Insulectro Hires Kathy Linares as Vice President of IT


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Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in printed circuits boards (PCB) and printed electronics manufacturing, has hired information technology expert Kathy Linares as vice president of IT.

“I’m pleased to announce the hiring of Kathy Linares,” said Patrick Redfern, President and CEO for Insulectro. “Advancing Insulectro’s use of technology is a priority for us. It touches every aspect of how we do business—from customer ordering to delivery. It’s imperative we stay current on IT resources and tools.

“Kathy has an impressive background in operational IT.  Her diverse skillset in operations and technology was earned by working for a consulting firm and several high growth companies in manufacturing and distribution. This experience makes her a unique fit to help lead our companies into the future by utilizing technology,” Redfern added.

Linares was most recently Chief Information Officer for Orora, a publicly-held company offering tailored packaging solutions. During her 7-plus year tenure, her signature achievement was her leadership in procuring, designing, and implementing Orora’s SAP transition from a legacy ERP system involving over 2500 employees and 60 international business locations.

Linares recently commented about joining Insulectro, “This company has a long history of setting the gold standard for supplying and supporting the best advanced materials for PCB fabricators demanding speed and technology, but I am joining the company to help our customers make better boards faster. 

“I believe that by tapping into newer technologies, Insulectro will be able to provide remarkably outstanding service to its customers as well as the PCB market in North America.  I'm excited about this opportunity and thrilled to have joined such a great company and talented team!” Linares enthused.

Redfern concluded, “We’re committed to recruiting and hiring superstar teammates to join an already exceptional team armed with best-of-range products from world-class suppliers like Isola, DuPont, Oak Mitsui, Pacothane, LCOA, CAC, Focus Tech Chemicals, Shikoku, JX Nippon, and EMD Performance Materials. Expert people, outstanding products—it’s a winning combination. Insulectro continues to invest in its future and the addition of someone of Kathy’s expertise will help integrate these new technologies into improving our service to our customers. We continually look to becoming the easiest company to do business with.” 

About Insulectro

Insulectro is the largest supplier of PCB materials used to manufacture circuit boards as well as materials for Printed Electronics. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory in 10 strategic stocking locations across the country, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont, LCOA, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, Shikoku, JX Nippon, EMD Performance Materials, and Oak Mitsui. These products are used by our customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. For more information visit www.insulectro.com.

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