IPC EMS day 2021

Estonian Electronics Industries Association in cooperation with IPC held a seminar "IPC Day 2021 – From EMS to the Moon and beyond" on the 2nd of December 2021 in Estonia. The seminar brought together international representatives from the electronics industry, government, and the finance industry, to present the Electronics Manufacturing Sector in Europe and showcased the capabilities of the European and Estonian electronics industry throughout the value chain.

 

Agenda:

10.00 – 10:15 Gathering and welcome coffee

10:15 – 10:25 Welcome and Introduction

Ando Leppiman, Secretary General, Ministry of Economics and Telecommunications

Otto Pukk, Chairman of the Estonian Electronics Industries Association

Philippe Leonard, Europe director, IPC

10:25 – 11:10 “EMS - the next generation”

Dieter G. Weiss, researcher of in4ma, Marketresearch & Analyses

11:10 – 11:40 “Bolstering EU industrial Strategy for Electronics Manufacturing”

Alison James, Senior Director, IPC European Government Relations

11:40 – 12:10 Estonian Electronics Industry

Arno Kolk, Managing Director, Estonian Electronics Industries Association

12:10 – 13.10 Lunch and EXPO

13:10– 13.35 “The KATEK Story – “Making of an European Leader”  

Rainer Koppitz, CEO, Katek SE 

13:35 – 14:00 Environmental, social and corporate governance recommendations for EMS partners

Andreas Engberg, Head of Supply Site Tallinn, Ericsson

14:00 – 14:25 Customer story: "From prototyping to manufacturing in Estonia"

Markus Järve, Electronics Product Manager, Ampler Bikes

14:25 – 14:50 “Time To Value”         

Ole Thers, CEO, SMT Renting

14.50 – 15.30 Coffee Break and EXPO

15:30 – 15:55 “Open Automation in SMT Electronics Factories”

Rob Raine, Manager Technical Solutions, ASM Pacific Technology

15.55 – 17.00 Round table: Is the Moon the limit? Estonian companies discuss their experience from building the Moon camera for NASA

Jaan Viru, CTO, Crystalspace,
Dr. Mihkel Pajusalu, Head of the Space Technology Department, Tartu Observatory
Oliver Mets, CEO, Insero
Jaan Hendrik Murumets, CEO, Krakul
Peeter Vois, CEO & Lead engineer, Tauria
Greg Grace, Managing Director, Incap Electronics Estonia

17.00 – 17.10 Wrap up

17.10 – 19.00 Reception by Estonian Electronics Industries Association and IPC

 

 

Speakers

Dieter G. Weiss  

Dieter G. Weiss

Dieter G. Weiss is a researcher of in4ma and has been working in the electronics industry for the last 43 years. As a Chemical Engineer, he started as a process engineer for various electronic products in Germany and USA before he studied economy and changed into various management positions in Germany and Ireland. He finally ran a Management buyout of the company he worked for and made this a success story.  

Besides he worked as a certified and sworn-in electronics expert for German courts and was on the board of directors of the association of PCB manufacturers in Europe. For the last 19 years, he has been focussing on market research and created the brand in4ma (information for manufacturers) for market research for the EMS industry. 

 

Alison James 

Alison James

Alison James is IPC’s Senior Director for European Government Relations. She is responsible for European advocacy and public policy, representing IPC and the electronics industry towards the EU Institutions and policymakers in Europe. 

Alison has over 25 years of experience in European Public Affairs across technology, manufacturing, and media sectors. She began her career with the European Commission and subsequently led the European public affairs functions for a variety of multinationals and Trade Associations including Kodak and the Hollywood studios. 

 

Arno Kolk 

Arno Kolk  

Arno Kolk is the Managing Director of the Estonian Electronics Industries Association. He has extensive experience in the electronics sector – he started his career as an R&D engineer at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and worked in different engineering and management positions in EMS and engineering companies in several countries. 

In his presentation, Arno Kolk will give you an overview of how Estonia’s world-class electronics industry is embracing modern practices and why this small and agile country is uniquely positioned to be the perfect test site for new products and processes. 

 

Rainer Koppitz 

Rainer Koppitz

Rainer Koppitz is the CEO of Katek SE. He is looking back on many years of international experience in the Industrial as well as in the IT and telecommunications sector, in which he served, among other positions, as CEO of NFON and B2X Care Solutions and as CEO Germany & Austria of BT Germany (British Telecom). Before that, he held managerial positions at Siemens, Dell, and Atos. 

 

Andreas Engberg 

Andreas Engberg

Andreas Engberg is Head of Ericsson Supply Site in Tallinn, Estonia since November 2020. The main purpose of the site in Tallinn is to Industrialize the Ericsson Radio Systems portfolio, including both Radio, Ran Compute and Site products.  

Andreas started his career in studying the MSc program in Industrial and Management Engineering at Luleå Technical University. After the master's thesis at Sony Ericsson, he continued working within Telecommunications and has been at Ericsson since 2009 within both R&D and Supply.  

