2020 Virtual Conference Session Spotlight

PCMI Session Spotlight

Walt Custer, of Custer Consulting Group, will present his “Business Outlook: Global Electronics Industry” at our Fall 2020 Virtual Technical Conference.

The Abstract

Custer Consulting Group provides market research, business analyses and forecasts for the global electronic equipment, solar/photovoltaic and automotive supply chains. His focus includes semiconductors, printed circuit board and other passive components, photovoltaic cell and modules, EMS, ODM and related assembly activities, and materials and process equipment.

During the session, Walt will cover:

  • Global Economy – including current pandemic impact
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Semiconductors and Passive Components
  • EMS/ODM Companies
  • Materials and Process Equipment
  • Summary and Forecast


The Speaker

Walt Custer is an industry analyst focused on the global electronics industry, Prior to forming his own company, he was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Morton Electronic Materials, a global supplier of specialty chemicals and process equipment for the PCB and photochemical machining industries.

Walt has been a member of the IPC trade organization since 1978, and was an early member of the IPC Technology Marketing Research Council where he was the chairman of the ICP Printed Circuits Expo trade show.

He was also a Director of Coretec, Inc., Canada’s largest PCB manufacturer from 2000 until 2010, when it was acquired by DDi. Walt is currently a Director and actively involved with EIPC (European PCB trade organization).

Walt received the IPC’s President’s Award in 1992, and the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award in 2001. He was also voted “one of the 10 Most Influential Persons in the PCB Industry” for 2000, based upon PC Fab magazine and Atomic29’s global ballot.

Walt and his son Jon are frequent speakers at industry events and also coauthor regular magazine and website articles.

Walt holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.S. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University.

Walt will be speaking at the PCMI Fall 2020 Virtual Technical Conference in October. For more information, visit our Virtual Conference Platform.