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Craig Gottlieb

Craig Gottlieb is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice. He works with global clients in the high-tech and aerospace & defense industries to address challenges in business strategy, supply chain execution, and aftermarket service and support. He contributes to Accenture's high-performance business research and authors Accenture industry points of view on secure supply chain, capabilities-based lifecycle management, sustainability, and managing through "challenging times." Mr. Gottlieb holds a BA from Carleton College and a MAIS from the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where he focused on Japanese technology and defense policy. Based in Hartford, Conn., he may be reached at craig.gottlieb@accenture.com.

Steve Puricelli

Steve Puricelli is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice and is responsible for the practice's sales and operations, planning client offerings in North America. He has an extensive background in forecasting and production planning, both as a practitioner and as a consultant. Prior to Accenture, he worked at Information Resources Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and General Motors. He has more than 15 years of experience working across the high-tech, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, and automotive industries. Steve has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA in operations from Vanderbilt University. Based in San Francisco, he may be reached at steven.j.puricelli@accenture.com.

Ann R. Thryft
Ann R. Thryft

Ann Thryft has written for EDN, RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, Nikkei Electronics Asia, EE Times, Computer Design, and Electronic Buyers' News. She introduced readers to several emerging trends: early mobile phone architectures, set-top box system design, open network server and switch/router architectures, software-defined radio, and RFID. At EBN Ann won two independently judged Editorial Excellence awards for Best Technology Feature. Currently, she is a Contributing Technical Editor for Test & Measurement World and assists in researching and writing reports for In-Stat. She holds a BA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).

A Different World
A Different World

James Toluwase Collins is a Design Engineer at Momas Systems Nigeria, an indigenous smart metering company, leading the provision of smart metering in Nigeria. An embedded systems designer, Tolu is interested in tracking how events in the world’s leading economies influence developing economies and how locally grown systems can be integrated into global high-tech systems. He is currently working with other engineers and students to develop a design and research network for embedded systems design and education in Nigeria. His hobbies include reading, writing songs and poems, and listening to music (classical and contemporary).

Mark Adams
Mark Adams

Mark Adams has over 20 years of industry experience and has been with CUI since 2009. He has been instrumental in the reorganization of the company's sales structure and CUI's movement into advanced power products. Prior to CUI, Mark was a Sales Director at Zilker Labs for the 3 years leading up to their acquisition by Intersil. During his time at Zilker Labs he was able to secure numerous design wins at some of the largest communication OEMs in the world, as well as power supply companies and reference designs for complicated semiconductors requiring specialty power needs. Mark also spent 7 years as a manufacturer representative primarily supporting Xilinx FPGAs. Mark entered the FPGA market during its transition from being primarily ASIC driven to a market driven by FPGAs and application specific products. Mark also has 7 years of distribution experience with Future Electronics. Mark attended Central Washington University where he studied Business Marketing, received his commission from Army ROTC and served in the Army National Guard for 13 years.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Michael Allen is President of Z-Axis Inc., a contract electronics manufacturing company in Western New York. He has held leadership roles in the company since it was founded in 1989 as a manufacturer of custom video displays. As the company's director of engineering he was instrumental in expanding Z-Axis's core business into contract manufacturing and launching its BEAR Power Supplies line of business. He has proven success in manufacturing and supply chain management, new product development, electronic product design and redesign, quality process improvement, winning and nurturing customers, and identifying and developing new lines of business. Michael has a BS in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds four US patents.

Vijay Anand
Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand is director of engineering in the mobile terminal products group for Aricent Technologies Ltd. In this capacity, he directs research activities that drive the state of the art in the design of next-generation wireless/multimedia technologies, focusing primarily on next-gen design architecture for mobile handheld devices. He defines strategy and prepares the technology roadmap for Aricent's mobile terminal products. He and his engineering group build proof of concepts, engage with academia, file patents, and publish papers in competitive conferences and journals for the research community. He has organized and chaired several technical sessions and has given tutorials on topics like "Mobile Device Architecture: Present and Future," "Digital Living Network Alliance," and "Fixed Mobile Convergence" at various international conferences and symposia, including NTMS 07, WPMC 07, CSI 07, IEEE Wi-MAX, ICEMC2 , AICT, and MAP. He is a sought-after panelist, keynote speaker, and architect of next-generation mobile terminals. He has been involved in several international research projects related to mobile communication systems. He has more than 18 years of experience and has published more than 10 research papers at major wireless international conferences, including WTS, WWC, WWRF, IMSAA, and COMSWARE. He has engaged academic institutions for research projects and has filed two software patents. He is the author of best-paper award-winning articles. He can be reached at vijay.anand@aricent.com.

Greg Andrews
Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews has been with Accenture for 25 years and works in the company's Communications, Media, and Technology group. His business areas of focus include manufacturing, sales and marketing effectiveness, and supply chain/logistics. He also serves as Accenture's Enterprise Technology Industry leader. He holds a BBA in business management and a BS in computer science from the University of Oklahoma.

At the Source
At the Source

Nicole Lewis is a freelance business and technology writer. She has covered the high tech industry for more than a decade and has written extensively on issues and trends related to the electronic supply chain and its expansion into Asia and Latin America. She also reported on storage technology for TechTarget and in the past worked at Computer Week. She also contributes articles to a number of publications including InformationWeek.

Cabe Atwell
Cabe Atwell

Cabe Atwell is an engineer and freelance writer for EE Times, Design News, and EDN.

Kimberly Bagby
Kimberly Bagby

Kimberly Bagby, who helped co-found Alliance Memory, has a background in corporate marketing with companies such as Oracle, Broadvision, and Autodesk, and has served as the Director of Marketing at Adept Technology. Bagby holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

Todd Ballew
Todd Ballew

Todd Ballew is Executive Vice President and General Manager at World Micro Inc. He brings to World Micro a rich and diverse background in management and sales. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he was president of a national consultancy firm, InitiativeOne, working with Fortune 500 companies' senior executives on organizational development. His career includes sales and management experience with companies such as Harris, Unisys, and Shell Oil. In addition to working at director levels with these major corporations, Todd has been involved in two technology startups, one an OEM and the other a systems integration business. He attended Old Dominion University with a major in marketing in 1973. He lives in Alpharetta, Ga., and can be reached at tballew@worldmicro.com.

Todd Banker
Todd Banker

Todd is Smith's Global Inventory Manager, responsible for the global oversight and reporting of all Smith inventory, including management of consignment inventory. Before stepping into his current role, he served as Smith's commodity specialist for memory, supporting the continued development and growth of Smith's memory business with more than 16 years of specialized memory market expertise. Todd earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Southern Methodist University.

Jean-Francois Baril
Jean-Francois Baril

Jean-Francois Baril is CEO and co-founder of Connecting Partners, a consulting and industrial investment firm, where he works with organizations to transform supply chain and procurement practices. Before this, as senior vice president of sourcing and procurement at Nokia Corp., he transformed the company's supply chain into its most respected and agile asset, and he created the most efficient supplier network, enabling Nokia to offer the best solutions to meet customer requirements.

Charlie Barnhart
Charlie Barnhart

Charlie Barnhart is a private equity investor and founder and principal of Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, a consulting company on the electronic manufacturing services market. He was previously a senior consultant with Technology Forecasters Inc., and a consultant on the Council of Advisors at GLG NYC. Charlie has over 30 years experience in the electronics industry and has held professional positions in virtually every aspect of the business, including engineering, operations, sales and marketing, merger and acquisitions, and strategic corporate development. He previously worked at leading EMS companies, including SCI Systems, Sanmina-SCI, and Sperry Corp. He is a prolific writer and author of the Outsourcing Navigator Series, a globally recognized methodology and tool-set used by leading EMS and OEM companies to formulate and manage their outsourcing initiatives. Charlie authored and teaches the EMSPro Workshop, an advanced business course for senior OEM professionals on the inner operational and financial workings of the global EMS industry.

Joshua Beaudet
Joshua Beaudet

Joshua Beaudet is currently a master's student at the University of New Hampshire. He has worked for the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for the last four years. Joshua has worked in the SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel, PCIe consortia, and on special projects. At the UNH-IOL, he performs physical layer conformance and interoperability testing and writes numerous test suites.He also has experience with IBIS-AMI simulation of SerDes. Currently he is spearheading the UNH-IOL's PCIe effort along with David Woolf.

Rich Becks
Rich Becks

Rich Becks is responsible for leading E2open's product management strategy and development of world-class supply chain solutions. His focus is on translating customer needs into leading-edge products that rapidly deliver value. He joined the company in 2006. Prior to joining E2open, he was the VP of Supply Chain at Seagate Technology, where he served as the executive sponsor and implemented many of E2open's software-as-a service solutions, helping Seagate to become an industry leader in supply chain practices. Becks specialized in areas of demand-driven replenishment systems and inter-company collaboration. He has over 20 years experience in materials and supply chain management, working for large multinational data storage companies.

Oliver Belin
Oliver Belin

Oliver Belin is a thought leader in supply chain finance. Currently, he works for PrimeRevenue, which sells multi-bank supply chain finance technology and services. During his career, he has worked for leading institutions in supply chain finance, such as GSCF and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., where he was responsible for setting up and managing several trade finance programs for multinational clients. In 2008, Oliver founded Swiss Commercial Capital, a company specialized in trade finance solutions targeting large, cross-border trade flows, which was recently acquired by Macquarie Bank. In 2011, he released the book Supply Chain Finance Solutions, published by Springer. The book provides orientation in the discipline of supply chain finance and information on the business concept, along with its characteristics and enablers. He holds a Master's degree from the University of St.Gallen.

