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2019 Novel Coronavirus Update to Operations
As efforts concerning the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) expand and evolve here in the U.S. and around the world, we want to assure you that we
are focused on three things:
- Ensuring the safety of our employees, their families and our communities
- Continuing to provide exceptional and uninterrupted service to our customers
- Supporting local efforts to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19
We have been following local and federal guidelines within our facilities to implement best practices of social distancing.This includes minimizing large
group meetings, staggering breaktimes, limiting visitors into the workplace and working remotely when necessary.These measures and more have been implemented
to minimize the risk to our team members and allow for continued daily operations.
V-TEK operations are continuing to run uninterrupted with a full team committed to serving all our customers. We are aware there will be many challenges yet to come but are ready and prepared to adapt our actions to face those challenges.
Our thoughts are with you as well, as we all navigate our way through this historic time.
Thank You for your cooperation and continued support.
Christina Hogan, 2018 Teresa Knutson Award Winner
V-TEK, Inc. is proud to announce that our Vice President, Christina Hogan was the recipient of the Teresa Knutson Award presented by MNSHRM (Minnesota State Council – SHRM) at the 2018 MN State SHRM Conference. Each year, the SHRM Minnesota State Council recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the HR profession, is recognized for having made a positive impact on their community, demonstrating effortless leadership skills, whose enthusiasm is contagious, with a flair for bringing people together, who unpretentiously exudes style and charisma. The award was presented on October 14, 2018 by the current Director of MNSHRM Tiffany Kuehl during the awards ceremony dinner attended by the over 500 conference attendees and special surprise guests; Christina’s family, co-workers and Mitch Jacobs, President & CEO of V-TEK, Inc.
During the awards presentation it was also announced that during the annual elections for MNSHRM, Christina was elected to represent the State of MN as the Director-Elect for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) for 2019-2020. The Director-Elect serves as an “understudy” to the State Council Director learning and preparing for the State Council Director role, establishing policy, strategies and objectives consistent with SHRM Board policies. Provides guidance to elected and volunteer staff who are responsible for accomplishing state and SHRM objectives.
Christina joined the V-TEK team in 2007 as the HR Manager and has held a variety of positions in the company before being named Vice President in April 2017. She plays a key role in the company’s overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness and elevating company performance through innovative leadership. Christina has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, talent acquisition and retention, leadership development, regulatory compliance and customer management. Utilizing her experience she has been a volunteer with SHRM for over 10 years, serving in multiple roles at her home chapter SMAHRA located in Mankato, most recently as Chapter President for 2 years, previous College Relations Chair, Marketing/Social Media Chair, for the past 2 ½ years as the Treasurer for the MNSHRM Executive Board and a member of the MNSHRM State Conference Committee for the past 4 years.
We are proud of Christina’s accomplishments and fortunate to have her as part of the V-TEK team!
V-TEK and Royce offices will be closed on the following dates for the holidays!
If you have questions regarding these closures, please contact us at
November 22, 23 for Thanksgiving
December 24, 25 for Christmas
January 1 for New Year's Day
From all of us at V-TEK, we hope you have a fun and safe holiday season!
Join us for our Open House on Wednesday, July 11th!
Semicon West 2018 Discounted Rate
Come visit us at Semicon West at booth #6069, now at a discounted rate!
See you at IMAPS 2017
We hope you can join us at IMAPS 2017, Raleigh --
the 50th International Symposium on Microelectronics!
IMAPS Raleigh is the LARGEST Conference Program for Microelectronics,
Assembly, Reliability, Emerging Applications, Materials &
Advanced Packaging in the FALL of 2017:
3 Days, 25 Sessions, 4 Keynotes, 130+ Speakers!!
Come visit us at booth #305 to learn more about our Royce product line!
MN Valley Business Article 2017
Area manufacturers are in growth mode, although ongoing worker shortages are making them work harder to attract the people they need and causing them to worry a bit about the future. Mitch Jacobs, president and CEO of V-TEK in Mankato, which serves semiconductor industries, said the future looks good. “We’ve seen a nice level of growth on the sales front and continue to see growth forward 18 to 24 months, which is as far as we can forecast.”
