IDENTCO Highlights Automation Capabilities and PCB Labeling at PCB East

Company to showcase label feeders and product solutions to simplify automation.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – will highlight its automation capabilities and PCB labeling solutions at PCB East, June 4-7 in Boxborough, MA, Booth #301.

With automation a key theme, IDENTCO’s commitment to simplifying the automation process for PCB manufacturers is evident through the company’s comprehensive label and equipment packages. Designed for hassle-free integration, IDENTCO’s automation products offer plug-and-play functionality with most SMT equipment brands.

Attendees of the show will have the opportunity for a live demonstration of the IPS-30 Slimline Label Feeder. At a mere 30mm (1.18 in.) wide – half the size of conventional feeders – the IPS-30 requires only one feeder position on pick and place machines, freeing up valuable space along congested SMT production lines. Providing precise and accurate placement, it can also feed labels or die cut parts as small as 2mm x 2mm.

Additionally, IDENTCO offers the IPS-45, a presenter ideal for applications requiring a wider variety in label size.

The company will also be exhibiting their robust label solutions for printed circuit board (PCB) applications, including DuraTrack. This label series provides printed circuit assemblies with comprehensive traceability – an increasingly attractive internal quality control and supply chain transparency feature for brand owners producing high-leverage electronics.

Engineered for use in surface mount technology and throughout the entire assembly process, DuraTrack thermal transfer printable labels can endure harsh fluxes, the latest cleaning chemistries, and high temperatures encountered in today’s circuit board assembly processes, on both sides of the board.

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 About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

At IPC APEX Expo, IDENTCO to Demo Space-saving Pick & Place Label Presenter, Among Other Solutions

IDENTCO also will demonstrate its robust VortexID® automated wire marking system, and PCB label series with company-exclusive substrate.

ILP 30 Slimline Labe FeederIngleside, IL IDENTCO, a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector, will highlight a variety of electronics marking systems and products at IPC APEX Expo, April 6-11 in Anaheim, CA. Among other solutions, at its Booth #3823 the company will offer live demonstrations of ILP-30 Slimline Label Feeder for pre-printed label placement. Named for its slender 30mm width – half that of conventional feeders – the label presenter requires only one feeder position on pick & place machines, freeing up valuable space along congested SMT production lines.

Providing precise and accurate placement, IDENTCO’s ILP-30 Slimline Label Feeder is suitable for label sizes from 3mm x 3mm to 25mm x 25mm, and features an integrated compartment that collects liner materials for easy disposal without line stoppage. The module is compatible with many popular pick & place systems, and its reliable electronic operation yields low maintenance costs. The ILP-30 Slimline works best when paired with IDENTCO’s pre-printed labels, and aligns with the company’s emphasis on automation technologies that improve placement accuracy and application speed.

Also at IPC APEX, IDENTCO will provide demonstrations of its recently introduced automated wire marking system whose stamina and speed set new benchmarks for wire and harness label application. The company’s VortexID® can precisely apply up to 20 labels per minute – outpacing other automated units and doubling the most expedient manual setups – and operate 24/7, a stark departure from the single-shift limitations of competing models.

VortexID® features 600dpi printing capabilities, with labels applied via a vacuum plate with a rotating mechanism for reliable application on cylindrical products. Notably, IDENTCO’s new module is materials agnostic, expanding customer choice and potentially decreasing overall labeling materials costs.

IDENTCO also will display its DuraTrack label series, which provides comprehensive traceability for printed circuit boards and electronic components. Engineered for use in surface mount technology and throughout the entire assembly process, DuraTrack thermal transfer printable labels can endure harsh fluxes, the latest cleaning chemistries, and high temperatures encountered in today’s circuit board assembly processes on both sides of the board. As a result, the label series is fully compatible with track & trace incorporation – an increasingly attractive internal quality control and supply chain transparency feature for brand owners producing high-leverage electronics.

Finally, IDENTCO will showcase a series of labels for PCB applications featuring a substrate developed exclusively for IDENTCO by a prominent industry materials and coating supplier. The PCB labels easily withstand prolonged, repeated exposure to the chemicals and high temperatures typical to post-production washing processes. Helpfully, the series is designed for on-demand thermal transfer printing of variable information – a plus for electronics companies incorporating serialization and/or anti-counterfeiting coding into their production practices.

