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Jabil Inc.'s Environmental Technologies business unit achieved Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certifications for the company's electronics waste recycling and recovery facility located in Memphis, Tennessee.
"We've seen strong demand from our customers to add an electronics recycling capability that is both transparent and environmentally friendly," said Andy Priestley, Jabil's senior vice president of Global Business Units. "We hope to have additional facilities around the globe certified in 2018."
Jabil currently has over 100 locations on five continents. Jabil's Memphis location also recently achieved AAA certification from the National Association of Information Destruction.
Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 29 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock istraded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". For further info, visit jabil.com.
Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Let’s face it, in the past, electronics manufacturing has not been a big business for North America. A majority of electronics are assembled in Asia where supply chains and operating costs offer many economic advantages. In North America, the electronics manufacturing industry has been generally focused on lower volume, high-cost devices, while higher volume products are produced elsewhere. However, the COVID pandemic and various legislation in the U.S. are changing the situation, making electronics manufacturing in North America a more attractive option. How can factories in North America compete for the same type of manufacturing traditionally performed in lower-cost regions?
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. José Servin has worked as an IPC member for more than 14 years in the development of the Electronics Assembly Norms. As a member of the IPC A-610 and J STD-001 working groups, he became chairman of IPC A-610G and J STD-001G Automotive Addendums that complements the norms for automotive industry since 2018.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Doug Pauls holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked nine years for the Navy, eight years as technical director of Contamination Studies Labs, and 19 years at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace), in the Advanced Operations Engineering group, where he is a principal materials and process engineer. Doug was awarded the Rockwell Collins Arthur A. Collins Engineer of the Year Award in 2004.