Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it has expanded its secure manufacturing capabilities for sensitive U.S. DoD aerospace and defense programs by contracting with Zentech Manufacturing, a premier electronics contract manufacturing company. The addition of Zentech to Defense Solutions’ existing breadth of captive manufacturing capabilities and roster of U.S.-based contract manufacturers further strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s ability to address sensitive program requirements and U.S. Government programmatics. Curtiss-Wright’s TrustedCOTS™ capabilities satisfy the most demanding U.S. DoD Information Assurance requirements with the latest technologies supporting cybersecurity, critical program data, and intellectual property protection for critical deployed applications.
Colonial Assembly and Design Earns Trusted Source Status
January 17, 2017, Fredericksburg, VA
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML), meeting Class 3 requirements, to Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zentech Manufacturing. Following an initial audit by IPC, Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC joins Zentech as one of the less than ten U.S. trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. Acquires Interconnect Design Solutions, LLC
September 21, 2016
Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the acquisition of Interconnect Design Solutions, LLC. (IDS).
The addition of IDS and their experienced design engineering team to the Zentech portfolio adds significantly to Zentech’s already comprehensive Engineering Services capabilities, which now includes: OrCAD, Autocad, PADS, Altium, Cadence Allegro and Mentor Expedition for PCB layout; Pro Engineer, Solid Works, Rhinoceros and 3D Scan for mechanical engineering; Signal Integrity, Thermal Analysis and complete DfX capabilities.
Related to the transaction, Mike Brown joins the Zentech team as Vice-President of Engineering Services.
Zentech Adds Seica Pilot 4D V8 Flying Probe Electrical Testing Capability
September 12, 2016
Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of the Seica Pilot 4D V8 Flying Probe Test System. The Seica Pilot 4D V8 represents the latest frontier in flying probe test technology. It is the complete solution for maximum performance, combining the highest test speed, low to medium volume capability with enhanced test coverage and flexibility. The system is equally adept at both prototyping and production volumes and its vertical architecture is the optimum solution for probing both sides of the PCBA simultaneously.
Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC. (Fredericksburg, Va.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) has received a United States Navy contract award in the amount of $37,191,138.00. The contract is a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for providing design and fabrication, rapid prototyping, and technology integration related to circuit board design and radio frequency (RF) distribution assemblies, synthetic rope assemblies, mechanical fabrication, and fabric assemblies.
IPC Announces Manufacturing Day 2016 Hosted by Zentech Manufacturing
August 30, 2016 | IPC
Manufacturing Day 2016 is a chance to celebrate the industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, more than 400,000 people attended 1,700 events across the country. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the growing list of companies planning to celebrate this year on October 7, 2016.
IPC member company Zentech Manufacturing Inc. participates annually in Manufacturing Day by hosting local electronics technology students, provides tours of their facility, and has had the highlighted success of a keynote address from Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative.
"Zentech is pleased to once again be involved with National Manufacturing Day and we applaud IPC's co-sponsorship of this event. Celebrating and ensuring our existing and future pipeline of skilled workers is critical to maintaining an innovative and productive U.S. economy. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is key to developing a workforce matched to the needs of industry. Zentech works closely with nearby colleges and technical schools to promote STEM and give students a view into advanced manufacturing taking place in their own backyards. National Manufacturing Day helps promote these efforts," said Matt Turpin, president and CEO, Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.
If you’re interested, but not sure how to get involved, please view IPC’s Manufacturing Day 2016 website for event ideas, a social media toolkit, and more.
If you have any questions or need assistance with planning your own event, please contact Julie Desisto at JulieDesisto@ipc.org or +1 202-661-8093.
Industry Undergoes Major Change: Manufacturing isn't "sweaty, repetitive work anymore"
Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 By LINDLEY ESTES THE FREE LANCE–STAR
Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. As local companies are adapting to new techniques of producing goods, the region is looking at how to attract more advanced manufacturing firms and provide a ready workforce.
Colonial Assembly & Design, founded locally in 1982 at 3361 Shannon Airport Circle in Spotsylvania County, was acquired by ZenTech of Baltimore in April 2015.
