Who's Doing What Now
October 2, 2012
|I 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
|I 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
|Now 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
|I started a job as a Senior System Analyst/Programmer for Lehigh Valley Hospital in their IT dept. in 2/12|
March 4, 2011
|I 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
|Hello friends and former colleagues! I am enjoying
a second career as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. I help folks put
together a collection of high quality and well diversified investments to meet their
financial goals. I'm really enjoying helping people who have gotten poor advice and/or
service from other advisors and brokerage firms.
Call me anytime for a no obligation review.
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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
|Update: Ive been with the PennDOT District Office in Allentown for 7 years now as a Safety Program Specialist and Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator. Its hard to believe were the time goes. We are quite busy with all the economic stimulus related projects. Weve 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. Im 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.|
September 2, 2009
|I finished out my career with
Agere in Orlando Fl., retiring as an
SMTS in Wet Chemical with 20 years at 50 years old. It was sad being
one of the last engineers there to close the plant, but a lot of us
know exactly what I'm talking about. I enjoyed my 7+ years living west
of Orlando in hilly Clermont, Fl. I thought I'd retire there, but it
wasn't to be. I've been living in Chandler, Az. for 3 1/2 years,
working for Intel Corp. as a senior process engineer in wet chemical.
My daughter is 23, married, living in Clermont, Fl. and my son is 16,
a junior in High School and a top ranked triathlete in the US, so I'm
busy being his coach I guess. I'm married to my wonderful wife, Sue,
for over 26 years now. I enjoy visiting the Lehigh Valley each year,
and maybe some day, I'll come back there, who knows? Both of my
parents that worked at the Allentown Plant and retired to Florida
have since passed. Pretty many of the old timers knew them; Herman and Violet Yatko. Well, best of luck and health to everyone.
April 22, 2009
|"What was once a hobby (music and karaoke singing), has turned into a great business decision (mobile DJ/Karaoke Services). I only wish I could have started it sooner in my life. I am managing our business, basically doin' it all besides DJing and hosting Karaoke (purchasing, marketing, computer maint, electronic maint, web design, digital photography). Check out our website at www.a4Dproduction.com . Worked with alot of great people over the years in MOS 5, test and assembly, and at the Reading Works."|
|Teresa (Terri) Roeder
February 2, 2009
|Teresa (Terri) Roeder
I am currently working in Finance at BOEING IDS at Ridley Park, PA ( near Philadelphia Airport ), I have been here 5 years, starting in 2002 as a Production Manager. It has been and continues to be a rewarding experience. Boeing is always looking for good Engineers, the Ridley Park location is home to the Chinook and V22 production.
January 11, 2009
|Hello everyone. I have been a Realtor now for several years with Keller Williams Real Estate on Cedar Crest Blvd., the largest Real Estate Office in the Lehigh Valley. I enjoy helping people buy a house, sell a house, or buy commercial or investment properties. People are complaining that the housing market is bad, but I am finding that it is the best time to buy a property in decades! If you know anyone that could use expert advice and exceptional service, give me a call! 610-820-9699, 610-657-5825, 610-435-1800 x5157, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!|
December 26, 2008
|Howdy Folks! Well the Appleby Systems, Inc. marketing position has come to an end on October 31, 2008. I do want to say that it was a pleasure talking to some of the Engineers, Process Analysts and the many co-workers that I did see in the KMART stores and at the many Trade Fair functions in Allentown, Reading and even in Phoenixville and Eagleville, PA. There were many ex Lucent Retirees walking around with a Lucent Technologies jacket on that I recognized. It was a pleasure seeing and talking with them about the good old days. But effective on December 3, 2008 I did land in a new job with Advanced Innovative Marketing based in Allentown, PA. It is a small office where I conduct my marketing skills to a wide variety of Comcast Cable customers. It is a very interesting position and I do enjoy the tasks that I perform on a daily basis.|
December 3, 2008
|Hi Everyone. this is Kathleen Reynolds. just a quick update on what i have been doing since i left Agere/LSI. fall of 2003 I started classes at LCCC in preparation for my enrollment in the nursing program there. i was accepted into the program in September 2004. 2 long years and many hours of studying, research papers and clinical hospital duty later, i graduated as a Registered Nurse. I took my licensing test in August 2006, passed the first time, and i went to work at Mosser Nursing Home in Trexlertown as a nurse on 3-11 shift. in May 2007, i accepted a dayshift position at Moravian Village Rehab Center in Bethlehem. in July 2008 i took a leave of absence for knee replacement surgery which went very well. After recovery in October, i returned to Mosser on dayshift as the Charge Nurse. Also my husband,Bill, was working at Fairgrounds Surgery Center until July 2008, when he was laid-off during a down-sizing at the center. He is looking for work, so if anyone knows of any available jobs, please email me at RN2BKR@aol.com. To all my friends, please feel free to contact me to chat or just to say hello. Take care and have a Blessed Holiday Season. Kathy Reynolds|
