Sanmina Names Eric Naroian Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales And Marketing

New Position Reflects Sanmina's Expanding Global Footprint

Oct 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sanmina Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq:   SANM), a leading electronics contract
 manufacturer, announced today the appointment of Eric Naroian as Executive
 Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, a new position.  Mr. Naroian
 joins Sanmina from DDI Corporation.
     Jure Sola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanmina, said, "I am
 very pleased that Eric is returning to Sanmina.  I have known him for over
 10 years and have witnessed his effectiveness as a communicator, manager and
 leader in our industry.  In this new role, Eric will have overall executive
 responsibility of our fast growing worldwide sales and marketing organization.
 Having previously worked with Sanmina, Eric is an ideal fit for our
 organization.  He has the necessary drive and understanding of our
 leading-edge technology and our commitment to customer service to help drive
 our growth.  With Eric on board, we have strengthened our team and furthered
 our goal of being the global leader in the electronic manufacturing services
 (EMS) industry."
     Commenting on his new position, Mr. Naroian said, "I am very excited about
 rejoining the Sanmina team and expanding the sales, marketing and customer
 service programs to meet Sanmina's growing global client base.  Quite simply
 our goal is to cost effectively meet our customers' manufacturing requirements
 for flexibility, speed, consistent reliability and outstanding customer
 service.  With our advanced technology, total system solutions capability, and
 results-driven culture, I believe Sanmina is well positioned to deliver
 complete end-to-end solutions globally."
     Mr. Naroian has over 15 years in sales and management experience in the
 EMS industry.  Most recently, he was Vice President, Value Added Operations at
 DDI Corporation, an EMS provider of design, development and manufacturing
 services.  At DDI, he was responsible for all facets of assembly operations,
 including finance and business development.  Before joining DDI in 1997,
 Mr. Naroian was Vice President of Sales of Sanmina.  Previously, Mr. Naroian
 was Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Sigma Circuits, a manufacturer of
 electronic interconnect products acquired in 1998 by Tyco International.
 Mr. Naroian received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
 Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
     Company Profile
     Founded in 1980, Sanmina Corporation ( provides a
 cost-efficient, design and manufacturing solution to the world's leading
 original equipment manufacturing (OEMs) in the communications, medical,
 industrial instrumentation, and high-end computer sectors.  Sanmina's complete
 end-to-end solution includes design, engineering, circuit fabrication of bare
 printed circuit boards, circuit board and backplane order fulfillment, and
 end-of-life product services.  OEMs benefit from this model by dealing with a
 single-source supply-chain and global supply-base, which helps them achieve
 cost efficiencies in material acquisition as well as flexibility to reduce
 lead times.
     Safe Harbor Statement
     The foregoing, including the discussion regarding the company's future
 prospects contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in
 the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors
 served by the company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of
 sales to principal customers, the ability of the company to assimilate
 acquired business and to achieve the anticipated benefits of such
 acquisitions, and competition and technological change.  The company's actual
 results of operations may differ significantly than those contemplated by such
 forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including
 factors set forth in the company's 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with
 the Securities Exchange Commission on December 18, 2000, and the company's
 most recent quarterly 10-Q Report dated August 10, 2001.
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