We are very sad to report the unexpected and untimely passing of our friend and dear teammate Roger Jay.
Roger had an accomplished career in failure analysis working with a number of leading firms including Solectron, Jabil and Brocade. In 2012, he founded SMT Analytical to provide PC Board inspection and failure analysis services to a wide array of clients. He successfully ran his own business for 6 years before agreeing to merge with and join Covalent Metrology in January of 2019.
Roger was a devoted friend, husband, father and grandfather. For these past 21 months, we benefitted from his knowledge and his wit. He cared deeply about helping his customers and was always fair, honest and forthright. Roger could often be found here in our lab late at night and on weekends. He was the kind of guy that would stick around at the end of the day just to make sure the lone team member working late that night felt safe. To know him was to befriend him. He could drive you crazy one minute and make you laugh the next. He had a big personality and a big heart. He lived out loud.
Roger was very much looking forward to semi-retirement and then retirement. But it was all cut short far too early.
We will miss you Roger.