As the senior product development specialist, Hotvedt plays a highly visible and critical role in the future of Indium Corporation’s solder paste business. This role exists in a cross-functional team environment in which she facilitates team initiatives to execute the new product development process and deliver fully scaled, launched, marketable product solutions for PCB assembly solder pastes. Additionally, she provides training to the sales and technology teams about new products and is responsible for introducing these products to industry-leading customers.
Hotvedt joined Indium Corporation in May 2018 as a research technologist. In 2019, she took on the role of product development specialist, where she has been integral in the development and commercialization of the Durafuse™ LT technology and other high reliability alloy offerings, including Indalloy®276 and Indalloy®292. Prior to joining Indium Corporation, she was employed as a product development engineer at a Rochester-based photoresist developer and as a validation engineer at a Syracuse-based firm. She was first introduced to Indium Corporation as a summer intern in 2014, where she researched the extraction of indium from LCD screens.
Hotvedt earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester, with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. In college, she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies. She is a certified SMT process engineer.