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86 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2022 RBP Discusses New Management and Plans for the Future E Ernie Litynski, president of RBP Chemical Technology, and Dan Carey, incoming execu- tive vice president, brief Nolan Johnson on the recent organizational changes that brought Carey on board. Both Litynski and Carey out- line how they see these changes benefiting their customers and partners, including in the defense and aerospace sectors. As they explain, it's their expertise at helping solve problems that customers value most. iMUGS Consortium Demonstrates Unmanned Systems E e iMUGS Consortium, in charge of a 32,6 MEUR project developing the European stan- dard unmanned ground system (UGS), dem- onstrated how defence forces can use tactical 4G/5G communications networks and UGS' equipped with ISR and signal intelligence pay- loads, jammers, acoustic sensors, and various other technology to conduct missions. Adventures in Engineering: Data Man- agement Not Just Checking the Boxes E Good product data management is rooted in the thoughtful strategy, process, and execution of preserving your company's product data. A robust data management strategy is key to giving direction to your company's data man- agement processes. Product portfolio, pedi- gree, and regulatory requirements are used to identify how to implement a data management plan/process to support your company's prod- ucts. e day-to-day tactical ins and outs of product data management should be executed per plan and in faith to the strategy. Catching Up with Allen Keeney of Johns Hopkins University E I have always been fascinated by research labs, especially those tied to major universi- ties. ese are the true leaders of innovation and invention and at the very top of the PCB industry. So, when I met Allen Keeney, chief engineer of the Advanced Electrical Fabri- cation Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Mary- land, I jumped at the chance to talk with him. You will enjoy this look at another facet of our PCB industry. EMS Leadership Summit at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Brings Together Current and Future Industry Leaders E New and experienced managers will gather at the EMS Leadership Summit at IPC APEX EXPO on January 24, 2022, to discuss strate- gies for advancing the industry and enhancing leadership skills. Test and Inspection: Far Beyond Opens and Shorts E Gardien Vice President Todd Kolmodin talks about test and inspection market drivers from his perspective as a test service provider. Andy Shaughnessy and Happy Holden go down the "microvia rabbit hole" with Todd, as well as explore how OEM design requirements are driving test and inspection functionality and processes. When board layer counts and fea- ture densities force longer test times, the trad- eoffs to profitability for manufacturers become time and accuracy. Minimizing time while maximizing accuracy calls for new methods, which Kolmodin explains.

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