Touch International Hires V.P. Business Development

Austin, TX – April 18, 2013 – Touch International, a leading touch screen manufacturer based in Austin, Texas, introduced today Bill Linzmeier as Vice President of Business Development. Adding 25 years of display experience, Linzmeier will strengthen the already robust touch technology veteran team at Touch International. His expertise includes sunlight readable displays and full assembly integration.

“Bill is a pioneer in the custom display industry. We feel very strongly that adding his expertise to our wealth of touch screen knowledge will help drive business to a new level and show our continued commitment to being a household name in touch screens and display enhancements,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO and co-founder.

Bill recently served as Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Engineering at eVision Displays Inc. Prior eVision, he held both Engineering and Business Development positions at Hitachi and Motorola. His expertise includes sunlight readable displays and assemblies, embedded computers, full assembly integration and more. He has developed products for the military, avionics, and industrial markets. Linzmeier is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in product engineering, and business development in both domestic and international markets.

Bill Linzmeier Touch International PR Photo

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO.  TI has become a world leader in your screen and EMI filter technology.  The company, who’s Engineering and Design facility and Corporate Office is located in Austin, Texas, operates 4 manufacturing facilities in Asia.

Transformation of Touch International Website User Interface Revealed

Leading touch screen manufacturer overhauls website to provide a sleek, intuitive UI for customers.

Austin, TX – October 23, 2012 – Knowing the importance of optimized interactive platforms, touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, announced today its newly renovated corporate website. Featuring enhanced navigation and a simplistic design, the site (www.touchinternational.com) demonstrates the benefit of website optimization for a better overall interactive experience for its customer.

“For the past 10 years, Touch International has been a part of an industry focused on cultivating cutting-edge technology designed to bridge the gap between humans and machine,” explains Touch International CEO Michael Woolstrum. “Making sure our website reflects today’s user interface standards is a continuation of that effort.”

Determined to be more than just an OEM manufacturer, Touch International drives to be an information resource for anyone looking to learn about touch screen technology and display enhancements such as EMI filters, sunlight readable displays and decorative iPhone-type cover lenses.

“We’re pushing to be the leading source of information on touch screen technology. We want to make sure decision makers know how these technologies work, and how they can use them to drive their business,” explains site designer, Shaun Detmer. “Making sure that our site is easy to navigate and loads fast was mission critical.”

Take a look Touch International’s upgraded style at www.touchinternational.com.

About Touch International
Touch International is the leading manufacturer of specialty touch screens and display enhancement windows, and is the largest touch producer in North America. The company is world-renowned for its expertise in optically clear touch panels, EMI filter technologies, and custom touch screen designs for military, aerospace, medical, transportation and retail applications. Touch International was first to produce the Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screen, and also builds resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, display windows, anti-reflective and anti-vandal filters. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has complementary sales and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia.

Expansion and Planned Acquisition Broaden Horizons for Touch International

Touch screen manufacturer increases product capabilities and capacity in China Factory.

Austin, TX – October 16, 2012 – Touch International, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of touch technology and display enhancements, announced today the planned acquisition of a former Taiwanese touch screen company, as well as the continued expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Zhongshan and Shenzhen, China. The new development will further compliment the Austin, Texas facility with added capacity and extended manufacturing capabilities.

 Touch International’s cover lens manufacturing line

The automated, dual production capabilities of Touch International’s cover lens manufacturing line allows for the quick cutting of customized cover lenses featuring rounded corners, slots and holes that give applications the seamless Apple iPhone-types look.

The purchase will encompass all of the Taiwanese company’s touch screen technology, equipment and raw materials, which will be used in a 5,000 ft.2 extension of the facilities that will broaden Touch International’s value-added enhancement and touch screen manufacturing abilities. Equipped with a Class 10,000 clean room, the new areas will house additional cover lens manufacturing capabilities, a second optical bonding team and a line designated for contract manufacturing assembly.

“The acquisition of these assets will only further complement our vertically integrated system in our Shenzhen facility by increasing the capacity of our touch screen, cover glass and LCM (touch screen module) manufacturing lines,” said Michael Woolstrum, co-founder and CEO of Touch International. “In turn, we will be able to speed up production and reduce cost for our customers in specialized industries where time and money are key factors.”

As part of a $10 million expansion effort and technology development plan, the progressive improvements are aimed at bolstering touch screen production, reducing prices and shortening delivery times. The continuation of growth is the next step after the complete renovation of the Austin factory clean room and the opening of the Shenzhen manufacturing facility in 2011.

According to Woolstrum, touch technology and display enhancements will continue to grow and mature in specialized industries such as military land vehicles, airplane cockpit control and advanced medical devices. “With the demand in these markets on the rise, we need to evolve with the market and position ourselves to accommodate increasingly strict requirements and regulations,” explains Woolstrum.

Touch International Chinese factory

Employee works to fulfill custom cover lens orders using an automated NC (Numerically Controlled) Router at Touch International’s manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China.

“By continuing to build our value-added enhancement capabilities and gain capacity, we are able to welcome what we call the ‘WOW’ (Weird or Wacky) products which are what set TI apart from the rest.”

About Touch International
Touch International is the leading manufacturer of specialty touch screens and display enhancement windows, and is the largest touch producer in North America. The company is world-renowned for its expertise in optically clear touch panels, EMI filter technologies, and custom touch screen designs for military, aerospace, medical, transportation and retail applications. Touch International was first to produce the Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screen, and also builds resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, display windows, anti-reflective and anti-vandal filters. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has complementary sales and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia.