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80 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2021 Punching Out! How to Stand Out Among Other Sellers E It is a very busy time in the M&A world. Many owners in the electronics industry, especially in the PCB and EMS sectors, are of retirement age. Meanwhile, there is a lot of interest from both competitors and private equity firms in making acquisitions in the space. Because there are a lot of deals happening, it is impor- tant to know how to stand out compared to other sellers. Summit Interconnect Acquires Eagle Electronics E Summit Interconnect, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Eagle Electronics, Inc. Established in 1979 and located in Scha- umburg, Illinois, Eagle is one of North Amer- ica's leading providers of advanced prototype printed circuit boards. Catching up With Kusu's Pascal Delloue E ere are other countries in Asia besides China and Pascal Delloue intends to promote them. He has many years of experience in the global marketplace and his new company, Kusu Cor- poration, is poised to introduce SE Asian com- panies and the electronics products they can provide for the rest of the world. Trouble in Your Tank: Training Your Team and Tools for Success E Columnists were asked to consider subjects such as optimizing business processes and strategy, process optimization, and training your team. From my view, developing criti- cal thinking skills will help engineers trouble- shoot technical issues and bring the issue to quick resolution, as this is certainly a good lead in training your team. The PCB Norsemen: Building an Ability to Expect the Unexpected E How do you find techniques and strategies to transform a business plan developed in the boardroom, into a living strategy implemented into the company core and mindset of every colleague? And how do you do it when times are hard, as we experienced in 2020? Atotech, Nabet India Launch COVID-19 Awareness Campaign 'Atotech Cares' E Atotech, a leading specialty chemicals technol- ogy company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions, is joining together with National Association for the Blind (Employment & Training) (NABET INDIA), a non-governmental organization (NGO), based in Gurgaon, India, in order to increase the impact of our COVID-19 relief activities. Increasing Productivity Through Training E Too oen when we think of training our man- ufacturing workforce, we focus on the shop floor. We look for opportunities mainly with those who are doing the making. We need to cast a wider gaze as the manufacturing process is not limited to the manufacturing floor. Qual- ity, engineering, sales and marketing, logistics, and even accounting/finance are all part of the process that starts with a business plan and cul- minates with your trinket in the hands of your happy customer. All departments make up that "well-oiled machine."

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