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Hermetic Solutions Group Acquires Sinclair Manufacturing

TINTON FALLS, NJ – May 31, 2018 – Hermetic Solutions Group announced that it has acquired Sinclair Manufacturing, an industry leader of glass-to-metal seal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1946, in Chartley, Massachusetts, Sinclair is an industry founding front-runner specializing in glass-to-metal seal components including hermetic packages, standard headers, optical windows, connectors & feedthrus, and vacuum products, serving the defense/aerospace, medical, optical, communications and industrial markets.  For over 70 years, Sinclair has focused on continuously improving manufacturing processes and product lines in order to provide their customers with the highest possible levels of service. Per Rick Ferraid, Hermetic Solutions Group’s Chairman, “I’ve been a fan of Sinclair for years and have always believed that putting the two teams together would help better serve our collective customer base.  This is a significant development for Hermetic Solutions Group to add to our product portfolio one of the most valued suppliers in the industry.  Sinclair Manufacturing’s engineering and quality capabilities are second to none and this positions Hermetic Solutions Group with every hermetic product available to continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers.” Bill Hubbard, CEO of Hermetic Solutions Group said “Teaming with Sinclair is a great opportunity for Hermetic Solutions Group.  Our company cultures are similar and both companies put customers at the center of everything we do.  Going forward, there are no planned changes for our new Sinclair division, except where synergies allow better customer support. I look forward to the teams working together to hit the ground running.” Per Dave LeMieux, President of Sinclair Manufacturing, “Becoming part of the Hermetic Solutions Group will provide resources and new expertise that enhances our abilities and allows us to offer even more to our customers. There are tremendous synergies between Sinclair and all of the other companies under the Hermetic Solution Group.  Everyone at Sinclair is excited about our future!”

For full release, click here.  For additional details, contact Traci Schmidt – tschmidt@hermeticsolutions.com.

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Bill Hubbard Promoted to CEO at Hermetic Solutions Group

MANASQUAN, NJ – July 31, 2017 – Hermetic Solutions Group announces that its current President, Bill Hubbard, has been named to CEO.

Per Chairman Rick Ferraid, “Since my retirement in March, the Board of Directors has been conducting a formal process to select the new CEO of Hermetic Solutions Group (HSG).  During that time, Bill has been President and acting CEO.  There are many continuing opportunities to capitalize on the combination of PA&E, Litron and Hi-Rel and to create a truly integrated company – Hermetic Solutions Group.  I’m excited to announce that Bill Hubbard has been promoted from President to Chief Executive Officer and will drive that integration.  Bill has the experience and tools HSG needs to capitalize on the numerous opportunities in front of us and to successfully address the inevitable challenges we will face.”

Bill and the rest of the HSG team will continue their post-merger integration efforts that will position HSG as the premier provider of harsh environment products and services that meet the evolving needs of its customer base.

For more information, please contact Traci Schmidt at tschmidt@hi-rel.net.

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CEO Rick Ferraid Announces Retirement and Promotes Bill Hubbard

March 11, 2017 – CEO Rick Ferraid announced his retirement effective March 31st and promotes Bill Hubbard to the position of President of Hermetic Solutions Group.

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2017 Tradeshow Participation

February- Hi-Rel is actively involved in supporting the industries we serve and technologies we represent.  Please visit us at the following 2017 tradeshows:

IMAPS – Microtech – in Didcot, United Kingdom (near Oxford) on 16 March – booth TBD

Sensor + Test  – in Nuremberg, Germany from 30 May-1 June – Hall 1 Stand 1-215.  Click here for an on-line admissions ticket to the show.

IMS 2016 Microwave Week – in Honolulu, Hawaii from 6-8 June – booth 536

IMAPS – HiTEN in Cambridge, United Kingdom from 10-12 July-  booth TBD

China International Optoelectronic Exposition  – in Shenzhen, China from 6-9 September – booth TBD

European Microwave Week in Nuremberg, Germany from 10-12 October – booth 249

Contact Us  for further information or if you would like to receive information about how to register for one of these events.

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ShoreView Industries acquires Hi-Rel Group and merges it with PA&E and Litron to form Hermetic Solutions Group

ESSEX, CT – December 23, 2016 – Hi-Rel Group LLC announces that it has been acquired by ShoreView Industries and merged with PA&E and Litron to form Hermetic Solutions Group LLC. The company will be the market leader in hermetic solutions.  Rick Ferraid, current Chairman and CEO of Hi-Rel Group LLC, will be Chairman of the newly formed company, and Bromley Beadle, CEO of PA&E Group, will be CEO of Hermetic Solutions Group. Ed Phinney, President of PA&E will continue in that role. Mark Plasse will continue in his role as President of Litron.

“I am very excited for Hi-Rel to partner with PA&E and Litron to form the Hermetic Solutions Group LLC (HSG),” said Rick Ferraid.  “The alignment of these three highly respected and customer-centric businesses will bring unparalleled levels of service and product offerings to the hermetic products market.  HSG will offer a hermetic solution for every requirement, including space-level interconnect products, hermetic connectors, hermetic packaging and components (see component offerings below), unique board level packaging, laser welding services, systems, and other laser manufacturing offerings, and our highly differentiated getter solutions optimize the performance of our customers’ products long after they’ve been put into service. This level of support is what our customers have been asking for. Hermetic Solutions Group LLC is the right fit at the right time to meet evolving technology requirements.  Our technology is literally embedded in our customers’ products. We see nothing but upside for our customers and cannot wait to get started 1/1/17.”

