Philip Stoten enjoys sharing his views on what's new or disruptive in the industry he has spent a career of more than thirty years working in. First and foremost, Stoten likes to write, but he is happy moderating a workshop or interviewing an executive on video. Since Stoten was young, he wanted to be a journalist, but an aptitude for science, the technology boom in Cambridge and his weak performance in English at school, led him into manufacturing, where he worked in design, manufacturing, management and sales and marketing. "You can do anything you want", was the inspiring advice given to Stoten by his entrepreneurial father Paul, an approach that led Philip to start his own design company in Cambridge in his twenties. An approach that led him to switch from technology to journalism in his thirties, publishing his first magazine, going onto launch two others and a communications company. Stoten founded Scoop to help companies in the electronics manufacturing industry plan, produce, deploy and measure content, supporting their brand and their lead generation strategy. He is at his happiest working with clients, exploring their products and markets, and helping create solutions to show their thought leadership and bring their customers to their products. If Stoten weren't working in the electronics manufacturing space, he'd like to be writing about travel or food, two of his greatest passions. He enjoys the travel opportunities his role allows him and the chance to visit some of the world's best restaurants. Of course, he takes his running shoes with him, keen to keep in shape as despite the good food, he likes to fit running the occasional marathon.

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Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz Part 5 – Maintaining Momentum

The KATEK group believes in autonomy across its companies, allowing individual leadership to manage each business in the group. That’s called a “speedboat” strategy, but when you have a veritable fleet of speedboats, how do you maintain that entrepreneurial approach and avoid becoming a cumbersome supertanker? In the final interview of this series, KATEK CEO…

Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz – Part One – The Genesis of a Plan

In this series of short excerpts from an interview conducted by industry journalist Philip Spagnoli Stoten, KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz explore the strategy, vision and ambition behind the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. In the last 30 months Munich-based KATEK has risen from a concept within private equity firm Primepulse to one of the five…

Component Shortages to ‘Last Well Into 2022,’ Execs Predict

The challenges related to semiconductor and other component shortages will be with us for a considerable time, according to more than a dozen manufacturing executives. We asked these decision-makers and their partners about  current issues; the impact of shortages; how long the scarcity will last and how they are protecting themselves from counterfeit goods. We…

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Shortages Underline the Need For Better Component Data

The current component shortages are rocking the electronic manufacturing industry as well as the industries that depend on them, which, let’s face it, is most industries. Who’d have thought that a handful of electronic parts could halt production of millions of dollars or automobiles around the world. Well, that’s exactly what happened, and there have…