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Summit Interconnect, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of PCB and EMS industry veteran John Vaughan as Vice President of Strategic Markets.
His near forty year career in the electronics industry has been comprised of senior management roles in both the PCB industry (engineering, operations, business development) and the EMS sector (Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Director of Supply Chain, and Director of Operational Planning).
He is a widely recognized subject matter expert (SME) in military programs and the associated DOD budget analysis, strategic planning, and business capture processes.
John is also a major contributor to the broader industry through his roles with IPC (Trusted Source Task Force), TESG (Trusted Electronics Supplier Group), SMTA (VP Technical Programs), and NDIA (Electronics Working Group Member in response to Executive Order 13806).
To leverage his broad experience, John will have a multi-faceted role at Summit that includes market intelligence analysis and dissemination, corporate strategic planning, assisting in the integration of acquired businesses into the Summit portfolio, corporate marketing, sales rep management and new business development responsibilities across select end markets in the United States and globally.
“We are excited to have John on the Summit team, said Clay Swain Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. We have known John for a number of years through our mutual work in the industry and have a great amount of respect for the work he has done. John will be a great asset for our company to help us further grow our business and enhance the value we offer to our customers and stakeholders.”
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We recently conducted a roundtable with a team of printed electronic circuit experts from companies that run the gamut: John Lee and Kevin Miller of Insulectro, Mike Wagner of Butler Technologies, Tom Bianchi of Eastprint, and John Voultos of Sheldahl Flexible Technologies.
In this third and final installment of the roundtable, these experts discuss some of the differences and similarities between PEC and traditional PCB processes, the future of printed electronic circuits, and why the best way to learn about this technology is through networking with veterans of this segment who are eager to share their expertise with the next generation.
Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex
The chip shortage is by no means over, with estimates expecting it will last into 2023. Some could see it taking even longer, such as Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who expects it to see shortages into 2024 due to those now impacting electronics production equipment. But if there’s any bright spot to be had, it’s that a crisis often leads to long-term solutions. In this case, it’s the increase in government funding for semiconductor production in the United States. Once the CHIPS Act proceeds, we can significantly accelerate building semiconductor fabs in the United States and work toward preventing future chip shortages that would put us back into our current situation.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We recently held a roundtable with a team of printed electronic circuit experts from companies that run the gamut: John Lee and Kevin Miller of Insulectro, Mike Wagner of Butler Technologies, Tom Bianchi of Eastprint, and John Voultos of Sheldahl Flexible Technologies. In the first part of this roundtable, the team dispelled a variety of myths surrounding PEC. In this second part of the roundtable, the participants discuss what designers and fabricators need to know to jump into printed electronics, and some of the drivers behind this growing technology.