About

The Gardien Group (www.gardien.com) has been offering independent and unbiased QA solutions since 1981 to clients supplying various industries like medical, computer, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace. We are recognized for our emphasis on technical excellence, comprehensive client support and high standards. We have professional, skilled and committed teams led by forward-thinking leaders who set high performance standards. With 18 service centers across Asia, Europe and North America, we bring our expertise to you wherever you might need it

Fast Facts

Gardien has garnered noteworthy experiences for the past three decades and continues endeavoring the legacy even today.

Gardien services began their operations in 1981 with test centers in California and New Hampshire regions. This new pursuit was one of the pioneering milestones in the PCB industry.

1982 saw a new venture of Gardien when it opened an outsourcing test center in Tokyo.

New doors opened for Gardien when it decided to start more test centers in Minneapolis, Toronto, etc. in the next few years.

This juggernaut never had to turn back when Gardien started few more outsourcing centers in Taiwan, Singapore, and China.

In 1997, a landmark was achieved when Gardien services Canada received ISO certification (ISO 9001) as a reward for its outstandingly consistent performance over the years.

Today Gardien successfully operates in 5 counties with 18 service centers around the world.

We proudly boast of our services reliably chosen by 50% of the world’s largest fabricators.

Global Certifications

Our Partners

Ucamco (former Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM and Pre-CAM Software, Laser Photoplotters and Direct Imaging Systems.

The Value to our Clients

Whether it's a local PCB board shop or a large international fabricator, Gardien’s specialized quality assurance and quality control services help clients free up their resources to focus on what they do best – the production of class leading printed circuit boards.

By partnering with Gardien, customers can rely on the industry’s only global network of service centers to provide bespoke independent test and inspection solutions, that help reduce risk, improve product throughput, and retain hard won customers. Safe in the knowledge, that for more than 30 years Gardien has answered the quality needs of the PCB industry and today over 50% of the world’s largest fabricators utilize our services.
Roland Valentini, COO of Gardien Group

Our History

For over 3 decades, Gardien has been the testing and service company of choice for leading PCB manufacturers worldwide…

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Corporate Board

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Roland Valentini

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Richard Horsman

Careers

Gardien are always looking for innovative and motivated people to join our team.
We offer challenging projects, a rewarding work environment and the fast-paced adventure of a dynamic company with a global footprint. Why not join the team that will help assure the quality of the next generation of high-technology products for some of the most innovative companies in the world?

Gardien offices around the world

HEAD OFFICE
NORTH AMERICA
GERMANY
CHINA
JAPAN
TAIWAN
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Policies

At Gardien we embrace robust policies and procedures to ensure we’re transparent and ethical in all our business dealings. We have a zero tolerance approach to financial crime and we undertake due diligence on third parties with whom we work to ensure they have high ethical standards and our reputation will not be compromised by our association with them.

Similarly, Gardien is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with that commitment we expect employees, and others that we deal with, who have serious concerns about any aspect of Gardien’s work to come forward and voice those concerns.

ROLAND VALENTINI

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

RICHARD HORSMAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

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.

Our People

Locations

Group Headquarters

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

+65 6225 2238

info.group@gardien.com

Our People

Location

Gardien USA Hub Office

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

+1 (503) 430 8980

info.us@gardien.com

Gardien Canada Hub Office

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

+1 (416) 292-0726

info.ca@gardien.com

Toronto, Canada

79 Milliken Blvd. Unit 4 Toronto, Ontario Canada M1V1V3

+1 (416) 292-0726

info.tor@gardien.com

Anaheim

1191 N Red Gum Street Anaheim, CA 92806 USA

+1 (714) 630 4600

info.anh@gardien.com

Denver

1513 Taurus Ct. Loveland, CO 80537 USA

+1 (303) 527 1200

info.den@gardien.com

Minneapolis

14000 25th Avenue North Suite 112 Plymouth, MN 55447 USA

+1 (763) 249 1102

info.mnp@gardien.com

Prescott

1600 Orrin Rd Prescott, WI, 54021 USA

+1 (715) 262 5898

info.pre@gardien.com

KEVIN SYVRET

FINANCE DIRECTOR, NORTH AMERICA

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.

NIRAJ PATEL

VICE PRESIDENT, GARDIEN NORTH AMERICA

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.

TODD KOLMODIN

VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY, NORTH AMERICA

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. 

RICK MERAW

GROUP VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY

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.

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ROLAND VALENTINI

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.