Bernard J. Gizzi
Bernard J. Gizzi

Bernard has had a career that spanned 25 years in the electronics and computer products industry. Today, as President of Eclipse Design Technologies, he directs the sales and marketing, funding, and strategic growth of the 25-person firm. He partners with his CTO and COO to resource projects, select vendors, and drive innovation among its client base, which includes the likes of Android phone manufacturers, large military/aerospace customers, and healthcare providers. Before joining Eclipse, Bernard was a Global VP at Premier Farnell with responsibility for commercial negotiations and support of over 450 suppliers. In that role he managed worldwide supplier management, driving best practices, performance, value, and the company's eSupplier strategy. Previously, he spent four years as the Regional VP of Sales for Newark, handling the Western Region of the US. He has held various sales, marketing, and general management positions at Arrow Electronics, where he came directly from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. He resides in Naperville, Ill., with his wife and three children.

Matteo Bertozzi
Matteo Bertozzi

Matteo Bertozzi has had an extensive professional career as industry executive and university professor. He received BSc and MSc degrees in Telecommunications Networks from Politecnico di Milano and started his career as researcher at Politecnico di Milano/CEFRIEL (a European research and education institute established by major IT industries, universities, and public administrations) focusing on the development of network planning algorithms for circuit-switched data networks. Matteo was appointed professor and holder of the Telecommunications Networks chair at the University of Brescia and then at Politecnico di Milano, DEI Department.

 He regularly serves IEEE and WSEAS in the role of technical reviewer. He is also a member of the Technical Program Committee at SPACOMM (Advances in Satellite and Space Communications). In parallel, he acted as Visiting Professor at the University of Moscow to support the Russian government and Russian fixed/mobile telecom operators in defining criteria and methodology approaches to migrate towards broadband NGN/IMS.

 As industry executive, he has achieved a proven track record in managerial positions in the areas of technology, operations, partnerships, global technical consulting, and line-of-business marketing around the world. In the role of senior VP he has directed customer-focused teams abroad for major technology players and integrators, including Infracom, T-Systems, and Ericsson. He can be reached at matteo.bertozzi@como.polimi.it.

Best-Practices
Best-Practices

Douglas Alexander has been working in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sectors for over 30 years. He developed and managed several departments at Digital Microwave Corp. (DMC), including Purchasing, Contract Management, Component Engineering, Documentation Control, Contract Manufacturing, and Prototype Assembly Operations. He also worked at Microsoft Corp.'s WebTV division as the founding manager of its Component Engineering department. He recently served at Transparent Video Systems as the Director of Engineering Operations and Logistics.

Prasad Bhatt
Prasad Bhatt

Prasad Bhatt is responsible for architecture and domain consulting for product development in the areas of wireless, consumer electronics, telecom, and medical electronics at Wipro Technologies. In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has played a key role in growing Wipro to become a global provider of silicon and system design services. He was a part of the R&D team that focused on developing high-end workstations and graphics systems. As Wipro entered product engineering services in early 90s, he was involved in the hardware design services for the global market. Prasad has managed and driven large teams to successfully deliver end-to-end products for semiconductor and OEM companies in consumer, communication, computing, and embedded markets. He holds a Master's Degree in electrical engineering from IIT, Kanpur.

David Blaza
David Blaza

David Blaza is VP of Sales and Business Development for Electronics at UBM Tech. He is focused on revenue of the business's leading brands (e.g. EE Times, EBN, Embedded, and Test & Measurement World). He has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and media experience in the technology sector working for companies as diverse as IBM Europe, Motorola, Mars Electronics, ChipCenter, and UBM. David is a graduate of the University of Bradford, England (BS in materials science) and the University of Stirling, Scotland (MS in economics and technology). He writes frequently on industry topics for EE Times and EBN.

Guy Bois
Guy Bois

Professor Guy Bois is Director of the Microelectronics and Microsystems Research Group (GR2M) Laboratory at École Polytechnique de Montréal and President of Space Codesign Systems.

Mark Bollinger
Mark Bollinger

Mark Bollinger joined Smith & Associates in 2000 to build its business development team and now heads Smith's marketing efforts. He was formerly with the Federal Communications Commission (1993-2000), where he managed the wireless telecommunications spectrum auction program. Mark received his BA from William Jewell College and his JD from the University of Missouri School of Law. He can be reached mbollinger@validmgt.com.

Ken Bradley
Ken Bradley

Ken J. Bradley is President of Lytica Inc., a company specializing in supply chain management consulting and services. From January 2003 through January 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer of CoreSim, an advanced systems design analysis company. Prior to CoreSim he was with Nortel Networks from 1972 to 2002, most recently as Nortel's Chief Procurement Officer. During his 30-year career at Nortel, Mr. Bradley held several national and international executive positions in supply management, operations management, and technology development, including Vice President, Supplier Strategy; Senior Managing Director, Guangdong Nortel Communications Joint Venture in China; and Vice President, China Joint Venture Program. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Radisys, SynQor, and Powerwave Technologies. He is an electrical engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Jon Brier
Jon Brier

Jon Brier is product line manager at Revitas and blogger at blog.revitasinc.com. He joined Revitas in November 2000 and has spent nearly a decade working on the Classic and Flex versions of Revitas's CARS solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Before Revitas, Brier worked supporting the accounting systems for CSC consulting. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and earned his MBA at Northeastern University.

Joseph R. Bronson
Joseph R. Bronson

Joe Bronson is Director of Business Development at e2v Aerospace & Defense, Sunnyvale, Calif., and principal of The Bronson Group LLC, a business advisory firm focused on operational and financial consulting. From 2009 to March 2010 he was CEO and president of Silicon Valley Technology Corp., a provider of product development foundry services to the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Technology, he was President, COO, and Director of Sanmina-SCI Corp., a leading electronics contract manufacturer. Before Sanmina-SCI, Joe was co-CEO and President from 2004 to 2007 of FormFactor, a manufacturer of probe cards for the semiconductor test industry. Prior to that, he spent 21 years at Applied Materials Inc. where he was Executive VP. During his Applied Materials career he held positions in product division general management, global manufacturing, and supply chain responsibility.

Joe currently serves on the boards of Jacobs Engineering Group, an NYSE-listed engineering and construction firm; Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a Nasdaq-listed analog semiconductor company; and SDC Materials LLC, a development stage enterprise in nanotechnology materials and products. He is on the board of trustees of Fairfield University, Connecticut, and Bellarmine Preparatory School in San Jose, California. He is chair of the Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and a member of the International Business School Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut.

Joe is a certified public accountant and holds a BS in accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He was inducted into the University of Connecticut Business School Hall of Fame in May 2006.

Ariella Brown
Ariella Brown

Ariella holds a PhD in English and has taught writing to college and graduate students. Since 2005 she has served as a scorer for the SAT essay. She is the owner of Write Way Productions, which publishes Kallah Magazine. Her freelance writing services include articles, press releases, letters, blogs, Web content development, editing, and ad copy, as well as ad design.

Rodney Brown
Rodney Brown

Rodney Brown is a veteran of both the newspaper world and the retail management world. Having held nearly every job a newspaper has, from selling advertising to running the presses, he truly has been an ink-stained wretch. Now, with the web, he is pixel-stained. He cut his teeth in technology retail at the long-gone New England camera and technology chain Underground Camera. Following that run, he spent some years as a manager for the nerdiest of nerd retailers, Radio Shack, before returning to journalism. He has been blogging and tweeting for years under the handle Burly Adopter about all things tech, with a focus on the mobile and networking technology business space while at Mass High Tech. These days, he has Skype, Oovoo, Communicator, Google Chat, and all kinds of communications tools on his smartphone, an Android-based Samsung Droid. But every now and then, he misses his first smartphone, a WebOS-based Palm Pre.

James Bryant
James Bryant

James Bryant has been a European applications manager with Analog Devices since 1982. He holds a degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Leeds. He is also C.Eng., Eur. Eng., MIEE, and an FBIS. In addition to his passion for engineering, James is a radio ham and holds the call sign G4CLF.

Paul Buckley
Paul Buckley

Founder of Active Words Limited, Paul Buckley has more than 25 years' experience as copywriter. He was trained as a graduate journalist by one of the UK's leading business-to-business magazine publishers, Morgan Grampian (now CMP), based in south London. During his journalistic career, he held the editorial positions on a variety of leading magazines and web portals.

Peter Buxbaum
Peter Buxbaum

Based in New York, journalist Peter Buxbaum has been writing about business technology, security, defense, and international relations for two decades. Several thousand of his articles have appeared in publications and on websites such as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Information Week, Jane's Defense Weekly, Military Information Technology, Homeland Security, Computerworld, and ISN. Peter's website is www.peterbuxbaum.com

Career Engineering
Career Engineering

Ruth Glover and her company, Career Consultations, know how to shorten your search for success. Her reputation for sharp, concise suggestions helps you resolve the confusion of career management. Her background includes a BSEdu from Ohio State University, an MS in counseling/training from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and advanced courses from the University of Minnesota in vocational education. She served on the Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, Recruiters' board and in leadership capacities for various vocational programs. Her volunteer work often provides a platform to assist people with career growth. Ruth's book, More than a Paycheck: Inspiration and Tools for Career Change, contains stories of successful career changers who can serve as role models for people mired in the realities of their situations. Her passions include writing, training, career counseling, traveling, and spending time with family, not necessarily in that order. Visit www.hotcareers.com and check her out on Linkedin.com profile for additional information about her career.

