Fromm’s addition greatly enhances microelectronic component assembly capabilities for medtech and biotech markets. 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2023Promex Industries, a Silicon Valley-based provider of advanced microelectronic component assembly and design services for the medtech and biotech industries, today announced the recent hire for Vice President of Engineering, David Fromm. With a long and successful career in medical technology, David will help lead Promex in the development of new go-to-market core technologies as capabilities and services are further expanded to medtech and biotechnology customers.

With more than 15 years’ experience in hardware, systems, and product design, Fromm will contribute his significant talent within medical technologies, providing a link between customer needs and technical implementation required for commercial realization with new and updated Promex processes.

“We are confident that Promex’s position as an industry leader will benefit significantly from the technical expertise, industry contacts and vast product development experience David will bring to bear, “said Promex CEO Dick Otte. “He also brings a fresh customer perspective to our current operations as he develops robust go-to-market strategies for new products. Moving forward, we are better positioned to accelerate the development and provision of technology that meets emerging compliance requirements, addresses evolving industry necessities and allows for future-generation use cases.”

Before joining Promex, Fromm served as director of instrument research for Cepheid, a leading molecular diagnostics company, where he contributed his skills and talent for more than seven years. Prior to that, he served in multiple roles developing complex instrumentation systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University and a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado- Boulder. His research and development work has been touted by world-leading chemists and engineers. Fromm is named on six patents in molecular diagnostics, advanced thermal control, and atomic force microscopy instrumentation.

“Working with a customer focus is a refreshing new element in my new role. I will be able to tackle obstacles and barriers bridging development to early production and through full manufacturing scale-up, which will improve customer engagement, customer experience, and time to market.” said Fromm. “We have an opportunity to build technology that transforms the biomedical space. I’m pleased to contribute to a team of world-leading experts in bringing critical, full-scale solutions from concept to reality.” 

About Promex

Promex Industries, Inc. specializes in advanced design, packaging and assembly services for key subsystems used in a wide range of applications, such as optical, photonics, diagnostics, life sciences, medical and MEMS devices. The company is skilled at heterogeneous integration and assembly of tiny components with unique functionality and complex, custom or detailed assembly requirements. Founded in 1975, Silicon Valley-based Promex provides design-for-manufacturing services coupled with materials science expertise and broad assembly capabilities for small- to mid-volume onshore production. Services include RoHS-optimized SMT, wafer thinning, dicing, wire bonding, flip chip, and combining microelectronic and non-microelectronic components, provided in the company’s Class 100/Class 1000 cleanrooms. Promex holds a CA FDB license and is ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certified, IPC certified and ITAR registered.