 

Markus Järve 

Markus Järve

Markus Järve is the Electronics Product Manager of Ampler Bikes. He is a long-time electronics engineer who has taken part in some of the most interesting developments here in Estonia. 

Starting from Student Satellite development his career has taken him through creating an Electronics design house Krakul, making UAV-s with Threod, developing UGV-s in Starship, and making autonomous car development in Daimler. Nowadays there is some change of pace as he is the Electronics Product Manager in Ampler Bikes and helps out with student projects as a mentor. 

 

Ole Thers  

Ole Thers

Ole Thers is the CEO & founder of SMT House Group. He has been working within the SMT Industry for several years before starting SMT House Group in 2012. Prior to starting SMT House Group, his previous company Eltraco was a start-up company which he sold his part to his partner back in 2013. 

Before this, he worked with Assembléon for 12 years, owned by Philips, as European General Sales Director within the Philips Electronic Manufacturing Technology Group. 

 

Rob Raine 

Rob Raine

Rob Raine is Technical Solutions Manager of ASM Pacific Technology. He started in SMT in 1990 with an EMS provider in the South of England, working through hand assembly, in-circuit, and functional test before focusing on automated assembly. He joined DEK in 1997 as an Applications Engineer, then relocated to Hungary to build a customer support team for a new regional office in 2000. Returning to the UK in 2006, he developed and expanded the system test team for five years before returning to a customer-facing role as Solutions Engineering Manager, customising printers for bespoke applications.  

Since 2013 he has been Product Manager and heavily involved in the integration of DEK printers into the ASM portfolio and the development of the new TQ range of printers. In June 2021 he joined the marketing team in Munich with a focus on integrating SMT lines into factory automation solutions. 

 

Jaan Viru  

Jaan Viru

Jaan Viru is an Estonian entrepreneur & developer focusing on the Space, IoT, and Automotive sectors. 

Jaan is the CTO & co-founder at Crystalspace which develops camera systems for satellites, rovers & landers (NASA, Artemis, the Moon) for computer vision applications; and co-owner in Krakul, Estonian based IoT and autonomous platforms consultancy & development partner. 

Jaan is also CPO at Biig Technologies Inc. A US-based technology company that pioneers the "BiigVault"; the smart lockbox for cars that allows users to access any car, anywhere providing secure access, car-based services & fleet management. 

 

Dr. Mihkel Pajusalu  

Dr. Mihkel Pajusalu

Dr. Mihkel Pajusalu is the head of the Space Technology Department in Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu, and an Associate Professor in Space Technology. In addition, he is the Director of Science and Development at CrystalSpace OÜ. He entered into the space field through the ESTCube-1 student satellite project and worked at MIT as a Postdoctoral Associate after it. He returned to Estonia in 2019 and his main interest is expanding human activity into space and onto other planets.  

He is currently involved in several ESA and private sector projects, which are developing technologies for humanity’s expansion. Among other things, he is the PI of Estonia’s first deep-space instrument OPIC (onboard ESA’s Comet Interceptor mission) and is developing robotics and autonomy technologies for terrestrial and Lunar applications with Milrem Robotics. 

 

Oliver Mets 

Oliver Mets

Oliver Mets is the CEO of Insero since 2012. The company offers mechanical engineering, prototyping, and 3D-laser scanning services mainly to Scandinavian markets.  

He is also an advisory board member of the Federation of Estonian Engineering Industry and a board member of the Association of Estonian Mechanical Engineers. 

 

Peeter Vois 

Peeter Vois

Peeter Vois is the CEO & Lead engineer of Tauria. He is running a family-owned microcontrollerautomation consultancy and inventions office since 2010. Peeter has an M.Sc. degree in Physics & Material Sciences from the University of Tartu. Peeter has been doing electronics engineering and software development for more than 30 years. 

 

Jaan Hendrik Murumets 

Jaan Hendrik Murumets

Jaan Hendrik Murumets is the CEO of Krakul, Estonia's leading IoT and autonomous systems developer, and the CTO of Bercman Technologies, a Nasdaq First North listed deep-tech company developing AI-powered traffic safety solutions. Jaan is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Electronics Industries Association. In 2020, Jaan was nominated Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020. 

 

Greg Grace 

Greg Grace

Greg Grace is the Managing Director of Incap Electronics Estonia. Greg joined Incap in 2017, serving first as Business Development Manager, in April 2019 he joined the Management Board as Director of Business Development and is Managing Director since January 2020. His previous work experience includes management positions in Skano Group, Coca-Cola HBC Baltics, and NSB Kaubanduse AS. 

 

 

The seminar is supported by IPC, City of Tallinn, TalTech, ASM Pacific Technology, SMT Renting, Incap

Please note, that in compliance with Government regulations all participants must present either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from COVID-19, a negative test result is no longer sufficient.

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IPC EMS Day 2021