News from the UK

4 October 2016

Senior industrial engineers join Loughborough University’s teaching staff.

One of them is Professor Martin Goosey.

Loughborough University’s engineering students will gain unique industry insights thanks to two new appointments supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Visiting Professors scheme.

Dr Martin Goosey (Visiting Professor in Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing from MTG Research Ltd) and Dr David Williams (Visiting Professor in Sustainable Building Physics from Parsons Brinckerhoff) join the University for the next three years and represent two of 28 professorships supported nationally by the RAEng.

The RAEng scheme provides financial support for experienced industrial engineers to deliver face-to-face teaching and mentoring at a host institution for three years. Engineering undergraduates benefit from an enhanced understanding of the role of engineering and the way it is practised, along with its challenges and demands.

The programme also enables the engineers to contribute to postgraduate teaching and curriculum development, to continue the impact of the scheme beyond the length of the appointment.

Both appointments build on existing relationships with the industry experts.

Dr Williams joins the School of Civil and Building Engineering to support undergraduate teaching and help launch the new architecture degree. His appointment will also benefit the UK’s four RAEng Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

Dr Goosey joins the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, where his significant experience of industry practice and appreciation of the challenges the sector faces will help ensure Loughborough’s engineering graduates have the skills and knowledge it demands.

He said: “Having worked as a researcher in the electronics industry for over forty years, I am delighted to have this opportunity to pass on some of my experience to the future generations of scientists and technologists that are beginning their career journeys at Loughborough University.

“I have been engaged with the University in various ways over the last 20 years, including working on collaborative R&D projects and co-directing the Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre.  This exciting new appointment gives me the chance to continue my involvement with Loughborough and to engage with the undergraduate community.”

Professor Goosey is the Vice-President Technology at EIPC.


Harrogate Winter Seminar 2016 – Sponsored by GSPK



ICT will be holding one their very popular Evening Seminars, this time at the aptly named Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire. The event is being sponsored one of Yorkshire’s best-known PCB company – GSPK.

It is being held on 1st December, with Registration from 17.00, and the Seminar commences 17.30.

Just as interesting will be a possible visit to the famous Railway Museum on York in the afternoon, so get in touch with Bill Wilkie, who always has a fine head of steam on him.

Enquiries to:-




Inaugural ‘ScoopTalk’ Takes Event Video to the Next Level

Last week at SMTAi in Chicago, Scoop hosted the inaugural ScoopTalk, an innovative program of roundtable discussions which brought together the biggest players and brightest minds in the industry to debate the industry’s hottest subjects. Scoop interviewed a number of executives but the real stories were told during the six ScoopTalk panel discussions moderated by Philip Stoten, Kim Sauer and Gayle Paterson, taking event video to the next level.

 Panellists in the inaugural ScoopTalk roundtables at SMTAI representing EMS, manufacturing equipment, software development, media & associations and other industry sectors, came together to address key issues common to their different businesses:

Industry 4.0 – Calling for Standards: Hot on the heels of the meeting of the IPC’s Standard Committee, KIC’s Marybeth (MB) Allen, IPC Committee Chair Jason Spera of Aegis Software, Mentor Graphics’ Michael Ford and ASM’s Mark Ogden joined Philip Stoten to discuss the progress of the committee on IoM standards and the importance of industry wide support.

IIoT & IoM – Connecting the Industry!: Moderator Kim Sauer was joined by Fuji America’s Tony Picciola, EMS Expert Craig Arcuri and iTAC’s Greg Benoit to discuss the use of IIoT in the manufacturing arena. The panel explored real examples of how IoM or Industry 4.0 can help the electronic manufacturing industry become more efficient and competitive.

The Third Dimension of Inspection Technology:  Moderated by Philip Stoten, Mirtec’s Brian D’Amico, Libra Industries’ Scott Fillebrown and SmartLoop’s Keith Bryant explored ideas around 3D inspection and the need for hybrid, closed loop test and inspection solutions.

Re-shoring – Myth or Reality?: Leading EMS executives, Brad Heath of VirTex and Craig Arcuri were joined by Panasonic’s Shawn Robinson and moderator Philip Stoten to discuss outsourcing geography. With both opposing views and in depth anecdotal evidence, the panel explored the differing views of re-shoring from different parts of the US. The group discussed what drives re-shoring or smart-shoring and what the trend might mean going forward.

The Future Manufacturing Technology Needs of the Global Electronics Industry: Libra Industries’ Rod Howell, Mentors Graphics Jay Gorajia and ASM’s Jeff Timms joined Philip Stoten to explore what might drive the coming years of technical development and what that might mean to EMS companies and equipment vendors.

Women in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry: Gayle Paterson, founder of FLITE, connected tech-savvy female executives including IBM’s Marie Cole, Saline Lectronics’ Davina McDonnell and SMT Today’s Wendy Tindle, to explore the issues effecting women in the industry and the experiences of the panel.

All ScoopTalk interviews, photos and articles will be rolled out through Scoop’s network of media partners over the coming weeks with the concept of “one studio, hundreds of thousands of readers” and on the YouTube ‘Scoop TV’ channel. ScoopTalk was supported by the sponsorship of Aegis Software, ASM Assembly Systems, Fuji America, KIC and Mentor Graphics.

ASM’s Mark Ogden commented: ‘ScoopTalk provided an excellent platform for active engagement beyond the scope of a single trade event, and enabled the exchange of ideas and the development of new collaborations. We are thrilled with the first edition of ScoopTalk and are looking forward to continuing to be part of ScoopTalk conversations.’

Planning for ScoopTalk at electronica (8th to 11th November 2016, Munich, Germany) and APEX (14th to 16th February 2017, San Diego, USA) is already underway, and applications for participation are being accepted. For more information and to get involved, or suggest a roundtable topic, visit and follow #ScoopTalk on Twitter or email

About Scoop

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Scoop is actively involved in all key industry events, and together with an established network and strong relationships with the media, industry experts and thought-leaders, Scoop is perfectly placed to push a client’s message out through a tailored mix of channels.

Whether through press releases, interviews, white papers, infographics, articles, webinars, videos, blogs, round-tables, speaker opportunities or social media, Scoop can handle the entire marketing communications mix or work on a more specific and focused project-by-project basis.

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