CeTaQ is dedicated to enhancing manufacturing precision and quality through our advanced measurement solutions. We are committed to delivering objective, statistics-based decision-making tools to the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) industry.

History and Expertise

Founded in 1996, CeTaQ has established itself as a specialist in supplier-independent measurements of machine and process capabilities in SMT. With a focus on detailed and audit-proven measurement reports, we’ve been serving a worldwide customer base, including an active presence in the Americas since 2001.

Products and Services

Our product line includes the CmController, CmForce, and CmPrint, among others, designed for various measurements such as x-y-theta, placement Z-force, and squeegee force. These tools cater to a range of SMT equipment, ensuring precision and quality in the manufacturing process.

Industries We Serve

CeTaQ’s expertise is widespread, focusing on: electronics assembly for such industries as automotive, medical, aerospace and defense. We specialize in enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of manufacturing processes, contributing to significant cost savings and quality improvements for our clients.

Leadership & Key Staff

Michael Sivigny

Michael Sivigny

In his 22nd year as owner and General Manager at CeTaQ Americas, Michael Sivigny has grown the company from scratch in the Americas market after seeing an opportunity in February 2001. The parent company, CeTaQ GmbH, based in Dresden, Germany developed a unique mobile measurement solution in 1996 to validate equipment performance in the electronics industry. The CeTaQ global brand is known today as an independent 3rd party provider of objective measurement equipment, highly accurate glass boards, components, software and service solutions.

As a 1994 graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute (AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology), (AS Mechanical Engineering Technology) and a 1997 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology), Michael held prior work roles at Speedline Technologies supporting sales of manufacturing equipment with subsequent experience at Eastman Kodak Company improving quality on SMT manufacturing lines, and at TRW Automotive Electronics Group. These opportunities gave Michael the tools necessary to start the CeTaQ Americas endeavor.

With an aspiring entrepreneurial mindset, Michael has continually seeked new opportunities and challenges following the passions in his life. He’s always paid close attention to detail and has a keen eyesight for being the best he can be. Michael lives in Manchester, NH with his family and enjoys recreational boating and competitive rowing.

Raymond Lawrence

Raymond Lawrence

Raymond “Ray” Lawrence has been an SMT Process Engineer for over 27 years. As a 1994 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology) and a 1997 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology), his focus throughout his career has been on electronics manufacturing, automation, programming, process development and improvement. He also supports his local SMTA Chapter as an Officer and is the co-author and winner of Best in Conference SMTAI 2017 with Chrys Shea of Shea Engineering Services for their project “Solder Paste Qualification Testing for EMS Production”.

A Certified SMT Process Engineer, IPC Certified Trainer (IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, 7711/7721) and Lean Sigma Green Belt, Ray joined CeTaQ Americas, an Independent Capability Analysis Company as a Technical Manager in 2023 where we focus on optimizing Equipment, Processes, and People for client companies to satisfy their customers and give them an edge over the competition.