Welcome To The Allentown WE
Alumni Web Site This web site is dedicated to
the people that made Western
Electric/AT&T/Lucent and Agere
manufacturing successful during the life of the
cleanroom manufacturing era.
"Unemployed and Cancer Free!" Just FYI, not sure if I had touched base with you about me going through
breast cancer last year but I am cancer free now - Thank God!
I was off from my current job for 5 months going through radiation and
chemo treatments and three months to the day after returning to work the
S.O.B's. laid me off! Without any warning even one or two week notice - I went
to work on a Tuesday morning 7:30 am and by 11:00 am they called me in the
office and said sorry we don't need you any more - so needless-to-say I have
been home for about 5 months now - I really do like being home and wanting to
start some type of work/making money type of business right from my home.
Larry Caracciolo October 6, 2016
Joe Buckfeller February 4, 2016
I have not sent
anything in a while, but I have had some changes in my career. The last time I
sent information I was moving from TI to Tosoh SMD. Since my move in 2012 I have
went from Senior Manager of New Product Development to Director of Engineering
and to my current position as President and COO. In my current role I have been
able to travel the world and visit customers in places that I would have never
thought of. As with all positions challenges arise and the stakes are much
higher. All in all Ohio has been a good move for Donna and I. I still miss the
times we all had on the boulevard. We still talk about the time Fessler dropped
the fake dog poop out of his pants and you laughed so hard you could almost not
breath. Or the time we had in the “Cubicle of Food.” Good memories and most of
all good friends.
Buckfeller President and
TOSOH SMD, INC.
May 28, 2015
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December 30, 2014
This is who I
work for and what I do -
work for Anixter, Inc. which is a global distributor of communications
and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable,
fasteners and other small components.
is located in Glenview, IL and locally off of Rt. 100 in Allentown, PA.
position for the last 7 yrs. has been the PCM Administrator working in
the fastener division. The PCM (Product Content Management)
Department works with parts, part numbers, loading engineer drawings,
specifications and a variety of different documents affiliated with the
April 30, 2014
came across the Allentown WEAlumni Web Site
today. I worked there from 8/7/78 to March 1989. I
don’t remember the exact termination date, I was laid-off. My
entire time there was spent in the photomask engineering dept. as an
Engineering Associate. For about the first 6 years I was
there my dept. chief was Art Fiest, you might have known him, he worked
there a very long time.
April 30, 2014
so glad I reconnected with your site. It was so nice catching up with
the updates. I’d like to let folks know what I’ve been up to. I’ve been
working for Volvo for the past seven years as a project manager. I’ve
worked in both the truck and the road and utility part of the business
leading projects for class 8 trucks and compaction equipment. Being a
Swedish owned company I’ve launch products both in the US and in Europe
and have the opportunity to travel a few times a year to Europe.
Working for Volvo has given me lots of the great things I miss from our
old days at WE/AT&T/Lucent/Agere and I’m really grateful for
that. My email is Sharyn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care. Shary
November 1, 2013
Joe, I just wanted to give you an update on my job status. I am working
at the Tobyhanna Army depot as a government employee since April 2007.
I work in an engineering lab were I design, build, and repair test
sets. I like the job since everyday presents a different challenge. The
commute is an hour one way, but I am in a vanpool which helps save my
October 2, 2012
have been a Realtor for more than 5 years now. I work out of
the Bethlehem Office of Weichert Realtors, right across from Westgate
Mall. 16 years ago today, 10/1/1996, I walked into
my office around 10:30 AM to announce that my wife had just given birth
to my son. Lappy was there and the first words out of his
mouth were "Hey, the first Lucent baby." That's how I will
always remember the day we became Lucent Technologies.
September 6, 2012
hope all is well with you. I just wanted to update you on my latest
adventure. Over the last few years I had been starting up TI's RFAB
300mm manufacturing line. It was a great experience, but the 24x7 days
left little or no life outside of work. In April this year I decided
that it was time for a change. I now work for Tosoh SMD in Grove City
Ohio as the Senior Manager of New Product Development. Tosoh
manufactures the deposition targets that go into the PVD Deposition
Systems. I have done business with this company since the early 1980's.
I know most of the people that work here so it was like coming home.
The atmosphere is very much like the old days on Union Blvd. Donna and
I are still in the process of moving up here. We will be closer to
family and friends and are looking forward to living in Ohio. I will
not miss the 100days of 100 degree heat that Texas had to offer.
April 30, 2012
that we are settled in I wanted to update you.
