Gardien rolls out the 4-Wire Kelvin Upgrade Kit

Gardien is keenly aware that to achieve optimum productivity, businesses need to be up-to-date with industry demands. Keeping that in mind, the Germany R&D team combined technology with engineering knowledge and rolled out the 4- Wire Kelvin upgrade for existing (and compatible) flying probes. This news would be welcomed by the industry as a smooth way to take their existing equipment to the next level, without high investments.

The 4WK Upgrade Kit includes the required hardware needed for the upgrade. The option can be installed on existing compatible flying probes, thus prolonging their useful life.

Mr. Holger Kern, Gardien Europe Managing Director, was very pleased with the R&D team and said,” Higher accuracy in measurements was a requirement we ourselves encountered in our global service centres. My team rose to the challenge and devised this ingenious upgrade that is backwards compatible with most of the over 120 Flying Probe the Gardien Group operates today.  He said, “It was important, that the flying probes can continue to be used for standard electrical testing as well. The change over from regular testing to 4WK testing and vice versa takes mere minutes.”

Mr. Roland Valentini, Group COO, enthusiastic about the latest offering from Gardien is “very sure it will be well received by the industry”. He said, ‘This skilful upgrade comes at a time when businesses are running on tight budgets. The affordability of this upgrade will keep businesses one step ahead, by getting more out of their existing equipment. To further support our customers, the Upgrade Kit comes with an Introduction Offer of 15% discount for orders placed until 31 December 2019.”

About 4-Wire Kelvin

4-Wire Kelvin test is method of measuring continuity resistances, where contact and lead resistances are minimized, so that a high resolution measurement can be taken. This easy and affordable upgrade allows greater accuracy and better resolution in measurements.

About The Gardien Group

The Gardien Group (www.gardien.com) has been offering independent and unbiased QA solutions since 1981. We are recognized for our emphasis on technical excellence, comprehensive client support and high standards. We have professional, skilled and committed teams led by forward-thinking leaders who set high performance standards. With 18 service centers across Asia, Europe and North America, we bring our expertise to you wherever you might need it.

Media Contact:
Bao Chau Lu
E-mail: marketing@gardien.com

Business Contact:
Roland Valentini
Group Chief Operating Officer
The Gardien Group
Email: info@gardien.com

We look forward to partnering with you.

 

 

 

 

 

KEVIN SYVRET

FINANCE DIRECTOR, NORTH AMERICA

Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.

NIRAJ PATEL

VICE PRESIDENT, GARDIEN NORTH AMERICA

Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.

TODD KOLMODIN

VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY, NORTH AMERICA

Mr. Todd Kolmodin, a native to the Pacific Northwest was born in Seattle Washington. At a young age he moved to the Portland Oregon area. In March of 1986 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Todd began his tenure in the Electrical Test field that same year.  Todd spent eight years working in an independent testing facility in Wilsonville Oregon where he built skills in all aspects of Electrical Test and Quality Assurance. 

Todd then spent a short term with Yamamoto Corporation on their Engineering staff covering PCB drill, finishing and Electrical Test before joining Probe Test Fixtures in 1995. His charge was CAM and Fixuring Manager.  Todd joined the Gardien Group in September 1998 continuing the same roll and taking on the responsibilities of Quality Manager for Oregon operations. In 2008 Mr. Kolmodin was promoted to Vice President Quality USA. In this position Mr. Kolmodin oversees and maintains the Gardien ITAR registration, ISO Multi-Site registration and multiple site Lab Suitability with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Now also maintaining the Gardien QMS system Todd now serves as Vice President Quality North America.

Mr. Kolmodin is also a published columnist and Technical Presenter with multiple appearances at the IPC Apex Expo Conferences in both San Diego and Las Vegas. 

ROLAND VALENTINI

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

RICHARD HORSMAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Prior to Richard joining Gardien in September 2014, he was Chairman/CEO of tool chain vendor Atego Group Systems Limited which was sold to PTC Inc.

Prior to joining Atego, Richard held a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Plethora Solutions, an AIM listed Pharmaceutical Company and CEO of AIM listed Cybit Holdings plc. where he grew the company from inception to revenues of over 25 million and took the company through multiple acquisitions before managing a sale of the business to Francisco Partners.

Richard previously held a number of senior roles in the Software industry.

RICK MERAW

GROUP VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY

Mr. Meraw was appointed Group Vice President of Quality in Jan 2015 after successfully  serving as Senior Vice President of USA operations since 2011.  Prior to being responsible for USA operations Mr Meraw was responsible for Canadian operations since 2001.

Rick has over twenty years’ experience with Gardien Group and has various roles including, service technician, customer liaison, Quality manager, technical support, project management, and software design/ implementation.

In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college.

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RICHARD HORSMAN

执行主席

2014年9月份Richard加入了Gardien,在此之前,他是现售于PTC的供应链供应商Atego Group Systems Limited 的首席执行官。

在加入Atego之前,Richard曾任包括Plethora Solutions,一家目标上市的医药公司的独立非执行总监,目标上市的Cybit Holdings plc的首席执行官等众多执行和非执行职务。他带领公司从最初阶段发展成为一家具有两千五百万营业额的企业,并且在将公司售于Francisco Partners之前带领公司渡过多次兼并。

Richard之前在软件行业担任过许多高级职务。

ROLAND VALENTINI

首席运营官

Valentini先生从2005年起成功的担任北美运营长官,在2010年7月被任命为首席执行官

Roland在PCB行业有10多年的工作经验,包括销售、服务、项目管理等,曾在德国主要的PCB电镀设备相关的公司 Atotech GmbH内任职。

在 Mack Rides GmbH任职期间他有着不凡的销售经验,在Lurgi Bischoff GmbH全球安置的过程中起着领导作用。

Valentini先生在德国曼汉姆大学机电工程系获得学士学位。