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PVA Adds New Representation in Michigan

Jan 10, 2019

PVA, a global expert in dispensing, coating and custom automation, is pleased to announce the appointment of BarTron, Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative in Michigan. BarTron represents companies supplying equipment and consumable supplies to the electronics assembly and related industries. Bob Papp, President, and Don Ernst, Account Manager, will provide sales and support for PVA’s customers in their territories.

Papp joined BarTron as a Partner and Account Manager in January 2000. In April 2010 he took over as President of BarTron. Prior to joining BarTron, he was an Account Manager for REStronics Midwest for a period of 10 years, where he was responsible for servicing accounts in the Michigan and N. Ohio markets.

Ernst joined BarTron in the summer of 2013 with more than 25 year of process engineering experience in the electronics industry, including his most recent employment at Jabil Circuit, and previous time with Delphi Automotive. His role with BarTron includes servicing key accounts in Michigan while assisting the entire customer base with his extensive process engineering background.

“PVA is excited to be working again with Bob Papp, who has represented us in the past, as well as Don Ersnt,” says Chris Donham, Regional Sales Manager for PVA. “We look forward to growing the Midwest territory and strengthening the ability to better serve our customers.”

When precision matters, manufacturers around the globe rely on PVA's conformal coating systems, fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products. For 20 years, PVA has been making manufacturing easier with customer driven solutions used in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. From benchtop equipment, to inline conveyer systems, the company evaluates each opportunity independently, and without limitation, to ensure you make the most reliable product possible.

PVA is a global supplier of conformal coating systems, innovative fluid dispensing solutions and precision valve technology. PVA’s customer driven solutions are utilized worldwide in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. Throughout the changing global manufacturing landscape, PVA remains committed to providing our customers with exceptional products and industry-leading global support.

For more information about BarTron, visit For more information about PVA, please contact PVA at or (518) 371-2684.

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