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Our Leadership Team

LEADERSHIP

We believe in enriching people’s lives and preparing each for the future. This broad goal guides our daily decision making and ultimately makes us a unique partner to our customers.

 

“The power is always on at Eastek. We operate in one time zone — yours”

– Joe Rocco, CEO  Eastek International

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 “The sun never sets, our people power is always on. We have an amazing international team.”

PRESIDENT & CEO

JOE ROCCO serves as President and CEO of Eastek. Joe has been with the organization since 2004. Over that time he has been building a dynamic, international, diverse and highly qualified team that spans the globe and cultures to bring Eastek customers the best possible service in the complex world of contract manufacturing.

Building the Eastek culture is vital to making the right decisions for our people, our customers, and our environment. This culture and our values ensure Eastek offers an environment of the highest integrity.

Prior to Eastek, he has spent more than 30 years in operations and general management roles of increasing responsibility in four different companies. His responsibilities have included managing businesses in the U.S., across Western Europe, China, and Singapore in the chemical, automotive and industrial product markets. He is well versed in global business having lived with his family and worked in Germany, the US and Hong Kong.

Joe holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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 “Our clients expect only the best quality service from us and that’s what Eastek is all about.” 

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

KRIS FUNK oversees the finance and accounting functions at Eastek, where she has been a team member for the last six years. She thrives in the flat organizational structure as she believes it allows the company to make decisions quickly and promotes teamwork that actively provides supports Eastek’s customers’ needs. Her observation of the organization is that everyone in the company knows the president personally, which she believes says a lot about the culture.

She has a deep finance background serving over 10 years in the food industry, then transitioning to organizations in aerospace, government and automotive. Her wide range of finance experience from small family owned businesses to publically owned companies has positioned Kris well within Eastek. This experience allows her to have the flexibility of a smaller organization, with the financial rigor expected of a public company.

Kris graduated in 1983, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Accounting. Later, she continued her education and received a Master’s in Business Administration also from the University of Cincinnati in 1988. Kris and her husband have a grown family in the greater Chicago area.

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“Our engineering team works with high efficiency and professionalism both in the U.S. and internationally. We are all on the same page.” 

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

GEORGE ASHOURI has spent the past 21 years in a variety of design & manufacturing companies and a range of engineering roles. He is currently Vice President of Engineering for Eastek International. In this role, George is responsible for the initial project engineering of all products undertaken by Eastek and its sister businesses in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. At the factory in the PRC, George provides technical leadership to the Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Purchasing departments. He is a critical liaison between U.S. and Asian operations and a key member of the senior management team.

George has received a Master’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1987 and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northern Illinois University in 1984.

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 “We work hard every single day for our clients. We take much pride in the products we manufacture.” 

VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING & MANAGING DIRECTOR (CHINA)

Jeffery Li was appointed as General Manager of Hua Gao Industries Far East Ltd. – and Eastek subsidiary – in January 2006. His primary responsibility is to daily manage the Electronics and Transformer factories and the Hong Kong office. With a team of more than 700, Jeffery strives to manufacture and deliver products to our customers on time, with high and consistent quality, and at reasonable, competitive prices.

Jeffery has comprehensive first-hand experience of factory operations. He also possesses excellent written and spoken English skills, as well as excellent Chinese language writing ability. He is a team player with strong people management skills, Jeffery is married and has one daughter.

Prior to leading Hua Gao, Jeffery was Chief Operations Officer of Nexus Mobile Co., Ltd., Hong Kong. Jeffery has also worked at Shenzhen JinXin Petrochemical & Electronic Instrument Co. (a joint venture), as project manager and Factory General Manager.

Early in his career, Jeffery served in the Shenyang Mechanical Bureau, Liaoning, China, as Equipment and Safety Management officer (Government officer). He also has experience in manufacturing operations for mobile telephones, CD players, VCD players, pagers and computer monitors.

Jeffery was a member and economist of Shenzhen Professional Examination and Evaluation Committee in 1988. He is a qualified China Senior Accountant and has a good understanding of GAAP of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and the United States.