October 3, 2008
|"I'm still with
Boeing on that 787 airplane program. Not much happening,
with the machinist union on strike. Our engineering union contract expires
on 12/1, so we might strike as well but not till after New Year's. Fun all
around, eh? Anyways, my goal is to relocate back to the NE or Canada next fall; my job hunting efforts begin next fall, after I graduate with the
MBA degree. The northwest (washington & oregon) is a nice place to visit but...the economy is too iffy, homes too expensive. "
September 30, 2008
|Just thought I would
drop you a line to update you on my job status. I recently resigned my position as General
Manager at Edwin Stipe, Inc. to accept the position of Borough Manager of Slatington, PA.
I spent 10 years of my life living in Slatington and graduated from Slatington High School back in the 1900s. Anyway, this is a good opportunity to return to my roots and seemed like the next logical (and hopefully last) progression in my career.
My contact info is as follows:
Slatington Borough Hall
Herb Pfeiffer email@example.com 610-852-2279
|Lee Van Horn
January 23, 2008
|Currently working for
Iberdrola Renewable Energies which is a Spanish Utility company. Actually they are the
largest utility for installed wind energy in the world. Current responsibilities is
managing a small wind farm about 10 minutes from my home near Mahanoy City. I have worked
here for shortly over a year now, after a few years with General Mills in the maintenance
department. My job duties range from managing the farm to actually repairing the turbines
on occasion. It is a very satisfying job, however there are many long days. I really can't
complain though, the commute is a breeze considering what I did when I worked at Lucent.
They even gave me a company truck, so travel costs isn't an issue. The company benefits
and pay are good for today's standards.
For example: 4 weeks vacation after a year service.......not bad. I even get paid overtime. Another benefit I love is I can actually drive my ATV to work...........how's that for a commute.
January 2, 2008
|Betty and Tom Ehrets are deeply involved with volunteering with the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank, located at 6th & Chew St., Allentown, Tom has been treasurer for the past 4 years, while Betty's involvement goes back to it's inception in 1979. She currently serves on the Board of Directors. We are always looking for "new blood;" anyone interested in volunteering in this noble cause can do so by calling Tom at 610-437-4376. Team involvement is only one day a month, preferably associated with your church group, if there is one. We have many opportunities for anyone interested.|
January 2, 2008
|I started at Air Products on Feb 27, 2006. I cannot seem to get away from AMAT tools. I am a engineering technician working of LowK dielectric development on a P-5000 for a small group of Phd's in Air Products Electronics division. My official APCI title is Senior Principal Research Technician. They just gave me a promotion at the end of the year. I have a lot of responsibilities as a technician, budget, ordering, etc. They treat them like STA's with only one hitch. There is no way that any technician will be promoted to engineering at least with title here. They tell me I am lucky for getting the promotion with only 2 years of experience. The last two years the pay bumps were only 3% when APCI was setting corporate records for earnings, but I am not complaining! I'll take 3% bumps as long as my commute stays at 20 minutes. The grass isn't greener but it is still green.|
January 2, 2008
|I've accepted a position with Seisler Machine and Fabrication Corporation in Mohnton, PA as the General Manager. I started work on 11/5/07. I have full responsibility for all phases of the business and report directly to the owner and President of the company. I am his only direct report. And, no, I'm not hiring... at least not just yet! If I do, I'll be sure to let you know!|
January 2, 2008
|I went to school at Medical Careers Institute. I graduated in April, got my certification in June, and am now working at a family practice office in Hampton, Virginia, for 3 doctors as a Certified Medical Assistant. I love my job because it's a chance for me to give back and provide service to others.|
November 22, 2007
|"Hi, everyone! It
has been long years since I talked with those on the
list who knew me. As you might recall, I moved on from Western back in August, 1985 out to the Seattle area. I've remained here since then, with a very short period in Singapore and a much longer time in Portland, Oregon. Finally back in the Seattle area, working for Boeing on the 787 program; that's an interesting bird. Over the years, I've held several lines of work, from management & engineering to working on a horse farm. Now, that horse farm was fun! Down the road, I'm planning to move back East, probably to my home town of Pgh, although Boeing does have their Ridley Park facility, near Philly. If you remember me, it would be nice to hear from you!"
