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Libra Industries, a privately-held systems integration and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, announced the appointment of its new Vice President of Sales. Nathan Whipple brings business development experience spanning more than 37 years in multifaceted manufacturing environments.
A hands-on decision maker, Whipple is armed with a rich mixture of operations management and strategic sourcing experience. He is a proven leader with a demonstrated ability to maintain focus on strategic goals, while at the same time effectively leading the tactical activities to achieve those goals.
In his previous role as Director of Channel Partnerships, he established a network of 22 active representative organizations. His responsibilities included creating, leading and managing key strategic partnership programs with manufacturers’ representatives and key suppliers. Whipple brings his strong leadership, operations liaison and strategic account support skills to Libra.
Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy
I-007e recently released a highly informative series of short webinars called Implementing Digital Twin Best Practices from Design Through Manufacturing presented by industry expert Jay Gorajia, the Director of Siemens Global Digital Manufacturing Services. The webinar is an excellent overview how data that is generated using a digital twin model can be effectively utilized to improve business execution using the Siemens tool suite.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Meet Alfred Macha, one of our SMT007 columnists! Macha’s columns concentrate on process validation, supply chain management, quality management systems, government contracts, FDA regulations, process controls, and more. Alfred Macha brings 20 years of senior leadership roles in quality and operations management working for Sanmina, DDi (now TTM Technologies), Anaren (now TTM Technologies), and HEI Microelectronics.
Robert Voigt, DDM Novastar
In my last column, we discussed the attributes of the various types of wave solder systems, the most common through-hole assembly system for small- to mid-volume operations. In this chapter, we will dive a little deeper and address board handling techniques; in particular, the three common methods of running boards in wave soldering.