Frank Cavallaro
Frank Cavallaro

Frank Cavallaro has more than 25 years of experience in the global technology distribution, supply chain, reverse logistics, after-market services, and electronic asset disposal (EAD) industries. He has a proven track record of successful growth, restructuring, and turnaround performance, resulting in superior organizational and shareholder results. Prior to Fronetics, Frank held various leadership positions within public and privately held corporate environments as well as private equity sponsored organizations. His experience includes CEO of Converge, President of Arrow Electronics, and COO and General Manager of NECX. With domain expertise in international management, selling strategies, sales organizations, and global operations, he is recognized as an industry leader in supply chain management. He can be reached at fcavallaro@fronetics.com.

Change in the Chain
Change in the Chain

Alan P. Amling
Alan Amling oversees marketing efforts for UPS's global logistics and distribution services. He moved into this role after serving as head of the New Product Development Concepts Team, overseeing the development of some of UPS's largest product and marketing initiatives. In addition to traditional products and services, Amling was focused on supporting UPS's Decision Green platform. Previouy, Amling managed the development and marketing of UPS Trade Direct, the first wave of bundled supply chain solutions. He also was responsible for marketing UPS's electronic commerce solutions.

Charlie Covert
Charlie Covert is vice president, Customer Solutions, High Tech and Industrial Manufacturing Sectors at UPS. Charlie is responsible for customer solutions, supply chain design, and consulting for UPS' high tech and industrial manufacturing sector customers. He works with clients of strategic importance to UPS to understand their entire supply chain as it supports their business strategy and then leads development of strategic and tactical alternatives, evaluation of business cases, and execution of the selected strategy. Charlie was previously the Director of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Americas Region Customer Solutions, overseeing all solutions for new business revenue. Prior to joining UPS, Charlie spent seven years at Sedlak Management Consultants performing distribution center design and implementation, and information systems design and implementation. Previously, he worked for McDonnell Douglas as a materials handling engineer and operations manager. Charlie served in the Ohio and California Air National Guard as an inventory management specialist.

Jim Gerard
Jim Gerard currently manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans for growing global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech and electronics vertical. He moved into this role after several rotations in database marketing, small business segment strategy and CRM analytics. Prior to UPS, Jim held various sales and marketing positions at an Inc. 500 software reseller.

Alantria Harris
Alantria manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans to grow global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech industry. Her area of concentration is International trade in the high-tech industry. Prior to UPS she was in several marketing strategy roles at Procter & Gamble.

Ken Rankin
Ken Rankin is the Director of Marketing for the High-Tech Segment at UPS. In this role, he leads a team focused on developing and executing UPS's strategy to serve the unique needs of high-tech customers. Previously, he was Director of Marketing for UPS Freight. He also held various marketing roles in New Product Development and Product Management at UPS. Ken began his career at UPS in 1989 as a marketing analyst in Greenwich, Conn. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Bucknell University and a Master of Science degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Diptarup Chakraborti
Diptarup Chakraborti

As Acting Vice President of Marketing, Chakraborti heads all external and internal marketing functions for Zycus. He plays an integral role in building the Zycus brand, driving demand-generation activities, and providing support for sales enablement. He has over 14 years' experience in IT marketing and analysis and has worked on marketing assignments across the globe, with special focus on North America and APAC regions. Diptarup is a graduate in computer sciences from Fergusson College and has an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.

Pallab Chatterjee
Pallab Chatterjee

Pallab Chatterjee, CTO of SiliconMap, has been an independent business development and electronics circuit designer since 1985. He can be reached at pallabc@siliconmap.net.

China Outlook
China Outlook

Amy Wang, Analyst
Amy Wang is Vice President of China Outlook Consulting (COC) and CNT Networks. COC is a consulting firm that provides focused marketing research on China’s distribution services and emerging markets for international semiconductor and component companies and electronics distributors. The company also provides “Find a supplier” and “Find a distributor” services to both Chinese companies and international companies. CNT Networks serves China’s electronics industry through two design engineer Websites, www.cntronics.com and www.52solution.com; technical seminars, purchasing conferences, and more than 30 electronics vertical show services in China; and customized media services. In early 2011, Wang played a key role in organizing the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA). She speaks frequently at international industrial conferences and writes for leading international electronics publications.

Andy Chou
Andy Chou

Andy Chou is responsible for advancing source code analysis technology at Coverity as well as furthering the state-of-the-art in software quality and security industry-wide. Prior to co-founding Coverity, he was instrumental in developing the core intellectual property behind the Coverity platform. Andy received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and his BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He can be reached at achou@coverity.com.

Christian E. Legare
Christian E. Legare

Christian Legare joined Micrium as vice president in 2002. Before that, he spent 22 years in the telecom industry as an executive in such large-scale organizations as Teleglobe Canada and in engineering and R&D startups. He was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal. He is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conferences in Boston and Silicon Valley and has published several articles on embedded systems. He holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

John Ciangiulli
John Ciangiulli

John Ciangiulli is a business professional with more than 15 years of experience, 10 of which have been in the wholesale electronics distribution industry. Over the years, he has continually exhibited the acumen and focus to develop and implement techniques that successfully grow businesses. In his most recent experience, he has contributed to many aspects of the electronics industry through various roles. He has managed key customer accounts through his role as sales manager. He has also held the position of director of business development, which allowed him to evaluate key manufacturers, negotiate contracts, and lead and develop a trained sales staff to integrate franchise lines into the organization's business model. In addition to the electronics industry, John has an expansive background in hospitality and food service, finance, insurance, and general sales and distribution. He has worked with companies ranging in size from 5 to 5,000+ employees, continually proving himself as champion for companies of all sizes. For his hard work, he has received numerous awards that recognize his achievements promoting growth and operational efficiencies. For these reasons, he is now the founder and President of American Component Exchange (ACE), which distributes high-quality, American-made products. Please visit http://OnlyOneACE.com for more information.

Mitch Cline
Mitch Cline

Mitch Cline is the Global Managing Director of Accenture's Electronics & High-Tech group. The business provides management consulting and systems integration outsourcing to companies in multiple industries including software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, communications equipment, enterprise equipment, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment technology. Mr. Cline has extensive experience in program and project management and enterprise technology. He can be reached at Mitchell.r.cline@accenture.com.

Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper is the Technology Director for Power at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. Chris provides design support and specializes in power technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Peter Cornelius
Peter Cornelius

Prior to joining Score Electronics as CTO, Peter Cornelius spent 25 years in the field of analog and mixed signal semiconductors. From picking up the tech-support phone in the early days to working in the field as an applications engineer, he learned the industry from the ground up. As Executive Director at world-class chipmaker Maxim Integrated Products, he managed both in-house and field-applications engineers, helping the company grow from $30 million to $2 billion. He credits his time with Maxim with teaching him the importance and value of a customer-focused approach. Working with industry icons Jack Gifford and Dave Fullagar (who hired him) and being on Fred Beck's team for many years also influenced and fostered his interest in analog electronics. A native of Germany, Peter received a Fulbright scholarship in 1980 that brought him to Arizona State University, kindling an interest that would eventually lead him back the States. After graduating from Fachhochschule Munich with a BSEE (analog/power) degree in 1984, he relocated to the US in 1988. When he's not working, he tinkers at his homestead in the Santa Cruz Mountains, rides his electric car or one of his BMW motorcycles, or visits with his two children who live in Austria. He can be reached at peter@score-electronics.com.

Mike Cowan
Mike Cowan

Mike Cowan is an independent semiconductor industry analyst and the developer of the Cowan LRA model for forecasting global semiconductor sales. He is a 46-year semiconductor industry veteran, including 36 years at IBM Corp.'s Microelectronics division in East Fishkill, N.Y. While at IBM he was involved in many facets of semiconductor development and manufacturing engineering, including both technical and management responsibilities. During his last 10 years at IBM Microelectronics he was involved in strategy development and competitive analysis focused on the semiconductor industry. During this time he developed a wide range of top-down and bottom-up models for predicting the dynamics of the semiconductor industry. Following his retirement from IBM in 2002 Cowan became an independent semiconductor industry analyst providing his monthly global semiconductor sales forecast results to The Semiconductor Reporter Website from 2002 to 2006; to Future Horizons during 2007 and 2008; and from 2009 to the present to various Websites reporting on events in the semiconductor industry, including EE Times’ Silicon Strategies, weSRCH.com, Point blog, the semiconDr.com, and SemiconductorIntelligence.com. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics at Wayne State University in Detroit and an MS in electrical engineering at Syracuse University. He can be reached at mikedcowan@verizon.net.

Robert Cowan
Robert Cowan

Robert Cowan is a supply chain solutions architect for Avnet Velocity, Avnet's global supply chain practice developing and implementing global solutions to assist key industry players in addressing their supply chain challenges. He has worked in various sectors as a project manager and supply chain manager, including high-tech and automotive. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a PRINCE2 Practitioner. He has a master's degree in supply chain and project management from the SKEMA business school in France.

Mark Danna
Mark Danna

Mark Danna has more than 20 years of experience in leading complex capital equipment development in the areas of mechanical, software, electrical, and process integration.