|George C. Pecuch JR
November 8, 2007
|I AM PRESENTLY EMPLOYED WITH APPLEBY SYSTEMS, INC. LOCATED IN WHITEHALL, PA. MY JOB TITLE IS "OUTSIDE MARKETING REP". YOU MAY SEE ME WALKING AROUND INSIDE SEVERAL K-MART STORES LOCATED IN WALNUTPORT, EASTON, AND QUAKERTOWN. I ALSO SET UP DISPLAYS OF OUR PRODUCTS WITHIN SEVERAL COMPANIES LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA, AND YES, EVEN AT LSI. SO FOLKS, IF YOU SEE ME WALKING AROUND ANY ONE OF THOSE STORES AND YOU NEED AN APPLEBY PRODUCT SUCH AS WINDOWS, BATHROOM MAKEOVER AND OR A SUNROOM FOR YOUR HOME, STOP BY AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT. SEEMS THAT AFTER LEAVING AGERE SYSTEMS,INC., I COULD NOT LAND IN A POSITION RELATED TO WHAT I WAS DOING IN MOS V. GUESS COMPANIES IN THE AREA THINK I WAS PAID TOO MUCH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO NOW THAT I HAVE SALES/MARKETING IN MY BACKGROUND, APPLEBY SYSTEMS, INC GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS.|
November 2, 2007
|Moved from working for Lockheed-Martin to the Department of Defense this year. I Manage the Military's Region I Calibration Laboratory located at the Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Lab is associated with the Physical Sciences and Neucleonics area. So keep paying those taxes!|
October 4, 2007
|I left my Paramedic Supervisor's position at Lehighton Ambulance. I am now working as a full time Paramedic for the City of Bethlehem Emergency Medical Services.|
September 12, 2007
|I recently have been promoted from a Process Engineering Section Manager to an Engineering Branch Manager. My team has grown from 20 to 208.|
December 5, 2006
|I was an operating engineer in the waste treatment plant and retired in 2003 with 35 years of service. I am currently working part time driving school bus for the Catasauqua Area School district. I loved my years at the plant and I really miss all my coworkers.|
February 1, 2007
|I left Anadigics in June and I am working for Qimonda (formerly Infineon) in Richmond Va as a defect improvement coordinator. I have been here for 6 months and I commute home on the weekends until I sell my house in Pa. There are a lot of ex-Agere people here mostly from Orlando. Qimonda makes almost exclusively DRAM products 256M and 512M devices.|
January 3, 2007
|Having received my MBA from NJIT, I immediately started with HMHTTC as a business unit manager. In the 5 months I was there I got their Selective Risk dept from 6 months behind in billing to 2 months behind, I spec out both HW & SW for a 24hr dispatch center and hired the 7x24 staff, I also managed 400 hazmats calls around the country. I left HMH on less than excellent terms Dec 10, 2005. On May 1, 2006 I started a new position with in Florham Park, NJ with ASCO Power Technologies as a Project Manager. As part of Emerson Electric; ASCO does the power transfer and control system for emergency power systems. They do "low" and "medium" voltage. Hah! Low is under 600Vac & medium is between 600 to 15KV; all 3 phase and ampacities from 800 to 10,000Amps (per phase). When the hospital or data center utility fails we got about 10 to 30 sec to spin up 2 MW generators and close on the dead bus. Gens 2, 3, 4, ... must be in phase, frequency and voltage sync before they can be brought on-line and subsequent loading can be added. It's a very(!) different world; from FETs in the GHz range and carrying a few mA to large switches that just have to be reliable and carry KA. It's only a differential factor of a billion; but it's still E=IR. I've been with them for 7 months now and I really enjoy being responsible for 10 to 15 jobs that can go into the mega-bucks and I'm getting into the field. Hope everyone has healthy and happy 2007. My personal email is still firstname.lastname@example.org & I'm still over here in Palmer - right next to Easton. :-)|
December 30, 2006
|Just to let you know I switched from Akrion to DNS this past summer after spending >70% of my time on the road, typically in Asia, DNS needed an on-site process engineer to oversee a large installation at the newly formed IMFT (Intel Micron Flash Technology) center in Lehi Utah so I decided to take the position. We have since moved to Saratoga Springs, Utah and the tools are starting to come on line to begin qualification, prior to the tools coming on line I still did some travel to other sites to support qualifications but ONLY in the USA THANK GOD! We have found the area out here quite beautiful but since we have not been through our first winter yet; we will hold judgment on whether or not this was really a good idea. If anyone is interested they have plenty of job postings for a variety of positions at the site and skiing is less than an hour away from places like Park City (2002 Winter Olympics), Alta, and Snowbird. Yellowstone is about a 6 hour drive to the North while Las Vegas is about 6 hours to the South.|
August 4, 2006
|Retired 2000 - left Lucent @
$84/share - DON'T BLAME ME!