“This is an exciting time for us all with the merger of Hi-Rel into the group. Both for our customers and our employees, our collective, unique and broad ranging solutions, position us well for growth in 2017 and beyond,” said Bromley Beadle.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Hi-Rel Group LLC:  Founded in 1976, the Hi-Rel Group, LLC is a leading manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry.  The Hi-Rel Group includes the following affiliates:  Hi-Rel Products, LLC based in Essex, Connecticut; Hi-Rel Lids, Ltd., based in Harleston, Norfolk, England; and Hi-Rel Alloys, ULC based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  The company provides a necessary enabling technology for the manufacture of hermetically sealed electronic components, which are used to support high reliability, mission critical devices and systems.  Hi-Rel’s products include hermetic microcircuit packaging lids, ring frames, brazing alloys, thermal management products, getter assemblies, as well as other products and services for the aerospace, defense, optical networking, medical and energy industries.

About PA&E:  PA&E is an integrated manufacturer of hermetic electronic packages and interconnect solutions for leading defense, medical, energy and space companies.  The company specializes in using unique materials and manufacturing processes to bring technically demanding custom product designs to market by optimizing for size, weight, thermal conductivity and electronic performance.

About Litron:  Founded in 1997, Litron, Inc. is a worldwide provider of custom laser systems and a leading supplier to the aerospace, defense and medical industries for contract manufacturing services in laser welding, hermetic sealing and hermetic package fabrication.

About ShoreView Industries:  ShoreView Industries, based in Minneapolis, manages $900 million in private equity funds.  ShoreView invests in established middle-market companies with operations in North America across a wide range of industries.  ShoreView structures a variety of acquisition, recapitalization and build-up transaction, typically in businesses ranging between $20 million and $300 million.

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Hi-Rel Receives 5th Award from Raytheon

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September, 2016 – Hi-Rel was recently recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems with a 4 Star Supplier Operational Excellence Award at a June award ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

This award recognizes suppliers for outstanding On-Time Delivery and Quality Performance during the 2015 calendar year.  This is Hi-Rel’s fifth such award from IDS.  Hi-Rel has also received five such awards from Raytheon’s SAS division.

Per Rick Ferraid, CEO of the Hi-Rel Group, “I speak on behalf of the entire team at Hi-Rel – we are extremely honored and proud to be recognized by Raytheon IDS.  Our commitment to Raytheon’s on-going success is seen in the work product of every employee at Hi-Rel and we look forward to future opportunities that help support our on-going partnership.”

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Hi-Rel Acquires Sofield Manufacturing

ESSEX, CTJanuary 14, 2016 – Hi-Rel Group announced that it has acquired Sofield Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of precision metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1990, in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Sofield Manufacturing is an industry leader specializing in deep draw stamping, progressive die work, and custom EDM and CNC services with capabilities in lapping, tumbling and deburring.  Sofield’s intricate designs support the needs of high reliability microelectronics customers in the medical, industrial, semiconductor and defense / aerospace industries.

Per Rick Ferraid, Hi-Rel’s Chairman and CEO, “This is a significant development for Hi-Rel in that we have the opportunity to complement our product portfolio with that of one of our most valued suppliers. Sofield Manufacturing’s engineering and quality capabilities are second to none and the two companies have enjoyed a close working relationship that extends many years.  We look forward to working together now as one company and welcoming Sofield employees to our Essex, CT facility.”

Harold Sofield, CEO of Sofield Manufacturing said, “Teaming with Hi-Rel is the next logical step to further support our customer base. Given the relationship between the two companies we believe this will be a seamless transition for both the business and Sofield employees.  We can’t wait to get started in Essex.”

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Essex, Connecticut, the Hi-Rel Group, LLC is a leading manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. The Hi-Rel Group includes the following affiliates: Hi-Rel Products, LLC based in Essex, Connecticut, Hi-Rel Lids, Ltd. based in Harleston, Norfolk, England, and Hi-Rel Alloys, ULC based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The company provides a necessary enabling technology for the manufacture of hermetically sealed electronic components, which are used to support high reliability, mission critical devices and systems. Hi-Rel’s products include hermetic microcircuit packaging lids, ring frames, brazing alloys, thermal management products, getter assemblies, as well as other products and services for the aerospace, defense, optical networking, petrochemical and medical industries.

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2016 Hi-Rel Tradeshow Participation

November, 2015 – Hi-Rel is actively involved in supporting the industries we serve and technologies we represent.  Please visit us at the following 2016 tradeshows:

SPIE Photonics West – in San Francisco from 13-18 February in booth 4664

Laser World of Photonics China – in Shanghai from 15-17 March – booth TBD

Sensor + Test in Nuremberg, Germany from 10-12 May – booth TBD

IMAPS – High Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2016) in Albuquerque, NM from 10-12 May – booth TBD

IMS 2016 Microwave Week – in San Francisco from 22-27 May – booth 2531

European Microwave Week in London from 3-7 October – booth TBD

Contact Us  for further information or if you would like to receive information about how to register for one of these events.

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IMAPS show in Orlando, Florida

October, 2015 – Hi-Rel is pleased to announce its collaboration with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. in the authentication marking of hermetic package lids. We will be presenting our work together on October 28th at the IMAPS show in Orlando, Florida.

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IMAPS Conference in Cambridge, UK

July, 2015 – We are excited to share the technical paper – “High Temperature Protection Against Unwanted Species within Hermetic Packaging” – which was presented by Richard Rockley of Hi-Rel and Jennifer Williams of Johnson Matthey on July 7th at the IMAPS International Conference & Exhibition on High Temperature Electronics Network in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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