Soumendu was initially attracted to Velentium due to the vision of its Co-founders, Dan Purvis and Tim Carroll. Soumendu shares the same passion for the values the company was built upon, as well as the culture they envisioned. Specifically, the value of “Honorable” resonated the most. In Soumendu’s view, it is not a quality you can demand out of an individual; it has to be an innate characteristic that is found within them as a person. Soumendu believes the employees at Velentium view Honorable in the following way: I work here because I am Honorable, not because I have to be.
Also, Soumendu is completely onboard with the vision of impacting over 1,000 families as it pertains to Velentium employees. When he first joined Velentium, the test system work was mainly being done for one company. Over time, he has not only been able to grow the team in size but develop the team’s overall skill. The team now can create hybrid solutions that are attractive to any customer, as well as provide a level of automation that allows the systems to be deployed directly into a manufacturing facility. As of now, the Velentium Automation and Test group can provide any solution from fully manual to fully automated, with any level of variance in between.
Soumendu believes it is the technical skill sets, as well as the inherent values of each of its employees, that gives Velentium a competitive advantage over the rest of the industry. Over his career, Soumendu has worked with multiple contract manufacturers and development firms, and he notes that most usually have one or the other, but very rarely both. If a company lacks the values, the integrity and business practices break down. Without the technical knowledge, the promised solutions do not live up to the expectations set by the customer. Since Velentium has both of these qualities, it is then able to not only complete more complex projects where others could not, but also leave a positive impression to ensure future business.