Before joining Owens Design, he held positions as vice president of engineering development and as vice president and general manager of the substrate management group at Asyst Technologies. Before that, he served as vice president of product development for the APCVD product lines at Watkins-Johnson Co. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in marketing from the University of Utah and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Santa Clara, and he pursued graduate studies in advanced dynamics and controls at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Henry Davis
Henry Davis

Henry Davis has unique skills crossing the boundaries between hardware engineering, software, systems, semiconductors, marketing, sales, and business management. His technology experience started in 1970 while still in high school developing software for accounting, engineering, and law firms. A broad university background in psychology, accounting, business administration, marketing, and advanced engineering form an important part of his approach to technology businesses. A few of Henry's notable accomplishments include inventing the first universal microprocessor development system based on a personal computer, managing the funding of the first digital light processor, and creating the fastest-selling Mixed Signal Processor. He is also co-author of the first process-based IEEE Software Engineering Standard, author of more than 1,000 articles, and holder of 11 US and foreign patents. 

Christian DeFeo
Christian DeFeo

Christian DeFeo is the E-supplier and Innovation Manager at Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community of more than 220,000 design engineers and tech enthusiasts. Recently, he oversaw a "Smarter Life" design challenge at the element14 Community in which engineers around the world developed connected devices and appliances.

Suzanne Deffree
Suzanne Deffree

 As Editor and Chief of EBN, I look forward to helping electronics supply chain professionals and engineers stay abreast of the latest trends and procurement practices as I ensure EBN remains true to its editorial mission.

As an award-winning journalist, I am also EDN's executive and community editor and have a tremendous respect for those in the electronics industry.

In the more than 14 years I've been working with the electronics industry, I've enjoyed the opportunities I've had to learn from and converse with interesting, intelligent, and outright funny executives and engineers about the innovations that make the world go round.

Find me on Twitter at: deffree.

Steve Delepine
Steve Delepine

Steve Delepine is Vice President of Business Development at BrandWatch Technologies, a provider of brand security and product authentication solutions. He has over 15 years experience in sales, marketing, operations, and project management. Formerly, he served Kennedy Communications, a leader in integrated brand management, as Business Development Executive. He led teams that specialized in helping organizations align internal and external brand statements. With a combined focus on human resource management and brand marketing, the company helped customers grow brands. Prior to that, Delepine served as VP of Business Development for American Communications, where he developed and managed vendor/OEM relationships with Fortune 500 companies to support equipment sales and services to wireless, datacom, and telecom customers. He can be reached at: pr@brandwatchtech.com.

Jennifer Delony
Jennifer Delony

In her two decades of information technology experience, Jennifer Delony spent six years writing for national business-to-business trade journals in the telecommunications and alternative energy industries. She served as editor of North American Windpower magazine for two years, and she has been a business consultant to the WebEventPlanner.com group since 1999. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is a native and resident of Stowe, Vt.

Ron Demcko
Ron Demcko

Ron Demcko is application engineering manager at AVX Corp., one of the world's biggest passive component suppliers. Demcko manages the EMC lab based in Raleigh, N.C. Product development areas include integrated passive components, signal integrity system fixes and transient voltage suppression devices, centering on working with sub assembly testing and the implementation of passive component fixes. He has been with AVX since 1989.

Larry Desjardin
Larry Desjardin

Larry Desjardin, founder of Modular Methods LLC, is a consultant in the test-and-measurement industry. During his 34-year career with Hewlett Packard (later Agilent Technologies), he held various management roles in R&D, marketing, finance, strategic planning, and general management. As an R&D engineer he received two patents for new measurement techniques, and later was awarded the John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award for his contribution in creating the VXIbus. Larry was General Manager of Agilent's Modular Product Operation before retiring in 2010 and forming Modular Methods. He holds a BS in engineering from Caltech and an MSEE from Stanford University. 

Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn has been messing with electronics almost as long as he's been walking, and got his first oscilloscope around age 15. Things have gone downhill since then. The scopes now vie with wine racks, harpsichords, calculators, and 19th century pianos for space. Over the years, he's designed for the automotive, medical, industrial, communications, and consumer industries, as both freelancer and employee, working with analog, digital, micros, and software. Since 2000, he's run the TekScopes Yahoogroup, now with over 5,000 members, and he was previously editor-in-chief of Scope Junction.

Debra N. Eggeman
Debra N. Eggeman

Debra Eggeman is the executive director of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a nonprofit trade association. She earned her formal education in quality assurance and reliability from Fullerton College in California and has been an active member of the electronics industry from varying perspectives for more than 30 years. Her experience in the field began with Odetics Inc., an OEM specializing in flight data recorders for NASA and other space agencies and flight-critical assemblies for US military aircraft. Her tenure of 20 years with this OEM provided a solid foundation of industry knowledge that would support her entrance into the independent distribution business. She joined a major independent distributor as vice president in 2002 and accepted her position with IDEA three years later. As executive director, she chaired and managed the development of the industry's first consensus-based component inspection standard, IDEA-STD-1010: Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, and the creation of the IDEA-ICE-3000, the first professional inspector certification exam available to the industry for electronic components purchased from the open market. She regularly appears as a guest speaker providing presentations, lectures, and workshops at industry quality and anti-counterfeit events. She also serves on the SAE G-19 Committee and has been a participating member since its inception in October 2007.

Dan Elftmann
Dan Elftmann

Dan Elftmann has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to joining e2v Aerospace and Defense in April of 2011, he was the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for Industrial, Military, and Aerospace products at Achronix Semiconductor. He also held a number of dedicated engineering roles at other companies, including Actel Corp., Computer Network Technology, and Micral Inc. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of Minnesota. He can be reached at dan.elftmann@e2v-us.com.

Linda Elkins
Linda Elkins

Linda Elkins has served as PolyDyne's Vice President since January 1995. She is responsible for sales, marketing, and global account strategies. PolyDyne's software solutions are enterprise applications used globally by EMS providers, OEMs, and component suppliers in the electronics industry. Elkins has 25 years of experience in the field of supply chain management within the electronics industry. Prior to joining PolyDyne, she managed select semiconductor commodities for Texas Instruments. She managed supply chain processes for both OEM and EMS related business divisions within TI. Elkins holds an MBA from St. Edward's University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at linda.elkins@polydyne.com.

Siamak Farah
Siamak Farah

Siamak Farah is founder and CEO of InfoStreet, a provider of IT and productivity software-as-a-service (SaaS). His years of experience as a software developer affords him unique hands-on technical knowledge, while his work at NeXT Computer, side-by-side industry visionaries like Steve Jobs, gives him the marketing and management insight that has helped propel InfoStreet’s growth year-over-year. Siamak is a frequent speaker at conferences that focus on the Internet and SaaS, such as ISPCON, INBOX, SoftLetter, and more. He can be reached at siamak@infostreet.com.

Farukh Farooqi
Farukh Farooqi

Farukh Farooqi is the managing member of Marquis Research, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Previously he was a senior research analyst at Kellogg Capital where he was responsible for generating investments for the Special Situations Group. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was a senior research analyst at Jefferies & Company, Merrill Lynch & Lehman Brothers. His team was ranked #1 and #2 on Institutional Investor Magazine for many years. He has an M.B.A. in finance from New York University (1997) and B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland (1988). Prior to his Wall Street career, he worked as internal accountant in the publishing and software industries.

Richard Fassler
Richard Fassler

Richerd Fassler, a 30-plus-year veteran of the power semiconductor industry, currently manages energy efficiency programs at Power Integrations and contributes to the company's Green Room website (http://www.powerint.com/en/green-room). He closely follows worldwide energy efficiency programs and standards for electronic applications. He is also lead guitarist and vocalist in the geezer rock band Fossil Farm.

Nicole Faubert
Nicole Faubert

Nicole Faubert is a freelance writer and high-tech marketing consultant. She has more than 15 years of experience in technology marketing for test-and-measurement companies specializing in telecommunications and aerospace markets. She has an electrical engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal.

Miguel Valdés Faura
Miguel Valdés Faura

Miguel Valdés Faura is the CEO and co-founder of BonitaSoft, a France-based company that produces business process management (BPM) software and provides commercial services and support for the open-source Bonita project, of which he is also co-founder. BonitaSoft has offices in France, the United States. and China, and recently recorded its millionth download of Bonita Open Solution. Follow Miguel on Twitter @MiguelValdes.

Gerry Fay
Gerry Fay

Gerry Fay is Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer for Avnet Inc. He joined the company in 2005 with the acquisition of Memec and is a veteran of the electronics industry. Prior to Avnet Gerry served as a senior executive at Memec, including time spent as president of Memec Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands, California.

Todd Ferguson
Todd Ferguson

Todd Ferguson is an Oliver Wight Americas principal and demand management expert. As a consultant and educator, he assists companies with overcoming supply chain challenges and implementing solutions, with a concentration in the disciplines of demand management and integrated business planning. His subject knowledge spans a range of industries, including food manufacturing, medical devices, and oil and gas. Current clients include energy leader FMC Technologies and global building materials provider Saint-Gobain. Todd has held positions in sales and marketing, order fulfillment, demand planning, and demand management at a number of leading organizations. He has also presented on the subject of demand management at APICS events as well as to university graduate-level classes. He holds a BA in economics from the University of British Columbia.

Pascal Fernandez
Pascal Fernandez

As Vice President of Avnet Velocity EMEA, Pascal is responsible for business development and developing, implementing, and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet Inc.'s European, Middle Eastern, and African based partners. Having started his career in electronics engineering, Pascal has held progressively more responsible positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry and has implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. Based in Paris, he is also vice president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade Association. Prior to joining Avnet he was director of sales and marketing at SCAIB.

