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28 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2018 Industry Veteran Nolan Johnson Joins I-Connect007 Editorial Team E I-Connect007 welcomes the recent addition of industry veteran Nolan Johnson to its editorial team. In his new position, Johnson will take over as managing editor of SMT007 Magazine and PCB007 Magazine. Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. An Owner's Positive Take on IMPACT 2018: American Standard Circuits' Founder & Chairman Gordhan Patel E During a full day at IMPACT 2018, I had a chance to speak with American Standard Cir- cuits' founder and chairman Gordhan Patel. We had much to talk about after listening to several speakers from the departments of Defense and Education, and the International Trade Admin- istration. Welcome to the Silicon Valley Neighborhood: Nano Dimension Arrives in California E I-Connect007 Technical Editor Dan Feinberg accepted an invitation recently to tour Nano Dimension's new USA headquarters in Santa Clara's Silicon Valley, which included a sit- down with President and Co-Founder Simon Fried. The PCB Norsemen: Lean Challenges— Standard vs. Non-Standard Products E Writes Didrick Bech: People tend to treat stan- dard and non-standard products in the same way; however, they represent two parallel prod- uct segments and consequently different chal- lenges for your Lean manufacturing process, especially in relation to production and logisti- cal operations. When you fail to differentiate the processing of standard and non-standard products, not only is the Lean manufacturing process disrupted, but you also introduce a variety of production, financial and logistical challenges. Graphic PLC Team Completes Business Improvement Apprenticeship E The 12-month program is a formally recog- nized NVQ apprenticeship qualification com- bining classroom-based learning and simula- tions alongside practical improvement proj- ects, providing an opportunity to apply the skills they have gained. DSBJ Completes Acquisition of Multek E Multek announced the completion of its pre- viously announced acquisition by Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a diversified manufacturer headquartered in Suzhou, China. It's Only Common Sense: A Peek at Future Technological Advancements E It's that time again—time for a peek into the future. The following ideas come from an excel- lent book by Mark Penn called Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving Today's Big Disruptions. One World, One Industry: Automotive Electronics—Past/Present/Future E As electronics play an increasingly important role in automotive manufacturing, tremendous change and great progress have been made worldwide. We are at the crossroads of incred- ible technological advancements, and it's been exhilarating to watch. I am eager to see what happens next.

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