BTU Names SMarTsol Technologies Rep of the Year during APEX

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 6, 2015— BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, is pleased to announce that SMarTsol Technologies of Mexico was its top manufacturers’ representative in 2014 for the Americas. Paul Lancaster, BTU’s regional sales manager, presented the award to Ivan Romo, Principal of SMarTsol Technologies S. de R.L. de C.V., during the recent IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, Calif. SMarTsol brought in the highest revenues in 2014 for BTU in the Americas and increased BTU’s sales in Mexico by 220 percent.

“We’ve been duly impressed with SMarTsol’s capabilities and the partnerships they’ve developed with their customers,” said Jim Griffin, vice president of sales and service, BTU International. “Mexico is a vital and growing region for electronics manufacturing in the Americas and we’re looking forward to another good year there,” added Griffin.

SMarTsol has provided BTU’s customers with first-class service with seven sales managers located throughout Mexico as well as seven service/application engineers servicing all of Mexico. The company has a demo facility located in Guadalajara that houses a full SMT line.
SMarTsol Technologies is focused on providing best-in-class technology solutions through capital equipment, consumables and engineering services including technical support, training, applications and spare parts for the Mexican electronics manufacturing industry. SMarTsol Technologies is managed by Ivan Romo and Fernando Salomon, both with many years of experience as solutions providers.

SMarTsol Technologies represents BTU’s advanced thermal processing equipment and processes throughout the Pacifico area, Monterey, Reynosa and Matamoros, Mexico. For more information about SMarTsol’s products and services, contact Ivan Romo at +(52)1 333 156 5566 or on the Web at

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About BTU International

BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq; ASYS), is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at


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