Diba Industries Hosts Society of Women Engineers

Earlier this month, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and its collegiate members from Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport spent time with Diba executives at the company’s Danbury facility. Diba aimed to introduce the future engineers to a potential career in manufacturing, especially in small- to mid-size companies.

Diba provides custom fluid handling components and design services in life sciences, pharmaceutical and other scientific and industrial sectors.

Chuck Dubois, divisional chief executive of the fluidics division of Halma, talked to the group of students about the need for better representation of women engineers in manufacturing. Diba is a subsidiary of Halma, a worldwide safety, health and environmental technology group dedicated to mentoring the next generation of leaders in STEM fields. Its Halma Graduate Development Program (HGDP) trains graduates in engineering and related disciplines with a two-year series of placements in its global subsidiaries.

Diba executives discussed the need for skilled engineers at small- to mid-sized companies. Diba’s VP of Engineering, Gary Helstern, stressed the importance of working across disciplines – a focus of the Halma graduate program – as a key factor for success.

Diba Industries Inc. has provided diagnostic, analytical and medical device manufacturers innovative, precision fluid handling solutions for nearly 30 years. The company offers custom and standard probes, flared tubing assemblies, level sensors, heaters and fittings systems. Diba is headquartered in Danbury, CT with additional manufacturing in Cambridge, UK and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.dibaind.com or call 203-744-0773 for more information.