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About IDENTCO
IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

IDENTCO DuraTrack Stock Label Series Ideal for Circuit Board Assembly

DuraTrack, the label series for printed circuit boards and electronic componentsLegacy TTL®100 Series renamed to better reflect the track & trace-promoting advantages of these high-performance PCB labels.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sectors – has renamed its popular stock TTL®100 Series. Now called DuraTrack, the label series for printed circuit boards and electronic components provides printed circuit assemblies with comprehensive traceability – an increasingly attractive internal quality control and supply chain transparency feature for brand owners producing high-leverage electronics.

Engineered for use in surface mount technology and throughout the entire assembly process, DuraTrack thermal transfer printable labels can endure harsh fluxes, the latest cleaning chemistries, and high temperatures encountered in today’s circuit board assembly processes on both sides of the board.

The DuraTrack Series of labels is ideally suited to a wide array of electronics components manufacturing environments, including box builds, internal and external vehicle parts (such as in-cabin infotainment systems and outside sensors), and various other computer unit and PCB assembly settings.

Available in 61 sizes, in both high-performance polyimide and polyester, this off-the-shelf product is available for immediate delivery. The DuraTrack Series can also be customized for those customer applications that require an exact fit.

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

IDENTCO Hires Brian Kady as Vice President of Global Sales

Executive brings decades of proven sales success in films, adhesives and coatings to prominent labeling solutions provider.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – has hired longtime materials supply executive Brian Kady as Vice President of Global Sales. He officially joined the company on November 20, and will oversee IDENTCO’s far-reaching sales efforts in the company’s four distinct business units. Mr. Kady also is responsible for sales activities for Reliance Label Solutions, another company under the Industrial Labels Holdings Corp flag. 

Most recently, Mr. Kady served as Vice President of Sales at Pregis Polymask, where he drove double-digit sales growth for the protective films company. Before that, he gained ample adhesives and coatings experience during tenures with both Avery and 3M, two of the largest entities in that sector. He also has served as Director of Sales – Performance Adhesives Group for Ohio-based Mactac.

Mr. Kady joins IDENTCO at a promising time. The company has been steadily adding to its extensive portfolio of labeling solutions, which it designs, manufactures and supplies for demanding sectors such as automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. In addition, IDENTCO recently introduced VortexID®, an automated wire marking system whose throughput and durability set new industry benchmarks.

“Brian is a people-first yet results-driven business development executive with a track record of expanding revenue growth and extending market share,” said Brad Zechman, CEO of IDENTCO. “As IDENTCO continues to bolster and broaden our solutions portfolio across each of our four main business units, Brian’s industry experience and leadership qualities will be a tremendous asset.”

Mr. Kady earned an MBA from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

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 About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

At Productronica, IDENTCO to Showcase New Automated Wire Marking System and Enhanced Polyimide Masking Products

Ideal for applying self-laminating & flag labels to wires, company’s durable VortexID® can handle up to 20 products/min and operate 24/7.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation and general industrial sectors – will feature its rugged new automated wire marking system at Productronica, November 14-17 in Munich. At Stand A2.557, the company will offer live demonstrations of VortexID®, whose stamina and speed raise benchmarks for wire and harness label application.

In addition, IDENTCO will highlight its ability to supply labels in customized shapes and sizes for precision-dependent surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing lines, as well as its recently enhanced series of polyimide masking products. The company’s PT Polyimide Discs comprise high-temperature film with silicone adhesive utilized for thermal and electrical insulation. The silicone adhesive’s exemplary release properties offer ample protection. The discs are provided on a liner and supplied on a core or REEL ETM for automated application settings.

VortexID® can precisely place up to 20 labels per minute – outpacing other automated units and doubling the output of even the most efficient manual setups – and operate 24/7, a welcome upgrade from the continuous use limitations of many label applicators. The machine can handle a variety of American wire gauge sizes (AWGs), making is suitable for a broad array of sectors whose products incorporate wires and harnesses – particularly automotive and electronics components manufacturing. It offers high-resolution, 300dpi printing capabilities, with labels applied via a vacuum plate whose rotating mechanism ensures reliable application to cylindrical products.