Jeffery holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Shenyang Chemical Institute of Technology and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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“We make it easy for our clients. We handle the ins and outs and monitor every step from design to distribution” 

VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN

DALJIT SABHARWAL is a seasoned procurement and material management professional with an engineering degree and more than 20 years of proven track record in managing the global supply chain for electronic components, metal stampings, extrusions, resins, wires, hardware and packaging materials. As Vice President of Supply Chain at Eastek for the last four and a half years, Daljit is responsible for developing relationships with vendors, negotiating and setting up global supply chain solutions support Eastek’s business model to reduce costs and ensure timely delivery of materials.

Because of this expertise, Eastek recently recorded 94% material on time delivery [80% for Electronics assemblies and 99% for Plastic assemblies] in 2010 which was a difficult year from a material availability point of view due to worldwide shortages. In addition, he has helped improve relationships with vendors, manufacturer representatives and manufacturers that resulted in setting up one of the first In-Plant Store (IPS)/Consignment warehouse by ASKEW in Buffalo Grove, IL along with a contract from a US company for another In-Plant Store planned for early 2011.

Before joining Eastek, Daljit worked as Vice President of Purchasing with Autotech Technologies gaining valuable experience in strategic sourcing, purchasing, negotiating, quoting, contract administration and business management skills while managing US$ 25 million supply chain for 3 OEMs and 5 CEMs facilities. Prior to that, he worked for All American Semiconductors as Regional Supply Chain Manager providing valuable experience in setting up Supply Chain Solutions (VMIs/KANBAN/In-Plant Stores) for some fortune 500 companies and also provided him insight into the wide array of distributors/ manufacturer representatives/ manufacturers.

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“We give our customers start-up solutions, and we do it in a timely manner. We strive to keep building relationships.”

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS (NORTH AMERICA)

BILL BOYER is the newest member of the Eastek management team, serving as the Vice President of Operations for our US manufacturing sites in Lake Zurich, IL and our US based circuit board and higher level assembly operation, Eastek Automated Circuit Technologies. Bill strives to build strong, trust-based relationships with his customers and believes in a team-based approach to solving customer problems.

Bill started his 30+ year circuit board assembly career as a Co-op student at Marquette Electronics Inc. During his 14-year career at Marquette, he began as a machine operator and increased his responsibility to include scheduling and planning. He progressed to Process Engineer where he reduced circuit board assembly machine setup time and specialized in manufacturability of circuit boards assemblies for new products in addition to being responsible for identifying equipment needs and implementing capital investments.

Bill then took a Production Manager role with Assembly Services Inc. in 1995 and purchased the assets of Assembly Services, forming Automated Circuit Technology (ACT), Inc in 1999. He has served as President for the past 15 years. Under Bill’s leadership, ACT has achieved ISO Certifications 9001:2008 and 13485 while tripling sales from 1999 through 2013. In November 2013, ACT merged with Eastek to expand the total customer solution services.

Bill lives in the West Bend, WI area with his wife Kelly, an SMTA member. In addition, when Bill is not working, he is a car enthusiast.

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“We work hard to give good quality quotes and have a great responsive customer service and business development managers team”

DIRECTOR OF SALES

PETE STAMATAKOS joined Eastek upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has a held a series of Sales and Business Development roles in the subsequent 15 years, with increasing responsibility. In 2014, Pete was promoted to Director, North American Sales for Eastek International. In this role, Pete is responsible for lead generation and account development for all customers based in North America which receive product either from our China or US manufacturing centers. Pete has 5 Business Development Managers and Eastek’s only Sales Representative Agency reporting to him. In total, he is responsible for over $50M in annual sales.

Pete has been Eastek’s longest-serving Business Development Manager and has been part of Eastek growth from $10M in sales in 2000 to over $65M in 2014, beginning as an inside sales account representative and then taking on ever increasing responsibilities.

Pete is well respected and is a highly regarded executive business leader with key strengths in professional team development and sales management along with demonstrated successes in identifying and winning new business opportunities.

Show Pete a product opportunity and he can quickly assess if and how Eastek can add value with supply chain management, engineering resources and design for manufacturability related solutions. He has been part of over 200 product launches ranging from satellite TV plastic housings to industrial kitchen oven controllers to boiler management printed circuit board assemblies to medical devices. He is well versed with many of our major customers given his tenure with Eastek.

Born in the USA, Pete spent his childhood living in Greece and is fluent in Greek and proud of his family’s culture. Pete is a longtime Chicago resident. He is based at our Lake Zurich, Illinois headquarters and supports customers himself and through the sales staff which are located in California, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.

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