IEC Names Jens Hauvn as Senior Vice President of Operations

NEWARK, New York, September 14, 2015 - IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC), an electronic manufacturing services company specializing in complex electronic design and assembly, announced today that it has named Jens Hauvn as Senior Vice President of Operations, effective September 8, 2015. Mr. Hauvn will be responsible for the Company’s manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and reports directly to President and CEO, Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum.

Mr. Schlarbaum stated, “After an extensive search, Jens emerged as the ideal candidate to lead our operations. His distinguished 25-year electronic manufacturing services background and proven industry track record makes him the ideal choice to lead the operational initiatives important to our turnaround efforts.” Mr. Schlarbaum added, “Jens’ broad array of experience in Quality, Engineering and Operations management nicely complements our vision to unify operations and restore industry-leading performance. I’m excited to have Jens as a part of our executive leadership team.”

Mr. Hauvn joined IEC in October of 2014 as Vice President of Quality and Operational Excellence. He has been instrumental in leading our lean initiatives to stabilize and improve our manufacturing processes, drive consistency across our facilities and advance our cost-reduction efforts. Prior to joining IEC, Mr. Hauvn served as Vice President, Corporate Quality at Ducommun Incorporated, providing quality leadership across nineteen facilities that specialized in engineering and manufacturing in the medical, aerospace and defense, and industrial markets. Jens holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

About IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics is a provider of electronic manufacturing services to advanced technology companies that require mission-critical performance in the military and aerospace, medical, industrial and communications sectors. The Company specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability complex circuit boards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom wire and cable harness assemblies, precision metal assemblies, and laboratories for advanced research and testing services. As a full service EMS provider, IEC holds all appropriate certifications for the market sectors it supports including ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, ISO 13485, Nadcap and IPC QML.  IEC is headquartered in Newark, NY (outside of Rochester) and also has operations in Rochester, NY and Albuquerque, NM. Additional information about IEC can be found on its web site at

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