Connor Succeeds Retiring Zembko as ECRM Engineering VP
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
TEWKSBURY, MA -- ECRM today announced the retirement of Mike Zembko and named his successor. Mr. Zembko has directed ECRMs engineering effort since 1989 when he was appointed Vice President of Engineering. Dave Connor has now been appointed to take Mr. Zembkos place as the new Vice President of Engineering. For more information, visit www.ecrm.com.
About Mike Zembko
Mike Zembko joined ECRM with extensive experience in the Printing and Publishing Industry. Previously, he had spent 16 years with Compugraphic, during which he developed some 35 products including various typesetters, imagesetters, publishing systems, and workstations. His accomplishments enabled him to advance from Senior Engineer to Director of Engineering at Compugraphic, and became a well respected technical leader in the industry.
He moved to ECRM as VP of Engineering in 1989 and continued a series of important product developments. Most notable of these were color scanners and proofers, color imagesetters, thermal platesetters, and an extensive family of violet platesetters for newspaper and commercial printers. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Physics.
About Dave Connor
Dave Connor has been an engineering manager for more than 20 years (the last 14 with ECRM) and has held managerial positions of increasing responsibility. For the past 7 years, he has worked closely with Mike Zembko as his deputy manager of the ECRM engineering effort. Over the years, he has specialized and demonstrated considerable skill in product development, program management, and technological innovation in managing electrical, electronic, mechanical, and optical engineering projects. He is also ECRMs resident expert in electronic manufacturing and international regulatory compliance.
Dave Connor graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and joined ECRM after working at Perception Technology (speech response systems), Raytheon (RSL Signal Processing), and Laser Science, Inc. (commercial laser systems).
Comments from Rick Black, CEO of ECRM
We are sad to see Mike Zembko retire. He has been one of the most competent and effective engineering program managers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He has been a most valuable contributor to ECRMs success, while overseeing the development of an extensive family of highly reliable ECRM products. He developed a strong engineering organization, and participated as an integral and valued member of the ECRM senior executive team. His leadership, technical expertise, and practical wisdom have been a guiding light that has enabled ECRM to serve our customers with affordable, reliable, yet innovative production tools for the last two decades.
Upon Mikes retirement, Dave Connor was the obvious choice to fill the role as leader of ECRMs engineering effort. Working closely with and mentored by Mike over the years, Dave has exhibited remarkable skill in organizing and managing complicated product development projects, as well as effectively directing prompt and efficient engineering support of ECRM products in the field. His cross-functional management skills and his ability to develop and focus new technologies into reliable products in an ISO 9001:2000 environment have become extremely valuable to ECRMs product development. Daves leadership and strong, well-rounded technical efficiency will enable him to continue Mikes legacy that has made ECRM a company that Competes by Design.