CALUMET, Michigan (WLUC) – Calumet Electronics has confirmed its commitment to the onshore production of next generation printed circuit boards for the American electronics industry with the appointment of Dr. Meredith LaBeau strengthened as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
The appointment of a CTO is an essential step in strengthening Calumet’s corporate structure and further developing its business strategy. Chief Technology Officer is an executive-level position focused on internal and external scientific and technological advancement.
“DR. LaBeau has consistently led advanced technology development for Calumet Electronics,” said Calumet President / CEO Stephen Vairo. “She advances critical technology pathways for our customers, suppliers and development teams.”
As CTO, Meredith’s role comes at a critical time. The future of America’s electronics industry is at stake for important sectors like aerospace and defense, an industry that must not only be able to develop next-generation electronic systems, but also manufacture those systems within US borders .
The focus is on onshore engineering and the manufacture of next-generation printed circuit boards.
Vairo adds: “We are proud and pleased to have Dr. To have LaBeau at the forefront of Calumet Electronics technology to help shape the prosperous future of American electronics. “
Dr. LaBeau holds a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University. After Dr. Recognized as a Thought Leader by the IPC that year, LaBeau earned an advanced certification in Executive Education from Tuck University. She has represented the PCB industry in the White House and has served in several industry roles.
Before becoming CTO, Dr. LaBeau was Director of Process Engineering and Director of Research & Development for the company for eight years. Her promotion recognizes her thought leadership and efforts to advance Calumet’s influence on the American electronics industry.
“I am proud and excited to be named CTO of Calumet Electronics,” said Dr. LaBeau. “We have been working hard for years developing next generation technologies to support the domestic industry, and this is just the beginning. I appreciate the opportunity to further advance Calumet through technology, advocacy and our direct investments in talent and people. I am grateful for the opportunity to become part of an experienced and passionate leadership team, and I look forward to being part of the driving force behind Calumet’s technological excellence. “
About Calumet Electronics: Calumet Electronics Corporation is an award-winning research, design, engineering, and manufacturing company specializing in high quality printed circuit boards. The company promotes cooperation with well-known suppliers and customers in order to advance the production of high-end electronics in the USA. Learn more at CalumetElectronics.com.
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