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Nordson's Adamson Passes Away

November 9, 2011
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Nordson Corp. recently announced the passing of Steven J. Adamson, former Nordson ASYMTEK Marketing specialist and electronics industry mentor. Adamson died on October 28 after a 15-month battle with cancer. Adamson started with Nordson ASYMTEK in 1998 as applications lab manager, and most recently was market development manager for the semiconductor packaging and hard disk drive industries. Over his career with Nordson ASYMTEK, Adamson contributed to the success of several important projects, including the Axiom and DispenseJet product lines.

Adamson previously held positions with Kodak, Motorola in the U.S., and Plessey International Computers Ltd. in the UK. He was awarded five U.S. and two UK patents. Originally from the UK, he held a Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering from Stockport College of Technology. In 2005, he was presented an award by the San Diego Engineering Council for “Outstanding Service to Electrical Engineering.”

Nordson plans to honor Adamson’s life by funding a $3,000 annual scholarship in his name with the IMAPS Educational Foundation, whose role is to support student activities related to the study of microelectronic packaging, interconnect and assembly. Donations to the fund in his honor can be made at

“This donation supports the mission of the educational fund, which Steve was instrumental in establishing,” said Michael O’Donoghue, executive director of IMAPS. “We are glad we can honor the memory of Steve in this way.”

“We will miss Steve’s creativity, intellectual curiosity and friendship,” said Greg Hartmeier, vice president of Nordson ASYMTEK. “And the industry will miss his active participation and leadership.”

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