoxy, or laser attach, precision ball and wedge bonding, and active optical align and attach.  Palomar's Process Development and Prototyping Services assists companies in developing or validating new products by providing design, engineering, prototyping, assembly, and automation expertise, as well as metrology resources to bridge the gap between product concept and automated production. For more information, visit www.palomartechnologies.com or contact 760­-931­-3600.

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