Gardien Team to exhibit at Productronica 2021 event happening in Munich this November

The Gardien team cordially invites you to join us at one of the world’s largest electronic industry trade fairs.


Productronica is a biennial trade fair for electronics manufacturing held since 1975 in Munich, Germany. It is a comprehensive platform made available to the production sector in the electronic industry and involves a series of technical conferences that address essential aspects of the electronics industry.


Gardien Group, as a participant, plans to organize a collaborative meet-up with Gardien experts and attendees at the booth.


Make sure you secure your spot in advance for this insightful event where we intend to share the Gardien team’s best expertise and services with you.

We look forward to meet you at the Hall B3, Booth 526!


About Gardien

Gardien is the world’s largest independent testing and Inspection solutions provider to the PCB industry. Our global footprint is what makes us truly unique. We operate on an international basis but with a local presence through our network of 18 services centers in 5 countries in Asia, North Amerika and Europe . We cater to a whole range of customers, from a small family-owned PCB shop to large international fabricators….and everyone in between.

We look forward to partnering with you.

Business Contact:
Roland Valentini
Group Chief Operating Officer
The Gardien Group



Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.



Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.



Mr. Todd Kolmodin, a native to the Pacific Northwest was born in Seattle Washington. At a young age he moved to the Portland Oregon area. In March of 1986 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Todd began his tenure in the Electrical Test field that same year.  Todd spent eight years working in an independent testing facility in Wilsonville Oregon where he built skills in all aspects of Electrical Test and Quality Assurance. 

Todd then spent a short term with Yamamoto Corporation on their Engineering staff covering PCB drill, finishing and Electrical Test before joining Probe Test Fixtures in 1995. His charge was CAM and Fixuring Manager.  Todd joined the Gardien Group in September 1998 continuing the same roll and taking on the responsibilities of Quality Manager for Oregon operations. In 2008 Mr. Kolmodin was promoted to Vice President Quality USA. In this position Mr. Kolmodin oversees and maintains the Gardien ITAR registration, ISO Multi-Site registration and multiple site Lab Suitability with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Now also maintaining the Gardien QMS system Todd now serves as Vice President Quality North America.

Mr. Kolmodin is also a published columnist and Technical Presenter with multiple appearances at the IPC Apex Expo Conferences in both San Diego and Las Vegas. 



Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.



Prior to Richard joining Gardien in September 2014, he was Chairman/CEO of tool chain vendor Atego Group Systems Limited which was sold to PTC Inc.

Prior to joining Atego, Richard held a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Plethora Solutions, an AIM listed Pharmaceutical Company and CEO of AIM listed Cybit Holdings plc. where he grew the company from inception to revenues of over 25 million and took the company through multiple acquisitions before managing a sale of the business to Francisco Partners.

Richard previously held a number of senior roles in the Software industry.



Mr. Meraw was appointed Group Vice President of Quality in Jan 2015 after successfully  serving as Senior Vice President of USA operations since 2011.  Prior to being responsible for USA operations Mr Meraw was responsible for Canadian operations since 2001.

Rick has over twenty years’ experience with Gardien Group and has various roles including, service technician, customer liaison, Quality manager, technical support, project management, and software design/ implementation.

In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college.


Our People


Gardien USA Hub Office

Gardien Services USA Inc. PO Box 963 Midlothian, TX 76065 USA

+1 (503) 430 8980

Gardien Canada Hub Office

Gardien Services Canada Inc. 79 Milliken Blvd. Unit 4 Toronto, Ontario Canada M1V1V3

+1 (416) 292-0726

Toronto, Canada

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+1 (303) 527 1200


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+1 (763) 249 1102


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+1 (715) 262 5898

Our People


Group Headquarters

Gardien (SEA) Pte Ltd 105 Cecil Street. #16-01, The Octagon (Suite 1613) Singapore, 069534

+65 6225 2238



在 Richard 於 2014年 9月加入 Gardien 之前, 他是 Atego 系統工具集團的總裁, 後來該集團賣給了 PTC 公司. 

在加入 Atego 之前, Richard 擔任了相當多次的執行和非執行董事職務, 其中包含在 Plethora 解決方案公司擔任高級獨立非執行董事, 和標靶藥務的上市控股有限公司 Cybit 的首席執行長.  在當時一開始管理 Francico Partners 公司的銷售之前, 他藉由多次的收購, 讓它從一家小公司, 一直成長到營收超過 2500萬元的公司.

Richard 之前也有擔任過軟體產業的高階職務.



Valentini 先生, 他自 2005 起是掌管北美服務事業很成功的主管,  之後他在 2010 年 7月接管首席執行長的工作.

Roland 在 PCB 產業有超過 10年的經驗, 當時是在德國主要的印刷電路板設備公司 Atotech GmbH, 包辦業務, 服務及專案管理.

他在任職於 Mack Rides 公司時, 有很顯注的銷售經驗, 他帶領了 Lurgi Bischoff 公司的全球組裝業務.

Valentini 先生, 他有德國蔓海姆大學的機械工程碩士學位.