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Indium Corporation is pleased to announce that Robert Atwood has joined the company as senior manager corporate quality.
In this role, Atwood leads the global oversight and integrity of quality for Indium Corporation. He supports the development and maintenance of quality assurance programs, policies, processes, procedures, and controls, ensuring that the performance and quality of products conform to established internal and external standards. Atwood also maintains and develops the corporate Quality Management System (QMS) and serves as the lead for any global International Organization for Standard (ISO) or International Automotive Task Force (IATF) audits.
Atwood brings more than 16 years of experience to his new role, having served in quality manager roles for the semiconductor, power and propulsion, and aerospace industries. Most recently, he worked for Ametek Advanced Motion Solutions, a global manufacturer of motors and motion systems.
Atwood holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) degree from Johns Hopkins University; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Southern New Hampshire University; and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
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Brian O’Leary, head of Indium's e-Mobility & Infrastructure, reacts to SMTAI’s keynote delivered by John Thomas of Autel. The title of the keynote presentation was "The Electronic Vehicle (EV) Conundrum" which addressed the sheer scale of the transition to e-Mobility that we are now undertaking. In this interview, O’Leary discusses some of the technical challenges faced in product development by Indium (and everyone else) as well as the new IPC e-Mobility council. Participation in the council is open to everyone.
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