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SigmaTron International names new president

ELK GROVE VILLAGE – SigmaTron International Inc., an electronic manufacturing services company, named James E. Barnes as president of the company with immediate effect on Wednesday.

Barnes will succeed Gary R. Fairhead, who remains chairman and chief executive officer.

Barnes has been with the company since 2004 and has climbed the ranks, most recently as Executive Vice President, Operations and Global Accounts. His experience at SigmaTron ranged from manufacturing operations to program management to business development.

“This was an important next step for the company in realizing its strategic vision,” said Fairhead.

SigmaTron International Inc. manufactures printed circuit board assemblies and fully populated electronic products.

Barnes graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in business administration in 2004 and a master’s degree in business administration, majoring in operations management, from DePaul University in 2010.

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