Active hiker and biker - lost 10 pounds since retiring. As a volunteer I enjoy helping organize community events in Whitehall Township - Community Day at LV Mall and FallFest at Whitehall Coplay School District (Oct 14 & 15, 2006). I have been a Commissioner with the Ironton Rail-Trail since August 2000, and am proud of the improvements made to this nationally recognized rail-trail traversing 9 miles through the communities of Whitehall Township, Coplay, and North Whitehall Township. www.irontonrailtrail.org Join me for a 7 mile narrated Historical Hike on Oct 21. Trolley Tours scheduled for Sept 23 & 30. Reservations required call 610 437-5524 x165. Avid bowler - President of Rose Bowl Golden Agers League, also Team Captain of Bocce League and WE bowl league (since 1972) at the Bocce Club. I am proud to be a part of the WEAlumni. email@example.com
July 6, 2006
|I started at Merck in
March 2003 as a Plant Utilities Supervisor and was
recently moved to a Plant Maintenance Planning Supervisor position. I have learned all about Plant Utilities, Air Conditioning, and crazy Gov't
Regulations in the Pharm industry. The pay is good, the people fine, and
for some reason they like me here, but it is nothing in comparison to what we had up in Allentown. My Daughter is 16 and my son 13. Also, going to college again, online this time. Well overdue to finish that degree. Still coaching softball, 18 and under girls (women's? ) now, which I fully enjoy. We came in 2nd out of 22 teams last year, and begin this years playoffs next week.
Encourage your friends to join the site.
Site Maintenance & Utilities
Merck and Co., Inc.
West Point, PA. 19486
June 12, 2006
|As of March 31st, 2006, I've completed 3 years working for PennDot and have been promoted 3 times. I'm at the same level as Civil Engineers with the State. My current position is a Traffic Safety Program Specialist. As such, I review statistical crash data and recommend particular sites for safety improvements. I also work on Bicycle/Pedestrian trails and crossings. It's a good feeling knowing I'm working to save lives rather than working to fatten the wallet of some CEO. I've been able to harness my engineering skills and adapt them to this change in career path. I can honestly say I'm glad to be out of the semiconductor "rat race." I'm well respected at PennDot and have proven myself. I'm not making the "big bucks" I was at Agere, but I work in an environment with job security, low stress, great benefits, easy commute, and frequent outdoor work. With my last promotion, my pay is now quite respectable and I'm receiving 3 weeks vacation. Additional promotions are possible in the near future because of attrition due to retirements. Next year I reach pension eligibility and I will be able to purchase 4 additional years service for my time in the Air Force. If all goes well I plan to stay till 60 and retire with a decent State pension. Things are looking up, although I do miss all my old friends at Agere.|
|Patricio A. Espinoza
August 2, 2005
|I am working at Technology Assessment and Transfer, a small company that performs research in various areas, mostly related to ceramic materials and thermal management. I am involved in multipysics simulations of fluidic and magnetic systems. I live near Washington DC. http://www.techassess.com/"|
July 8, 2005
|I just changed my position with BEHR Process last week. My new responsibility is the Production and Inventory Control Manager working dayshift again. My 2nd shift Superintendent position in manufacturing is now posted for applicants.|
June 11, 2005
|I just wanted to send you a quick note as I landed a new job with BOC Gases in Bethlehem. The National operations center is located next to the old steel plant. Many years ago, they supplied the Steel with piped in process gases, and now are a world wide company with head quarters in the UK, and the U.S. head quarters in Murray Hill. I will be scheduling and working with customers in many states within the United States to supply them with liquid N2, Liquid O2, Liquid Ar, and CO2.|
April 12, 2005