Karen Field
Karen Field

Karen Field is Director of Content for EE Live and EE Times.

Art Figueroa
Art Figueroa

Art Figueroa holds the position of Interim Vice President of Global Operations at independent distributor Smith & Associates. Before stepping into his current role, he served as Director of Security and Facilities since 2004. Among the major accomplishments are his management of the Smith headquarters' "Greenovation" project, which won the overall award from the City of Houston's 2012 Green Office Challenge; and his initiating of practices that protect Smith against fraud and counterfeit transactions. Art received his BA in political science from the University of Houston in 1994 and is a member of TAPA Americas.

Kevin Fogarty
Kevin Fogarty

Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, CNN.com, CIO, Computerworld, Network World, and other leading IT publications. 

Gene Fontaine
Gene Fontaine

Gene Fontaine is Founder and President of E-source, a trading firm setting new standards of open-market best practices that help manufacturers realize the true value of their semiconductor portfolios. Gene helps companies understand the critical role unfolding market conditions play in their supply chains. Through managed services and innovative Web-based trading platforms, he is developing next-generation solutions that bolster trade and generate competitive advantages for companies of all sizes. Passionate about free trade, Gene is releasing a new book that fully explores the connection between the market and semiconductor asset performance. Learn more at www.esourcetrade.com.

Roger L. Franz
Roger L. Franz

Roger Franz unashamedly mixes art with science and has published papers in journals and contributed to corporate documents. His writing interests include environmental issues, music, and the occasional poem. His BA and MS degrees are from Grinnell College and Northwestern University. He can be reached through http://home.comcast.net/~rgrhmmr or at RogerLFranz@gmail.com.

Romain Fraux
Romain Fraux

Romain Fraux is project manager for reverse costing analyses at System Plus Consulting, a part of the Yole group of companies in Nantes, France.

Dave Freeman
Dave Freeman

Dave Freeman is a Texas Instruments Fellow and Chief Technologist for Power Supply Solutions in the Power Management business unit. He has expertise in the areas of battery management ranging from charging to capacity estimation. In the areas of power management, he covers low-power DC/DC, high-frequency power conversion, and digitally controlled power. Other areas of focus for Dave are renewable energy systems and low-power energy harvesting, as well as sensors and analytical methods used to evaluate physical properties of materials. His offices are inside Kilby Labs, where he manages the energy lab as well as power/energy-related research projects.

Brian Fuller
Brian Fuller

I've been a journalist for 30 years and have enjoyed having a ring-side seat at not only the transformation of technology and the electronics business but journalism and publishing itself.

I was named Editor-in-Chief of EBN in Februrary of 2013, having come from EE Times, where I spent 18 years in two tours of duty, starting in 1992.

At EE Times, I held various positions, including business editor, managing editor, editor-in-chief, publisher, and most recently, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief. During the past three decades, I helped guide EE Times to become the news and information source for the electronics industry and transformed the property from a strictly print edition into an industry multimedia leader in the online world.

I was responsible for a number of industry firsts within the electronics sector, including one of the first blogs, the first podcasts as well as video coverage.

I was editor and driver on the groundbreaking 2011-12 project, Drive for Innovation, in which I and a videographer (my brother, as luck would have it) drove around the United States for a year, interviewing engineers. It was a life-altering experience.

In the years in between EE Times, I was senior vice president for Digital Media and Content Creation at Blanc & Otus, a public-relations agency, and director of content and community for Numetrics, a technical software firm.

Prior to joining EE Times, I was managing editor for the San Jose Business Journal, managing editor of the Providence Business News and a reporter and bureau chief for United Press International in Indiana and Rhode Island.

I was born and raised in San Francisco and received my bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Malcolm Fuller
Malcolm Fuller

Malcolm Fuller is a contributing writer at UBM's Drive for Innovation. 

Bruce Gain
Bruce Gain

Bruce Gain is a freelance writer based in France who got his start in the electronics world by hacking the family Commodore 64 in the early 1980s. Since then, he has fed his curiosity about all things tech by writing for a wide range of media outlets and obsessing over the different facets of the electronics industry. His work has appeared in Technology Review, Popular Science, Sailing World, Intellectual Property Watch, Wired News, and Automotive News. In his spare time, Bruce likes to sail, drive very fast sports cars, and build PCs with powerful graphics cards (to play video games, what else?). His Website is www.brucegain.com.

Jack Ganssle
Jack Ganssle

Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges. Contact him at jack@ganssle.com. His website is www.ganssle.com.

George F. Brown Jr.
George F. Brown Jr.

George F. Brown Jr. is CEO and co-founder of Blue Canyon Partners, where his practice allows him to contribute to solving clients' business-to-business growth challenges. Prior to Blue Canyon, he held senior leadership roles in a number of organizations, including DRI/McGraw-Hill and ICF Kaiser International, and served as the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Economics at the US Naval War College. Brown has published extensively in academic and business journals and testified frequently before Congress. His new book, CoDestiny, is available for purchase at Amazon.com, as well other online booksellers. He received his MS in Industrial Administration and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Jim Gerard
Jim Gerard

Jim Gerard currently manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans for growing global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech and electronics vertical. He moved into this role after several rotations in database marketing, small business segment strategy and CRM analytics. Prior to UPS, Jim held various sales and marketing positions at an Inc. 500 software reseller. He can be reached at jgerard@ups.com.

Nora Gibbs
Nora Gibbs

Nora's experience working with Smith & Associates' customers taught her quickly that quality is their foremost concern. Working closely with the engineers at her core accounts, she has been instrumental in the development of Smith's extensive testing procedures. She is currently at Smith's newly formed Singapore branch, and is using this experience with the Asian market to further her knowledge of supply chain logistics so she can develop long-term stocking programs with her core accounts and help ensure that suspect parts are kept out of the open market. Nora can be reached at ngibbs@nfsmith.com.

Dawn Gluskin
Dawn Gluskin

Dawn Gluskin

Founder & CEO
SolTec Electronics
www.soltecelectronics.com
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Cell:     321-288-5689

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Lee H. Goldberg
Lee H. Goldberg

Recovering engineer, high-tech journalist, solid state lighting junkie, green-tech maven, open-source opinionator, freelance writer, maker,aviator, gadfly, geek dad...

Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon heads up the Supply Chain practice for Wipro Consulting Services North America and is the firm's global network lead for Supply Chain Management. He leads the team in providing evidence-based supply chain strategy to help clients improve performance. He specializes in supply chain segmentation and physical distribution and has built a career successfully driving analytical supply chain initiatives to maximize customer revenue while retaining precious resources. Chris has 20 years experience working with manufacturers and consumer organizations and has in recent years held leadership positions at Atos, KPMG Consulting, and CSC. He has an MS in logistics and supply chain management from Cranfield University’s School of Management in the UK. He can be reached at chris.gordon@wipro.com.

Craig Gottlieb
Craig Gottlieb

Craig Gottlieb is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice. He works with global clients in the high-tech and aerospace & defense industries to address challenges in business strategy, supply chain execution, and aftermarket service and support. He contributes to Accenture’s high-performance business research and authors Accenture industry points of view on secure supply chain, capabilities-based lifecycle management, sustainability, and managing through “challenging times.” Mr. Gottlieb holds a BA from Carleton College and a MAIS from the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where he focused on Japanese technology and defense policy. Based in Hartford, Conn., he may be reached at craig.gottlieb@accenture.com.

Robin B. Gray, Jr.
Robin B. Gray, Jr.

Robin B. Gray Jr. is the CEO of the National Electronic Distributors Association, an industry organization representing franchise distributors in the United States. He has more than 16 years experience in the electronic distribution market and has worked in various management positions for more than 25 years. A frequent speaker at electronics industry association events, Robin is an expert on issues such as counterfeiting, distribution trends and developments, e-commerce, IP theft, technology and legal issues. Prior to joining NEDA, Robin was general counsel and acting president at the American Society of Travel Agents based in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the boards of various professional, civic and sports organizations.

Chanan Greenberg
Chanan Greenberg

Over the past eight years Chanan Greenberg has engaged with more than 50 semiconductor companies in the US, Europe, Japan, and Korea to assist in their sales operations with price and margin improvement initiatives. He has authored several whitepapers on global price management and revenue management. Before joining Model N, Greenberg was founder and CEO of PriviaInc, where he worked for six years with top 20 government contractors, including Boeing and Lockheed to improve their business development and government bidding processes. Prior to that he served as CEO of Click Online and spent seven years working with high-tech OEM manufacturers, primarily focused on consumer products.

Mathieu Guerville
Mathieu Guerville

Mathieu Guerville is Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Supply Chain and Sustainability Business Unit of UL, which includes the Information and Insights, Furniture, and Environment groups. For over a decade, he has identified and implemented strategy for growing business, penetrating new markets, and building synergies between businesses. His core background includes intelligence gathering, analysis, entrepreneurship, marketing, and international trade. He has employed this skill set in targeting strategic integrations, most recently by driving the acquisitions of GoodGuide, IDES, Innovadex, and The WERCS for UL Information and Insights. Prior to UL, Mathieu worked as a Competitive Intelligence Analyst at Proactive Worldwide and as Commercial Attaché to the French Trade Commission. He received his BS in economics at Northwestern University. 

Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta is responsible for Wipro's Product Engineering and Mobility Solutions. Wipro is a global leader in product engineering and mobility solutions for the telecom, compute, storage, healthcare, automotive, and industrial engineering vertical markets. It offers turnkey solutions for systems, software, board, and VLSI design backed by its IP for speed to realization. In addition it also provides independent test and validation solutions for telecommunication and handset devices. Prior to this role, Sanjay led Wipro's cloud and green solution portfolio and also its product management function. He has been part of Wipro's business team in the United States since 1997, and led the telecommunications vertical market sales as well as the Eastern Region for Wipro across all markets. In those roles, he was responsible for sales and customer engagement for product engineering, IT, and business process solutions. He started his career with Wipro in the Indian IT business, and, in his last role, was the business head for North India, responsible for sales and after-sales support of IT products and services. Sanjay has a Bachelor in Electronics and Communications from PEC Chandigarh and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was a gold medalist in his MBA program and a recipient of the Citibank scholarship for academic excellence.

Julien Happich
Julien Happich

Julien Happich is Editor in Chief of EETimes Europe. 

Tam Harbert
Tam Harbert

Tam Harbert is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., and has covered business, technology, and public policy for more than 20 years. She has launched, edited, and written for various publications targeting different high-tech and business audiences, including value-added resellers, systems integrators, OEMs, information technology managers, venture capitalists, day traders, advertising and marketing executives, engineers, and high-tech C-level executives. For 10 years, Tam worked at Electronic Business magazine as Executive Editor and National Editor. She has received many awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award for editorial commentary.

Marc Herman
Marc Herman

Marc Herman is a freelance writer whose introduction to the electronics supply chains was watching thieves empty a Seagate disc drive distributorship in Jakarta, Indonesia. He went on to cover different aspects of the topic in Santiago, Singapore, Silicon Valley, and Spain, among other places. He also works as a photographer, placing him frequently and enthusiastically at the end of the supply chain, credit card in hand. Marc is the author or contributor to several books and magazines and chronicled his investigation into the supply chain for gold bullion in Searching for El Dorado (Random House, 2003; Amazon Kindle, 2007).

Gary Hilson
Gary Hilson

Gary Hilson is a Toronto-based writer, content editor, and brand strategist. He's written thousands of words for print and pixel over the past 20 years, primarily as a journalist covering technology across North America. His specialties include enterprise and networking technology, startups, B2B content, education and research, community news, and entertainment, particularly science fiction and fantasy.

Philip Huang
Philip Huang

Philip Huang is CEO of Bluestar Mould Group, a Hong Kong-based automotive mould manufacturer, and is the second generation of senior management at the company. He took over control of BSM after his father retired in 2004, building upon his background in operations and quality control to drive growth 25 percent per year even through the last economic downturn. Although emphasizing Asia's dynamic and evolving business environment, Philip also has a global perspective and has been actively focused on business in Asia through participation in global events, exhibitions, seminars, and direct customer visits. BSM has, under him, secured multiple contracts in Europe and North America with automotive, electronics, industrial, and medical/dental companies. He earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Guangxi University and an MBA in business and economics at Hong Kong University.

Phil Huff
Phil Huff

Phil Huff is CEO of Portland-based BrandWatch Technologies, a company founded in 2001 to provide brand security and product authentication solutions to companies worldwide. The company offers a line of unique microscopic taggants and customizable detection systems that can be tailored to meet customers’ brand security needs. These products significantly reduce counterfeiting and diversion by making it possible for brand owners to quickly and efficiently authenticate all genuine versions.

Huff brings to the firm more than 25 years of executive experience as both CEO and President for companies in multiple industries. He has successfully built and grown organizations in the past, and has significant experience working with the BrandWatch investment team. Prior to joining BrandWatch, he was President and CEO of Cincinnati-based eLynx, a provider of e-signature technology and secure document delivery for the mortgage lending industry. During his time at eLynx, he was responsible for providing company direction and successfully secured more than $40 million in outside investment.

Huff lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University of Ohio and can be reached at pr@brandwatchtech.com.

Tam Hulusi
Tam Hulusi

Tam Hulusi is the senior vice president responsible for innovation and intellectual property at HID Global. He is responsible for expanding the value of HID’s worldwide technology assets for customers and partners by optimizing current technologies and bringing emerging technologies to market. Tam holds a PhD in physics, is the author of eight patents, and can be reached at media@hidglobal.com.

iSuppli EMS, ODM Insights
iSuppli EMS, ODM Insights

Thomas Dinges is an analyst with iSuppli Corp. specialized in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original device manufacturer (ODM) segment. He began his work in iSuppli's EMS and ODM research practice in 2010. Prior to joining iSuppli, he was a senior equity analyst in JPMorgan's Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain equity research practice for over eight years. Thomas was ranked in Institutional Investor magazine's annual poll of top sector analysts. Prior to joining JPMorgan, he worked for Lazard Asset Management in New York City and Blackrock in San Francisco. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts

Toms Jacob
Toms Jacob

       Currently am working as a senior scientist with one of the premier IT research lab for federal government. Our lab have developed and deployed one of the world’s top 500 super computer and we are doing research especially in Grid computing and parallel computing. We are also developing grid applications for weather forecast, cloud computing, Ubiquitous computing etc.

       I had started my career as a space scientist with one of the world’s premier space research organization. During my tenure we had developed electronic controls for launch vehicles and cryogenic Engines, design and assembly of control electronic components for various flight vehicles etc.

      My research areas and interested key technological areas includes Embedded System, VLSI/ASIC Design, Super Computing, Grid computing applications etc

Murali Jayapala
Murali Jayapala

Murali Jayapala is a Principal R&D Engineer in integrated imaging at the Imec Research Institute in Leuven, Belgium.

Kishore Jethanandani
Kishore Jethanandani

Kishore Jethanandani's current professional focus is content development and communications of complex subject matter for clients in the technology and financial services industry in the San Francisco Bay and Boston area. His career has evolved from industrial economic research with an accent on policy reform to a business journalist while he was in India to marketing writing and research in the USA. A technology buff and a futurist, he has an instinct for spotting emerging technology and market trends and their likely impact on business strategy and competition. His personal slogan is "A hedgehog who senses the future". My website can be found at www.futuristlens.com

Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson joined UPS in August 2011 and is a manager in the corporate segment marketing department. He currently manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans for growing global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech and electronics segments. Previously, he was an integral member of the New Product Development team, where he was responsible for identifying emerging global trends that led to several new product investigations for the organization. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with his wife.

R. Colin Johnson
R. Colin Johnson

R. Colin Johnson has published next-generation electronics and technology news stories nonstop for 20+ years. His unique perspective has prompted coverage of his articles in a diverse range of major news outlets, from National Public Radio (NPR) to the Rush Limbaugh Show. He has been a technology editor on EE Times since 1986. He's the author of Cognizers -- Neural Networks and Machines that Think and a contributing editor on Geeknet.

Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson started Stearns Johnson in 2003, after leading GolinHarris' San Francisco office and Worldwide Technology Practice for seven years. He left GolinHarris to go back to his roots -- building great PR programs for his clients.  He has served more than 200 clients in his 30 years of experience, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, including Hewlett Packard, Visa,  and Amazon.com, with a particular focus on B2B and B2C technology. Before GolinHarris, Tim was SVP at Parallax Technology Group, an integrated marketing subsidiary of Ruder-Finn. Prior, he was Communications and Investor Relations Manager at Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 500 developer of components and systems, and an account executive at Rubenstein, Wolfson & Company, a New York-based financial relations firm. He began his career as communications associate at Keep America Beautiful Inc., a national conservation organization immortalized in the famous "Crying Indian" public service ads produced in the 1970s. He earned a BA in political science from St. Lawrence University and an MBA with distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, with a focus on marketing and finance.

Barbara Jorgensen
Barbara Jorgensen

Barbara Jorgensen has more than 20 years experience as a business journalist, working for leading electronics industry publications such as Electronic Business, Electronic Buyers' News and EDN. As a freelance writer, Barb wrote and managed an award-winning custom publication for Sager Electronics; was a leading contributor to Avnet Global Perspectives magazine; was a regular columnist for the National Electronics Distributors Association monthly newsletter and wrote for industry associations such as IPC. Barb was also a featured blogger on the b2b Website Allbusiness.com and helped launch Electronics Sourcing North America, a start-up magazine serving purchasing professionals in the Americas.

Prior to her freelance career, Barb was a senior editor at Electronic Business, the pre-eminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Flextronics International. Before joining EB for the second time, Barb spent 6 years with Electronic Buyers' News as managing editor, distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat.

A graduate of the University of Binghamton (formerly the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton), Barb began her journalism career with the Gannett newspaper chain. She has worked for a number of local newspapers in the Greater Boston area and trade journal publishers Reed Business Information and CMP.

Aubrey Kagan
Aubrey Kagan

Aubrey Kagan is a talented engineer with years of experience designing embedded systems. He's also a prolific author. His 2004 book, Excel By Example: A Microsoft Excel Cookbook for Electronics Engineers, provides tips on using Excel for engineering computations, data analysis, circuit modeling, and more.

Sid Kalantar
Sid Kalantar

Sid Kalantar is the Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Bourns Inc. He is an electronics industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales management experience at various component and equipment manufacturers. Kalantar holds a BSEE from Florida Atlantic University.

