Case Study: Employee Spotlight, Rick Summers

Employee Name
Rick Summers

Company Position
Project Manager, Field Service Engineer

Home Base
Phoenix, Arizona
NSTAR employee spotlight

Before NSTAR
Earned an associate’s degree in electronics technology. Formerly served as an equipment engineer at Motorola.

Rick was encouraged to join NSTAR after working on a project with NSTAR engineers.

Most Memorable Project
Rick met his wife on assignment in Richmond, Virginia, while completing the world’s first 300mm full fab decommissioning.

Favorite NSTAR Perks
Rick enjoys being paid to travel the world and experience other cultures authentically. He refers to his co-workers as his “Band of Brothers.”

Business Challenges
One ongoing challenge is securing supplies and tools in other countries without speaking those languages, and not being able to pay for them using a credit card.

Technical Challenges
One challenge faced in remote locations is figuring out how to disassemble semiconductor equipment safely without specialty tools.

Destinations Traveled
Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Israel, China, Boston, Austin, Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles, Malta and more.

Fun Facts
Rick enjoys spending time with his four beautiful granddaughters. He also rides motorcycles and is an avid scuba diver.

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