We are delighted to announce that Justyna Mikolajczyk, our veteran electronics assembler at our Cambridge, UK facility, recently won the UK Solderer of the Year Award.
Soldering professionals demonstrated their exceptional abilities to hand solder at the IPC Hand Soldering Competition held 18 – 19 September in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK. Competitors were judged on completing a complex printed circuit board with 402 components to IPC-A-610G Class 3 criteria within a specified time period.
Justyna was the fastest in the competition, completing her board in 50min and 42seconds with a score of 440 out of 445 possible points. Last year, she participated in the championship for the first time and placed third, but was determined to come back this year and win.
Justyna has been invited to compete at the Hand Soldering World Championship in November 2019 at productronica, in Munich, Germany.
Novanta CEO Matthijs Glastra said: “All of us at Novanta are proud of you, Justyna. I admire your initiative to enter the competition, and your determination to improve your skills and capture first place. Great job. Now on to the world championships – we’re behind you all the way!”
Congratulations Justyna on this accomplishment. We are proud to have very high level, front line technical talent on our team!