|Just wanted to update my job status. I left my Cabelas management job last summer (August) and have accepted a position at NanoOpto Corporation in Somerset, New Jersey as a Manufacturing Engineer. I work with former MOS V colleagues Dino Sinatore, Mike Billig and Craig Bredbenner. We make optical circuits (.1 micron design rules) on glass substrates. We are in the process of moving the company from an R&D mode of providing engineering samples to a manufacturing mode of delivering quantity orders to customers. Although small (<35 employees), we are a company with good technology and excellent people. We are looking to ramp up, starting in the 2Q of the year and will be requiring people with technical and manufacturing experience. The commute is 65 miles one way from the Lehigh Valley, but the drive is fast (The Jersey 500). Check us out on our website www.nanoopto.com. Its good to be back in high tech manufacturing. One downside, there is not as much inspiration for roast material and top ten lists outside of Agere.|
February 9, 2005
|Retired and not working. Now I can spend more time doing things in the shop and keeping my 3 web sites up to date.|
January 14, 2005
|I just wanted to let you know
that I got a job with Defense Support
Services (DS2) a sub of Lockheed Martin in Tobyhanna PA.
I went to a job fair they were having at the Careelink center in
Scranton last Wed.(1/5). My turn came up for my interview. He asked
me to describe what I did at Agere. I started to tell him what I did
for a minute or two and I saw his face light up. He stopped me short
for a copy of my resume. I gave him one. He looked at it and said
"WOW" "Your Hired". The whole interview only took about 10 minutes!
The position is for an ELECTRONICS TECH III. In this position one
needs to be able to troubleshoot electronics down to the component
level. This was the highest level they were able to hire at. The
money is good and full benefits including pension! There are 10 paid
holidays, but for vacation, you only accrue 1.5 hours/40 hour work
week. (2 weeks/year). That was a tough pill to swallow after having
I started the job on Monday Jan. 10. They are still in need of more
electronic technicians of various skills.
I started on DAY Shift! So far I think the job will work out well for
me. It is about a 50 minute trip (45 miles) but it is all open
Dec 31, 2004
|I wanted to let you know that I did hear from RCN and I start on Monday. I will be working as a Customer Service Rep. which is similar to the position that I had with AT&T some years ago. The location is in the Industrial Park by the airport, actually just past Lattice Semiconductor. I will keep you posted but if nothing else happens, I will start on Monday.|
|Michael J. Kaszyski
Dec 30, 2004
|I was able to find a job in
Bethlehem. I have been there 6 weeks now. The company makes on-site chlorine
dioxide generators for a variety of
applications. Mainly water treatment, product sterilization, and decontamination of buildings.
My new work addresses are:
Michael J. Kaszyski
140 Webster St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Oct 27, 2004
|Hey Guys. I no longer work for
Lincoln Tech. I got a
new job as the Housing Director at Allentown Business
School. I started Monday. Lots to do. I'll be in
charge of over 300 housing students all over the
lehigh valley. A challenge which will test all my
Oct 21, 2004
|Currently I'm in training as a
pipeline dispatcher at the PPL Interstate Energy Corp. We are a subsidiary of
PPL Corp. and supply their oil and gas products.
An 84 mile pipeline was constructed in the 70's to supply the Martin's Creek Steam Electric Station, some New Jersey utilities, and a Phila. Elec. Co. Gererating station with oil. Currently fuel oil comming from Marcus Hook and gas from major southern supply routes is managed from a dispatch location in Martins Creek by PPLIEC. It is a small busines unit (approx. 28 people). It's nice to know everyone in the company. I'm told training is quite involved and may take up to 18 months. The first week has been very interesting.
