Stadium Strengthens Quality Team at Hartlepool Plant


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Stadium Group, has announced the appointment of Gabriel Iancu as quality and test manager and Paul Adgar as senior test and technical engineer at the Hartlepool UK electronics assembly plant.

Image caption: (left to right) Senior Test and Technical Engineer Paul Adgar and Quality and Test Manager, Gabriel Lancu

Gabriel has vast experience, including having led the test engineering team responsible for a range of processes at ZT TFW Automotive.

Paul returns to Stadium Group having previously worked at the company as a senior test engineer, to help Gabriel as he shapes his quality and test team.

Established in 1984, the European operation of Stadium Group’s electronics assembly division, is based in Hartlepool and employs over 130 staff. In 2016 the Hartlepool (UK) facility was established as the leading European Manufacturing Centre of Excellence for the group.

Gabriel, said: “It is inspiring to work across every area of the business and I will be listening to the opinions and views of all my colleagues, so that we all share the same work practices and are prepared, as a team, for the opportunities that are ahead.

“As part of its plan for long term growth, the company is transitioning to build high mix, complex, electronic assemblies and technologies at the plant and this will require advanced quality processes.”

Stadium Group electronics assembly division, managing director, Chris Short said: “I am delighted to welcome Gabriel and Paul at a very exciting time for the business. Gabriel is an important addition to our management team, bringing new ideas and fresh momentum to his areas of responsibility.

“Paul comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge within the sector. Having worked at Stadium Group before he has first-hand experience and is a perfect addition within Gabriel’s quality team.

“Our aim is to continue to build on the strong foundations already in place and that includes bringing in highly experienced and innovative talent to work alongside our well established workforce at the Hartlepool facility.

“Our people are our greatest asset and I am proud to say that we have colleagues who have worked with us for over 30 years and they are helping to develop our next generation of workers. In recent years, we have seen exceptional levels of growth and we are set to grow again this year. Credit for that goes to every member of our team.”

Electronics Assembly Division

With expert knowledge of end to end manufacturing solutions for low volume, high mix complex devices, Stadium’s electronic assembly division delivers a complete electronics assembly service including design, prototype, new product introduction, global procurement, PCB assembly, box build, test solutions and global logistics.

With a total global manufacturing footprint of 18,000 square metres and including 11 state of the art SMT lines, the division’s electronics assembly capability is delivered in ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO13485 medical and TS16949 automotive accredited facilities and supported by technology design centres and regional fulfilment centres, in the UK and Asia.

About Stadium Group plc

Stadium Group plc is a leading supplier of design-led electronic technologies including IoT connectivity, power, Human Machine Interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies with design and manufacturing operations in the UK and Asia. Established for over a century, the company employs more than 650 people worldwide. Stadium specialises in providing niche electronic technologies to leading OEM customers in the transport, aviation, marine, security, industrial, healthcare, energy and smart home markets.

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