Mike Rice of Eurotech
Mike was with the company for nearly 30years, having joined the company as a driller in January 1984. Mike then moved to wet process and soon developed an interest in the technical side and was fascinated by the role of chemistry in the manufacture of PCBs. Consequently he took himself off to train as a chemist and obtained a degree in chemistry with the Open University. He then moved to a technical role within the company and oversaw installation of both Black Hole and Silver technologies in the early 1990s, some of the first such installations in the UK. In 1994 he was made Technical manager took responsibility for the whole of the Eurotech Group covering up to 4 sites in the UK and a joint venture in Azerbaijan. More recently he also took on the Health and Safety Manager role, something he has also very passionate about. A key man in the company, Mike loved problem solving and was one of those rare people who actually understood pretty much everything about the details of PCB production from first principles. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Tracy and his daughter Carleigh.