SAN JOSE, CA: Sanmina Corporation, a dollars 4.2 billion global
leader in the electronics manufacturing services industry with more than
24,000 employees and 75 locations worldwide, has tapped one-time
Solectron communications whiz kid Michael Donner as its first head of
Donner, who spent the past year directing marketing communications for
Nexgenix, an Orange County, CA-based Internet consulting and services
provider, was named corporate VP of marketing, overseeing everything
from corporate communications and media relations to market research,
creative services and employee communications.
'Sanmina is extremely profitable and had never done any kind of
marketing. It has reached the point of growth where it needs to invest
in marketing to move up to the next level,' said Donner.
Prior to Nexgenix, Donner was with electronics manufacturing giant
Solectron for two-and-a-half years. He was widely credited for assisting
the company's growth to a 39,000 employee, dollars 23 billion firm.
In the new role, Donner will recruit and lead a team of five
senior-level marketing executives, including a worldwide media relations
director, director of marketing communications and a director of
Donner said he hoped to handle most of the company's PR work in-house,
using agencies only on a project basis.