Exception EMS Appoints Paul Rivers as Commercial & Special Projects Director


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Exception EMS, a leading UK based contract electronics manufacturing solutions provider has appointed industry veteran Paul Rivers as Commercial & Special Projects Director. Rivers, who has a career in the PCB & PCBA industry that spans nearly 35 years, will head up the customer programmes and support division. The appointment reflects a need to support growth into new industry sectors that have not traditionally been part of the business to date, and create a smooth process for customer engagement at a strategic level.

Rivers’ appointment supports a year of continuing growth as the company looks to support additional focus on markets outside of its core areas including the likes of Telecoms and Medical. The company plans other future appointments to its existing portfolio of professional services by adding further staff to support design, offering customers a one-stop shop of services.

Rivers has a long history in both the PCB & PCBA industries, having worked for both STI Ltd and Forward Circuits for a number of years in senior management positions. He has an established reputation in the industry and can draw on many years experience in the sector.

Mark O’Connor, Exception CEO said, “Paul is a highly valuable addition to the team, he will support a growing need to develop higher level, long term strategic partnerships with our customers that foster an ‘always there’ mentality in our business.”

O’Connor concluded, “As our customer portfolio expands, we need to deepen our engagement with our customers at a level that helps streamline processes, removes complexity and creates a strong working relationship. Paul’s role is pivotal in our abilities to meet the changing needs of our customers.”

About Exception EMS

The company is headquartered in Calne in the UK. It has been on a continuous path of investment to satisfy the needs of the worldwide electronics industry.  The CEM business, both in the UK and via its international partners has an

electronics manufacturing heritage stretching back over 60 years. Exception EMS serves customers across a variety of sectors including aerospace and defence, transport, oil and gas, automotive, communication architecture, medical, marine, semiconductor, and renewable energy.

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