Photo Stencil has named James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D. as vice president of research and development. In this newly created position, Dr. Reilly will direct research in support of the company's product roadmap and technology plans for the future.
Dr. Reilly has a background that is unique in the industry. A decorated officer in the United States Navy, he joined NASA in 1994 where he is qualified as a mission specialist. Reilly flew on Space Shuttle missions STS-89 in 1998; STS-104 in 2001; and STS-117 in 2007. He has logged over 853 hours in space, including five spacewalks totaling over 30 hours. Following the Columbia accident, he was involved with development and testing of repair materials and techniques for the Shuttle's thermal protection system.
A materials expert, Reilly received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. He worked as an oil and gas exploration geologist for Enserch Exploration, Inc. in Dallas, rising to the position of Chief Geologist. He was actively involved in the application of new imaging technology for industrial applications in deep water engineering projects and geological research.
Dr. Reilly will join Dr. William E. Coleman, Photo Stencil's vice president of technology, on a number of ongoing development programs. Reilly commented, "Bill Coleman has been instrumental in bringing numerous stencil products and processes to market. I am looking forward to working with him and drawing on his wealth of knowledge." Keith Favre, president and CEO of the company, added, "We are very fortunate to have the capability of two Ph.D.s on our team. Given the scientific nature of our business, the use of high-tech materials, and the rigor of our processes, we feel that having this level of expertise in- house is critical to our leadership position and achievement of our future goals."
In this new role, Dr. Reilly will act as liaison to both customers and business partners to ensure congruency of Photo Stencil's roadmap with the needs of the industry. In addition, he will spearhead independent projects that are designed to develop new products and technologies for the printing process. He begins his duties with the company in May.
About Photo Stencil
[URL=http://www.photostencil.com]Photo Stencil[/URL] is a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils and tooling for the surface mount technology (SMT) assembly industry. Their innovations include the patented AMTX E-FAB electroformed stencils, the high-performance, proprietary NicAlloy stencil, laser-cut stencils and chem- etch stencils. Step or multi-level stencils are offered in all three technologies. Stencil design support and customer-specific design libraries are also provided.
Photo Stencil's comprehensive portfolio of related products includes a complete line of squeegee blades, featuring the patented, electroformed E-Blade, and tooling products, such as thick film and metal mask screens.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Photo Stencil was founded in 1979 and currently holds many patents, trademarks, and proprietary technologies. The company has additional manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Malaysia.