Indium Corporation's Research Chemist, Hong-Sik Hwang, and Senior Technical Support Engineer, Mario Scalzo, have earned their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
This certification involves a rigorous two-step process. The first step is achieving a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, which involves a week of training that culminates in an examination on statistics, designed experiments, statistical process control, and "lean" continuous improvement concepts. Obtaining a Black Belt requires an additional two weeks of advanced training, including another examination, followed by applying the skills learned to solve a real company problem.
Hong-Sik and Mario are now qualified to design and execute experiments in support of continuous improvement and are champions in Indium Corporation's strategic efforts for lean continuous improvement processes. They also serve as mentors and resources for Green Belt teammates.
Hong-Sik and Mario join an elite group of three other Black Belts at Indium Corporation: Rich Brooks, Chris Anglin, and Dr. Ronald Lasky, Ph.D., PE, who is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt Instructor.
Hong-Sik joined Indium Corporation in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Texas Tech University and has authored and co-authored more than 50 technical papers.
Mario joined Indium Corporation in 2000. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Saint Anselm College and also holds a certificate from the American Chemical Society for Professional Education.
Indium Corporation is a premiere materials supplier to the global electronics assembly, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, solar photovoltaic, and thermal management markets. Founded in 1934, the company offers a broad range of products, services, and technical support focused on advanced materials science. With facilities in the PRC, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA, the company is a four-time Frost & Sullivan Award winner and registered to ISO-9001.

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