“It’s a beautiful business,” said ZenTech president Matt Turpin. He said among the reasons ZenTech acquired the business is the region’s “agile and experienced workforce. There were key people located here and we are very happy with the workforce to draw from... In fact, employees commute 45 minutes to an hour to work in Fredericksburg at Colonial. “
He said being near clients in Dahlgren is important, as well.
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) is pleased to announce multi-million-dollar contract awards during Q2 from several key market sectors.
Contracts were received to provide sophisticated circuit card assemblies in support of two major UAV platforms for a West Coast based military OEM.
In the medical sector, two separate medical OEM customers placed high-volume contracts with Zentech for turnkey medical electronics devices.
Zentech is one of the most highly certified electronics contract manufacturers in the U.S., holding IPC Validation Service certifications for IPC-A-610 Class 3 Trusted Source QML and IPC J-STD 001 with Space certifications.
For the medical sector, Zentech is ISO 13485 certified and that cert is accompanied by accreditation as an FDA Certified Medical Device Manufacturing facility.
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) today announces their receipt of Prime contract N00178-16-D-9124 from the U.S. Navy for the SeaPort-e contract vehicle. SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, System Engineering, Process Engineering, Electro-mechanical prototyping / pre-production and Program Management.
Veteran IMPACT Washington, D.C. Attendee Matt Turpin on the Events Benefits—SMT Magazine
I made contact with Matt Turpin, CEO of Zentech, before the first evening’s dinner. We sat down to discuss what he hoped to gain by attending the event.
Patty Goldman: Matt, I’d like to know what your expectations are of this meeting.
Matt Turpin: The IPC does this every year, and I’ve been here the last five years for IPC. It’s a great opportunity for the IPC and members of the IPC to meet with their local officials on Capitol Hill as well as other people on Capitol Hill and kind of deliver the message of what’s important to IPC and the IPC vendor, whether it’s in terms of RoHS compliance or conflict minerals, etc. This year it’s Defense Department labor regulations and things like that. It’s a good way for IPC to get its point across and to influence what happens on Capitol Hill. Goldman: How has that worked in the past? ....
SMTA Capital Chapter to Present Tutorial Program at Zentech Manufacturing
The SMTA Capital Chapter will welcome Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., of the Rochester Institute of Technology, on June 2, 2016. Anselm will present a tutorial on SMT principles at Zentech Manufacturing's facility in Baltimore, Maryland. The tutorial is scheduled from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and includes lunch and a tour.
As Zentech is an ITAR facility only US citizens can participate in the tour. This tutorial is designed for those involved in printed board design, bare board fabrication, SMT assembly, quality control, materials purchasing, and reliability testing. New this year! Get a $20 EARLY BIRD discount on regular member and non-member registrations if registration is completed by midnight on April 30, 2016. Registration is required for this learning event.
Zentech's Matt Turpin Recognized as IPC Rising Star at APEX
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce that our CEO and President, Matt Turpin, was named as one the electronics industry's Rising Stars by the IPC at the recent APEX event in Las Vegas.
In presenting the award, Mr. John Mitchell (right), President and CEO of the IPC, noted Matt's contributions to the Government Relations Steering Committee, his participation in the IPC's annual Government Relations IMPACT event in Washington, D.C., to discuss industry issues with legislators, hosting Congressman Chris Van Hollen at Zentech's manufacturing facility in Baltimore and leading the company's pursuit of the first ever qualified manufacturer listing to the IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum and IPC J-STD-001 AND IPC-A-610 QML under IPC's Validation Services Program.
To view the entire IPC Press Release, click here.
To view Matt Turpin's Real Time with IPC interview at APEX 2016, click here.
For a wide ranging interview with him on the electronics industry in general (by Barry Matties, publisher of SMT 007 and Mil-Aero 007 magazines), click here.
Zentech Manufacturing Recognized as Top Ten EMS Provider
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce that VentureOutsource has recognized Zentech as a Top Ten EMS provider in the Northeast United States.
The criteria for the selection process included: Depth and scope of management team; Technology capability; Manufacturing quality; Responsiveness to changes in industry; Value as it relates to pricing.
