BPM Microsystems, the global leader in automated programming systems, announces the appointment of Calvin Tang as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2019. Tang has over 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles ranging from Director to CFO, having amassed extensive experience in all facets of financial operations and staff management. He served on governing boards and committees of various organizations for many years and is well versed in strategic visioning, planning, and execution. His strength in leadership, problem-solving, and communication, along with hands-on experience in networking with various stakeholders, will be beneficial to BPM as the company continues to enjoy accelerated growth.
Calvin grew up in Hong Kong and attended university in the US. He received his Bachelors (BBA) and Masters (MBA) in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in Finance and Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt, and Certified ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.
“We’re really excited to welcome Calvin as our CFO,” says William White, founder, and CEO of BPM Microsystems. “Calvin’s financial credentials and proven track record makes him a valued addition to the BPM Executive Management Team.”
Professionally, Tang has enjoyed positions in both Finance and Accounting and held key roles such as Director, Vice President, and CFO of multi-billion-dollar global companies with a diverse background: oil & gas, energy, technology solutions, healthcare, chemical manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. To help penetrate new markets and servicing customers in the Asia Pacific Rim, he led the effort in creating a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for his former company, exercising his language skills to become their Chief Representative.
Tang will handle the full spectrum of accounting, financial reporting, cash flow management, auditing and treasury functions for his new company. “I sincerely enjoy working with all of the staff here at BPM. Not only are they friendly and easy to talk with, but they are also very open and down to earth,” says Tang.
Calvin will celebrate his 35th wedding anniversary this year, and has three adult children; the youngest recently graduated from Texas A&M in May. He and his wife enjoy going to the shooting range, movies, symphonies, traveling around the world, and sampling exotic cuisines. Tang is also the pastor of a House Church in their neighborhood. His brush with fame? As a teen, he learned Kung Fu from a martial arts master who trained side-by-side with movie star Bruce Lee.
Global Partners Set Sales Records in their Territories
James Cawkell, Global Sales Director for the Adaptsys Group receives the Global Sales Award from James Holava, Global Account Director for BPM Microsystems at the recent SMT Connect Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany
BPM Microsystems, the global leader in automated programming systems recognizes the 2018 contributions of three of their Channel Partners, with Adaptsys Group receiving the Top Global Partner Award. “Adaptsys has a long history with BPM and epitomizes what we look for in a channel partner,” says Don McMahan, Vice President of Global Sales. “I have spent most of my professional career growing sales through channels, and it’s rare to see an outside organization with the entrepreneurial spirit mixed with a great ground-game like the guys at Adaptsys,” says McMahan. The Adaptsys Group is headquartered in the UK, with sales and support personnel covering most of Europe.
The Adaptsys Group has partnered with BPM for over 15 years. James Cawkell, Global Sales Director at The Adaptsys Group, comments on their partnership with BPM: “Whether it’s working Electronica (a huge trade show in Munich) with BPM, consulting together on a new project, or installing the latest Automated Programming System, it’s always enjoyable to work with folks who work as hard (and smart) as we do!”
“We not only wish to celebrate Adaptsys as number one last year globally,” says McMahan, “but two other partners in strategic regions for BPM as well and I personally want to congratulate Interlatin for Latin America and iNETest in Asia. As the details below highlight, we are delighted and honored to have such great partners around the globe. Thank you all.”
Best in Regional Sales for 2018 in Latin America/South America is Interlatin. Although only working together for a little over 2 years, Interlatin has distinguished themselves in several ways. They were founded in 1999 and today have almost 500 employees, including sales, field engineers and service delivery in major manufacturing cities in Mexico: Guadalajara, Reynosa, Matamoros, Monterrey, Queretaro, Chihuahua, Ciudad del Juarez, Tijuana, etc. The local support presence means parts, service, and support are available 24/7/365. Having that level of support has made the difference in at least one recent deal, where the facility in Mexico went with a “different” supplier than their European parent company.
“This organization embodies the BPM reputation for service, and they work hard to please our customers as if it was their own brand,” says Armando Garcia, Regional Account Manager for BPM. “We are very fortunate and pleased to have Interlatin as a member of our team!”
