Industry News: Americas – March 2017
Scienscope expands its field service/applications team
Scienscope International announced the hire of Danny Lumbreras as the newest addition to its Field Service/Applications team. Lumbreras will be based out of Scienscope’s China office. Lumbreras joins Scienscope’s Field Service/Applications team with a history of working in SMT and TH manufacturing on various types of equipment including PCB manufacturing and machine maintenance. Lumbreras is bilingual, speaking fluently in English and Spanish, and will travel to Scienscope’s domestic and international customers, in addition to providing in-house service and applications training.
KIC brings on new R&D manager
KIC announced that it has hired Bill Kazmierowicz. Kazmierowicz will develop new products and services, using the latest technologies, techniques and materials. Kazmierowicz brings enterprise software development expertise to lead KIC’s Research and Development Department. A career defense contractor, Kazmierowicz spent the last nine years running an integrated product team, building modeling and simulation software for the DoD. In a prior assignment, he led jet engine diagnostics software development for the US Air Force, ensuring safety and saving millions of dollars through predictive maintenance. As a software expert, Kazmierowicz brings cutting-edge technology to the KIC team. His background in service-oriented architectures, database management systems, agile software development practices and the latest programming tools will highly benefit the KIC R&D organization.
Publishing world has lost Donal McDonald
Donal McDonald, publisher of Electronics Production World and Electronics Component World died suddenly on February 12th, 2017, in San Diego, California, USA while visiting IPC APEX 2017. He was 48 years old.
Donal had a long history in the electronics publishing community and was raised as part of a well-known Irish publishing family that produced AMT magazine, the only dedicated EMS magazine in Ireland.
In 2000 Donal joined Trevor Galbraith as Sales & Marketing Director to launch Global SMT & Packaging. He also presided over the acquisition of Electronic Production and TEST magazine from Mirror Group Newspapers. Donal worked with Global SMT & Packaging until 2004, when he left to establish his own publishing house.
In 2007 Donal started Electronics World Publishing, which published the online magazine, website and newsletter, Electronics Production World and Electronics Component World. More recently, Donal teamed up with Mouser to create the Mouser Electronics Industry Update. A successful monthly digital magazine.
Donal is the beloved son of the late Donald McDonald and Elizabeth McDonald (née Kirby), he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children Daniel and Leah, his partner Ann, his brother John, sister Catherine, brother-in-law Billy Huggard, sister-in-law Colette McDonald (O’Connor), nieces Caroline, Eimear, Shannon, Alanna, Lasairíona, Billie-Kate, also Daniel and Leah’s mum Joanne McDonald and a wide circle of relatives and friends.
Donal was laid to rest beside his parents on February 24th in his hometown of Greystones.
Aegis’ FactoryLogix MES chosen by Lockheed Martin
Aegis Software announced that Lockheed Martin Space Systems will implement Aegis’ FactoryLogix Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) at their Littleton, Colorado facility. Operators at Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use the MES solution to increase factory speed, control, and visibility for several government satellite programs. Aegis’ FactoryLogix software is an ideal solution for aerospace and defense manufacturers, mission-critical industries where visibility into real-time factory data allows operators to detect any potential defects and make immediate changes while products are being built. Using FactoryLogix will provide Lockheed Martin Space Systems with access to intelligent digital work instructions and advanced data analytics that will drive operational efficiency. As the primary builder for a multitude of missions to space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems holds a legacy of innovation in using advanced digital technologies at every stage of the product design and manufacturing process. The division’s Digital Tapestry approach to product development weaves digital technologies into a seamless process, thereby reducing non-conformances, and speeding cycle time to market.
KYZEN enters agreement with EAP and Century Automation
KYZEN announced that the company has entered into a sales representative agreement with Electronic Assembly Products (EAP) for the state of Florida. EAP’s Mark Hendron will be teaming up with Century Automation’s Joe Cormier to deliver outstanding service to KYZEN’s customers throughout Florida. The agreement is effective immediately. “We are excited to have Mark and Joe on KYZEN’s team,” said Fernando Rueda, KYZEN’s Sales Manager for the Americas. “Mark and Joe bring extensive industry experience, and together with their process knowledge, they will deliver the same world-class customer service that KYZEN always delivers to its customers.” Founded in 2002 by John Johnson, Electronic Assembly Products is a manufacturers’ representative agency that differentiates itself from other representative agencies by approaching every customer as a partner in solving their process challenges. By finding the right solution to every challenge, EAP maintains a core confidence level among its customers, enabling the company to act as a trusted extension of the internal resources needed to succeed. Because of that customer relationship, EAP looks to partner with companies that provide a technology leading solution for the market.