Top 10 Inspiring Leaders of 2022 with Naji Gebara

Archive: Aug 2022

Question #5: CEO Success Series

Question #5

What are the latest technologies enhancing the business that you have been proactively implementing? What will the PGF Technology Group’s future be?

With each release of the latest trusted technologies, PGF integrates machinery to advance high-quality assembly practices. At PGF, enhancing business translates to added technology throughout all assembly steps. For example, cable machines assist in wiring methods while PCB machines introduce more efficient PCB techniques. The future of PGF includes immense opportunities for growth with success both in monetary gain and individual development.

Edge of Technology 

The drive to constantly be on the edge of the next technological advancement is a PGF core value. PGF Technology Group is always utilizing the latest tools and practices.  Additionally, this drive comes from researching possible new industries of interest and prepping our facility to handle the most advanced projects. Across all PGF services, from cable assembly to prototyping, the company continues to integrate trusted technologies.  After all, if a company is not continuously growing, it falls behind.

CEO Series #5 infographicInvestment 

Yearly states of analysis give us the power to determine areas where improvement can bring the most progress. Everything starts with a plan and builds until it’s ready to be built again. This year, PGF is developing online training courses for new and tenured team members to deepen their skill sets and advance their careers – and PGF as a whole. The company has also digitized work instructions to create a more efficient assembly process, especially for new PGF members to accelerate their understanding of the procedures.

Additionally, we have updated our facility’s layout to increase resourcefulness and enhance workflow from concept to quality check to delivery. After all, a greatly flowing river becomes harder and harder to stop, just as PGF’s progress is becoming harder to slow down. A yearly investment of 2-5% of the annual budget goes toward machine updates. All in all, this facility update includes the universal usage of more automated tools over their manual counterparts, effectively improving assembly time and accuracy.  

The PGF Future

PGF can summarize its future in one word: Growth. Each team member‘s improvement works to bring new perspectives and opportunities to our partners. As CEO, Naji Gebara leads the company by lifting others while openly accepting constructive criticism as a means of progress. Adding internal employee skillset builder modules demonstrates PGF’s devotion to improvement. Overall, we expect to expand our services to include more design capabilities and extend our properties to continue expediting the assembly process. Learn more about PGF capabilities and request a quote today!

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Question #4: CEO Success Series

Question #4

What is one of the biggest achievements of your organization owing to its revolutionary approach and your creativity? How does Naji Gebara deal with criticism as a leader?

The success of a CEO constitutes the biggest achievement of the organization as a whole. For Naji Gebara, success translated into the ability to take hold of as many opportunities as possible. Directly related to the PGF revolutionary approach and creativity, the best achievements lie in monetary gains and improved leadership. However, as with any position of authority, constant review and suggestions follow each decision. Yet, Naji Gebara takes constructive criticism openly, regarding each comment as an opportunity for growth.

Company Growth 

Since Naji Gebara’s complete acquisition of PGF, one of his most outstanding achievements has been doubling the business of this already well-established company. Year over year, double-digit growth rates show the outcome of hard work. However, this increase in PGF’s growth rate is not due to hard work alone. Every significant step of progress began as a vision that came to fruition. From daily overviews to weekly metrics, a data-driven company reveals the secrets to achievement. In other words, the numbers don’t lie, so use them to find the truth.  

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Leadership 

This profit-driven advancement stems from a leader motivated by the thrill of the chase. Of course, money determines success outwardly, but internally, the anticipation for new opportunities determines longevity. With each achievement, Naji continues to assess the ways to improve as a leader to better work with others. Whether through open communication, in-depth meetings, or employee lunches, Naji takes the leadership responsibility seriously. As the company continues to grow, Naji’s leadership tactics grow alongside it.  

Improvement

Naji Gebara welcomes constructive criticism because it means the chance for improvement. As the common phrase in meetings, “If you disagree with me, please let me know,” suggests, he constantly seeks new perspectives from those around him. With each review, comment, and suggestion, Naji improves his approach to leadership. Beyond monetary measurements, comfort and individual achievements of PGF employees contribute to overall CEO success. Everyone has specific positions within PGF, but we are a team that benefits from each other’s suggestions and achievements. 

The PGF Difference

Naji Gebara actively leads PGF as a company with a purpose beyond monetary success and one of innovation and ambition. Customers are guaranteed high-quality products while supporting a company integrating advanced technologies for further improvement. From lifting other businesses to providing internal promotion and success exemplifies the PGF difference. Work with a company that values the success of others and request a quote today!

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Terminals Basics

What is a Terminal?

Terminals are crucial components to any cable assembly process. By definition, a terminal is part of a class of electrical connectors used for the transfer of electrical currents from a grounding source or power. The terminal of a wire also indicates the point at which the conductor, from a component, device, or network, comes to an end. The multitude of cable applications introduces a wide selection of terminal variations and types. Each project consists of specified requirements that lead to the use of some terminals over others. PGF supplies customers will all kinds of terminals, effectively integrating the necessary parts for a successful cable assembly!

Variations

There are two main variations amongst cable terminals: insulated and non-insulated. Depending on the designated project, either one of the two variations is preferred for high quality product performance. Insulated provide an additional protective cover to avoid water and other moisture from getting to the wire. The insulation can be found in nylon, heat shrink, or vinyl material to act as a non-conductor wire. On the other hand, non-insulated are typically used in the instances in which the extra wire protection is not necessary. Additionally, the non-insulated wires are cheaper to manufacture, thus proving to be more economically valuable.

ring terminal

Terminal Types

Ring 

a round-ended terminal that easily allows a screw or stud to be attached. Ring Terminals are either crimped or soldered to the wire. Available in insulated or non-insulated.