The selection is especially gratifying as the 2015 survey was industry peer-driven; the more often a provider company's name was mentioned by industry peers (respondents employed by other providers) the higher the provider ranked.
Greg Rodgers to Lead Zentech Business Development in Delaware Valley Region
Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Greg Rodgers has joined the Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. team as Director, Business Development / Delaware Valley Region. Greg is widely respected in the Delaware Valley Region market and beyond for driving innovative engineering solutions to solve the most challenging of printed circuit board electro-mechanical assembly requirements during his twenty plus years servicing the region.
Zentech Featured in Microwave Journal’s “Fabs and Labs”
Highlighting Zentech’s experience and capabilities in the RF electronics manufacturing arena, Zentech was selected by Microwave Journal team as the inside back cover feature, “Fabs and Labs” in November 2015.
PCI Sales International, Ltd. Recognized as Top Sales Organization for 2015
December 3, 2015 — Zentech is pleased to recognize PCI Sales International, Ltd. as our top performing independent sales representative organization for 2015.
Based in Long Island, New York, PCI Sales is led by Mr. Stu Wood and has successfully represented Zentech in the New York, New Jersey and New England marketplaces for more than a decade.
Congratulations to Mr. Stu Wood (right), President of PCI, pictured at Zentech with Shawn Burns, Program Manager and Waleid Jabai, VP Technology
Zentech Adds Nordson YESTECH Automated X-Ray Inspection (AXI) Capabilities
October 26, 2015 — Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of the Nordson YESTECH X3 AXI system. This new Nordson YESTECH AXI system offers 2D and 3D inspection of solder joints and other critical hidden features found in electronic assemblies, PCBs and packaged semiconductors. Ideal for both in-line or off-line operation, the X3’s innovative algorithms enable fast and reliable automated inspection and real-time monitoring of critical process information.
Mark Hansen Joins Zentech Team
June 1, 2015 —Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Hansen to their national sales team.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Mark brings a unique combination of technical knowledge, military prime customer relationships and executive level sales experience to the Zentech team. Mark’s background includes over 30 years of executive level sales roles within the electronics industry, most recently as Vice President – Military & Aerospace Sector globally for Viasystems.
ZenPRO Announced by Zentech Manufacturing / Colonial Assembly & Design
May 11, 2015 — In response to market demands, and building upon the synergies created by Zentech Manufacturing’s acquisition of Colonial Assembly & Design last month, we are pleased to announce the offering of our ZenPRO service model.
Prototypes and Rapid Orders — our customer’s innovation centers demand them to support their accelerated time-to-market requirements and new design initiatives — and the ZenPRO team is prepared to deliver.
The ZenPRO service offering is available now and includes rapid delivery of:
ZenPRO - Prototypes and Rapid Orders, technology transfer and lessons learned are transferred to LRIP and production stages, quality levels available from ISO 9000, AS 9100, ISO 13485 to IPC Class 3 Trusted Source to IPC J-STD-001 with Space certification.
Quote turns in as little as 24 hours and product builds in 3-5 days.
We look forward to enabling your success and innovation!
Zentech Manufacturing Acquires Colonial Assembly and Design
April 28, 2015 —Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., the mid-Atlantic region’s premiere provider of electronics contract manufacturing services, continues the execution of their growth strategy with today’s announcement of the acquisition of Colonial Assembly & Design (CA&D). Located in Fredericksburg, Va., Colonial Assembly & Design has a thirty-year legacy of outstanding performance as a prime contractor for electronics systems design and manufacturing for the Department of Defense and in the commercial aviation sectors.
Zentech’s Matt Turpin Appointed to IPC’s Government Relations Steering Committee
March 3, 2015 —Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce that CEO and President, Mr. Matt Turpin, was appointed to the IPC Government Relations Steering Committee at the IPC Annual Meeting (APEX) last week in San Diego, CA.
Jay Colognori to lead Zentech’s Mil-Aero and Space Market Initiative
December 12, 2014 —Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Jay Colognori has joined the Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. team as Director, Business Development / Mil-Aero and Space Markets.
Mr. Colognori is widely respected in the Mid-Atlantic market and beyond for driving innovative engineering solutions to solve the most challenging of printed circuit board requirements. His prior positions include Sales Engineer-Strategic Account roles with both DDI and Viasystems.
