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Readers know that I-Connect007 brings you complete Real Time With...SMTAI video coverage of the industry's top technologists and managers at SMTA International. But we also shot a variety of still photos at the Chicago show last week, such as this one of National Sales Manager Russ Adams of Prototron Circuits.
To see the entire SMTAI 2017 photo gallery, click here.
Jake Kulp, MC Assembly
The EMS industry is still considered a young industry, with roots based in the early contract manufacturing days of small harness and PCBA shops. This article discusses how the demand creation process has morphed since the EMS industry's birth around 30 or so years ago into what we might consider as typical in the contract electronics manufacturing industry today.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
At the recent NIDays 2016 event in Singapore, Matej Krajnc of National Instruments speaks with I-Connect007's Stephen Las Marias about the challenges for sales and marketing executives in the electronics manufacturing industry, effective sales strategies, and key attributes of a sales person. He also shares his outlook on some of the key technology trends for next year.
In his inaugural article for his column Front Lines, Craig Arcuri writes about sales—real sales—not pop sales ideas, not sales jargon of the day, not flavor of the month tactics. He talks about sales in the trenches, and provides simple steps to build a sales foundation that will help your company generate more sales.