If you’ve been following the latest Micom news, you’ve probably seen that we’ve hired a few interns! The company likes to give the opportunity to young people to learn our uncommon field.
Our last 2 interns are :
Rachel Vigo is a student in industrial engineering at CEGEP d’Ahuntsic. Since she started her internship, she has been helping with corrosion testing, including ASTM B117 (Salt Spray), ASTM D3359 adhesion testing, ASTM D2244 color measurements, and ASTM D523 gloss measurements. Rachel is passionate about aviation and would even like to take flying lessons.
Marc-Olivier Parent is a student in electrical engineering at Cégep André-Laurendeau. In his internship, he helps with the various tests, but also makes repairs and contributes to the improvement of some of the systems used for the tests. Moreover, Marc-Olivier is passionate about baseball.
We welcome them to our team and wish them success in their internship!
My career has been focused on simulating real life in the lab under controlled yet accelerated conditions. My passion for lab testing lead me to start Micom Laboratories Inc. 16 years ago. Through time I made sure Micom has the necessary equipment to simulate various environmental parameters such as the sun, vibrations, heat, cold, thermal shocks and humidity. I wanted to be able to move things back and forth, apply stresses to the products and materials we test and see how they react to the various stimuli. To do so we test products and materials against known standards and specifications (certification) and in many cases by creating my own test protocols and specifications (this is the cherry on top of the sundae…). This is what led me to participate in many standards writing committees and to become chairman of some of these committees.