Notably, IDENTCO’s VortexID® is materials agnostic, expanding customer choice and potentially decreasing overall materials costs. The unit can apply both self-laminating and flag labels, an attractive two-for-one modularity accomplished by an interchangeable applicator. This versatility by design is another differentiator, providing customers with a flexible solution that eliminates the need to purchase specific machines for each label type. For both types, the VortexID’s application consistency and repeatability ensure neat, secure labels whose crucial product traceability and electronics testing information must be pristinely printed and unobscured.

Still, the new unit’s robustness may be its most groundbreaking strength. While most automated applicators in its space max out at eight hours of continuous use, VortexID® can operate continuously, processing thousands more products per day.

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

At SMTA Guadalajara, IDENTCO to Showcase New Automated Wire Marking System, and Tout Local Engineering Expertise

Ideal for applying self-laminating & flag labels to wires, company’s durable VortexID® can handle up to 20 products/min and operate 24/7.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation and general industrial sectors – will feature its rugged new automated wire marking system at SMTA Guadalajara, October 25-26, 2023. At Booth 1214, the company will offer live demonstrations of VortexID®, whose stamina and speed raise benchmarks for wire and harness label application. This marks the first time IDENTCO is exhibiting the new solution, which entered the marketplace earlier this year.

In addition, in advance of the show, IDENTCO has announced that one of its longstanding label application engineers, Cesar Ramos, is relocating to the Guadalajara area. The move provides existing and potential customers in the region with even more hands-on, optimized service.

VortexID® can precisely place up to 20 labels per minute – outpacing other automated units and doubling the output of even the most efficient manual setups – and operate 24/7, a welcome upgrade from the continuous use limitations of many label applicators. The machine can handle a variety of American wire gauge sizes (AWGs), making is suitable for a broad array of sectors whose products incorporate wires and harnesses – particularly automotive and electronics components manufacturing. It offers high-resolution, 300dpi printing capabilities, with labels applied via a vacuum plate whose rotating mechanism ensures reliable application to cylindrical products.

Notably, IDENTCO’s VortexID® is materials agnostic, expanding customer choice and potentially decreasing overall materials costs. The unit can apply both self-laminating and flag labels, an attractive two-for-one modularity accomplished by an interchangeable applicator. This versatility by design is another differentiator, providing customers with a flexible solution that eliminates the need to purchase specific machines for each label type. For both types, the VortexID’s application consistency and repeatability ensure neat, secure labels whose crucial product traceability and electronics testing information must be pristinely printed and unobscured.

Still, the new unit’s robustness may be its most groundbreaking strength. While most automated applicators in its space max out at eight hours of continuous use, VortexID® can operate continuously, processing thousands more products per day.

“With demand surging, customer needs for high-volume wire and harness manufacturing continue to rise, prioritizing solutions that automate key processes along the production line – including the labeling process,” said Cesar Ramos, Label Application Engineer for IDENTCO. “We designed the VortexID® automated wire marking unit with speed and durability in mind, combining high throughput and continuous operation with precision printing and label placement for long-term information readability.”

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

At SMTA High Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference, IDENTCO to Give Presentation on Label Compatibility and Durability Issues

Company offers series of PCB labels with unique material compositions that protect against harsh chemical washes & high temperatures.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – will present the challenges associated with cleaning- and heat-related PCB label adhesion and legibility issues during the SMTA High Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference (CCCC), which takes place in Dallas from August 29-31. Shahela Ali, Director of Global Marketing for IDENTCO, will present PCB Labels & Cleaning Agents: Critical Compatibility on August 30 at 3pm.

Despite frequently being overlooked, the ways in which labels and labeling components interact in cleaning and coating environments is crucial. In electronics manufacturing, the relationship between these two distinct disciplines is both symbiotic and fundamental. Printed circuit boards must be clean – and must also be clearly marked and reliably traceable.

Ms. Ali’s presentation will explore this mission-critical topic, including an overview of labeling materials best suited to withstand powerful cleaning agents and harsh SMT environments. It also will discuss the need for conformal coaters and cleaning agent providers to work more synergistically with labeling experts to collectively serve electronics customers.

