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Celadon Systems, Inc. provides business update on March 24, 2020

Friends and Colleagues,

We certainly hope you are all staying safe and well during the COVID 19 health crisis. As a critical supplier to many of you, please know our team is working hard to maintain business continuity. Our team implemented swift changes over the last two weeks to ensure our workforce is safe and healthy while adhering to the State and Federal mandates. Our support personnel and engineers are now working either full or part time from home. For now, Celadon is currently not accepting visitors on-site and our sales team will support our customers via teleconferences to keep our employees and customers healthy.

Celadon’s manufacturing team is up and running close to full capacity; the good news is we are building most product within our standard lead times.

In anticipation of a potential full shutdown should the state or community go into a two week full lock down and/or there is illness at the factory, Celadon would like to be proactive and work closely with our customers to ensure continuity. Please reach out to to work out a support plan. Celadon is dedicated to serve our customers and will do our best to support you during this critical time.

Kind regards,

Karen Armendariz

President and CEO

Phone: + 1 972 998 7091

Celadon Systems, Inc.

13795 Frontier Court

Burnsville, MN 55337-4874 USA

Celadon Systems, Inc. Selects Karen Armendariz as new President and CEO

Celadon Systems, Inc. announced today that its leadership team has unanimously approved Karen Armendariz as the company’s next chief executive officer and president. Armendariz, who currently serves as Celadon’s VP of Worldwide Sales, will succeed Bryan Root, the company’s founder and current CEO.

“I am honored to be carrying the Celadon torch leading an extraordinary team of people that live Celadon’s core values of Integrity, Invention, Innovation and Dedication every day,” said Armendariz. ”Celadon Systems, known for providing unrivaled lab to fab probe card solutions that thrive in extreme environments, has been instrumental in equipping the semiconductor industry with probing solutions to successfully release new and reliable products for over 20 years. Today, Celadon Systems is uniquely positioned, with the most robust probe cards available, to enable the semiconductor industry to significantly reduce cost of test in production. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization determined to operate with excellence and provide the industry with unparalleled, leading edge probing solutions. “

As a member of Celadon’s leadership team since she joined the company in 2013, Armendariz has played an integral role in the company’s growth and success.

Armendariz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Prior to joining Celadon in 2013, her history in the semiconductor industry included positions in operations and engineering management, in addition to her extensive sales and marketing experience.

Root, who started Celadon in 1997 with his wife Valerie, expressed confidence in his choice, “Karen’s reputation of strong leadership is well-known both inside and outside of Celadon. Her commitment, together with her industry experience, customer focus and strategic vision, makes her uniquely qualified to lead Celadon successfully into the future.”

For inquiries, contact Jennifer Nichols, Director of Finance and Operations, at

Celadon Systems is a privately held, 23 year old, US based manufacturer known for providing “Peace of Mind” probing solutions to the semiconductor industry.

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