His primary responsibility will be leading Zentech’s growth initiatives in the Mil-Aero and Space markets nationwide and leveraging Zentech’s position as the first electronics contract manufacturer certified to the IPC J-STD 001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturer List (QML).
Don Schroeder Joins Zentech Manufacturing Board of Directors
November 18, 2014—Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Schroeder to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Schroeder, the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of CTS Corporation and the President of the CTS Electronics Manufacturing Solutions business unit brings a wealth of experience across all disciplines within the electronics industry to the Zentech board.
In addition to guiding CTS through their growth and acquisitions, Don has chaired numerous advanced electronics packaging conferences, including Electro, IMAPS, NEPCON and SMTA. In addition Don also chaired the Executive Marketing and Technology Committee for the IPC.
John Vaughan joins Zentech Manufactuing as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
October 16, 2014—Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce today that John Vaughan, a recognized subject matter expert (SME) in the military C4ISR electronics sector, joins the Zentech senior management team in an equity position as their VP of Sales and Marketing.
In his new role, Vaughan is responsible for all business development, market strategies and related activities across all business sectors for Zentech, to include the successful integration of customer relationships obtained through pending acquisitions into the Zentech portfolio.
Shane Whiteside joins Zentech Manufacturing Board of Directors
October 16, 20144—Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce today the appointment of Shane Whiteside to their Board of Directors. Mr. Whiteside has been a driving force in the electronics industry for several decades, most visibly as the (former) Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of TTM Technologies.
Emergence Technology selects Zentech Manufacturing
May 2013 — A leader in lighting retrofit solutions, Emergence has entered into a long term agreement to manufacture its LED lighting solutions.
Inc Magazine features Zentech's Reshoring Efforts
April 2012 — Zentech Manufacturing, a Baltimore-Based Electronics Manufacturer was recently recognized in Inc Magazine for its success in helping US-based companies bring back manufacturing work that was previously outsourced to China. Matt Turpin, President of Zentech, states "Given the strides made in PCB Assembly Automation and Test and the continued strength in productivity in the US there is no reason why more work shouldn't come back from overseas". Read More
Zentech Featured in Global SMT Magazine
March 2012 — Read the full article PDF
Zentech Successfully Achieves ISO 13485
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. a Baltimore based company specializing in the design and manufacture of circuit board assemblies for a variety of industries announced today they have successfully completed their audit for registration as an ISO 13485 organization. This registration will recognize the Zentech Quality Management System according to the standard ISO 13485:2003 Medical Devices — Quality Management Systems — Requirements for Regulatory Purposes. more >
Zentech Completes $1.5 Million SMT Electronics Equipment Expansion
Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., the mid-Atlantic regions premiere provider of electronics contract manufacturing (CM) , is proud to announce the commissioning of their newest Juki high-speed, surface mount technology (SMT) assembly line. PDF
Zentech receives Supplier Award from Schick Technologies
September 2011 – Schick Technologies presented Zentech with an award acknowledging 5 years of outstanding service. Located in Long Island City, New York, Schick, a Sirona Company, is the leader in Digital Dental Radiography.
From left to right: Shirwin Sandford, Director, Commercial Programs, Zentech, Ephraim Buchler, Director Global Sourcing, Schick, Will Autz, V.P. Manufacturing, Schick, and Waleid Jabai, Director Manufacturing, Zentech.
See Zentech at the International Microwave Symposium
June 7 through June 10 at Booth 4711
Zentech to exhibit at the International Microwave Symposium, Baltimore Convention Center, June 7 through June 10. IMS 2011 is the world's premier conference on microwave theory and techniques. Please visit Zentech at Booth 4711.
Zentech featured in CNN Radio Podcast. Reshoring brings manufacturing back to the U.S.
Zentech to exhibit IDGA's 2nd Annual Non-Traditional Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Summit
Tuesday, March 22, 7:15 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, March 23, 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008, 703-413-1300
>> Register at IDGA
Non-Traditional Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (NTISR) is still a relatively new concept in the military. Requirements, equipment concept, concepts of employment, and funding are all loosely defined all while the new NTISR solutions are needed today.
