Helfried Weinzerl, president and CEO of Burkle North America, announced today that industry veteran Kurt Palmer has joined Burkle North America as vice president of Burkle’s North American Electronic Product Group.
This group includes Burkle Lamination Systems, Schmoll Maschinen’s entire product range of printed circuit board drilling and routing systems, Schmoll’s revolutionary post-etch punch and new MDI digital imaging systems, and Impex’s precision measuring equipment.
Palmer joins Burkle from their North American sales partner, TCT Circuit Supply. TCT supplies a vast array of products to the PCB industry including its drill room and lamination offerings of which Burkle is a core partner. Ian Hemmings, president of TCT, said, “While Kurt will be missed, we are happy that he is joining a dynamic partner and his move will further strengthen the cooperation between TCT, Burkle, and Schmoll.”
Palmer has extensive leadership experience in the PCB industry, originally operating Tapco Circuit Supply in Chicago before joining forces with TCT Circuit Supply in 2015. He will replace Dave Howard, a long-time member of the Burkle North America family who will retire later this year after almost 50 years in the PCB industry.