ESCATEC names new CEO to accelerate the Group’s expansion

Penang, Malaysia - April 11, 2022

 

ESCATEC, has appointed industry veteran Ernest Sebak as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 11 April 2022, with the mandate to deliver the Group’s ambitious growth plans and further enhance its reputation as a highly customer centric and trustworthy organisation.

 

Formerly Vice President of one of Jabil’s Global Business Units, Mr. Sebak took over the baton as CEO from Patrick Macdonald. He will be based in ESCATEC’s corporate headquarters located within the major electronics cluster of Bayan Lepas, Penang, and will be working closely with Mr. Macdonald for several weeks to ensure a smooth handover of the Group’s strategic plans.

 

“I would like to welcome Ernie to the ESCATEC Group. His in-depth experience in the EMS sector will be instrumental in preserving ESCATEC’s core values of customer service and efficient, high-quality output. At a time when supply chains are as stretched as ever, it is good to have decision makers who can act quickly in the interests of all stakeholders. As a family-owned company, we empower Ernie to act quickly and responsibly, and we maintain our long-term outlook for all business relations. I’d also like to thank Patrick for his contributions to the Group and wish him well for the future,” said Group Executive Chairman Christophe Albin.

 

Besides Jabil, Mr. Sebak has held senior roles in Honeywell Aerospace, Tech Data Corporation, and Entex Information Services. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

 

“ESCATEC is extremely well positioned for a highly successful future and I am looking forward to joining the team that is leading ESCATEC into the next phase of growth,” said Mr. Sebak.

 

ESCATEC has been in rapid expansion mode over the past two years with the Group making major investments to acquire the latest technologies and capabilities, as well as significantly expanding its international production and design footprint via acquisition and partnerships.

 

In May last year it acquired UK-based JJS Manufacturing, which added highly valued capabilities in large format electro-mechanical assembly and production facilities in the United Kingdom and Central Europe to its portfolio.

 

Established in 1974, ESCATEC offers a fully integrated and complete range of electronics and box build manufacturing services, from D&D, prototyping, product certification, to cost-effective mass volume production and after-sales services. The Group’s current portfolio comprises advanced D&D capabilities in Switzerland and a network of modern production facilities in Malaysia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic. ESCATEC also has a long-standing partnership with Wisconsin-based SMT Corp that provides a base in the North American market.

 

Photos (to the right and below): CEO Ernest Sebak

 

Click here to view or download the full Media Release on the appointment of Mr. Ernest Sebak as ESCATEC's CEO.

 

 


Further enquiries or request for interviews / photos / comments, etc., can be directed to Mr. Rajeshpal Singh, Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager, at rajeshpal.singh@escatec.com, Tel: +604 6113 456.

Visit www.escatec.com to know more about ESCATEC
Visit www.jjsmanufacturing.com to know more about JJS Manufacturing

 

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