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Steve Riches

Role Description


Steve Riches – Director Tribus-D Ltd: Steve Riches received a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He has over 30 years of experience in electronics assembly innovation, proposal generation and project management. Technical developments have included copper wire bonding, laser processes, high temperature electronics, MEMS assembly, ruggedised displays and LED lighting working at The Welding Institute and GE Aviation Systems in Newmarket. He has instigated and managed several Innovate UK/European projects, working collaboratively with a wide range of industrial and academic partners. He left GE Aviation in December 2015 and is now a director at a start-up business, Tribus-D Ltd, working on developing electronic packaging and interconnection technologies.

Summary of IMAPS-UK Activities:
– 2016 joined the IMAPS-UK committee and was the lead organiser for the “Is the Future of Electronics Packaging in 3D Printing?” event
– 2019 became IMAPS-UK Secretariat