Weiming Chin, BPM Sales Manager, and Dragon Zhang, BPM Regional Sales Manager, present the award certificate to Boey GP, iNETest General Manager, and Jessen Hoe, iNETest Sales Director.
Earning the honor of Best in Regional Sales for 2018 in Asia is iNETest, located in Penang, Malaysia. According to BPM Regional Manager for Asia, Dragon Zhang, “BPM has partnered with iNETest for over 12 years mainly because of their single-minded focus on the customer. It’s their belief that their growth as a company is entirely based on a high level of customer satisfaction. iNETest has the fastest response times in the region, with dedicated personnel that handles customer service, repairs, and technical inquiries.”
Zhang adds that “I love working with the team at iNETest; these guys share our goals and are relentless in making sure their customers get the best solution, with the best service, for the best value. Together, we have grown for more than a decade, along with our customers.”
BPM has delivered more fine-pitch automated programming systems than all our competitors combined. BPM sets the standard in the industry. Their latest advance is the innovative 9th Generation series of programmers. These are the fastest universal programmers supporting MCUs, FPGA, eMMC, NAND, NOR, Serial Flash memory devices and more. These programmers apply Vector Engine® BitBlast, which offers record-breaking programming speeds for managed NAND devices. BPM is ISO 9001:2015 and CE Certified.
BPM was awarded the 2019 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the category of Production Software for its WhisperTeach+ solution, only available on BPWin™ software. The award was presented to BPM at the 2019 IPC APEX Show. This marks two years running to win the NPI; WhisperTeach™ won last year for automating the z-height teach. WhisperTeach+ takes it to another level by automating not just the critical z-height, but all the socket locations as well.
The Adaptsys Group www.adaptsys.com.
BPM just finished its first quarter Business Review, with high-level meetings of presentations from departments managers and directors, brain-storming, and awards for performance and accomplishments.
James “Jim” Holava was awarded “Best Global Sales 2018.” He sold the most Automated Programming Systems in the company (150% of plan) and was responsible for the Top Channel Partner, The Adaptsys Group in the UK.
Receiving the “BPM Sales Hero” awards are Scott Bronstad, Marketing Communications Manager, Penny Santhanam, HR Director & interim Inside Sales Manager, and Hayley White, Inside Sales Lead. These awards are “In recognition of (their) above-and-beyond contribution to the continuous improvement of BPM.”
The awards were given out during a happy hour/dinner by Don McMahan, VP of Sales, and William White, Founder, and CEO of BPM.
National Manufacturer’s Representative Firm Added to Channel First™ Program
BPM Microsystems, the global leader in automated programming systems, has announced a further expansion of BPM’s “Channel First” strategy, with a multi-territory contract with the premier national Manufacturer’s Representative company, Restronics, of Mt. Kisco, New York.
According to BPM’s Vice President of Global Sales, Don McMahan, “We are very excited to add Restronics to our growing Channel First partner team. The experience they bring as a professional sales organization of more than 39 years is a great fit for the quality and legacy of the BPM programmer family. Restronics brings deep relationships and technical expertise, as well as national marketing capability many “Rep” organizations lack, making for a very strong partnership for both companies.”
Restronics will be the exclusive representative for the full product line of BPM’s manual and automated programmers, as well as socket support in California, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest, and Southeast territories.
David Leventhal, President of Restonics, goes on to say, “Restronics is a rare national manufacturer’s representative company that provides our customers with ways to improve and optimize productivity. Our experienced sales engineers are accustomed to working closely with engineering personnel, assisting in overcoming production problems, and helping to improve process efficiencies.” He goes on to speak about BPM’s product line, “The BPM product offering is very complimentary with other lines that Restronics brings to our customer base. We are proud to have been appointed by BPM Microsystems to represent them in a number of locations around the country and are looking forward to a successful partnership,” says Leventhal.
