Sue is a Technical and Engineering Consultant for Tripod Technology Corp., one of the largest rigid printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers on the planet.  She provides technical engineering, design review for manufacturability, quality engineering, technical problem solving and leadership to Tripod and their customers, including Tier I suppliers to the Automotive industry and others.  Printed circuit boards are the backbone for all electronics and permeate everything we use in our daily lives.    

Sue grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was encouraged by her father to participate in basic mechanic work on the family’s automobiles as well as projects around the house.  In the Navy, she worked with the Seabees who performed horizontal construction and used floating metal causeway sections for bridge building and offload of MPF ships a few miles offshore.  They also pumped fuel and water to bladders ashore in support of Marine Corps forces.   

After the Navy, Sue moved to New York and has dedicated her entire career to the electronics industry.  In addition to her PCB experience, she worked at Park Electrochemical Corp. that supplied copper-clad and laminate materials for PCBs as well as carbon composite materials for aircraft parts.  She was the Project Manager for Honda Jet winglets, the first aircraft parts pursued by the company.  At Data Device Corporation she led the Quality Assurance team in support of the design and manufacture of high-reliability devices for Connectivity, Power and Control.  Their products are used in aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, defense, and other applications, including synchro resolvers used in the Mars rovers, to name a few.   

Sue graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in General Science and Long Island University with a MS in Management Engineering.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional.  Sue enjoys playing the violin (not very well!) and riding her Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo motorcycle.  She is excited about sharing her knowledge and experience with other like-minded people in the pursuit of STEM careers!