George Karalias
George Karalias

 

George Karalias is Director of Marketing and Communications for Rochester Electronics. He has worked with the company for over ten years and his experience in the high-tech and computer industries started in 1983 when he graduated from Boston College. Early in his career, George worked for some of the best advertising and marketing companies in New England. On the corporate side, George has directed the marketing and branding of several companies including Avid Technology, the pioneer in digital video editing. In 2006, before it was considered a serious problem, George helped Rochester launch an awareness campaign about the counterfeit issue in the semiconductor industry with a well-attended symposium and the creation of the SIA's Anti-Counterfeit Task Force. Follow news on Rochester Electronics through Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. George can be contacted through Twitter or LinkedIn.

Götz-Andreas Kemmner
Götz-Andreas Kemmner

Since 1993, Dr. Götz-Andreas Kemmner has been a managing partner of the consulting firm Abels & Kemmner GmbH (A&K). He holds a Doctorate in engineering and a Master’s degree in business administration from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has extensive consulting experience in the design and improvement of supply and value chains, production management, and logistics and has carried out and managed more than 100 consulting projects. He works for international companies and major European firms such as Montblanc, Infineon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Siemens. Dr. Kemmner is a member of the board of SCT Supply Chain Technologies GmbH, a software company, majority-owned by A&K, which specializes in software tools for advanced planning and ERP-tuning as well as supply chain simulation. He can be reached at akemmner@ak-online.biz.

Douglas Kent
Douglas Kent

Global Vice President, Avnet Velocity

Douglas Kent is Vice President in charge of Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.'s global supply chain solutions organization. Prior to his current position at Avnet, he was President of eKNOWtion, a global supply chain consultancy, and chief strategist/director of InForum, a high-tech research and networking firm. His previous career at Avnet spanned from 1992 to 1999, during which time he worked for the company as director of supply chain marketing and operations, director of client operations, and vice president at Avnet's Integrated Materials Services in the US and EMEA. In addition, he was formerly the European director of the Supply Chain Council and now leads the council's high-tech and electronics industry group initiative and is one of a handful of SCOR® certified instructors. Kent is an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco's MBA programs in operations, logistics, and supply chain management and also taught several Master's-level courses in the areas of lean, six sigma, and supply chain planning at France's SKEMA business school. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University. In 2012, he was named in the Top 100 people influencing EMS by Venture Outsource.

Kevin C. Craig
Kevin C. Craig

Dr. Kevin C. Craig, Ph.D. serves as Advisor of Collaborative Product Development Associates LLC as well as Advisor of Mechatronics Integration of Electronic, Mechanical, and Software Development Efforts Mechatronics Council. He joined the faculty of the Marquette University College of Engineering in 2008 as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as the Robert C. Greenheck Chair in Engineering Design, a $5 million endowed chair. His mission is to integrate discovery learning and multidisciplinary design throughout the entire college, in all years and in all departments. Previously, he spent 18 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and also as the Director of Core Engineering for the School of Engineering.

Previously, Dr. Craig worked in industry as a mechanical engineer in the mechanical-nuclear design department of a major engineering firm in New York and taught and received tenure at both the US Merchant Marine Academy and Hofstra University. He taught and performed research in the areas of mechatronic system design, control systems, modeling, dynamics, and the study of active materials and their application in design. He developed the Mechatronics Program at RPI, which included an extensive teaching and research laboratory and several senior-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mechatronics, and graduated 20 Ph.D. students in the area of mechatronics. He is the author of over 30 refereed journal articles and over 50 refereed conference papers. He received the 2006 RPI School of Engineering Education Excellence Award and the 2006 RPI Trustees' Outstanding Teacher Award.]

Michael Kirschner
Michael Kirschner

Mike Kirschner is president and founder of Design Chain Associates LLC., a product lifecycle services company that helps electronic OEMs improve engineering, procurement and production efficiency. Mike has extensive experience in all phases of the product lifecycle at both electronics OEMs and semiconductor manufacturers. An internationally recognized expert in the analysis and impact of environmental regulation on electronic products, Mike is a highly sought after speaker and author. Prior to establishing DCA, Mike held engineering management positions at Compaq, Tandem, Intel, and Intergraph, as well as at several start-ups where he worked in component engineering, reliability, quality assurance, software development, and product design. An associate director of the Green Science Policy Institute, Mike was appointed in 2009 to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control's Green Ribbon Science Panel.

Scott Koegler
Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler is Editor in Chief of the supply chain newsletter, ec-bp.org, focused primarily on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). His background includes 15 years experience as CIO for midsized companies and nearly 20 years writing about technology for a wide range of computer industry publications. He can be reached at scott@koegler.net.

Caleb Kraft
Caleb Kraft

Caleb Kraft is chief community editor on EE Times, where he covers EE Life and the open source for EE Times' Designlines. Caleb has been visiting garages and basements around the globe either literally or via Internet to explore what engineers are doing in in their free time. An enthusiastic tinkerer, Caleb has a tendency to play with high voltage and or dangerous temperatures when given the time.

Dick Krass
Dick Krass

Dick Krass is an electronics industry veteran of 35 years and is currently the Vice President of Distributor Sales for the Americas at Bourns Inc. He has been with Bourns for 12 years and holds an MBA in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a BS in Biochemistry from Wayne State University. Krass can be reached via Bourns marketing department at Mike.bridges@bourns.com.

Jennifer Krizanek
Jennifer Krizanek

Jennifer Krizanek is Director of Global Product Marketing at Stibo Systems, a global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Contact her at Jennifer.Krizanek@stibosystems.com or visit www.stibosystems.com.

Daniel Kurz
Daniel Kurz

Daniel Kurz is heading the Advanced Technologies Group at Metaio GmbH in Munich, which works on novel approaches and innovations in the fields of Computer Vision and Augmented Reality. Before joining Metaio in 2010, he received a Master of Science (M.Sc.) with honors and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2010 and 2006, respectively. Currently, Daniel is waiting to defend his dissertation thesis on sensor-aided visual camera localization and tracking to earn a Ph.D. degree from the Technische Universität München. Daniel (co-)authored over 25 technical papers and patent applications in the fields of camera localization and tracking, computer graphics, and human computer interfaces.

Cathal Lathrop
Cathal Lathrop

Cathal Lathrop is Senior VicePresident of Operations for Components Direct, where he has responsibility for global facilities and operations. Prior to joining Components Direct,he worked in the applications engineering field at Wintec Industries, a module design andmanufacturing company in Silicon Valley, Calif. Cathal holds a Bachelor's degree in electronicand computerengineering from Trinity College Dublin and a Master's degree in electronic systems from Dublin City University.

Andy Lawson
Andy Lawson

Andy Lawson is the Web Content Manager at TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.  For twelve years, Andy has managed Web Marketing initiatives for companies in the Finance, Meetings and Events, and Electronics industries.  Andy enjoys discussion on issues of management, marketing, and company culture and has been an avid proponent and user of Social Media for several years. He currently manages TTI, Inc's online marketing efforts including the company's social presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and is the voice of @TTIInc and @Andy_Lawson on Twitter. 

 

Michael B. Lee
Michael B. Lee

Michael Lee has 20 years of experience in the communications and enterprise software industries, both as a leader of early-stage companies and as an executive in multibillion-dollar corporations. He has held a number of senior management positions with AT&T, including President of Cellular One, now AT&T in Boston. He also played integral roles on executive teams that successfully completed more than $1.5 billion in acquisitions, as well as carrying out initial and secondary public offerings.Mr. Lee was the CEO and founder of AirVersent Inc. prior to its merger with Airclic. Prior to AirVersent, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of SK USA, the US headquarters of the $70 billion SK Group and owner of SK Telecom. Early in his career, he founded a company that was one of the nation's first to commercially deploy a SaaS software solution that automated credit card and check authorization services; this successful startup was subsequently acquired by an international funds transfer company.

Lev Shapiro
Lev Shapiro

For the past 15 years, Lev Shapiro has been deeply involved in many projects requiring technical support in all aspects of components for design and manufacturing of electronic devices and systems. Prior to forming his own consulting company in 2003, Component Master Ltd., he was responsible for the component engineering departments of a number of telecommunication companies. In all, he has served the electronics industry for four decades, including 15 years in electronic hardware design (with seven patents) and 25 years in component engineering. Shapiro has published a number of technical articles in a variety of industry publications, including Electronic Magazine and Surface Mount Technology SMT. He offers practical advice on electronic components selection for designers, on RoHS (lead-free) component issues, and on counterfeit electronics. In addition, he has offered technical presentations at a number of conferences and symposiums. He has earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master's degree in patents.

Mattias Lewrén
Mattias Lewrén

Mattias Lewrén is the Global Managing Director for Accenture's Electronics & High Tech industry group. He is an industry veteran, who during his 25-year career has served in many leadership positions with Accenture. Prior to his current position, Mattias was the Managing Director for Accenture's Communications, Media, and Technology (CMT) business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, working with some of the world's most innovative and admired companies.

Jim Lindblom
Jim Lindblom

Jim Lindblom has experience with a variety of embedded electronics: microcontrollers (AVR, ARM, PIC), sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, ultrasonic, infrared, RFID), wearable tech, wireless communication, motor control, etc. He is also well versed in both PCB layout and firmware design. His big focus is on education: writing tutorials and teaching classes on electronics and programming.

Jessica Lipsky
Jessica Lipsky

Jessica Lipsky is an associate editor of EE Times, covering the semiconductor industry.  An investigative reporter, she has covered technology, crime, planning and development, and government corruption for various news portals. She is based in San Francisco.

