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VirTex appoints new General Manager in Austin, Texas

Over the past sixteen years, VirTex has established a reputation for itself as a trusted technology partner that provides strategic Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) to local and regional Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

As the business continues to grow and capabilities expand, VirTex is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Eric Wichmann as General Manager of VirTex, Austin.  He assumes this position from CEO and Founder Brad Heath, who will continue to focus on the continued growth and strategic expansion of VirTex’s management team and multiple operations.

Mr. Wichmann holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Houston and has over 25 years of senior management experience in General Management and Manufacturing in the electronics industry.   He joins VirTex from Flex, where, as General Manager, he was responsible for restructuring the Houston facility production and organizational procedures to increase profitability.  He has held various management and director positions in Texas, creating an extensive network of contacts that will help VirTex develop its sales.

Brad Heath, CEO and Founder of VirTex stated, “Mr. Wichmann has a very hands-on approach that draws on his extensive experience gained when working for companies with global operations such as Flex.  We were particularly impressed with his track record of introducing Lean Production procedures and improving operational and sourcing procedures in previous companies.  VirTex prides itself on delivering quality and reliability to its customers, whilst being cost competitive.  Mr. Wichmann will help us continue to develop our leadership as a trusted partner for customers who value product design and manufacturing that they can rely on and put their name to.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Wichmann added, “VirTex has built a strong reputation in the regions and markets it serves for becoming an integral part of their customer’s operations.   Long-term relationships, between OEM and EMS, can be rare in the EMS industry, therefore their success shows that their personal approach and focus on people, processes and technology, are important business differentiators, rather than the usual industry approach of centring on price for competitive advantage.”

About VirTex Enterprises

Founded in 1999, VirTex is a premier multi-site leader in the complex mid-Tier electronic manufacturing services market space. VirTex operations have earned critical industry site certifications that bring full viability and credibility to the military-aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive markets. With operations in Texas, Wisconsin and Juarez, Mexico, VirTex brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high energy and attention, supply chain optimization, configuration management and control and world class quality to be the chosen partner to some of the world’s leading technology brands, large and small. VirTex is a member of the Progressive Manufacturing 100 Hall of Fame and a previous recipient of Managing Automation Magazine’s Progressive Manufacturer of the Year.

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