Thriving in EMS: Microboard’s Growth, Focus, Supply Chain Resilience, and Workforce Diversity

Discover the engine driving Microboard’s growth as I, Philip Stoten, sit down with Owner and CEO Nicole Russo at APEX 2024 to share the strategies that have fortified client relationships and spurred innovation. We navigate the complexities of supply chain upheaval, discuss how financial acumen and cutting-edge tech are revolutionizing operations, and reveal how diversity in the workforce—bolstered by automation and upskilling—strengthens the backbone of Microboard’s expansion.

Hear how strategic foresight and selective partnerships have kept Microboard’s sails full in the choppy waters of the EMS sector. We dissect their commitment to sectors like defense, medical, and telecom, and how these shield them from the industry’s inventory bubbles. Hear first-hand from Nicole about the impact of global events on the demand for defense products, and how incidents, like the one involving Damar Hamlin, surge interests in markets such as AEDs.

This episode, filmed on location at APEX24, offers a deep dive into the symbiosis of OEM relationships and Microboard’s future-directed vision for growth.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young ( and Adaptable Automation Specialist (

You can see video versions of all of the EMS@C-Level pods on our YouTube playlist.

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