Welcoming Mr. Steve Kithil, new Business Development Manager at VirTex, an industry-leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with a workforce of over 300 industry experts, 11 SMT lines, 165,000 sq. ft. of operational floor space in three locations; Texas, Wisconsin, and Mexico.

Mr. Kithil is yet another proven business development heavyweight and well-recognized industry figure to join VirTex, in the company’s mission to become the only Tier III EMS who can as fulfill the manufacturing needs of the Original Equipment Maker (OEM), who require the same level of technology that the Tier I EMS offers, for the higher mix, lower volumes and a variable forecast.

He joins VirTex from Flex [NASDAQ: FLEX], where he held the position of Director of Business Development for North America and prior to that he held the position of Value-Added Services Manager for the AMSS division of Arrow Electronics [NYSE:ARW].

For the past 20 years, Mr. Kithil has gained extensive experience in Sales, Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Executive Negotiation and Closing deals.

Rick Polansky, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at VirTex comments on the appointment; “Mr. Kithil specializes in creating valuable customer and vendor relationships as well as identifying sales needs and then providing solutions to meet the customers’ requests.  As a Business Development Manager for VirTex, Mr. Kithil is part of an organization that brings together the top target resources for demanding markets in the high-tech space.”

On his appointment, Mr. Kithil expressed; “I am very excited to be part of an organization that is one of the most respected within our industry.  Over the past few years, I have watched VirTex with great interest as they have risen to become the technology partner of choice for OEMs, from across not only North America but the globe.  One of their true differentiators is their knowledge of smart-sourcing to educate and consult their OEM partners on the true cost of ownership throughout the supply chain, enabling them to make an outsourcing decision that makes economic and common sense.  I’m thrilled to be part of a company I admired.”