President and CEO retires

By Haley Burton

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 7:20 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) announced Tuesday that CEO Jay McNamara retired as of April 12, 2013.

McNamara had been the President & CEO of Endicott Interconnect since its inception in 2002 as the successor of IBM's Microelectronics Division.

McNamara has taken EI from a company with only a few customers, in a couple of markets, to a company with dozens of customers, in a variety of markets including: High Performance Computing, Aerospace & Defense, Medical and Industrial.

"I've had the unique opportunity of working alongside Jay for a number of years and I've always been fascinated with his ability to really connect with both employees and customers alike. He's been the true visionary for EI over the past 10 years and the company would not be where it is today without his outstanding leadership and commitment to the organization. He will be truly missed," said Raj Rai, Chief Technology Officer.

"Jay's leadership has put Endicott Interconnect on the map as the leading interconnect technology company in the world. The company's dedication to customer service, quality, and delivery of mission critical products is a direct result of Jay's relentless focus on customers and their success in the marketplace. Jay's legacy at EI is a company culture based on these things", said Mike Hills, COO/Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales.

McNamara will be succeeded by Jim Matthews Junior.