Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Cirtronics hosts robotics panel in Boston … and more

New Hampshire will receive more than $1 million as part of a settlement agreement with Equifax over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and private information of nearly 150 million people across the country, including more than 630,000 Granite State residents.

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700 million in a nationwide settlement following U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack.

Under the settlement, Equifax will pay as much as $425 million to compensate consumers and provide credit monitoring to those whose information was exposed. It will separately pay $175 million to 48 states, which includes $1,037,168.03 for New Hampshire and an additional $100 million to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Thomas Casale

Thomas Casale has been named vice president and general manager of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions’ Common Network Interface and Interconnect Solutions Business Area, located in Exeter, NH, and Huntington Beach, Calif. Prior to joining Cobham, Thomas Casale was president of L-3 Technologies ESSCO, an international radome design and manufacturing company. Before that, he held leadership roles at Crane Aerospace and Electronics and Signal Technology Microwave.

Milford-based Cirtronics, a robotics contract manufacturer located, recently hosted “Transitioning Robots from Design to Production,” a panel at the Robotics Summit and Expo in Boston. Panelists included Youssef Saleh, founder and CEO, Ava Robotics; Matt Liba, senior director of programs, FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems; and David Askey, co-founder and CEO, Ascend Robotics. When discussing alignment between robot design and manufacturing to enable the transition, each of the panelists offered insights into the benefits and challenges of concurrent engineering. “Transitioning a product to manufacturing takes a committed effort between a robotics company and their contract manufacturer”, says Andy McMillan, director of Cirtronics’ board of advisors and panel moderator. “Our panelists shared insights that were informative and actionable, offering the gift of their aggregate experience to attendees who may be ready to transition their products to manufacturing.”

Lori Richardson

Author, speaker and sales strategist Lori Richardson will be the featured speaker at the next TechWomen Power Breakfast, to be held fro 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. The focus of her talk will be on how inclusion can improve culture and grow revenues in tech companies. Tickets to the breakfast are $10 for NH Tech Alliance members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available here or by calling 603-935-8951.

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