Who We Are

We believe in continuous improvement and innovation as we achieve new goals together. At Benchmark, you can be part of a team that thrives on solving problems and delivering great products to be the partner of choice for our customers. We celebrate diversity and inclusion within a company comprised of unique individuals who make us better every day. We understand that diverse viewpoints foster innovation and result in better decision-making, so we listen, improve, and excel.

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Our People

Discover what it’s like to make a difference at Benchmark.

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Wayne Gower

Production Supervisor

Jessica Beard

Business Development Executive

Arvind Kamal

VP, Finance

Elizabeth Magana

Regional HR Manager

Dereje Mamo

Machine Operator

Wayne Gower

Production Supervisor

Nashua, NH

"Benchmark has a strong sense of family, unity, and community that permeates the company. This resonated deeply with my military background, where camaraderie and teamwork were crucial for success. We work hard for each other, supporting one another and taking immense pride in our work. This shared sense of purpose creates an environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to give their best."

When I joined Benchmark in 2010, little did I know that my military background would pave the way for a successful career in the electronics manufacturing industry. With a prior experience in aerospace and years of service in the National Guard and United States Navy, I brought a unique set of skills and values to my role at Benchmark.

Having served in the military, attention to detail, thorough training, and proactive problem-solving became second nature to me. These invaluable skills seamlessly transitioned into my work as a Production Supervisor at Benchmark. I quickly realized that the precision and meticulousness I learned in the military were essential for ensuring a smooth manufacturing process and achieving our organizational goals.

Benchmark has a strong sense of family, unity, and community that permeates the company. This resonated deeply with my military background, where camaraderie and teamwork were crucial for success. We work hard for each other, supporting one another and taking immense pride in our work. This shared sense of purpose creates an environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to give their best.

Our Nashua, New Hampshire facility, which offers value-added manufacturing, sets us apart from other contract manufacturers. Here, we not only produce electronic boards but also assemble complete units. Our diverse customer base, spanning medical, robotics, and industrial industries, means our work significantly impacts the world. This resonated deeply with me, as my military experience reinforced my commitment to making a difference. Working at Benchmark has allowed me to contribute to a safer, more connected, and healthier world through the products we manufacture. It gives me a sense of purpose and pride, knowing that my work matters and has a positive impact.

Benchmark understands the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The company strives to ensure that employees receive the time off they deserve while meeting customer needs and organizational commitments. This commitment to employee well-being fosters a motivated and engaged workforce, enabling us to deliver exceptional results while taking care of ourselves.

One of the things I admire most about Benchmark is the culture of teamwork and mentorship. From day one, I was encouraged to seek guidance and learn from the experienced professionals around me. The willingness of my colleagues to share their expertise and support my growth has been instrumental in my development. This continuous learning and collaboration culture empowers newcomers to thrive and make meaningful contributions to the organization.

My military experience, coupled with Benchmark's supportive culture, has shaped my personal and professional growth in unimaginable ways. The precision, problem-solving, and teamwork skills I acquired during my military service seamlessly translated into my role at Benchmark. The company's commitment to creating a safer, connected, and healthier world and its dedication to employee well-being continue to drive its success as a leading manufacturing organization.

I am grateful to be part of this incredible journey, and I look forward to the many more milestones we will achieve together. If you're transitioning into civilian work, I encourage you to explore a career at Benchmark.

Jessica Beard

Business Development Executive

HEADQUARTERS - TEMPE

"Benchmark is different; you notice it when you walk through our doors. Our culture lives and breathes our core values, exemplified by the leadership team down to the manufacturing floor, which makes great things happen."

As a Business Development Executive in our Aerospace and Defense sector, I'm passionate about learning industry trends and what's at the forefront of technology. By being a trusted partner, we build long-term relationships that enable reliable technologies which keep people safe and connected, whether in the air, at a command center, or on the battlefield. Understanding how my work impacts the lives of so many is extremely rewarding and exciting. 

My engagement with our partners is all about trust. Understanding program needs and strategically connecting how Benchmark can add value is my top priority. I treat and support my customers just how I would want to be supported with complex design and manufacturing challenges, alongside like-minded teammates. Customers trust us, and that trust is everything. We help find solutions, improve efficiencies, and reduce time to market. 

My team here at Benchmark is exceptional. It is truly a collaborative, unselfish team environment where we all want the best for each other. By leveraging our global team and resources, I get a level of support from my teammates that I've never had before. We all work hard and go out of our way to support each other, help the customer, and do the right things for our business. To me, that is the definition of success.

Another inspiring aspect of Benchmark is its commitment to diversity and inclusion. I sit on the Inclusion Council and our Women’s Inclusion Network. Our networking events create a new level of support, and we have hosted some really engaging speakers that challenge us to think differently. I’ve made a lot of friends through the Council and our employee resource groups, which has connected me with more team members throughout the organization. 

On a personal level, more than any other company that I have been a part of, Benchmark truly values my work-life balance. The recognition of my personal well-being, and support to do what I love, has exceeded all professional expectations and I consider myself lucky to be a part of this team!

