Creation Technologies Expands Business Development Team to Support Growth

Key additions to Business Development Team will enable Creation to support and further develop its growth opportunities.

Vancouver, BC | August 13, 2010

The combined 50 years of expertise of industry veterans Karen Armendariz, John Earle, Joe Garcia and Kathy Thomson will enable Creation to support and further develop its growth opportunities.

“We are pleased to welcome these very talented and experienced professionals to the Creation team,” said Andy Hyatt, Executive Vice President of Business Development. Each one of these individuals brings extensive experience and knowledge of the EMS industry.”

“Additionally,” Hyatt continued, “they recognize how strategic alignment is integral to Creation’s success, and are excited about how Creation’s tailored solutions can provide optimal service for our partners. Their proven expertise, drive, and commitment will not only help Creation in the realization of our continuing growth strategy but will also help customers ensure they are working with the right partner.”

Karen Armendariz – Director of Business Development: Dallas Area
Karen is a longtime Dallas resident with a broad range of skills and an outstanding record of relationship development across the manufacturing and electronics sectors. Karen has over 20 years in various roles in engineering, operations and business development for companies such as National Semiconductor, Intel and Goodyear. Karen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and MBA from Oklahoma City University.

“Creation Technologies is a wonderful example of what people can achieve given a clear, common purpose, the right tools and an inspirational environment. Creation recognizes and values the power of people and enduring relationships. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this unique and dynamic culture,” Armendariz said.

John Earle – Director of Business Development: Eastern Canada
John comes to Creation with more than 10 years of experience in business development, marketing and media. Prior to his experience in the EMS field, John was responsible for technical business development for a large software and ASP company focused on payroll and human resources. John’s creativity and strength in customer-focused roles has enabled him to build proven sales and marketing strategies across a variety of industries. A successful entrepreneur, John also mentors young Ontario business start-ups through the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. John is fluent in French and English, has an educational background in Canadian History, and resides in Cornwall, Ontario.

“Creation is far from average, especially in today’s challenging economic environment. Believing in enriching lives while maintaining profitable growth, the company has a truly caring culture and it’s amazing to be part of it. It’s no wonder that so many people are talking about the Creation Difference.”

Joe Garcia – Director of Business Development: Northern California and Nevada
Joe has a wealth of experience with the rapid pace of technology advancement in Silicon Valley. Joe joins Creation with expertise in multiple markets including communications, medical and environmental, and has been a force in the Bay Area EMS and PCB industries for more than a decade. With a track record of sales leadership and deepening customer relationships, Joe has held key roles in business development with several Tier 1 EMS providers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from California State University, Northridge, and resides in the Bay Area.

“Creation Technologies is not just another EMS company. We have World-Class customer focus, a culture that fosters entrepreneurial spirit, and a clear strategic direction. Along with the amazing people, this is what differentiates us from our competition.”

Kathy Thomson – Director of Business Development: Minnesota, North & South Dakota and Iowa
Kathy joins Creation with a diverse background. Most recently coming from North America’s largest non-captive metal finishing, where she served as Director of Business Development and marketing in the EMS industry with a Tier 1 provider, and also has a background in sales, marketing and customer service in the telecommunications and transportation industries. Resident in Wisconsin, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and MBA from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

“I joined Creation to be part of a rich, customer-focused culture. All companies have technology and processes, but the Creation differentiator is how people utilize those tools to offer customers solutions to their unique business issues. I’m thrilled that Creation Technologies has a full suite of service capabilities, from design through after-market services that I can utilize to help improve our customer’s market position.”

Creation ( provides total product lifecycle solutions including turnkey design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing and fulfillment to its customers around the world. Since 1991, Creation has been focused on making it easy for OEMs to ‘say yes’ to their customers. The company of approximately 3,000 people operates nine manufacturing locations, two design centers and a rapid prototyping center in the USA, Canada, Mexico and China. Its OEM customers are in the Industrial & Instrumentation, Medical, Communications, Transportation, Aerospace, Defense & Security, and Energy & Environmental markets.

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