When bringing new products to market, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to be confident as they select partners to engineer and build key electronic components. Whether the priority is cost, quality or building onshore, there are many variables to consider to ensure a safe and reliable product reaches the shelf.
Yet with all these variables, there is little unbiased information to help find the right path. In “The Six Key Questions OEMs Need to Ask Before Choosing an Electronics Partner,” Etratech CEO Michael Desnoyers lays out the critical factors decision makers need to consider. Desnoyers, a long-time industry veteran, will walk through each point in plain English, including:
- How important is it for your partner to have specific vertical experience? Is the organization diversified enough to bring new-to-market ideas?
- Which standards does your market require or demand, and how do you find a partner that can meet those standards?
- Offshore vs. Onshore: Which is right for your business, and why
- How much transparency should you expect from your partner regarding the sourcing of your parts?
- Do you require engineering support, and can your new partner provide it?
- Does your partner sell to your competitors? How important a consideration is this?
Desnoyers will answer these and other questions – including your questions, submitted in real-time – at this complimentary event. Space is limited, so register now!
About Michael Desnoyers:
Michael is President and CEO of Etratech, as well as a company founder. He is a computer electronics engineering technologist who has designed and invented numerous electronic control systems for volume production. He joined TRW’s engineering division after several years’ research and development experience with NCR. As Engineering Manager of the TRW Appliance Products Group, Michael effectively co-coordinated design and manufacturing group activities as well as marketed this group’s products to expand the customer base.
His work at TRW provided Michael with a complete grounding in every aspect of the craft now practiced at Etratech, including electronics engineering, design, marketing and manufacturing experience. Michael is involved in a number of community organizations including the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Michael was named one of Mohawk College’s 2006 Alumni of Distinction (Computer Electronic Engineering, class of 1984) in celebration of his business achievements, his commitment to helping others and his contributions in the community.
About Etratech Inc.:
Etratech Inc. is a privately held corporation specializing in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic controls and control systems for major multinational companies. We serve original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other manufacturing firms with a total solution that extends far beyond traditional electronic manufacturing services (EMS). Our specialty is in microcontroller-based products.
Founded in 1989, Etratech employs more than 400 people worldwide. Our 50,000 square-foot facility in Burlington, ON houses complete product development, electronic engineering, automated production and value-added services under one roof. We also own and operate a 48,000 square-foot facility in Shenzhen PRC under the banner Etratech Asia-Pacific Limited, which specializes in turnkey design and manufacture of high-volume electronic controls and control systems for many international OEM’s.