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Hi-Rel adds new Sales Directors to support its expanding customer base

Hi-Rel adds new Sales Directors to support its expanding customer base

ESSEX, CT –February 2, 2015 –

Hi-Rel Group, a leading manufacturer of customized metal microelectronic components, announced that it has hired two new sales professionals to support its growing customer base.

Per CEO, Rick Ferraid, “As part of Hi-Rel’s commitment to exceptional customer service, we are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our team – Joe Hale as Director of North America Sales and Chris Andrews, Director of International Sales. Both Joe and Chris embody Hi-Rel’s customer centric spirit that resonates with our customers worldwide. We are delighted to provide additional technical support to our customers and their on-going business needs.”

Joe Hale joins Hi-Rel with over 25 years of progressive experience in engineering and technical sales roles at various glass and ceramic manufacturers within the electronics market, most recently at SCHOTT North America, Inc. With a BS in Ceramic Engineering and an MBA, Joe brings with him unique technical problem solving skills that support customers from design through manufacture and field use. He is known in the microelectronics industry as someone that really helps customers identify and resolve pressing challenges. Joe is located in our Hi-Rel Products facility in Essex, CT, USA and can be reached at JHale@hi-rel.net.

Chris Andrews, also a seasoned electronics manufacturing professional, brings 35 years of engineering and sales experience (including over 20 years of service at RF2M (C-MAC)) to HiRel. Chris is passionate about supporting customers and takes a strategic approach to solving technical and manufacturing challenges. With an educational background in Engineering (Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical), Chris’ extensive skill set in harsh environment electronics make him a perfect fit for Hi-Rel’s customers. Chris is located in our Hi-Rel Lids facility in Norfolk, UK and can be reached at Chris.Andrews@hirel.co.uk.

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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