Zentech is featured in the The Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2011, By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun
Made (once again) in America — Zentech Manufacturing Inc. sees growth this year as effect of "re-shoring" debated in U.S. When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn. NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing Inc. for two key reasons: Executives here could oversee quality control, and the kits could be shipped to domestic customers in just days, not weeks or months.
Pictured: Matt Turpin, President, Zentech Manufacturing
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Zentech Featured In Fall 2010 Edition of Manufacturing Today
September 2010 – Read the full article here (PDF)
Zentech understands that to compete with offshore manufacturers, its clients require more than economical assembly and test services. "Our customers are exclusively B2B, but they still have the same pricing pressures and require a low
total-cost solution," Turpin stresses. He explains Zentech has grown in a slow economy by helping customers to:
> Reduce time-to-market;
> Reduce cost through outsourced sustaining engineering;
> Improve quality and reliability; and
> Quickly change their supply chain strategy with minimal impact on in-house resources.
Advanced Clean Energies of Prince Georges County (4th Congressional District), Maryland has selected Zentech Manufacturing as its partner in developing and manufacturing its thin-film based energy platform.
September 2010 – Advanced Clean Energies of Prince Georges County (4th Congressional District), Maryland has selected Zentech Manufacturing as its partner in developing and manufacturing its thin-film based energy platformThis next generation Photo Voltaic (Solar) platform will enable The American War Fighter (Marines/Soldiers) on the ground to carry more fighting gear, operate conventional battery powered equipment (using the solar powered thin-film batteries). This effort will lower the DOD cost, increase the lifetime of the battery while alleviating the negative environmental impact.
Visit Zentech at the American Contract Manufacturers show May 19 – May 20 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly Virginia.
April 2010 – Zentech will be exhibiting at the American Contract Manufacturers Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly Virginia. AmCon is a regional expo providing a cost-effective way to meet suppliers of contract manufacturing and job shop services.
Visit Zentech at the Design and Manufacturing Show in Fredericksburg
September 2009 - Zentech will be exhibiting at the Design and Manufacturing Show in Fredericksburg Expo Center September 30-October 1, 2009. Buyers and Engineers will have the opportunity to discuss their needs with over 300 contract manufacturers from all disciplines. Zentech will be at Booth 205.
Attend the IPC Designer's Council at Zentech on October 13 to learn about Designing for Rigid Flex
September 2009 - Jim Barry will present "Designing for Rigid Flex" on October 13, 2009 at the IPC Designer Council Meeting at Zentech in Baltimore, MD. Jim Barry is a veteran with over 30 years experience in the Rigid Flex printed circuit board Industry. He has worked at Parlex, Teledyne, Bull Stratflex, and EMC. His background is in material and application engineering. He has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of RF circuits. He is currently president of Eltek USA.
See Zentech at the 2009 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition
July 2009 - Zentech will be exhibiting at the Air Force Association’s 2009 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition September 14th through 16th. The conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on the Potomac, at the National Harbor near Washington DC. For more details http://www.afa.org/events/conference/2009/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Zentech is ITAR registered with the State Department
May 2009 - Zentech is now ITAR registered with a current expiration date of May 2010. International Traffic in Arms Regulations is a set of United States Government Regulations that control the export and import of defense related articles and services on the United States Munitions List. ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be shared with US persons unless authorization from the State Department is received. Zentech’s internal processes and procedures comply with all ITAR regulations.
Zentech designs and delivers portable lottery device
August 2009 – Zentech has completed its design and delivered initial units of the VideoCash system to National Lottery of Annapolis Maryland - www.gamingsolutions.biz. This hand held portable device will be sold at lottery retailers nationwide and will allow players to combine the fun of video games with the excitement of winning instant lottery cash. For more information contact email@example.com.
Zentech has completed the design and delivery of a next generation controller for Aerospace Technology Group (ATG).
September 2009 - The universal controller provides increased functionality and reliability and will be deployed in Cessna Aircraft in conjunction with ATG’s Powertech commercial shades.
Drone Video of Manufacturing Facility
SMTA Capital Tech Expo
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Design 2 Part Northeast Trade Show