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  • Michael Gasch dies, aged 78

    Michael Gasch

    It is with quiet sadness that we say goodbye to our friend and business partner who died on May 24, 2024, at the age of 78 after a short, serious illness. Known and appreciated far beyond the European electronics industry, Mr. Gasch initially worked at DYNAMIT NOBEL AG from 1971 to 1988, including 11 years as sales manager for electrical melting products in Troisdorf and 6 years as managing director and regional representative for Southeast Asia at DYNAMIT NOBEL Singapore. Back in Germany in 1988, he became export and marketing manager at Schweizer Electronic AG and gained his first insights into the electronics industry.

    He worked at Schweizer until 2003. During this time, he had already acquired extensive knowledge of the European circuit board and electronics industry and built up his first database. After retiring, he set up his own business as a specialist in market and company analyses with Data4PCB. Since then, he prepared statistics and analyses for various associations such as IPC, VdL, VDMA, ZVEI as well as his own B2B statistics and the annual statistics for the European printed circuit board industry. In addition, he regularly published specialist articles on current industry topics in the specialist magazines relevant to the European electronics industry and was the author of the German-English-French “Printed Circuit Board Technology” dictionary.

    Mr. Gasch regularly presented his work eloquently, pointedly, and knowledgeably on a wide variety of occasions. His analyses, assessments and representations were and will certainly be used by many decision-makers as a basis for discussion and decision-making even after his death.

    We got to know and appreciate him as a very committed, reliable, kind and always helpful industry expert and friend. We will always honour his memory. Our deep condolences go out to his family and all relatives.

    Kirsten Smit-Westenberg

    Executive Director


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