The SoPark Family In the News
This year, 2016, SoPark celebrates our 35th year in business!
With the dedication, knowledge and determination of our employees, we have been able to grow into an internationally respected provider of electronic components and world class manufacturer utilizing cutting edge technology, producing quality products used throughout the globe. Under the leadership of CEO Gerry Murak and Quality Management Representative, President/COO, Rupa Shanmugam, SoPark has achieved a level of quality and capacity that enables a healthy future for our employees as well as our customers.
Now that the first 35 years have been reached, we look forward to the next 35 with hope, positive anticipation and excitement for a future filled with new and innovative discoveries. We hope you will continue with us on this journey.
UB inventors receive SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund award
Release Date: May 29, 2013
Gerry Murak (left), president and CEO of Precision Scientific Instruments Inc., shakes hands with Robert Genco, PhD, the UB vice provost who oversees the university’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR). Through STOR, the company licensed the metrology technology developed by UB researchers. – Click to read more
2016 STEP Award Honoree
“Having worked in various capacities in manufacturing for the last 25 years, I have learned a lot and also have come to realize the importance of it to the economic growth of a community and country. Manufacturing creates jobs in various skill levels.”
Rupa Shanmugam’s technical knowledge and international work experience in the electronics industry in four countries combined with her ability to develop complex databases, have allowed her to develop and implement data management tools that have resulted in continual improvement of the corporation’s key performance indicators. As SoPark’s Quality Management Representative, she led the entire workforce through the successful completion of four ISO certification audits within four years, making the company’s key strategic objective a reality and better positioning SoPark for financial success.
Rupa motivates employees through mentoring and empowerment. Her hands-on approach clearly sets the standard for leading by example. She is focused on process improvement and has led many training initiatives in an effort to enhance quality and reliability. She champions cross-training, both from an educational perspective and as a mechanism to support corporate needs.
Rupa is a mentor to all she works with within the organization, as well as to students at local universities and high schools. She initiated a program for those students, creating opportunities to work at SoPark and providing them with exposure to STEM by experiencing the electronics industry, operations, production, technical applications, and engineering. This past year, Rupa was instrumental in the formation of the first Western New York Chapter of Engineering World Health at the University at Buffalo.
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Innovate WNY: Heads Up Display and SoPark Electronics
BUFFALO, NY – Everywhere you look, there’s construction in Western New York. But is the modern construction site utilizing technology to make conditions for their workers as safe as possible? One Buffalo startup thinks the process for notifying workers on a job site can be better, and they’ve developed safety glasses built for a modern day construction worker.
“Heads Up Display is a wearable notification system for workers in hazardous environments,” says Clark Dever, who is the co-founder of Heads Up Display. Heads Up Display is located at the Innovation Center on the medical campus. READ MORE
SoPark Corporation 2012 Vision Award
A visionary is one who is able to see things that others cannot. That is exactly what SoPark does so well. It takes great leadership to create a viable company, but extraordinary leadership, teamwork and a vision to develop one in a rapidly changing and challenging industry especially “when the chips are down”. While many manufacturing firms in the United State have either outsourced their production overseas or lost it entirely to foreign competition, it seems inconceivable that anyone would be able to successfully create new manufacturing opportunities in Western New York. What makes SoPark even more unique is that it does not produce its own products. Click to View SoPark-Vision-Award PDF
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