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April 6, 2020 – ECD today announced that Mike Hayward will lead the company’s operations in the EMEA region where he will oversee product sales, channel partnerships, customer technical support and strategic relationships. Hayward, who has an extensive technical background and has worked in the electronics industry for over 35 years, previously held a similar role with ECD and is delighted to re-join the company to help lead growth initiatives as the Director of EMEA Operations.

“I’m passionate about electronics and thrive when helping customers solve challenges,” shares Hayward, who says he learned a lot during his absence from ECD but missed working for a company that truly values their staff and is constantly innovating. “ECD leads in its respective product and service categories and is continuously developing and enhancing technologies to enable process optimization. The automotive, medical and industrial sectors in the region are hungry for solutions that offer in-depth and actionable process data. ECD’s new OvenSENTINEL addresses this need, pushing the conventional boundaries of reflow monitoring and reporting so that output is high-yield and profits are maximized. This is just one example of the meaningful technologies the company has engineered. I’m excited to be back!”

In addition to his previous time at ECD, Hayward’s former electronics experience includes engineering, process development and production management roles at UK-based EMS firms and automotive component manufacturers, as well as sales positions with equipment suppliers. With a strong technical background, the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of management, broad commercial knowledge and a responsive, customer-focused mentality,
Hayward will undoubtedly be a strong addition to the ECD team and an asset to customers in the EMEA region.

Bob Schnyder, ECD VP of Sales and Marketing, says Hayward returning to the company has already met with customer approval. “Even after his absence from ECD, customers remember Mike and his commitment to their success. Partners and customers past, present and future will find a true champion in Mike; we’re proud he’s again part of the ECD team.”

Hayward holds an Engineering Technology National Diploma from Gwent College of Further Education and has over three decades of electronics experience.

In his role as ECD Director of EMEA Operations he will be based in Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom and can be reached via email at mike.hayward@ecd.com or by calling +44 7903 252560.

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