About Sikama

Delivering the highest-quality solutions to our customers

We are world-class designers & manufacturers of solder reflow & support equipment

We serve the global electronics marketplace as key suppliers to some of the world’s most demanding applications.

Our unique thermal technologies, featuring conductive heating methodologies, offer benefits to customers which include lower costs, faster processing, and tighter temperature control.

We offer a full line of solder reflow and epoxy curing systems and support equipment, and have the ability to customize our equipment to meet your unique needs.  Contact us today to discuss your reflow requirements.

Our History

Initially a General Partnership between Sig and Kail Wathne, Sikama was established to design, develop, manufacture and market a line of quality reflow soldering/curing systems utilizing high efficiency conduction technology for the hybrid microelectronics industry. In January 1991, the Partnership was converted to a Corporation doing business in the state of California. Sikama is a privately held corporation.

Since start up, Sikama has exhibited continuous and steady growth. Sikama’s progressive expansion has been a direct result of the company’s pioneering technology efforts. From the initial product, the Falcon 5, additional conductive reflow soldering systems have been developed and deployed across the world.

The ongoing research and development in thermal technology has resulted in Sikama’s exclusive and unique heating technology. This technology was used in the development of the Ultra Profile 2000 and Ultra Profile 4000 reflow ovens. These machines have broad areas of application, and were specifically designed for “Ball Grid Array” substrates.

The evolution of Sikama’s product lineup led to the introduction of our own wafer flux coating system. The Falcon ICS412 was developed as an in-line belt flux coater/wafer washer capable of processing 100mm to 300mm wafers. The design offers a simple, robust, truly in-line system with the capacity to dispense up to 4 fluids.

As wafer bumping technology has matured, Sikama’s equipment has similarly evolved to meet the demands of the technology. Sikama’s UP1200 is a state-of-the-art, 300mm-capable reflow oven and is an ideal platform for global semiconductor packaging applications.

Today, our product roadmap directly reflects the needs of our long-term customers and of the industry at-large. Our engineering team is designing and implementing equipment solutions for larger substrates, for smaller geometries, and for unique customer-specific requirements.

Through past performance and nearly 40 years in the industry, Sikama International, Inc. has gained a reputation for quality products delivered on time with outstanding customer service.

Our Team

Herbert V. Weigel II

President & Owner

Taking the reins in December 2020, Herb Weigel is Sikama International’s newest owner, purchasing the company from one of the original founders.  Throughout his career Herb has held a variety of roles such as CEO, COO, Board Member, Advisory Board Member, Vice President of Manufacturing/Operations and Manufacturing Engineer.  Herb’s background is in Manufacturing and Operations and he holds degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Herb is thrilled to join Sikama’s 40-year legacy bringing his extensive knowledge of manufacturing, product development, engineering, and management. Herb brings a fresh perspective alongside impressive goals for the future of Sikama International and the global electronics manufacturing industry.

Outside of work, Herb is married, and father to 3 adult-aged daughters.  He enjoys running, mountain biking, ping-pong and wine tasting.

Jeffrey Blair

Director, Sales & Business Development

Throughout his career, Jeff has held roles as a Technical Sales Manager, Engineering Program Director, and Vice President of Sales. He is now responsible for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at Sikama.

Jeff is excited to leverage Sikama’s history of success to grow market share with new and existing customers, develop innovative new products, and advance along with the rapidly changing industry.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys fitness, golf, flying, learning anything new, and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.  Jeff holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.

Lisa Young

General Manager

Being at Sikama for over a decade, Lisa is Sikama’s proficient General Manager.   Working collaboratively with every level, Lisa manages the continuous development of the company by maintaining incredible organization and ensuring the effective delivery of products.

Receiving her bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lisa is proud to be part of a team that prides themselves in the highest quality work.

Robert W. Green

Production Manager

Being with Sikama for 31 years, Robert is Sikama’s incredibly seasoned Production Manager.  Graduating from Loyola Marymount Business School, Robert has stayed within the realm of small businesses having previously worked in roles such as Engineered Product Sales as well as Manufacturing Management.

