Steve Riches

Business Development Manager, GE Aviation

Steve Riches has 16 years experience in research and development on interconnection and packaging of electronic devices and laser processing at the Welding Institute in the United Kingdom. His first project was to establish a Cu wire bonding process for electronic devices in the 1980’s, which is now widely used in consumer electronics.

More recently he has spent 15 years in business development at GE Aviation Systems – Newmarket on developing capabilities for ruggedised displays, microsystem packaging and high temperature and power electronics.

Throughout this time, he has been involved in many collaborative projects supported by the UK Government and the EU and has worked with numerous industrial partners, academic organisations and research institutes.