Common Applications: Ring terminals are typically utilized within the automotive industry. The shape is ideal for connecting various contactors or mechanical relays to car engines and circuits.

fork terminal

 

Spade (Fork)

an open-ended spade terminal that is convenient to use allowing easy attachment or removal from the screw. Available in insulated or non-insulated.

Common Applications: Wire harness assembly projects commonly consist of tightly spaced installation spaces, thus mostly utilizing spade terminals. The spade provides reliable and quick electrical connections that are solderless.

hook terminal

 

Hook

a terminal convenient to use with an open end. Produced insulated or non-insulated, hook structures offer a simplistic yet durable connection for a variety of projects.

Common Applications: The simplistic hook design allows for easy-to use terminals that are durable and efficient. Thus, instances in need of electrical wire connectors are the most common hook terminal applications.

quick disconnect terminal

 

Quick-Disconnect 

A quick-disconnect terminal provides convenient and reliable use offering an easy connect and disconnect for two wires. Produced insulated or non-insulated.

Common Applications: Quick-disconnect terminals can be found in a multitude of auto, industrial, and consumer products. As one of the fastest ways to connect and disconnect two wires, such terminals are easily reusable and highly efficient.

bullet terminal

 

Bullet

Bullet terminals connect with the male and open-ended round female connectors creating a high-quality connection. The connection with bullet terminals helps prevent corrosion and other potentially harmful materials from entering a wire harness.

Common Applications: The automotive industry utilizes bullet terminals for quick and simple wiring connections. The bullet design provides durable connections that can be easily assembled and disassembled during manufacturing.

butt terminal

 

Butt

a Butt Terminal connects or terminates single or multiple wires. They help prevent abrasion and cutting. This extra protection helps keep out moisture, corrosion, and other negative elements. Butt Terminals serve as a simple solution to extend wires due to the ability to mate and connect wires.

Common Applications: Amongst various industries, butt terminals safely terminate any given wire. Additionally, another common use is to connect one wire to another.

flag terminal

 

Flag

 terminals that offer a convenient and secure connection. Flag terminals work well in tight spaces as well as when a quick-disconnect is too large. Provides a quick and easy connection and disconnect. Also available in insulated and non-insulated.

Common Applications: Flag terminals reliability promote their use for applications that require frequent connections.

 

PGF Terminal Services

Through the variety of industries and applications, PGF Technology Group, Inc. adheres to all customer project specifications and requirement. The company’s devotion to supreme quality, on-time delivery, and competitive industry pricing allows customers to trust PGF with all terminal needs. The wide range of manufacturing diversity within the company guarantees proper product assembly from highest expertise. Learn more about PGF capabilities and request a quote today!

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PCB Mounting Techniques

What is a PCB?

Printed Circuit Boards, or PCBs, hold a variety of functions, sizes, and industrial applications. To add electrical components to the board, PCB assemblers utilize either surface or through-hole mounting methods. PGF Technology Group prides itself on offering both PCB techniques, with optional combinations of  SMT or through-hole technologies. By staying on the edge of technology, PGF continues to further integrate surface-mounting techniques to all applicable assemblies, saving both time and money. However, although the surface mounting techniques take precedent, PGF continues to provide authentic through-hole processes to best suit customer specifications. The presence of both techniques widens the PGF market, thus utilizing either process based on the most efficient solution.

Surface Mounting

The surface mounting PCB assembly method involves mounting electrical components onto the top of the printed circuit board. With surface mount technology (SMT), electrical components are installed in a simple and timely manner. The surface-mounting technique allows ample use of both sides of the board. Surface mounting SMT technologies automate the assembly process, increasing production speed while maintaining high-quality products. The Fuji and MyData machines are the two main types of machinery used to process PCBs.

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Benefits:

  • Allows for smaller PCB design, closely placed components
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Cost-effective with faster production time
  • More efficient designs with components aligned tighter together
  • More controlled manufacturing environment from automated machine technology

 

Through-Hole Mounting 

Through-hole mounting involves a pre-drilled hole to install and solder the electrical component to the printed circuit board. Typically used for large components, the through-hole method may also be utilized for attaching components determined incompatible with the surface mount technologies. Before SMT advanced automating technologies, the through-hole method was the main assembly practice to attach components to the board. While through-hole mounting is not as common, particularly military and aerospace industries utilize such methods to ensure durability in irregular conditions.

 

Benefits:

  • With components attached through the board, such PCBs offer higher strength and reliability
  • Able to endure larger amounts of external physical stressors
  • Easily replaceable and thus desirable for various testing endeavors or prototyping projects
  • Ability to withstand higher heat capacities
  • The stronger bond between the board and the electrical components allows higher power capabilities

 

PGF Premium Services

While offering both surface mounting and through-hole mounting techniques, PGF delivers high-quality products that meet all customer specifications promptly. Additionally, PGF offers X-Ray Evaluations and Ionograph Testing services to all customers, showcasing the company’s dedication to excellence. Learn more about the endless PGF advantages for all your PCB needs. Request a quote and experience all PGF premium services today!

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