Transtector Systems, part of Smiths Interconnect’s Protection Technology Group, proudly congratulates its founder Richard Odenberg for receiving IEEE’s prestigious Entrepreneur Achievement Award.
Annually, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes a member who has been instrumental in furthering entrepreneurial growth in the United States by demonstrating an innovative mindset to create a successful technology based business.
Transtector Systems was founded in 1967, when Richard Odenberg recognized a market need for advanced silicon based surge suppression to protect sensitive, low voltage semiconductor technology. With several patents, a pioneering spirit and commitment to advance national and international standards, Richard Odenberg successfully grew his company. Transtector is now part of Smiths Interconnect and Mr. Odenberg is still actively engaged with the business in research and advanced applications.
“Transtector has built a reputation for superior surge protection due, in large part, to the foundation set by Mr. Odenberg and his perseverance in educating the industry and actively advancing surge suppression standards as chairman of several IEEE committees and working groups. We are privileged to continue to have Richard Odenberg as a mentor and critical resource to our company”, states Shawn Thompson, President, the Protection Technology Group.
About the Protection Technology Group
The Protection Technology Group, part of Smiths Interconnect, includes five brands; PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, DOWIN, LEA International and RO Associates. As industry leaders in surge protection, the Protection Technology Group provides expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. Working across the organization the group provides valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.