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Praveen Arya, President of Canadian Circuits, announced the appointment of industry professional and expert Richard Denier as the company’s new general manager.
When making the announcement, Mr. Arya commented, “We are very excited to have someone of Richard’s experience and expertise join our team. We have followed his career over the years and know that he has a proven record of success with PCB fabricators across the globe, from Canada to the U.S., China to Korea. We are looking forward to his contribution toward taking our company into the future.”
Added Mr. Denier, “CCI Canadian Circuits is a growing company with a great deal of potential. The team is a healthy mix of industry experts with decades of experience and young technicians raring to make their mark in the PCB industry. Once I met the management team, I knew that they had the right attitude and vision for growth. They are open to ideas that will allow me to do my best for the company. And I am sure that by working together, we can make CCI Canadian Circuits one of the industry’s leading companies in the coming years.”
Pam Arya, Canadian Circuits’ Sales Manager, commented, “Having someone like Richard on board will give us the ability to add new product manufacturing capabilities and technologies to the company. we are constantly challenged by our clients with new innovative designs and with Richard onboard with broader knowledge of pcb industry will help us to cater those customers and more. We are looking forward to a bright future together.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There’s been a lot of talk among PCB manufacturers about the need to upskill their workforce. But where do you start—do you set up your own program or send staff to third-party training centers? We asked David Hernandez, IPC vice president of education, to weigh in on this topic, and the criteria that goes into creating IPC training programs. In addition to upskilling strategies, David also delves into the need for our industry to develop a labor pipeline, as well as the challenges we face in hiring, training, and retaining employees in this industry during a tight labor market.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
It certainly seems that our times continue to be interesting, don’t they? Just how many different flavors of supply chain disruption can we come up with? Investment on the supply side needs to increase, but the size of the labor force needs to increase even more, if we want to accomplish the task of the buildout itself, let alone running the facilities properly.