After living in Saratoga Springs Utah for 5 yrs we have now moved back
East to NY. I am still with DNS as a Senior Process Engineer
and I primarily support Global Foundries just outside Saratoga Springs
NY but have responsibilities across the US. We had a really
nice time living out West and seeing what the area holds, but it is
nice get back East where most of our family still resides.
March 5, 2012
started a job as a Senior System Analyst/Programmer for Lehigh Valley
Hospital in their IT dept. in 2/12
March 4, 2011
worked for Bell Labs (1981), AT&T Technology Systems, Lucent,
Agere, LSI until the Product Analysis Lab (FA lab) closed on 1/6/2011
I now work for the Department Of Defense as a Project Manager.
November 14, 2010
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October 22, 2010
I had taken some time off and
then went back to school to get my PMP Certification. But now
I am back in the 'game' at PPL - good company - very much like
ATT back in the day - union, older workforce, etc. - so I feel right at
home. Lots of exAgere/exLucent people there as well. I am the
Senior Business Analyst in the Construction Management group. Our group
manages all the contractors working for PPL.
March 4, 2010
On February 1, 2010 I accepted a
position as a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor with B. Braun Medical,
Inc. in Allentown, PA. I am working in the IV Systems manufacturing
line where we basically manufacture everything related to IV
treatment/use. There are a number of former ATT/Lucent/Agere people
working here so it has been a comfortable transition.
February 26, 2010
been with the PennDOT District Office in Allentown for 7 years now as a
Safety Program Specialist and Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator.
It’s hard to believe were the time goes. We are quite busy
with all the economic stimulus related projects. We’ve got
our own little former Agere gathering here as Jan Wallaesa, Bob
Ashmore, Kevin Cummings, and two guys from the old Optoelectronics
group work in the building. Most of my job entails
investigating fatal or major injury crash clusters and having low cost
safety improvement projects installed. Numerous locations
have been fixed and crashes have either been reduced or eliminated.
In 2009 Pennsylvania recorded the lowest number of
traffic related fatalities since records have been keep going back to
1928. I’m proud to be a part of that accomplishment.”
February 16, 2010
Life is good here. After New Year's, I moved on
from Boeing. I learned a great deal, and left with an easy heart and
easy decision. In celebration, I restarted my travel plans to France.
I'll be leaving for a week to Paris, this coming Thursday. I found a
small studio apartment, north of the city, and will be spending a week
visiting sights, eating, and getting the lay of the land. My French
could be better but I'll manage. I can understand better than I can
speak, and my reading is pretty good, for simple things. I have a
nonstop flight going and coming back. And, I'll be meeting up with some
American ex-pats on Saturday for some networking. One never knows...! A
friend is cat sitting and house sitting.
October 4, 2009
Hello everyone! It's great having this website
to see how everyone is doing. Thanks Joe for the opportunity to tell my
story. I have been retired from Agere for 6 years and 4 months. A lot
has happened to me during that time. I lost my father to lung cancer,
my mother now has Alzheimer's and is in a home, I lost my father-in-law
to Dewy Body Dementia, my daughter got married and divorced, my husband
was diagnosed with heart problems and on top of all of that I lost my
Agere medical benefits. But believe it or not I am now the happiest
I've ever been. I am working in a new job with benefits. I was working
as a temp for about 34 weeks and was finally hired April 1st of this
year. I work for Greenstar Allentown located in Northampton, PA. The
company is based in Europe. The US base is in Huston TX. You can read
about us on the web at www.greenstar-na.com . My title is Weighmaster
and I run 2 truck scales in this recycling facility. When I was a kid I
loved to play office and now I get to play office and get paid. Filing,
letter writing, mail, faxing, e-mailing, answering the phone, shipping,
running the scale and helping where ever I can. When I was looking for
a job, I wanted to find something that I liked. I never dreamed I'd
find a job I love so much. I work with two very outstanding women,
Michele and Pam. We all work really well together. Michele is brilliant
and she has taught me a lot. Pam is a sweetheart, the nicest person you
would ever want to meet. It's a privilege to work with them. We all
have fun during the day and the time flies. We are busy from the minute
we start till the minute we leave. It is awesome. I always believe
everything happens for a reason. If Agere had not closed in June 2003 I
never would have been able to spend the time I did with my Dad. I
wouldn't have been able to care for my Mom until she went to the home.
I am grateful to Agere for that. I'm also grateful that I lost my
medical benefits because I never would have looked for work and found a
super job. We all have to play the cards we are dealt. I'm playing mine
hand the best I can.