IDENTCO was selected to present largely due to its prowess in this niche. At Booth #4, the company will showcase one of its latest series of labels for PCB applications, featuring a substrate developed exclusively for IDENTCO by a prominent industry materials and coating supplier. Called TT413, the labels easily withstand prolonged, repeated exposure to the chemicals and high temperatures typical to post-production washing processes. Helpfully, the series is designed for on-demand thermal transfer printing of variable information – a plus for electronics companies incorporating serialization and/or anti-counterfeiting coding into their production practices.

During her presentation, Ms. Ali will elaborate on the broad range of factors that commonly impact PCB labeling durability.

“PCB labels can experience any number of critical failures due to cleaning agents or high temperatures, from fading and flaking to smearing and even complete detachment or disappearance,” said Ms. Ali. “I look forward to discussing solutions to these pitfalls, including the importance of real-world scenario testing and equipping PCB labels with materials-science based endurance and protection.”

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

IDENTCO Designs Custom Labeling Solution for Industrial OEM with Enhanced Cleaning Agent Resistance and Exponentially Reduced Price Point

Developed specifically for prominent fluid management systems OEM, IDENTCO’s TT656 labels also simplify production process while offering broader range of ribbon lengths and widths.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – has introduced a new labeling system for the industrial sector that simplifies the manufacturing process while providing unprecedented levels of resistance against harsh cleaning agents. Designed specifically for a prominent fluid management systems OEM, the company’s TT656 Label Series solves for many common sector-specific marking and identification stumbling blocks even while offering the potential for streamlined production and exponential cost savings.

Before engaging IDENTCO for a custom solution, the fluid management systems company utilized several labeling methods – each with their own drawbacks. Like practically all industrial equipment, the apparatus’ labels needed to endure aggressive cleaning agents while remaining flawlessly legible. The OEM initially employed a system where a clear label was manually placed atop the printed-upon base label. In addition to requiring an onerous amount of labor, the setup was subject to human error such as overlooking the clear, protective top layer.

The fluid management system OEM eventually transitioned to a multilayer windowed label. While an improvement, issues with available printing real estate and printer compatibility issues left the supplier seeking further improvements.

IDENTCO’s TT656 Series amounted to a custom-designed sweet spot. The single-layer labels do not require an overlaminate, nor do they incorporate a relatively complex windowed structure. Crucially, TT656 labels withstand a more comprehensive range of cleaning agents compared with other single-layer industrial labeling solutions, and are available in an expanded array of ribbon lengths and widths. The new labeling system also displayed superior adhesion to both stainless steel and polypropylene and, while competing solutions were experiencing lead times of more than two months, IDENTCO is supplying TT656 labels within two weeks of order receipt.  

Despite its many advantages, though, perhaps the most notable benefit IDENTCO’s fluid management system customer is enjoying is the price point. The switch to TT656 labels is providing the OEM with a percentage savings in the high triple digits, meaning it is several times less expensive than its previous solution.

Offering excellent smudge, abrasion, scratch and solvent resistance, IDENTCO’s TT656 Series of labels is suitable for indoor and limited outdoor applications. It consists of a 2.6 mil gloss white face stock with a 1.0-1.1 mil acrylic adhesive and a 50# kraft liner. When used in combination with IDENTCO’s TTRR-T ribbon, it passes a large variety of chemical durability performance tests.

“Industrial equipment is understandably subjected to aggressive cleaning agents, which can render vital product markings eroded, illegible or even unaffixed,” said Ralph Rhein, Technical Director for IDENTCO. “Our new TT656 labels may be our most chemical-resistant industrial marking solutions to date, and bring the added benefits of optimized labor, expanded options for label size, tight-turnaround lead times and drastically reduced cost.”

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

IDENTCO Introduces Automated Wire Marking System

Ideal for applying self-laminating & flag labels to wires, cables & harnesses, company’s durable VortexID® can handle up to 20 products per minute and operate 24/7.

Ingleside, IL IDENTCO – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – has introduced an automated wire marking system whose stamina and speed set new benchmarks for wire and harness label application. The company’s VortexID® can precisely apply up to 20 labels per minute – outpacing other automated units and doubling the most expedient manual setups – and operate 24/7, a stark departure from the single-shift limitations of competing models.