Spending majority of his time on the production floor, Robert has an extensive history working within customer support, field support, sales involvement when planning and buying products, as well as service and equipment setup.  Assisting whenever applicable and helping where help is needed, Robert is an integral part of the Sikama difference.

Patrick W. Higgins

Production Engineer

Receiving his electrical engineering degree from ITT and having worked at Sikama for over 20 years, Patrick is Sikama’s well-seasoned Production Engineer.  Patrick has worked within software development, Solidworks, field service, support, the design of multiple electrical systems and interfaces, conduct testing, CAD and solid modeling, as well as project management, to name a few.

Having worked with the originators of Sikama, Patrick is thrilled to have grown alongside the company over the years and work his way up to Production Engineer.  Looking forward to the ever-growing industry, technology, and opportunities within the microelectronics industry, Patrick is ready to take on any challenge in front of him.

Outside of work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, off roading, camping, and participating in every and any water sports.

Arthur Fedderson

Production Engineer

Studying Computer Information Systems and Automotive Technology at Santa Barbara City College as well as Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder, Arthur Fedderson is Sikama International’s newest Production Engineer.

At the beginning of his Sikama journey as a Production Technician, Arthur focused on assembly, QC, as well as documentation before expanding his role into designing and testing of mechanical and electrical control systems, as well as supporting ongoing changes to Sikama’s current line of

Arthur loves being part of the Sikama team due to the helpful, passionate company environment where he has the ability to grow and explore all areas of the business.

Outside of work, Arthur enjoys 3D modeling, printing, working with small electronics, and playing the drums.

Careers at Sikama

Electro-Mechanical Assembler for Equipment manufacturer, supplying the global electronics industry. Experience with panel building, soldering, electronics sub-assembly, and/or mechanical assembly are strongly preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Assembly: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance

Responsible for the installation and/or service of company equipment at customers’ sites globally.

Ensure compliance to customer work and safety protocols.

While not at customer site, be on-site at company to build equipment, update service and installation documentation, manufacture sub-assemblies, and support on-going production in all facets.

Provide training to customers and end users. Support on-site demonstration lab for customer evaluations.

Company Overview: 

Sikama International is a leading manufacturer and supplier of reflow solder systems to customers worldwide. With over 41 years of success and growth, we are seeking a Sales Coordinator to join our dynamic team and help us continue to achieve our goals. As a Sales Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with customers, sales groups, and distributors from around the world, and you will be a key contributor to our success.  

This is an onsite role with occasional travel to tradeshows and customer sites. 

Job Description: 

As our Sales Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in supporting customers throughout the entire sales cycle. You will work closely with our sales team, production, finance, and management to ensure that our customers receive the best possible support and service. You will be responsible for lead generation, follow-up, quoting, order entry, production coordination, and customer communications. 

Your primary responsibilities will include: 

Lead generation and follow-up: Proactively reach out to and respond to potential customers through various channels, such as tradeshows, social media, website contacts, phone, and email. 

Quoting: Generate accurate and professional quotes for customers based on their specific requirements, working closely with the sales team. 

Order Entry: Efficiently process customer orders and ensure that all required information is included and entered in a timely manner. 

Production Coordination: Work with our production team to ensure that orders are scheduled and produced in accordance with customer requirements and deadlines. Keep customers informed of any scheduling changes. 

Customer Communications: Maintain regular communication with customers throughout the order process, providing updates on order status, delivery dates, and any issues that arise. 

Sales Support: Provide general support to the sales team as needed, including research, reporting, and data entry. 


A Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. 

At least 4 years of experience in inside sales or customer service, preferably in a manufacturing environment. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with customers and internal stakeholders. 

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience working with CRM systems.  

Experience with Quickbooks is preferred. 


Competitive pay and benefits package, including health, retirement plan, and paid time off. 

Opportunities for career growth and development within the company. 

A collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on teamwork and continuous improvement. 

If you are a motivated and detail-oriented individual with a passion for providing exceptional customer service, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sales Coordinator. Together, we will continue to grow and succeed as a global leader in the reflow solder systems industry!