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Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in manufacture of printed circuit board and printed electronics, has announced its acquisition of competitor distribution company East Coast Electronic Material Supply (ECEMS) effective March 23, 2021.

“Today we are announcing Insulectro will acquire ECEMS headquartered in New Hampshire,” Insulectro President and CEO Patrick Redfern commented, “This is an exciting opportunity to bring new complimentary product lines and an impressive technical sales team into Insulectro’s robust material offerings and to continue the legacy of ECEMS.”

ECEMS President John Robinson praised the acquisition, “ECEMS and Insulectro share a similar culture to enable our customers to build better boards, faster. All of our customers can expect to benefit from greater synergies as the respective companies’ strengths and talents are blended. I look forward to new opportunities created by this action.” Robinson will join the Insulectro team as Vice President, Chemistry.

Ken Parent, Insulectro Vice President of Sales and Product Development, commented, “We welcome John and his team to Insulectro. This acquisition is an important one for our company. Among the other offerings, the DuPont chemistry line significantly advances Insulectro’s goal to offer a complete roster of materials used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards. We continue to enjoy a long-term relationship with DuPont as distributor for flexible laminates and dry film in North America, and this merger allows us to further serve our best-in-class supplier’s needs while expanding service to customers – existing and new."

“We look forward to continuing distribution of non-competitive products previously offered by ECEMS,” Patrick Redfern continued, “The ECEMS team will be joining our teammates in our Londonderry, New Hampshire, distribution center while taking advantage of our company’s 11 stocking locations in North America.”

“Expect to hear more from us about this exciting new market opportunity for Insulectro and its customers” Ken Parent concluded, “World-class products from world-class suppliers, delivered at breakneck speed from regional distribution centers, coupled with ‘always there’ customer service – it really is about enabling customers to build better circuits faster.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech Chemicals, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components.

Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.