Oct 21, 2004
|Just wanted to let you know
that I have changed positions at Akrion. I am
back in the process group as a Level 3 Process Engineer for the Goldfinger Single Wafer Platform. Earlier this year Akrion purchased Verteq (Megasonic's and Rinser/Dryer's used in MOS-V) because of a Single wafer platform they developed. It is my job to transfer the technology back to the Allentown location and perform cusotmer qualifications, as such I have been in Santa Ana California (Near LA) since the beginning of August and at the beginning of October I headed to Suwon South Korea to qualify 2 tools that we recently sold to Samsung Electronics. They use a specialty chemical that is manufactured by Kevin Yanders Company (ATMI Formerly ESC)
so we may work together again.
To give you an idea of the size of the Samsung site I am working at. It
employs over 50,000 people and has 20+ Operating IC lines at this site
alone, they are in the process of building 2 additional Manufacturing lines
and 1 additional R&D line at this site. And we thought the Allentown site
Oct 21, 2004
|I'm happy to report that I am
again employed, now by Fisher Clinical
Services in Fogelsville. After being laid of in the beginning of March, I
worked for a friend cutting grass over the summer. Just something to keep me busy. Fortunately, the Facilities manager at Fisher worked for AFM at one time and did filter replacements on MOS II and BIC II. Somehow he remembered me after all those years and asked Pete Kahora (ex Labs employee) who works for this manager if he knew if I was working. It turns out the Pete is friends with Doug Deutsch who had my phone number and passed it along. Resume sent, interview and offer all within about 14 days. I am now the Facilites Engineering Supervisor with several employees working with me. What a difference in the working relationship!!!! I can even pick up tools without someone complaining. Now I get thanks when you pitch in. Wow, what a concept, to bad we didn't have that at Agere.
Oct 19, 2004
|Left Home Depot in June and now work for Haines & Kibblehouse Construction Company. Back to a normal life and hours. No OT or weekends - perfect.|
July 27, 2004
|I have been doing some volunteer work for our church and completing some major projects here at home. I have also been fishing, boating & traveling with my wife. I don't know when I ever had time to go to work.|
|I am joining Advanced Energy
energy.com) in Fort Collins, Colorado, as Application R&D
Staff Engineer, effective July 26, 2004. I will work on
design and applications of components for plasma gas
The job is an ideal fit with my work experience
July 14, 2004
|I have been working at Arrow International in Reading since March. Arrow makes medical products - primarily catheters and related products for cardiac care. There are several other ex-Agere (Reading Works) employees that were also recently hired. My title is Senior Quality Engineer and my job assignment is similar to my responsibilities at Agere. I am involved with supplier quality - qualification, audits, corrective action, ratings, etc.; Statistical Process Control, and other quality related projects|
June 7, 2004
|I have been working at Glassman
High Voltage, Inc. since March. Glassman makes high voltage DC power supplies for industry
and research. They employ about 80 people. You may have noticed some of their products in
equipment such as implanters, sputterers, or electron beam equipment. Varian is their
biggest customer. Some of these power supplies can produce up to 450kV. Its a small
company in New Jersey with a world wide product base.
My position is in product data management within the engineering office. I am part of a six person team that implements changes for custom power supply designs. There is a lot of specialized control circuitry in these power supplies that must be understood for accurate transformations. I must admit I had to dig deep in my brain for the electronics knowledge I learned over 20 years ago. I am enjoying what I do and its a nice change to work for a small company where "everybody knows everybody."
Good luck to everybody in finding jobs or keeping the ones youve already found.
May 19, 2004
|Joe is working for Lanier and is based at Mack's World Headquarters in Allentown. He's a Fleet manager responsible for all printers,fax machines, copiers,and other office equipment, for all three Mack's sites.|
May 8, 2004
|Things are going well with my
new job at Fairchild Semiconductor.
I am a Senior Engineering Project Leader in Process Development.
You can update my email to the following Gunn/MountainTop/FSC@Fairchild .
