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Gardien announces new Vice President (Operations) at Gardien Taiwan

18 May 2021

The Gardien Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Herman Lee has...

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Catching Up With Gardien’s Niraj Patel

12 May 2021

I-Connect007’s Dan Beaulieu speaks with Mr. Niraj Patel, Vice President Gardien North...

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Gardien on the Right Track With New ERP System

11 Jun 2020

I-Connect007’s Andy Shaughnessy speaks with Roland Valentini, Gardien Group COO, about the...

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IPC APEX EXPO 2020 Interview with Gardien’s Jason Posey: Selling Test Equipment and Services

10 Apr 2020

Gardien Group’s Jason Posey(Director – Sales & Service) speaks about Selling Test...

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Todd Kolmodin: Gardien an Essential Business for U.S. DoD Work

31 Mar 2020

Todd Kolmodin, VP of quality for Gardien Services USA, updates Nolan Johnson...

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Gardien Remains at Your Service

26 Mar 2020

Valued Customers and Partners, concerned employees and family members, Thank you for...

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4 Wire Kelvin 101 Webinar for PCB Testing

25 Mar 2020

Presented by Gardien, this webinar on 4 Wire Kelvin technique for PCB...

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Gardien rolls out the 4-Wire Kelvin Upgrade Kit

29 Nov 2019

Gardien is keenly aware that to achieve optimum productivity, businesses need to...

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G90 Series Flying Probe

04 Sep 2019

Gardien is pleased to announce the G90 Series of Flying Probes, fully...

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Announcing Gardien’s Supply Chain Plus⁺

16 Jul 2019

Gardien has expanded its solutions portfolio with the launch of the Supply...

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Building Continuous Improvement into our Business

11 Jun 2019

When people think of investment, they usually assess that against a return...

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Gardien Taiwan announces new Vice President (Operations) at Taiwan

06 Mar 2019

The Gardien Group is pleased to announce that Mr. David Tseng has...

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Schaltungsdruck Storz GmbH & Co. KG praises Gardien’s Universal Tester

29 Jan 2019

Schaltungsdruck Storz GmbH + Co. KG opts for Gardien’s Automatic Universal Tester...

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Gardien is now a member of European Institute of Printed Circuits

25 Jan 2019

The Gardien Group is honoured to announce its newly acquired membership to...

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Gardien Group Announces Certification to ISO 9001:2015

29 Oct 2018

The Gardien Group is happy to share the good news with its...

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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.

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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

79 Milliken Blvd. Unit 4 Toronto, Ontario Canada M1V1V3

+1 (416) 292-0726


1191 N Red Gum Street Anaheim, CA 92806 USA

+1 (714) 630 4600


1513 Taurus Ct. Loveland, CO 80537 USA

+1 (303) 527 1200


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

+1 (763) 249 1102


1600 Orrin Rd Prescott, WI, 54021 USA

+1 (715) 262 5898

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Group Headquarters

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

+65 6225 2238