PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eltek today named Kathy Nargi-Toth president of its US subsidiary.

She replaces Jim Barry, who has decided to step down as head of Eltek USA after 14 years of service.

Nargi-Toth comes to Eltek from NCAB Group USA, where she was vice president of technology. During her over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry, she has held a number of managerial positions in R&D and technical marketing. Her teams dealt with innovative technology introductions such as permanganate desmear, additive electroless copper processing, direct metallization and aqueous photoimageable dielectric for HDI applications.

Nargi-Toth was a member of the National Academies Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and a key contributor to the National Academy of Sciences publication, "Linkages: Manufacturing Trends in Electronic Interconnection Technology." She served on the board of directors for ITRI (Interconnection Technology Research Institute) and is active with both the IPC and SMTA organizations. Nargi-Toth holds a bachelor's in chemistry and marketing from the University of Maryland. She is a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt and certified IPC instructor. She also formerly was editor of Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture.

"I have been at the forefront of printed circuit board innovation my entire career and that is why it is so exciting to have the opportunity to lead the US team for Eltek Ltd., a well-known global technology leader in the PCB industry," said Nargi-Toth. "The manufacturing of advanced PCBs requires visionaries capable of understanding not only the technical, but also the commercial requirements of a given project and I am pleased to join the visionaries at Eltek. I will bring a depth of knowledge to the Eltek USA team that will improve our customer responsiveness and assist our customers from concept, through design and into production. I look forward to helping our customers find the right solutions for their most complex projects."

Yitzhak Nissan, chairman and chief executive, said, "I am pleased to welcome Kathy Nargi-Toth as the new president of our US company. Kathy brings with her extensive versatile experience in printed circuit boards. In particular, Kathy has a deep understanding of the high end technological printed circuitry in which Eltek specializes. We wish Kathy great success and fulfillment in her new role."

"On behalf of our board of directors and management team, I would like to thank Jim Barry, who has professionally and faithfully served Eltek for 14 years, and has made Eltek's sales in the US a success. I wish Mr. Barry lots of success in the future," Nissan said.

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