"I am excited to welcome Chuck to our team. He brings a tremendous amount of EMS experience and a deep knowledge of the American territory. Asteelflash is unique in the industry in that we are actively growing our business in the Americas, and Chuck will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals," said Joop Ruijgrok Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asteelflash.
Prior to Asteelflash, Mr. Thistle was Corporate Vice President of Business Development at Benchmark Electronics, a multi-billion dollar EMS firm. Mr. Thistle spent 14 years at Benchmark building a staff that successfully achieved bookings and growth targets in a dynamic environment. Prior to Benchmark, Mr. Thistle worked at ATS in Bothel, Washington where he held senior level Business Development and Operations positions. There, Mr. Thistle developed the company's sales strategy, managed its corporate image and eventually managed the day-to-day operations.