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George Greene passed away February 14 in Mesa, Arizona, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 83.
George had been in the PCB industry since its infancy, starting in 1958. He was an expert at servicing any type of laminating press system. He worked on TMP, OEM, Burkle, Lauffer, Wabash, Accudyne, and whatever else was thrown at him.
Many PCB shops contacted George when their systems went down, and he would get their systems back online in no time. He also did extensive work for his son, Mike Engle of ETI West. Constantly seeking out challenges, he worked for a government contractor at the start of the Iraq War, laminating Kevlar vests and sheets to help protect US Army Humvees and tractor trailers from IEDs.
George attended IPC APEX EXPO two years ago and was floored by how far the industry had come in such a short time. His capabilities and pleasant demeanor will be missed by many.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s been a busy week here at I-Connect007, an even busier week for PCB designers and manufacturers. This week, we published a variety of articles and news items. In this week’s wrap-up, we have an interview with Rex Rozario that is basically a historical look at the birth of commercial PCB manufacturing, and his involvement with the Rolling Stones in their early days. Then we bring you a look at trends in freight costs, which are—fortunately—heading southward right now.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
David Thomas, master IPC trainer at EPTAC, says that the more you understand the work and technology that go into your processes and products, the better you can serve your customers. That includes knowing the basics.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, our must-reads include reporting on the new PCB support legislation, now submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives; financial results from two Tier 1 manufacturers, which readers read quite thoroughly; ESG in Asia Pacific; new features from Altium; global sourcing; and a “How I got here” interview with an up and coming industry expert.