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(E) Jure Sola Master Entrepreneur of the Year
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/21/2004 | Awards | Unrated
(E) Jure Sola Master Entrepreneur of the Year


Jure Sola Master Entrepreneur of the Year

Sanmina-SCI CO-Founder and CEO Named Master Entrepreneur of the Year By Northern California Ernst & Young

Award Recognizes Jure Sola’s Historic Role in Establishing Sanmina-SCI as the Global Leader in Electronics Contract Manufacturing

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 21, 2004 – Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq NM: SANM), a leading global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, today announced its Chairman and CEO Jure Sola has received the prestigious 2004 Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Northern California. The Master category awards entrepreneurs whose management excellence has proven to withstand rigorous obstacles over time. These entrepreneurs have found unique solutions to difficult problems, have vastly contributed to the organization’s success and have succeeded for decades. The special honor was given to Mr. Sola in recognition of his 24-year leadership in building Sanmina-SCI from a small, two-employee high-end printed circuit board (PCB) fabricator and backplane manufacturer to a $10 billion, full-service global EMS provider with over 45,000 employees. Mr. Sola, who was selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local Silicon Valley and Northern California community and business leaders, was honored June 18, 2004, at the 18th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards banquet.

Commenting on the award, Jure Sola said, "I believe this recognition reflects the hard work and passionate dedication of our world-class team of employees. I am proud to share this achievement with the people who have played such an integral role in driving Sanmina-SCI’s long-time success. Sanmina-SCI is a customer-focused, service organization and we are committed to providing our customers with leading-edge technology and world-class manufacturing. The E&Y honor is due to our enthusiasm and results-driven culture.”

Sanmina-SCI, which was co-founded in 1980 by Jure Sola, was initially a PCB fabricator and backplane manufacturer, supporting the telecommunications and high-end computing markets. Today, the company is the most fully integrated, customer-focused electronics manufacturer in the world. The company provides customers with end-to-end manufacturing solutions that include design and engineering, PCB fabrication, PCB assembly, backplane assembly, cable assembly, enclosures, memory modules, optical modules, logistics and installation. Sanmina-SCI has nearly 100 manufacturing sites on five continents and services eight primary markets: communications, high-end computing, personal computing, defense and aerospace, medical, industrial/semiconductor and automotive. The company also provides custom-design manufacturing as well as original design manufacturing (ODM).

Sola further stated, “Sanmina-SCI will always strive to be the leader in the EMS market. Our job is never done. We will continue to focus on the fundamentals that drive our success through superb customer service and best-in-class engineering and manufacturing. Furthermore, we are committed to being flexible and responsive to our customers, understanding that is what got this company where it is today and, I believe, that is what will take this company forward.”

About the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Program
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 103,000 people in more than 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young's core services of audit, tax, and transaction services. Ernst & Young practices also provide legal services in those parts of the world where permitted. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at Ernst & Young refers to all the members of the global Ernst & Young organization.

About Sanmina-SCI
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering unsurpassed quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, computer technology, and multimedia sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available .


More about Sanmina


Sanmina-SCI, the world’s Premier Electronics Contract Manufacturer (EMS), provides its customers with the following strategic advantages:
  • Most comprehensive service offering available, providing a total manufacturing solution
  • Flexible, world-class manufacturing facilities in more than 20 countries on 5 continents
  • Leading-edge supplier of integrated design, fabrication and manufacturing technology
  • Expertise in new product introduction (NPI)
  • Customer-centric focus, results-driven culture.

Total Manufacturing Solution

Sanmina-SCI provides a full spectrum of integrated, value-added services that include design and engineering, multi-layered printed circuit boards (PCBs), complex printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), custom-designed backplane assemblies, memory modules, optical modules, electronic enclosure systems, cabling/wiring harness assemblies, subsystem and system-level assembly and final system test and distribution. The company's fully integrated model brings together all facets of the supply chain, providing customers with flexibility, scalability and responsiveness.

World-Class Manufacturing

Sanmina-SCI is the first EMS Company in the world to achieve ISO 9001:2000 and TL 9000 Release 3.0 certifications for the communications focused enclosure facilities. All of Sanmina-SCI’s global manufacturing facilities are ISO Registered. Many facilities have specialized pertinent advanced certifications such as MIL-PRF-31032. Because of its global presence, Sanmina-SCI delivers products to customers in the most cost-effective manner, with the fastest time-to-market. In addition, the company’s global footprint provides the necessary resources to meet customer demands for superior local service and support.

Leading-edge Technology

Sanmina-SCI offers the most advanced design and manufacturing technology available. Its Global Technology Solutions Group (GTS) is considered one of the largest and best technical design and engineering teams in the EMS industry. The company’s continuous improvement processes and focus on research and development ensure usage of the most advanced and cost-effective materials.

Expertise in NPI

Sanmina-SCI has created strategic design and manufacturing Centers of Excellence focused on NPI, medical, fiber optics, assembly, fabrication, and defense/aerospace needs. Its comprehensive NPI services, which help accelerate product time-to-market, are highly valued by customers.

Commitment to Customers

Sanmina-SCI’s mission is to consistently meet and exceed customer requirements. The EMS market continues to move toward a customer-centric model with customers demanding best-of-breed technologies, efficient supply chain management, faster product time-to-market and customer service and support. With the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end EMS solutions, Sanmina-SCI is well positioned to capitalize on this market trend and expand its customer relationships. Sanmina-SCI’s focus is the customer and its culture is results-driven.



Mr. Sola will be featured speaker at the Cleveland Business meeting June 25-27, 2004.

Congratulations !



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