Stephen Blythe
Dorset | Europe
Director at Hansatech EMS Limited

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My thoughts on ...
What I think about Foxconn

EMS companies I have worked with
Hansatech, Partnertech, Hansatech

The skills I often see lacking in the EMS industry today
Technical Knowledge / Innovation / Flexibility / Agility

What I think about some of the emerging EMS markets or regions
Potentially good value, near to market?

What I think about low-cost manufacturing
Low-cost manufacturing is great but it is not always the right fit!
Just like any other manufacturing the OEM & EMS need to understand what they will put in and get out of the relationship.

My thoughts on what makes a good program manager
Knowledgeable, dedicated, someone who listens; understands and enjoys what they do.

A book I recommend to others or am currently reading
News Paper

If I could travel back in time and witness any event one would be
Moon Landings

One of my favorite quotes
“It’s all in the mind, you know.” Spike Milligan

Someone I would most like to sit next to at a dinner party
Stephen Fry, Richard Branson, Marilyn Monroe

Some of the countries I have visited for work or play
USA, Australia, Poland, China, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong, China, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Turkey

A helpful travel tip I often use
Get some Sleep

A favorite electronics gadget

One of my favorite toys as a child
Sailing boat

About me ...


My background is 20 years in Electronics Engineering and Manufacturing and I have been fortunate to work with some really interesting people and technology.