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90 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2021 Victory Giant's Executive Vice President and CTO George Dudnikov let me in on the growth happen- ing within his company, which includes a much larger Industry 4.0 facility and the capability to do pulse plating up to a 25:1 aspect ratio. In this interview with I-Connect007's own Happy Holden about his newest book, 24 Essential Skills for Engineers, which he wrote over the span of his career, he highlights some particular moments from his time working at HP and as CTO of Foxconn which inspired many of the book's chapters. Happy explains why he covered engineering skills as well as "soft skills" such as problem-solving and communi- cation—skills which are keys to succeeding as an engineer. In the early 1970s, I was a program coordinator for Maine Electronics, a division of Rockwell International. As I got to know more about the job, the product, and the company, I fell in love with the work. Rockwell was building important products, from the Minuteman missile to the F-111 fighter, the Viking; later, we were a prime for the Space Shuttle. Flex DFM: When All Things Must Be Considered One of the best ways to avoid flex failures is by communicating with your flex fabricator early and often. Here are a couple key reasons why involving your flex and rigid-flex supplier early in the design of your product will help you save time and money—and produce a more reliable flex circuit. From DesignCon: Victory Giant Pushing the Technology Envelope 24 Essential Skills for Engineers: The Story Behind the Book It's Only Common Sense: Get Off Death Row, Part 3—Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Good People George Dudnikov Dan Beaulieu TOP TEN EDITOR'S PICKS

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