Alameda, CA (July 2016):  Simco-Ion Technology Group announces that Jim Birt will be joining the ITW Electrostatics Division as their new Business Unit Manager.  Jim Birt lives in the San Francisco Bay area and will be based in Alameda, CA. 


Jim Birt was most recently the Vice President of Global Field Operations and Engineering at Sunpreme, a start- up in the solar industry. Prior to that, he was the VP of Global Operations at Intevac, a Santa Clara supplier to the hard disk drive industry.  He held various positions at Applied Materials for twelve years before that.


Jim Birt has headed business units in several of his past roles, and has had experience directing engineering, sales, marketing, production, service and other functions during his career.  He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M.  Jim Birt will work with our managers globally to better understand our markets that are supported through the Sales Channel. 


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About Simco-Ion, Technology Group

Simco-Ion, Technology Group is the worldwide leader in static control (charge neutralization and ionization) and particle contamination control (electrostatic attraction), offering custom solutions for a wide range of manufacturing process applications. With a focus on continuous improvement, Simco-Ion, Technology Group is dedicated to developing advanced products designed to improve productivity through enhanced system performance and operation.  Worldwide sales support provides unsurpassed customer service and application analysis that continues to drive product excellence.  SimSimco-Ion, Technology Group is a division of Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 48,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.


Steve Heymann

Simco-Ion, Technology Group

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Alameda, CA  94502

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