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JANUARY 2022 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 109 The ground beneath us is always shifting, and while the term "unprec- edented" can be somewhat over- used, it does seem to be a little tougher to keep our balance these days. For almost every economic disruption, there emerges some argument for how reshoring can mitigate it. This time around, though, there's a bit of a tug-o-war between the disruptions that are shaping the manufacturing landscape and the broader economy. Nolan Johnson speaks with Dr. Ron Lasky About The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to... Solder Defects. Ron is a full professor at Dartmouth College, but works part- time at Indium Corporation, help- ing their customers solve defects. This I-Connect007 eBook, he says, is a compilation of all he's learned over the years as well as the deep technical knowledge of the team at Indium. New and experienced managers will gather at the EMS Leadership Summit at IPC APEX EXPO on January 24, 2022, to discuss strategies for advancing the industry and enhancing leadership skills. Guillaume Chauvet of ICAPE Group, vice pres- ident of sales-Americas East, discusses managing the supply chain through transportation issues, raw material shortages, and longer production times. He also details how he helps customers manage different suppliers and divergent technologies. In a far-ranging interview, Dr. John Mitchell and Barry Matties discuss the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO, IPC programs, and the challenges (and oppor- tunities) facing our industry. If you think Dr. Mitchell's assessment would be pessimis- tic, you'd be wrong. We're an industry that enjoys and needs to work together, and we've been held at bay for too long. Sparton President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Toti has retired after lead- ing the company for three years, includ- ing through the com- pany's transition to Elbit Systems of America during 2021. For the latest news and information, visit X-Rayted Files: Three or More Intriguing Thoughts on Reshoring Bill Cardoso Tracy Howard Sparton's Bill Toti Retires; Tracy Howard Tapped as Next President & CEO John Mitchell: Focus on the Future Navigating the Supply Chain Storm with ICAPE EMS Leadership Summit at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Brings Together Current and Future Industry Leaders Ron Lasky: A Perspective on Writing About Solder Defects

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