UK PCB Industry Leader Brian Haken Passes Away


Reading time ( words)

Brian Haken, one of the PCB industry's great leaders and visionaries, has passed away. An inspiration to many in the PCB field, Haken helped form the close ties and friendships that have bonded UK's PCB industry together for many years.

Haken worked for E.K. Cole TV, before moving to Multitone Electronics, and to South East Printed Circuits as sales director. In 1987, he was instrumental in forming the PCIF (Printed Circuit Industry Federation), which he led as director from its inception until the merger with the FEI, and later Intellect in 2000.

The PCIF was the lead federation representing UK printed circuit manufacturers, suppliers and assembly companies. Its success was a testament to Haken's energy and drive. The regular quarterly meetings were eagerly attended and the annual conferences at Runnymede were always exceptional.

Haken helped steer the UK PCB industry to wider markets, forging close ties with the IPC in the United States and JPCA in Japan.

It is particularly sad to note that his wife Eileen also passed away a week before.

Haken's funeral is on June 23 at Southend Crematorium in Sutton Road, West Chapel, at 11.20 am.

If you wish to make a donation to cancer research in his memory, here is a link to the website: http://donateinmemory.cancerresearchuk.org/0006126

Share

Print


Suggested Items

Catching Up With RBP Chemical and Schlötter

01/20/2022 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
It’s always great to see two very good companies form a mutually beneficial alliance. I was lucky enough to watch this particular strategic partnership come to fruition this year between RBP Chemical and Schlötter. I wanted to talk to both companies, so I sat down with Matthias Hampel, global executive representative-PCB and electronics at Schlötter, and Ernest Litynski, president of RBP Chemical Technology, to get the inside story.

Insulectro Passionate About Educational Programs

12/10/2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Ken Parent, Chris Hunrath, and Michelle Walsh discuss their educational and training vision, programs that they are bringing to the industry, and why. There’s a gap, they say, in the talent pool from entry level to engineers. “There’s a huge demand now,” says Chris Hunrath. “The quicker we can fill that gap and train new people, the more PCBs can be built and more of the new products and technology will be accepted into the industry.” We are living in a people-constrained business today.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

12/10/2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Right now, it seems that almost everyone I know is talking about the future. Doesn’t matter whether it’s with my family, loved ones, friends, industry colleagues, or neighbors I meet on the street, conversations are almost entirely forward-looking. This being the holiday season, some reminiscing is to be expected, but I’m just not hearing it in the chatter all around me–this year is different somehow. And it shows in this edition of my must-reads for the week as well. This week we bring you forward-looking discussions with ,,,



Copyright © 2022 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.