Jacobs, who has been with V-TEK for seven years, stepped in as president and CEO in 2016. Earlier this year KODA Enterprises Group, a private investment firm in Massachusetts, acquired V-TEK. “From an operational standpoint, it’s been business as usual,” Jacobs said of the new ownership. “What it’s given us is an injection of excitement and a bright future for the business.”V-TEK serves the semiconductor industry. “But that really touches most all industries — semiconductors in automobiles, medical devices, the consumer electronics market, infrastructure for the cellular and satellite industry,” he said. The company supplies the equipment and consumables used in packaging chips to those industries, as well as providing the service of packaging to some of the customers. “We package them before they are made into a board. If you think of a completed circuit board, we’re packaging those chips so the high-speed manufacturers can pick and place those chips on the board automatically,” Jacobs said. “It continues to be more complex. Computing devices and semiconductors get smaller and smaller. A lot of what we do is value added in the packaging process, for example 3D vision inspection and redundant electrical testing — proving components are to specification before they’re packaged.” He said the semiconductor industry has been very strong and they’re exploring expanding their customer base, including more medical and automotive device packaging. Like most every company, keeping jobs filled takes hard work. “It’s always a challenge to find the skilled employee positions.We have a strong relationship with South Central College and Minnesota State University – Mankato, so we use those pipelines to find young, talented, skilled workers. But the job market’s been tight and we’re always looking for the next member of the team to help us grow.” V-TEK, which has 60 employees, was started in 1985 by Dennis and Vivian Siemer. The company also has three locations in Mexico that employ 150. In 2013 they acquired Royce Instruments in Napa, California.“We have a sales and engineering office in Napa, but we consolidated the manufacturing in Mankato” Jacobs said.
Royce Instruments Moves Location
Over the last couple of months, Royce Instruments has been busy moving their office to a new location in Napa, CA. Their new office which is now located at 480 Technology Way Napa, CA, better suits their needs and accommodates their need for a demo room for visiting customers to watch their machines in action!
Join us at Semicon West 2017!
KODA Enterprises Group Acquires V-TEK, Inc.
KODA Enterprises Group Acquires V-TEK, Inc.
Waltham, MA – April 3, 2017
For Immediate Release
KODA Enterprises Group announced today the acquisition of V-TEK, Inc., headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota and its subsidiaries, V-TEK Mexico located in Guadalajara Mexico and Royce Instruments located in Napa, California.
V-TEK, Inc., through its V-TEK and Royce Instruments product lines, is a leading manufacturer of precision packaging, inspection, and bond testing equipment for the electronics, automotive/aerospace, medical, micro-molding, and microstamping industries. They are also a major provider of precision packaging supplies, packaging services, and electronic inspection/rework. The Company will continue to operate with its existing management at its current locations in Mankato, Napa, and at its Mexico locations in Guadalajara, Reynosa, and Queretaro.
According to James H. Peden (Jim), KODA Enterprises Chief Operating Officer, “As we got to know Mitch Jacobs, President and CEO and his management team we became convinced of their ability under KODA’s ownership to continue the remarkable progress of V-TEK to further grow and develop the company and build upon its market leadership.”
“We are pleased to have found KODA to partner with through this change in ownership” said Mitch Jacobs. “KODA shares our vision of advancing our position as a global leader. This provides V-TEK a platform for growth and enables us to aggressively pursue both organic product development and those strategic acquisitions that secure V-TEK’s bright future.”
KODA Enterprises Group located in Waltham (MA) is a middle market private investment firm that concentrates on companies in niche markets that have the potential to benefit from the financial strength and operational expertise KODA provides to its portfolio companies.
For further information contact:
James H. Peden, Chief Operating Officer
KODA Enterprises Group, 423-756-8891 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Hodson, Director of Corporate Development
KODA Enterprise Group, 513-846-3864 email@example.com
Royce Instruments and V-TEK International Introduce New AP+
Highly customizable die sort solution offers multiple wafer and tray input options, adds output to tape and reel or tray.
NAPA, California, U.S.A., September 14, 2016 -- Royce Instruments and V-TEK International today announced the release of their new automated die sorter, the AP+. The AP+ will be showcased at the upcoming IMAPS 2016 Symposium on Microelectronics in Pasadena, California from October 10-13, 2016.
With over 30 years in the electronic component processing and packaging industry, Royce and V-TEK each bring a wealth of experience to the design table. The result is the AP+, a flexible solution that merges Royce’s capability of processing highly sensitive die with V-TEK’s most advanced taping technology.
The highly customizable AP+ offers a variety of automated input and output options while maintaining fast change-over between processes. Die input is from wafer, waffle pack, Gel-Pack, JEDEC tray or custom tray using an input map. Output options are the same with the addition of a new tape and reel system. The AP+ taper features an adjustable width track with heat and pressure seal options.
Die Sort Manager Software provides input to output traceability at the die level. Die Sort modes include pizza map or reticle mask wafer mapping, ink dot recognition and pick all die. AP+ options include non-surface die pick-up, 180 degree die flip and taper post-place vision inspection.
With its multi-project wafer mapping capability and quick-change fixtures and tooling, the AP+ is ideal for supporting medium volume, high mix environments.
For more information on the AP+, please contact Bill Coney: firstname.lastname@example.org