We'll be moving up to Mountaintop, PA come June, so this email will no
May 4, 2004
|After leaving Agere in March 03, I went to work as a supervisor for Merck in the Vaccine Division. As of January 19, 2004, I left Merck to accept a position as Plant Superintendent for Gardner Cryogenics in Bethlehem (a division of Air Products). We make stationary and transport vessels for cryogenic liquids. The people are great, however, I still miss the team from Agere/Lucent/AT&T. I have a good relationship with my HR partner who should alert me to employment opportunities within APCI and I'll get them to the site!|
|Joe Buffi||Started with Behr Products (paints) in Dec. as a superintendent in the manufacturing side eventually going 2nd shift. Been putting in 10 hr days and training with dayshift the last few weeks.|
|Bernie Szilagyi||I am working with Primerica Financial Services, a member of CitiGroup. Anyone interested in hearing about the business is welcome to come to a Business Opportunity Meeting on a Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the new Allentown Business School in Center Valley. The meeting usually lasts about 1 hour. If anyone is interested, just contact me by e-mail BSzil94998@aol.com so that I can look for them.|
|Doug Deutsch||I am working as a Paramedic Supervisor for Lehighton Ambulance in Carbon County|
|Brandon Reed||Realtor - Century 21 Longacre Realty 740 Main St Bally, Pa. 19503 610-845-6000|
|Dino Sinatore||I am still at NanoOpto Co. We make a optical device for various applications. My function is basically an evaporation tech/eng. I have not been given the engineering title just yet but when I look around I am the only guy here doing the work. I was unofficially promoted to head guy when the engineer left. The company got smaller in October due to an order that fell through but I managed to stay on.|
|Fred Goll||Consulting on Project
Management and General Management part-time with;
1) ESC/ATMI, a startup company developing and and selling post Plasma etches and post CMP etches to Semiconductor companies such as TI, IBM, UMC and others.
2) Allentown School District on educational advancement projects such as the Empowerment project, No Child Left Behind and Scheduling for the 2004/2005 school year.
|I'm enjoying myself here at Northrop Grumman, just north of the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. I'm in a photo engineering position, with a wide mix of technologies and substrates. It reminds me very much of the things we did when the GaAs group came from Bell Labs Murray Hill to the Reading facility.|
|Sean Billings||I am working for Lehigh Engineering Associates designing storm water drainage systems for residential and comercial land development. The best part is it's only 6 miles from home!|
|Joe Pavlo||In mid December as a result of two interviews I finally was offered a full time position at Aventis Pasteur in Swiftwater as a Manufacturing Technician in the Meninge Conjugate Department. In my department where we are working on a new Meningitas vaccine. It is a very interresting and exciting job since it is something totally different from what I have been doing at Agere for the past 24 years. I am part of a team of 7 associates, 5 of us being new employees, working in a steril cleanroom environment. Our job position can be compared to a process analyst however we are doing the actual manufacturing of the vaccine, we are both the operators and the technical experts. We are being trained by an industrialization group that will eventually turn the process over to our department once we are all qualified. I can actually say that I enjoy going to work every day, the people I work with are great and a pleasure to be with. The 35 mile drive isn't that bad, it gives me time to think and unwind. I wish everyone the same success that I had in job searching, all good things take time!|
Feb 17, 2004
|My new job title is Senior Applications Engineer at ATMI. My first day they put me on a plane to Dresden, Germany to meet some customers. Needless to say I was nervous as hell! We sell specialty chemicals for post CMP cleaning. There is a lot to learn but it feels good to be working again.|
|Jim Roth||I just wanted to fill you in
on my status.
When Agere sold off the Optoelectroncs business at the end of 2002 I was offered a job with the new owner, TriQuint Semiconductor and I have been working in Breinigsville since then. TriQuint has recently announced that the wafer fab operation (Indium Phosphide) is moving to their plant in Richardson (Dallas) Texas between now and 2005.
Although I could have a job there, I and the family have decided that we would be giving up too much of what is important to us if we made the move. So, I have started to look for something else and so any job leads will be greatly appreciated!
For those still looking, TriQuint may be hiring "contract" engineers (their wording) to help with the transition. Since it is not known yet how many engineers from Penna. are going to transfer to Texas, it may be remotely possible, that a "contract" engineer could possibly get a permanent position if they are willing to go to Texas. TriQuint is currently hiring more process operators, which are primarily STA types, for a second shift in Breinigsville, to provide for some inventory builds to cover the move.
Anyone interested should check out the TriQuint web site www.triquint.com or the local newspapers.
|Bob Steward||I'm a Long Term Care
Insurance Representative for General Electric Financial. I received my PA insurance
license in the fall and in November went through GE's Basic Training for new agents. I
have been in the field since and enjoying it greatly. I work out of my home and am on the
road visiting clients. have been meeting many interesting people and find the work very
rewarding. So many people I visit have been touched by the effects of a long-term care or
nursing home crisis. It's very satisfying work, directly helping people solve the greatest
risk they face to their life savings and independence
If anyone is interested in considering this as a career option, call me at 610-395-2350.
