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Visitors take in OctoberBest Expo


Tektronix hosts Northwest Design and Manufacturing Exposition

by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle talks with Adapt Electronics President Gary Hilgeman during Tektronix's 13th annual OctoberBest Expo.The 13th annual OctoberBest Expo was held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Tektronix campus in Beaverton.

The expo featured keynote speakers — including Cheryl Kennedy, director of business development for Veris Industries, and Rob Rowland, manufacturing engineering manager for Axiom Electronics — and provided an historical overview from engineers who were part of that history as they designed new generations of electronic products. Attendees learned about how the industry got started and viewed a display of historical Tek products dating back 40 years.

The all-day event featured 60 vendors and attracted about 300 visitors, who brought in donations for the Oregon Food Bank.

Visitors had the opportunity to learn about emerging trends and new technologies, get a first-hand look at products and components produced by leaders in the region's electronic industry and meet with vendors representing every aspect of electronics manufacturing — from design to testing and development. They also had the option to attend technical sessions led by industry experts.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Emmaline Pohnl, program manager for Drive Oregon, talks about upcoming green car technologies during a technical session at Tektronix's OctoberBest Expo in Beaverton.