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Inovar's Rick Gour Holds Successful TRIZ Presentation

Jun 11, 2010

Rick Gour, Inovar’s Director of Quality.

Rick Gour, Inovar’s Director of Quality.

LOGAN, UTAH — Inovar Inc., a leading contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to OEMs in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry, announces that Rick Gour, Director of Quality, held a successful meeting on The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). The presentation was held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Autoliv’s Technical Center in Ogden, Utah.

The presentation provided an overview of the basics of TRIZ and how it can be used in business and personal situations to arrive at “inventive solutions.” Real-world examples and the results from one company’s efforts and experiences in implementing this tool were presented, followed by a question and answer session.

Rick Gour graduated Cum Laude from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Rick began his career as an industrial engineer with Morton Thiokol and continued his aerospace experience with Hughes Aircraft Company as a manufacturing engineer and program manager.

Gour has held positions of increasing responsibility, working on a variety of projects in the aerospace and automotive industries. Rick is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a Pretium Certified TRIZ Master Black Belt and a SAVE International certified Associate Value Specialist.

TRIZ is a problem solving methodology based on logic, data and research. It draws on the past knowledge and ingenuity of many thousands of engineers to accelerate the project team’s ability to solve problems creatively. TRIZ is spreading into corporate use across several parallel paths — it is becoming increasingly common in Six Sigma processes, in project management and risk management systems, and in organizational innovation initiatives.

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As a premier EMS company focusing on high mix low to mid-volume manufacturing, Inovar Inc. also provides a full range of electronics manufacturing services. The company’s value proposition includes DFM & design services, 72 hour turn-around on proto-typing, professional supply-chain management, CCA, test & test development, box-build /system integration, fulfillment and reverse logistics. This complete offering of services enables customers to receive the highest quality at reduced costs.

Inovar is AS 9100, ITAR, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 & FDA registered, with world class quality and robust process controls. Through its customer-focused business model, the company provides its customers with responsive, scalable manufacturing and supply chain solutions For more information, visit

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