Mar 12, 2004
|I'm currently working as a Project Manager Assistant, and Assistant Railroad Grade Crossing Engineer for PennDot. I work both in the office and sometimes in the field at Railroad crossing sites and several local bridge replacement projects. The work can be a lot of fun at times and I've met many public officials. I've been to the Route 33 bridge sinkhole site several times. I've recently taken a promotion and soon will be moving to the traffic unit working on road signing. Jan Wallesa is also working at PennDot, as are two people who used to work in Opto. I've made many new friends and have found an easy low stress environment with excellent benefits. My commute is less than 6 minutes. The pay is in the low range, however, my new position offers excellent opportunities to move up to a decent salary position within another year and my new boss wants to do just that. If all goes well I plan to stay till 60 and retire with a State pension.|
April 6, 2004
|Thanks to Joe Buffi, Doug
Brandes (my flight instructor) and Lehigh Valley Flying Club at ABE; I'm now a Private
Pilot with a VFR rating. I received my license just before going back to school full time
for an Executive MBA at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I'm learning and looking
to either enter corporate management or start my own business. Graduation is April 2005.
To help make ends meet, I work when called for Lehigh County Emergency Management's HazMat
team & HMHTTC (www.hmhttc.com) a commercial HazMat
Hope all my old colleagues are doing well!
April 15, 2004
|I'm working as an Admissions Representative for Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown. I just had my one year anniversary. I primarily work with High School students looking for an alternative to college. We have great programs in Mech/Arch Drafting, Networking, Electronic Engineering Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Pharmacy Technician.|
April 19, 2004
|You can add me to the who's doing what as teaching physics at LCCC and engineering for Temple (@LCCC) as well as some consulting work.|
April 17, 2004
|Gary Reichl Manufacturing
Engineer/Prototype Manager, Greene Tweed
Technologies, Hatfield, PA. I provide product design, manufacturing
engineering and project management for prototype connectivity and vision
products in an R & D division of Greene Tweed. Also, I manage the transition to ISO certification, schedule product lines and design equipment and tooling. I wish everyone well in their post Agere endeavors.
April 20, 2004
|My family and i have taken our vast fortune from Agere and invested in a small family business (PLEASE PATRONIZE US - WE NEED THE BUSINESS). As of Jan. 1, 2004 we opened Ward's Oriental Rug Service. I've been an avid collector of semi-antique and antique rugs for over 30 yrs, so when i got the offer i couldn't refuse from agere, i decided to open my own business doing something near and dear to me. We clean, repair and restore Oriental Rugs. We also clean wall to wall and upholstery. And since we have leased a fairly large space, we also buy and sell pre-owned rugs. Please stop by or give a call to say hello. Our phone number is 610-432-1995. We are located at 333 Union St. in Allentown, near the Parkettes Gymnastic Center. There is always coffee and soda for former agere pals and happy hour starts on friday at 4:30|
May 2, 2004
|Now working in Quality Control Engineering for East Penn Manufacturing (DEKA batteries) in Lyons Station, PA. I monitor quality and do performance/reliability tests for Caterpillar heavy equipment, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and the Military. Just finished First Article Testing of a new design for tanks so my experience in dealing with the military at Lucent has paid off. We had to delay some field tests because the tanks were in Iraq and we couldn't get any field volunteers, no big surprise there. I also completed education to become a piano tuning/repair technician which I enjoy doing on the side.|
May 2, 2004
|I am enjoying retirement and my hobbies. I do wood carving, play golf and racquetball, umpire high school fast pitch softball and travel|
April 22, 04
|Just thought I would send you and email regarding my future. I have resigned my position with Agere and will be heading to Texas Instruments in May. I have accepted a position as senior engineer over the PVD and CVD process areas. They made an offer that I couldn't refuse and the atmosphere in Orlando is not getting any better. I guess that is all for know.|
|Mike Stohl||I'm done with
classes and I'm student teaching at Nazareth High School. Hopefully by September
I'll have a full time teaching job.I'm "student teaching" which means I'm
working my butt off but not getting paid. I went the formal route and this is the
last step to PA teacher's certification. After May 27 I'll be able to
(hopefully) get a full time regular teaching position