As Paul Wickboldt, BPM Microsystems’ Systems and Facilities Administrator, marks his 23rd year with BPM, the occasion merits more than just a commemorative plaque or a simple handshake. Paul’s journey is one of commitment, diverse skill sets, relentless pursuit of excellence, and personal resilience.
A Man of Many Talents
Paul Wickboldt’s skills are not confined to a single job description. At BPM Microsystems, Paul has worn many hats—System Administrator, Facility Administrator, Help Desk Technician, and Contract Coordinator, to name a few. He manages multiple servers, serves nearly 100 users, and oversees a 35,000 sq ft 3-story building. Simply put, he is the backbone of the technical infrastructure, ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as a well-oiled machine.
Resilience Beyond Work
What makes Paul’s story even more inspiring is his personal journey as a cancer survivor. The resilience and strength he demonstrated during this challenging time are a testament to his indomitable spirit. But battling cancer isn’t his only achievement outside of work. Paul is an accomplished photographer whose keen eye captures the beauty of the world in unique ways. He’s also a skilled woodworker, creating pieces that are both functional and artistic.
A Walk Through Memory Lane
Before joining BPM Microsystems, Paul honed his skills in various industries, making him a man of diverse experience. His resume paints a picture of a highly skilled individual:
- United States Air Force: Serving as an Electronic Warfare Systems Specialist, Paul spent over a decade troubleshooting and repairing radar transmitter and receiver equipment.
- Constar International: As a Machine Operator, Paul was responsible for maintaining production flow and operating complex machinery.
- John H. Carter Company, Inc.: Here, he was a Field Service Systems Engineer, specializing in the installation and maintenance of Fisher Rosemount DCS computer systems.
- Excel Inc: As a Journeyman Electrician, he installed, maintained, and troubleshooted motor control and electrical circuits in harsh industrial environments.
The Pulse of BPM Microsystems
“Paul keeps this place up and running,” says Jon Bondurant, the COO of BPM Microsystems. This simple yet profound statement encapsulates the essence of Paul’s role in the company. His ability to adapt, learn, and excel in various capacities has made him an invaluable asset.
Managing a 35,000 sq ft 3-story building is not without its challenges, but Paul’s earlier experiences have trained him well. He’s equally comfortable working on a computer terminal as he is troubleshooting electrical issues in the building. The skill set he acquired over the years, starting from his time in the Air Force to his stint as an electrician, has equipped him with the tools needed to keep BPM Microsystems running efficiently.
The Importance of Longevity
In today’s fast-paced world, where job hopping is often the norm, Paul’s 23 years at BPM Microsystems is a testament to his loyalty and the company’s nurturing environment. Longevity like this not only brings unparalleled expertise but also creates a sense of continuity and reliability that is irreplaceable.
As we celebrate Paul Wickboldt’s 23-year anniversary, we don’t just celebrate a milestone. We celebrate the unwavering commitment of a man who has devoted his diverse skill set and vast experience to the success of BPM Microsystems. Beyond that, we honor his personal journey of resilience, artistry, and craftsmanship. His story is not just a tale of personal success but is, in many ways, the story of BPM Microsystems itself—a story of growth, commitment, and technical excellence. Thank you, Paul!
Chihuahua, Mexico– BPM Microsystems, an industry pioneer in providing award-winning device programming solutions for over 35 years, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming SMTA Chihuahua Expo. The event will take place on September 7, 2023, at the Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano (doors open at 11 am local time). The BPM team will be available at Table 44, represented by National Sales Manager Enrique Prieto, who is eager to engage in insightful discussions and showcase the company’s cutting-edge solutions.
Also attending is Penny Santhanam, Senior Director of Customer Success at BPM Microsystems. “SMTA Chihuahua is more than just an expo; it’s a nexus for innovation and professional collaboration,” says Penny. “We’re excited to highlight our focus on exceptional sales and technical support services that cater specifically to our Mexico market.”
SMTA Chihuahua serves as a focal point for knowledge sharing, featuring cutting-edge technology and exceptional networking opportunities. This unique expo provides an invaluable opportunity for local engineers to engage with global technology while staying close to home. For those who can’t make it to SMTA International, this event offers a highly accessible alternative for staying up-to-date in the industry.
A Meeting of Minds
This expo attracts a broad spectrum of professionals, ranging from Process and Manufacturing Engineers to C-suite executives such as Presidents, CEOs, and VPs. It is an unparalleled opportunity to build meaningful relationships, share ideas, and explore new collaborations.