Jessica-Beard

Arvind Kamal

VP, Finance

HEADQUARTERS - TEMPE

"One thing you’ll notice right away when you join Benchmark is our people! We’ve got a great vibe. Our team is terrific and genuinely cares about the company and each other and is always willing to help."

I joined Benchmark in 2020 as the Vice President of Finance. What attracted me to Benchmark was the opportunity to work for a publicly traded global company headquartered in Tempe, AZ, serving diverse customers and end markets. From helping patients to protecting our troops on the battlefield, our work matters. The products we design and manufacture make a difference in the world, so I was drawn to work for a company like Benchmark.

In my role, I oversee the global financial strategy at Benchmark. I work closely with our CEO and CFO, and other senior executives to help establish our strategic and financial goals for the company, and our financial and investing strategies to meet business objectives and financial reporting responsibilities. Being in Finance really gives me a strong pulse on the organization, which I enjoy a lot.

One thing you’ll notice right away when you join Benchmark is our people! We’ve got a great vibe. Our team is terrific and genuinely cares about the company and each other and is always willing to help. 

If you’re considering a career with Benchmark, we are always looking for people that enjoy collaborating, ideating, and innovating. We have made a lot of investments in modern, state-of-the-art tools and technologies that make a huge difference in our efficiencies at work. My advice to any new team member is to take the time to learn about our company, build relationships with the people you work with, and understand where the information or data originates. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and stay curious.

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Elizabeth Magana

Regional HR Manager

California Operations - CA & Mexico

“If I could go back to my 20s and start my career over, I would choose a company like Benchmark. It’s about more than just popularity or recognition of working for a big-name company; it’s about the experience you gain from a technology-based company where your work can really mean something. Here, you could work on a project that can actually save lives.”

I manage the HR functions at three locations, including all California locations, and Guadalajara and Tijuana, Mexico, totaling over 2,000 employees. We mostly work on confidential projects in areas like commercial aerospace, government, and defense. That means the projects we complete here are meaningful because they protect lives. I love the work that I do recruiting and supporting employees to help lead them through various situations that arise. Here, my input is always valued and they take my voice into consideration. At Benchmark, people in leadership positions really care; they reach out not because they have to, but because they want you to know that you really matter.

If you’re considering a career at Benchmark, you have the ability to build a career of your dreams while making a difference. Every time I go through a new employee’s orientation, I cover procedures and processes, and I always tell them, ‘Never just stick to your job description.’ Here, you can always learn more about products, customers, and the business itself. In other places, you have to do your job and stick to it. Here, you can partner with other leaders, go to new sites, and learn as much as you want, because we give you the opportunity to touch areas other than your own.

I feel that my background and experience is really valued from a cultural perspective. Our leadership is putting an emphasis on the right areas of company culture in order to continually improve diversity and inclusion. I never feel like I’m a number here; I’m a valuable part of the company. I wake up in the morning ready to help other Benchmark employees because my time here matters, my work matters, and I can add value to the company. Benchmark is a great company to work for, not only because of its competitive salary and benefits, but because you can feel proud to work here. It’s amazing what we do with technology, and Benchmark is where I want to be.

Elizabeth

Dereje Mamo

Machine Operator

Minnesota Operations - Rochester

“It’s all about teamwork. The designers and engineers can create something spectacular, but if the solder joint isn’t up to par, it’s going to fail in the field. The role of machine operator is critical to the final product, and we all appreciate each other and the work that we do. It takes all of us to make it happen.”

I’ve been with Benchmark for 13 years as a machine operator in multiple areas. Now that I’ve been here a while, I am a mentor for new hires coming in, and I can help them with getting certifications as well. I really appreciate that upper management is always helpful in accommodating my needs. I’ve never felt neglected or secluded because of who I am or where I’m from.

A few years ago, my brother became very ill, and my family needed me to help out, so I had to take a lot of time off. I thought I was going to have to take extended leave or even leave the company. Management worked it out with me to work part time and keep my benefits while still being able to care for him until I could come back full time. They chose to help me and work with me–they didn’t have to do that. They understand the importance of family, and they’re good human beings. There’s always someone willing to help you if you do a good job and you need something, and it makes the days go by easy. We also have quarterly bonuses that we share based on the goals the company has set. At my location, we’ve never missed any, and it’s always exciting to have an extra incentive that makes a difference. I work with good team players, and everyone is there with the same goal.

The type of work I do doesn’t require me to invent anything, but to focus on details and instructions of what’s given. I can never assume the product I built a week ago is the same now. I have to keep attention to detail and always focus. In manufacturing, something may look like it’s the same thing, but the engineers may make a change that very morning, and I have to be careful with the instructions I’ve been given to implement the changes that happen. We have machines that do the work, and we load the right programs and technology. The electronic devices are class 3, meaning they have to work all the time during their lifetime. I know what I build makes a difference in people’s lives. I’m proud of that, and it makes me feel good that I’m a part of it.

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