BPM has delivered more fine-pitch automated programming systems than all their competitors combined, setting the standard in the industry. Their latest advance is the innovative 9th Generation site technology, which are the fastest universal programmers supporting MCUs, FPGA, eMMC, NAND, NOR, Serial Flash memory devices and more. BPM was awarded the 2019 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for its WhisperTeach+ solution, only available on BPWin™ software. This marks two years running to win the NPI; WhisperTeach™ won last year for automating the z-height teach. WhisperTeach+ takes it to another level by automating not just the critical z-height, but all the socket locations as well.
BPM is ISO 9001:2015 Certified
Restronics is a national Manufacturer’s Representative company built on the basic principles of Integrity and Value. In today’s rapidly growing electronics assembly market, integrity and value are crucial to a company’s long-term success. The Restronics sales engineers and support teams go the extra mile to provide manufacturers with timely and accurate information. Restronics provides valuable end-customer activity and manages distribution channel relationships.
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Congratulations to BPM’s Regional Sales Manager Dragon Zhang for receiving the “Best Presentation of Vendor Conference One” at the recent SMTA China East Conference of 2019. Dragon’s presentation was on mastering eMMC programming.
Presenting the award was SMTA China President Abby Tso.
Announces New Channel First™ Web Portal, Available Now
BPM Microsystems, the global leader in automated programming systems, announces Channel First™, a channel-focused initiative aimed at strengthening relationships and support for Distributors and Representatives worldwide, with the goal of providing the best local sales and support in the programming industry. “BPM has delivered solutions through channel partners for over 20 years and is now embarking on a refreshed Global Channel Strategy to both deepen and expand our channel presence in 2019 and beyond,” says Don McMahan, Vice President of Global Sales. “I have spent most of my professional career growing sales through channels, and am excited to be able to apply more than two decades of channel expertise to the BPM global partner network,” says McMahan.
The organization in its entirety will become more channel focused, with the Inside Sales department becoming aligned with the Regional Sales Managers, the marketing team creating and delivering new content and training resources, and the Regional Sales Managers committing more time in the field with their partners. McMahan adds that “The whole organization is engaged, from our CEO, the sales organization through engineering and production, to ensuring the success of its partners globally.”
The Channel First Web Portal
The Channel First Web Portal gives Channel Partners exclusive access to resources to help them be even more successful. Prior to building the new Portal, BPM surveyed their top Distributors and Reps to find out what kind of tools and resources they wanted. With that valuable feedback, a virtual library of sales collateral, videos, and presentations are now just a few clicks away. “This is a work in progress,” says Scott Bronstad, Marketing Communications Manager with BPM. “We’ve got a good portion of the content up, and will be adding more training materials and videos as material becomes available,” says Bronstad. Based on partner feedback, BPM has added Real-Time Pricing, which is readily available as an Excel download, as well as side-by-side comparisons of BPM products with competitive vendors.
What Our Partners Have to Say
James Cawkell, Global Sales Director at The Adaptsys Group (www.adaptsys.com) has this to add, “For over 15-years Adaptsys has partnered with BPM Microsystems, providing the world’s most innovative programming solutions, coupled with Adaptsys’ focused customer support. Our businesses have changed in many ways over the years as customers demand more from the products and support. BPWin API is a prime example, where through Adaptsys’ local support, we work closely with customers to fully integrate their programming solution into the ERP / SAP system. We look forward to the next 15-years and new opportunities with BPM Microsystems.”
BPM received the 2019 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the category of Production Software for its WhisperTeach+ solution (only available on BPWin™ Software) at the 2019 IPC APEX Show. This marks two years running to win the NPI; WhisperTeach™ won last year for automating the z-height teach. WhisperTeach+ takes it to another level by automating not just the critical z-height, but all the socket locations as well, cutting set up times dramatically.
BPM has delivered more fine-pitch automated programming systems than all our competitors combined. BPM sets the standard in the industry. Their latest advance is the innovative 9th Generation series of programmers, which are the fastest universal programmers, supporting MCUs, FPGA, eMMC, NAND, NOR, Serial Flash memory devices and more.
BPM is ISO 9001:2015 and CE Certified.