EMSNOW Executive Interview: Don Charron Kimball Electronics

With over 5300 employees, nine global manufacturing facilities and this year achieving $1 billion in revenue, Kimball Electronics has staying power and solid value. EMSNOW caught up with Kimball Electronics’ CEO Don Charron for his special insights into Kimball’s strategy and the EMS industry’s growth challenges and opportunities.

The EMS industry – A consolidation story

Industry consolidation in the U.S. is not a new trend, but one that tends to accompany positive economic conditions and a healthy stock market.  Over the past decade or so, consolidation has touched every sizeable domestic industry, helped in large part by strategic acquirers’ healthy balance sheets and private equity and hedge funds that have been able to tap increasingly large pools of institutional capital.


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