1 September 2022
Palomar appoints new managing director for European operations
Photonics and microelectronic device assembly & packaging equipment maker Palomar Technologies Inc of Carlsbad, CA, USA has appointed Thorsten Scheidler as the new managing director for its European operations, effective 1 October. He replaces Josef Schmidl, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the firm.
Palomar says that Schmidl has been instrumental in opening up the European market to Palomar semiconductor packaging equipment and building the market. He joined Hughes Aircraft in 1986 as a service and applications engineer. In 1995, Schmidl moved to sales and, two years later, he established the subsidiary Palomar GmbH in Erlangen, Germany. Since then, Schmidl has grown Palomar GmbH into an organization that provides sales and service support to customers in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Thorsten Scheidler, sales director Europe for SST Vacuum Reflow Systems, has over 15 years of sales and technical support experience within the power electronics and semiconductor industries in Europe. He has been instrumental in implementing sales strategies for Palomar’s subsidiary SST Vacuum Reflow Systems in the EMEA market.