For Immediate Release
New Director of Engineering Services, Rob Cooke, Expanding Design Capabilities for Calumet Electronics
CALUMET, MI (March 21, 2019) – Calumet Electronics, a high-volume manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs) based in Upper Michigan, is advancing its engineering services and design capability with strategic hire of Rob Cooke, the company’s first Director of Engineering Services. The newly created position represents Calumet’s commitment to evolving the company to meet the growing requirements of the domestic electronics industry. Rob brings 17 years of experience in aerospace/defense, a strong foundation in electronics design, printed circuit board layout and design, final assembly testing system design, and high-reliability product design.
“Calumet is overflowing with vibrant, youthful, and talented people, pushing to accelerate the company towards a strong future,” says Todd Brassard, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. “Rob brings strong leadership and PCB design expertise to the company, strengthening and advancing the company’s core competencies while enabling a broader range of advanced services and solutions to our customers.” Rob holds Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and Grand Valley State University. He served 12 years as an analog and digital design engineer and engineering team leader with GE Aviation, 5 years as a Principal Engineer and Program Manager for GS Engineering, and gained extensive experience building aerospace/defense partnerships serving 5 years as CEO of GreenForces LLC. He has also spent 7 years on the External Advisory Board for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Michigan Tech.
“Calumet is growing with desire to improve, diversify, and evolve in every aspect of the organization and its people,” says Rob Cooke. “I am energized by the opportunity to develop strategy, technology, and advance the company’s capabilities and help strengthen the domestic electronics industry.” Rob’s extensive experience with circuit design, PCB layout, and ground-up product engineering will propel Calumet towards providing advanced solutions required in the United States. He also will be leading initiatives to further support the company’s mission, to diversify its technological capabilities and build deep customer and supplier partnerships.
Founded in 1968, Calumet Electronics specializes in delivering “zero field failure” printed circuit board solutions in North America, strengthening the domestic industrial, power, aerospace, defense, medical, and commercial industries. Calumet is 100% American owned and and performs 100% of its engineering and manufacturing in the United States, zero offshoring. Calumet offers offer robust solutions with quickturn capability, high capacity production, and advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Calumet is growing through onboarding highly talented early-career engineers, continual investment in advancing manufacturing equipment, and building deep partnerships with customers and suppliers. Calumet Electronics is the safe, secure, and sustainable choice for North American supply chain.