“I can’t stress enough the value of local expos like SMTA Chihuahua,” says Enrique. “I look forward to connecting with fellow industry professionals and showing how BPM Microsystems can meet the most stringent programming and cybersecurity standards.”
About BPM Microsystems
Established in 1985, BPM Microsystems has been serving customers in over 49 countries across diverse industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, and mobile devices. The company manufactures high-performance, high-quality, and cost-effective device programmers and accessories, all built in an ISO 9001 facility located in the USA. In addition to products that carry the CE Mark, BPM offers a wide range of support services, including training and technical support. With a commitment to continual innovation, the company releases new programming algorithms weekly and remains a trusted supplier for customers where failure is not an option.
For additional information, visit our event page or meet us at Table 44 during the SMTA Chihuahua Expo on September 7, 2023.
BPM Microsystems, a global leader in device programming technologies, is thrilled to announce that its advanced BPM 3928 Automated Programmer has successfully completed the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification. This rigorous certification reinforces BPM’s commitment to delivering dependable, certified solutions. BPM’s systems are built in their Houston, Texas ISO 9001:2015-certified plant and carry the CE mark.
The automated programming system will be installed in a forward-thinking Canadian company, a leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing technologies that enhance perception and awareness. Operating in various markets like government & defense, industrial, and commercial sectors, the company contributes significantly to life-saving efforts, efficiency improvements, and the development of innovative consumer technologies. CSA Certification was a condition for the sale, and the 3928 passed with flying colors.
“BPM takes great pride in growing in tandem with our client’’ success,” says Colin Harper, BPM’s Sales Director. “This certification signifies another milestone in our journey with this Canadian innovator.”
Originally, the company utilized BPM manual programmers. As the company’s production volumes increased, the need for a more efficient, automated system became apparent. The company transitioned from the BPM 2900 manual programmer to the BPM 3928 Automated Programmer, while still using the same software and sockets, with a vastly increased capacity to support scalable growth. The BPM 3928, with its superior performance, quality, and flexibility, will support this transition and enable the company to elevate its production capabilities, thus continuing to bring innovative sensing solutions into everyday life.
BPM Microsystems remains committed to maintaining and enhancing its industry-leading position by delivering top-tier, innovative programming solutions to its global clientele.
For more information about BPM Microsystems and the BPM 3928 Automated Programmer, please call 713-688-4600.
About BPM Microsystems:
BPM Microsystems is an industry-leading provider of device programming systems, serving over 2,000 customers in more than 49 countries. The company provides both manual and automated programming systems and delivers high-performance, flexible solutions that support a wide variety of device types.
BPM is delighted to welcome Enrique Prieto as National Sales Manager for Mexico. In this role, Enrique will be at the helm of the company’s sales operations in the region, leveraging his extensive industry knowledge and experience to drive growth.
Enrique has degrees in Mechatronic Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is a specialized Technical Sales Specialist with an impressive track record. It is a testament to his unwavering enthusiasm, outstanding leadership skills, and ability to excel as a team player. Enrique is fluent in both English and Spanish, and he has led successful sales teams, demonstrating his impressive public relations skills and comfort in addressing large groups.
Penny Santhanam, BPM’s Senior Director of Customer Care, shared her excitement about this appointment: “We’re thrilled to welcome Enrique to our team. His breadth of knowledge and proven leadership will undoubtedly help us provide a more robust service to our clients. We are fully equipped and ready to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Moreover, Enrique’s analytical skills and problem-solving abilities are unparalleled. His knack for quickly adapting to new concepts, people, and technologies will undoubtedly prove invaluable in his new role. BPM has immense confidence in Enrique’s capabilities and believes that he will provide exceptional service to all its customers.
Committed to Service
In its commitment to providing the best possible service, BPM has also invested in several field technicians based in Mexico. These technicians are readily available to provide support and assistance to BPM’s customers within a 24-hour window. To ensure comprehensive and personalized care, BPM has assigned a dedicated team specifically for each company it serves. This team will cater to all needs across the company’s business operations.
To foster stronger relationships and address any concerns, BPM is offering to schedule site visits with its team. These visits will provide an opportunity for clients to meet the team and discuss any questions they may have. If this is something that a client would be interested in, BPM would be more than happy to arrange it at the earliest convenience.
As part of its strategic restructuring, BPM has ended its sales representative agreement with its previous sales organization in Mexico. While BPM appreciated the services and contributions in the past, the company’s vision for the future necessitates a shift in its sales strategy.
BPM is excited about these new developments and looks forward to continuing to provide excellent service to all its clients in Mexico.