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Kevin Havre

Bio: Based in Matthews’ Wilsonville, Oregon office, Kevin Havre is a global product manager for Matthews Marking Systems where he is focused on aligning products with customer needs and driving business strategies for key products and industries. Prior to joining Matthews, he served as a product line manager for Mobile Technologies, Inc. (MTI) with a focus on mobility products. He previously spent more than 10 years at Intel in various product management and strategic planning roles. Additional career stops have included Media Ring, Hewlett Packard and SAVO Electronics. He studied computer science at Oregon State and Washington State universities. In the winter months, you’ll often find him rescuing stranded or injured skiers from the slopes of Oregon’s Mt. Hood where he volunteers as member of the local ski patrol.
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Marking Technology for Building Products Showdown

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Battling it out for industrial building products marking supremacy By Kevin Havre Still using manual or other outdated methods to mark building products? It may be time to break away from the competition and upgrade your marking technology and processes. Manual marking on your building materials and products is inefficient and leads to errors and…

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Overcoming Rubber and Tire Marking Challenges

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Is it time to retire your old, unreliable, poorly integrated, legacy rubber and tire marking systems? By Kevin Havre Marking, coding, and labeling have been a vital part of tire manufacturing since John Dunlop and Charles Goodyear discovered vulcanization and applied it to automotive tires in the late 1880s. Beginning in the 1980s and 1990s…

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Wood Industry: Leave a Lasting Impression

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Making a Name for Yourself: Efficient Wood Marking Solutions Boost Branding By Kevin Havre Every builder, contractor, and home renovator consumer is familiar with the sight of wood products with smeared, illegible, or faded marks. But what does that say about the brand? Just as a wine bottle label tells you about the quality of…

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Overcome Metal Marking Challenges with Valve Inkjet Technology

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Why valve inkjet is the number one technology for metal marking By Kevin Havre For marking on steel and aluminum, only one inkjet technology is up to the task. Everything else? Not so much… The biggest challenge that that metal manufacturing companies face is universally harsh environments. Dust, heat, humidity – these conditions present major…

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Wood Marking Upgrade

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Here’s Why It May Be Time to Up Your Wood Marking Game Wood marking is challenging due to harsh environments. Picking the right technology and solutions partner is vital to achieving success. Older contact print methods are obsolete and should be replaced with modern valve inkjet solutions. An advanced marking controller, such as the MPERIA…

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