Capable of handling a variety of American wire gauge sizes (AWGs), IDENTCO’s VortexID® automated wire marking system is suitable for a broad range of sectors whose products incorporate wires and harnesses, most notably electronics and automotive components production. The module features 300dpi printing capabilities, with labels applied via a vacuum plate with a rotating mechanism for reliable application on cylindrical products. Notably, IDENTCO’s new module is materials agnostic, expanding customer choice and potentially decreasing overall labeling materials costs.

The VortexID® can apply both self-laminating and flag labels, an attractive two-for-one modularity accomplished by an interchangeable applicator. This inherent versatility serves as another differentiator in its space, providing customers with a flexible solution eliminating the need to purchase specific machines for each label type. For both label types, the VortexID’s application consistency and repeatability ensure neat, secure labels where crucial product, traceability and electronics testing information is pristinely printed and unobscured.

The module’s robustness is arguably its most groundbreaking strength. Whereas modules from leading competitors generally max out at eight hours of continuous operation, the VortexID® can operate continuously, bringing the potential for thousands more processed products over the course of just a single day. 

“As the demand for high-volume wire and harness manufacturing grows ever stronger, solutions that can automate key aspects along the production line – including, of course, the labeling process – are increasingly sought-after,” said Emilio Garza, Automation Manager for IDENTCO. “Our new VortexID® automated wire marking unit combines high throughput and continuous operation with the precision printing and label placement necessary to ensure long-term information readability.”

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible.

IDENTCO® Names Brad Zechman as New CEO

Brad ZechmanExecutive brings three decades of automotive, electronics & industrial expertise and leadership to prominent labeling solutions provider.

Ingleside, IL – IDENTCO® – a manufacturer of high-performance labeling solutions for the power equipment, electronics, transportation, and general industrial sector – has appointed longtime materials supply executive Brad Zechman as its newest CEO. He officially joined the company on April 10, and will be responsible for overseeing all strategic business, sales and product development direction across each of IDENTCO’s four major business units. Mr. Zechman also is CEO of Reliance Label Solutions.

Most recently, Mr. Zechman served as president of Pennsylvania-based Adhesives Research, where his implementation of a commercial transformation linked to a more suitable operational strategy lead to significant growth. Prior to that, he spent three years as VP of Global Packaging for Minnesota-based HB Fuller, where he oversaw strategies that helped mitigate the then-deflationary raw materials market. Before that, he spent a decade with specialty materials and electromechanical solutions company LORD, where his leadership led to exponential growth.

Mr. Zechman joins IDENTCO at a promising time. The company has been steadily adding to its extensive portfolio of labeling solutions, which it designs, manufactures and supplies for demanding sectors such as automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. Among other products, IDENTCO specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance and identification.

Mr. Zechman is replacing IDENTCO CEO and founder Scott Lucas, who is retiring after an impressive 37 years with the company. Through the decades, Mr. Lucas’ stewardship helped take IDENTCO from a promising labeling and marking solutions startup to the robust, globally-focused organization it is today. Mr. Lucas has assumed the title of Chief Strategic Relations Officer.

“I am honored to step into the role of a true industry pioneer like Scott, and look forward to helping build upon what he helped create as IDENTCO enters a new chapter,” said Mr. Zechman. “We’ll continue to expand our solutions portfolio across each of our four main business units, with the goal of further increasing our market presence in each.”

Mr. Zechman earned a degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and an MBA in finance from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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About IDENTCO

IDENTCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-performance labeling solutions for several demanding industries, including automotive components, electronics applications, industrial machinery & tools, and commercial transportation. The company specializes in exactingly engineered labels, ribbons, applicators and printers for product tracking & tracing, branding, compliance, and identification.

IDENTCO has a decades-long reputation with leading OEMs and contract manufacturers for exemplary products, discerning quality management, operational proficiency, and collaborative customer support. A global presence allows IDENTCO to truly understand the markets it serves – including mission-critical needs and pain points – as well as to develop and apply efficiency-instilling, cost-saving labeling standardization processes wherever possible. For more information, visit www.identco.com.