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Miva Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan F. Hogan to the Board of Directors effective January 2, 2017. Mr. Hogan replaces retiring Board Member David Helm.
Mr. Hogan has over 30 years of product and business development experience within the circuit fabrication and electronic manufacturing industry. Specifically, he has been a major contributor to the development of the Miva Direct Imaging product line for nearly a decade. Mr. Hogan has a BSEE and MBA from Rutgers University. Mr. Hogan received his start in the circuit fabrication industry at companies including Argus International, AccuSystems, Test Technology and Advanced Coatings International before founding Kuper Technology, LLC in 2004.
Miva Technologies, GmbH is a leading producer of LED based Direct Imaging systems for the printed circuit and semiconductor industries. Miva Technologies based in Stuttgart Germany, has placed over 500 systems globally including film plotter, direct imaging and direct write systems.
Kuper Technology, LLC was formed to serve as a liaison between emerging technology companies and the electronic manufacturing industry. Services include product development, business development, product representation and corporate development.
Mr. Hogan and Kuper Technology will be exhibiting the Miva Direct Imaging System at the IPC Expo in San Diego, CA February 14-16, Booth # 3541.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, our must-reads include reporting on the new PCB support legislation, now submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives; financial results from two Tier 1 manufacturers, which readers read quite thoroughly; ESG in Asia Pacific; new features from Altium; global sourcing; and a “How I got here” interview with an up and coming industry expert.
This last weekend, industry guru and dear friend to many, Martin Cotton passed away. He was one of the first people I worked with in the electronics industry when I joined Toptec Design to learn to layout PCBs. He was a bit of a rock star to many PCB designers, myself included. He was known to be among the best in his field, if not the best, and went on to be one of the most influential and innovative people in the industry over a long and distinguished career. He will be hugely missed by his family and by his numerous friends in and out of the electronics industry.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
You’ve decided to revamp your process for onboarding new hires, but where do you start? How do you create a thorough onboarding system that allows each new hire to become a happy, long-term employee? I asked Mike Hoyt, IPC’s training advisor, to discuss the organization’s onboarding program, the hiring issues facing companies in the PCB space, and the best way to get aboard a new onboarding process.