Current and past Technidyne Corporation employees gathered yesterday to celebrate 45 years of success. Several retired Technidyne veterans joined the current team to reminisce, eat (which we love to do) and play some games. Team members from our past included former finance, sales, engineering and purchasing employees.
One former employee, Jim Ludwig, goes back into Technidyne history as far back as being in Jerry (founder) and Helen Popson's wedding. He also held positions in Production and Purchasing until retiring as Purchasing Manager in 2003.
Retirees Jim Ludwig, Joyce Harris, Nan Malthouse, Dave Malthouse, Carol Guidry and Mike Guidry at the Anniversary Luncheon.
Current CEO and President, Todd Popson, had some trivia questions for the employees in attendance. One Technidyne trivia question, was how many instruments Technidyne has manufactured in its history. The answer, 6,185!
A few moments from Technidyne's 45 year history:
1974 - Technidyne Corporation founded by Jerry Popson
1978 - Optical properties seminars began
1979 - 1st international shipment to Spain
1980 - Replaced NIST as standardizing laboratory for opacity
1985 - Preventative Maintenance program began
1991 - Began issuing calibration subscriptions
1993 - ERIC 950™ introduced from PAPRICAN/Technidyne research
1994 - Color Touch™ released
1997 - Technidyne Inc. (Canada) founded
1997 - Named ISO Authorized Laboratory
1998 - Acquired Hagerty Technologies
1999 - PROFILE/Plus™ automated test system introduced
2006 - Export Award from US Chamber of Commerce
2009 - Exclusive agent for Techpap in North America
2009 - Exclusive agent for Emtec/AFG in North America
2012 - Jerry Popson named TAPPI Fellow
2013 - GLI Incredible Award for Global/International Small Business
2014 - Exclusive agent for ACA Systems in North America
2015 - Color Touch™ X and TEST/Plus™ introduced
2019 - PaperTrain® elearning site launched