PolyPhaser and Transtector Systems Appoints Quality VP

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Smiths Interconnect’s Protection Technology Group announces the appointment of Devin Samuelson to the role of Vice President of Quality for PolyPhaser and Transtector Systems, effective February 28, 2011.

Shawn Thompson, President of the Protection Technology Group, said “Quality assurance is an essential part of our business. We recognize the value that senior leadership like Devin’s will bring to PolyPhaser and Transtector Systems through this key function. Devin’s extensive experience in high technology, electronic manufacturing environments will support continued integration of the latest quality standards throughout all aspects of our business.”

A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Samuelson’s experience includes lean management, and in-depth understanding of the standards of ISO9001, AS9100, ISO14000, RoHS, CE, WEEE and UL. In the past 20 years, his career includes leadership positions in quality management at Honeywell International in both their Aerospace and Electronic Materials divisions and most recently he was a consultant to the Boeing Company for their 747-8F aircraft development program’s critical path.
About the Protection Technology Group
The Protection Technology Group, part of Smiths Interconnect, includes five brands; PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, DOWIN, LEA International and RO Associates.  As industry leaders in surge protection, the Protection Technology Group provides expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. Working across the organization the group provides valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group,a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Kristin Howard: Marketing Specialist
Protection Technology Group 
Tel.: (208) 762-6513