Logical Link
Logical Link

Jennifer Baljko started speaking supply-chain lingo in 1997 when she joined CMP Media LLC's technology-focused editorial team. Although life has spun her around the world and moved her freelance writing career in all sorts of different directions since, she still wonders how chips, components and computers get where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to get there. Here are several questions Jennifer has been chewing on lately: Will electronics manufacturers ever get forecasts right? What comes after supply chain efficiency? And, really, can we talk about supply chain management without using acronyms? She can be contacted at jenn@jenniferbaljko.com. If you want to see what else she's been up to, visit www.jenniferbaljko.com, or follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Janine Love
Janine Love

Janine Love began working in this industry 19 years ago. Currently, she covers PCB design and memory at UBM Tech, particularly on EDN and EETimes. She is also involved with the DesignCon technical program. Previously, she served as editor in chief of Test & Measurement World, as well as site editor for EETimes' RF & Microwave Designline, its Test & Measurement Designline, and the EDN T&M Design Center. Before joining UBM Tech, she edited the book World Class Designs: RF Front End and worked with numerous publications in staff and freelance capacities, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony. A member of NASW and ACS, she has a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from Duquesne University.

Lawrence Lundy
Lawrence Lundy

Lawrence Lundy is an information and communications technologies consultant at Frost and Sullivan.

Al Maag
Al Maag

Al Maag is Vice President at Avnet Inc., one of the world's biggest electronic components and IT equipment distributors. He joined Avnet as Chief Communications officer in 1998 and is responsible for brand management, which includes global public relations, investor relations marketing, community relations, and corporate communications. Prior to joining Avnet, Al was principal and owner of a marketing communications and consulting firm in Chicago. He was also Director of Advertising and Communications for Molex Inc., VP of Hamilton/Avnet, and Director of Strategic Planning at Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business). A graduate of the University of Illinois (Chicago Circle Campus), he holds a BA in Communications. Based in Phoenix, Al may be reached at Al.Maag@avnet.com.

Andrew Macleod
Andrew Macleod

Andrew Macleod is Global Product Development and Marketing Manager at Freescale Semiconductor.

Jessica MacNeil
Jessica MacNeil

Jessica MacNeil is associate editor at EDN, providing editorial support and focusing on content management, including overseeing a number of blogs and producing the EDN Weekly newsletter.

Carla Mahrt
Carla Mahrt

Carla Mahrt is founder and president of JJM Search, a global executive search firm.  JJM Search is part of MRI Network, leaders in the search and recruitment industry for over 40 years. She utilizes her vast network of industry contacts to connect bright people with great companies.

Carla began her career in electronics over 20 years ago working for Vishay Intertechnology, Raychem, and most recently in global distribution at Tyco Electronics, where she also served as a mentor. She has been an industry activist, serving on the board of directors for the Electronic Distributor Show (EDS) where she also served as President of EDS in 2007 and has received NEDA's Distinguished Service award for her work on NEDA's board of directors. She has been a presenter at EDS, ERA, and NEDA conferences.

In addition to her industry volunteer work, Carla founded a nonprofit organization in 2008, RePlant Woodcliff, dedicated to environmentally improving her lake community, where she also serves on the Homeowners Board.  She has her Master's degree in Business Administration.  She enjoys spending time on the lake and attending sporting events with her husband and two sons, as well as playing the piano. She can be reached at her email, carla@jjmsearch.com, or Website, www.jjmsearch.com.

Ken Manchen
Ken Manchen

Ken Manchen is Corporate Director of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs at Premier Farnell Corp., a UK-based multinational electronics distribution company and the parent company of Newark/element14. He is responsible for safety, health, and environmental affairs for the company’s North America operations. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering, an MS degree in Environmental Science & Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and a certified Greenhouse Gas Quantifier (GHGQ). Manchen acts as a spokesperson for Newark /element14 on environment, health, and safety (EHS) related legislation that affects the electronics industry in the Americas. He also assists in maintaining the element14 legislation portal at www.element14.com/legislation and provides free guidance on legislative matters via glegislation@premierfarnell.com. He may also be reached at kmanchen@newark.com.

Pierfrancesco Manenti
Pierfrancesco Manenti

Pierfrancesco Manenti is Vice President, Research, at SCM World and in this capacity he leads the research practice for Manufacturing & Production Operations and Design for Supply Chain & PLM.

Todd Marcucci
Todd Marcucci

Todd Marcucci is VP of Research and Development for Good Earth Energy Conservation Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric Essential Services Vehicles based in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in electronics engineering technology. In addition to working in various consulting positions, he has managed global lab operations for Littelfuse Inc., and worked in product development for Teccor Electronics and RELTEC/Marconi Communications. Todd has been owner-operator of a small automotive performance business and has a diverse background in product development, test and measurement, and customer support in industries including automotive, consumer, and telecommunications. When not working or spending time with his family, he can generally be found under the hood of a vehicle or scheming his return to amateur automotive racing.

Market Outlook
Market Outlook

Dale Ford, Head of Electronics & Semiconductor Research, IHS
Dale Ford is a well respected industry analyst with years of experience producing award-winning market research reports. At IHS, he manages the research teams responsible for competitive analysis, forecasting, and supply/demand research of the electronics components industry. In addition, he focuses on research and enhanced visibility on the products, technologies, and players shaping the wireless communications market. Ford was chief analyst and director for Dataquest/Gartner Group, leading a team that delivered market research in seven syndicated services covering semiconductor applications, supply and pricing, and detailed equipment analysis. Prior to Dataquest/Gartner Group, he served at Sun Microsystems as a product marketing associate. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School. He can be reached at dale.ford@ihs.com.

Greg Sheppard, Senior Director, Research, IHS
Greg Sheppard currently focuses on photovoltaic research for IHS, bringing to bear his deep experience in the electronics market and market research practices. He is a contributor to all aspects of PV research and is the team's expert on inverters and module level power management. He has spent over 20 years of his career in electronics technology market research helping hundreds of companies and investors make intelligent decisions about future courses of action. As an analyst or manager of research, Greg has developed market expertise in applied macroeconomics, semiconductors, computing and peripheral systems, wired and mobile communications, consumer electronics, and mil/aero electronics. He was also one the industry's first teardown analysts, having done work in the early 1990s helping IBM understand its PC manufacturing costs relative to its competitors. He earned a BSEE and Computer Science degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Masters degree in Systems Management at the University of Southern California. He can be reached at greg.sheppard@ihs.com.

Carole Mars
Carole Mars

Dr. Carole Mars is currently the research manager for the electronics, home, and personal care and toys sectors at the Sustainability Consortium. She is responsible for managing and executing on sector activities around the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System, as well as innovation projects such as end-of-life analysis. Before joining the consortium, she worked as a process engineer for Novellus Systems, a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. She earned a Ph.D. in surface analytical chemistry at Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Arizona.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin

Steve Martin is responsible for all facets of the sales channel incorporated with both upstream supplier and downstream customer business at Components Direct. Most recently, he was in charge of running the western region for a leading independent distribution company, which provided fulfillment and supply-chain programs to EMS and OEM companies. Steve has also held senior sales and supply-chain management roles at Solectron and TTI. He began his career in the electronics industry in 1992 and holds a Bachelor's from Colorado State University.

Paul Martyn
Paul Martyn

Paul Martyn specializes in helping clients exceed procurement and sourcing performance goals through the ideal blend of people, process, and technology. He has 15 years of product management, strategy, and marketing experience with technology startups and Fortune 500 companies, currently serving as VP of Supply Strategy at BravoSolution, the spend analysis company. BravoSolution offers software and services to fit the needs of today's sophisticated supply management organizations. The company's services organization, one of the world's largest teams of professionals dedicated exclusively to sourcing and procurement consulting, delivers lean, targeted services to support strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives. Martyn can be reached at BravoSolution@corporateink.com.

Sohaib Masood
Sohaib Masood

Sohaib Masood has his undergraduate degree in computer science (with a gold medal for final year projects) from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. He has served as an Analyst Software Engineer at The Resource Group's technology innovation division and currently works for IBM as a SAP application consultant. Sohaib has been a blogger since his undergraduate studies and has been involved in writing about various topics including supply chain management, innovation in technology, enterprise resource planning, and distributed systems. He is also an entrepreneur and owns an event management firm, which has given him hands-on experience dealing with numerous suppliers and maintaining healthy supplier relations. He can be reached at masood.sohaib@gmail.com.

Carolyn Mathas
Carolyn Mathas

Carolyn Matthas is editor at EDN's Sensor Design Center, Wireless & Networking Design Center, and LED Design Center, and editor of Industrial Control DesignLine at EETimes.  Mathas served as director of marketing at Micriµm Inc., which she joined after serving as an editor for such TechInsights properties as Network Systems DesignLine, Mobile Handset DesignLIne, and CommsDesign, as well as senior editor at PennWell's Lightwave Magazine and CleanRooms Magazine. She provided marketing and public relations expertise to such clients as Philips Semiconductor, Mysticom, and Altera's Santa Cruz Division. She created the launch campaign for the CoolRunner family for the Philips CPLD Business Unit. She also served as director of marketing at the fabless security IC startup Securealink. She holds a BS in marketing from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.

Max Maxfield
Max Maxfield

Clive "Max" Maxfield is six feet tall, outrageously handsome, English, and proud of it. In addition to being a hero, trendsetter, and leader of fashion, he is widely regarded as an expert in all aspects of electronics (at least by his mother).

Max received his BSc in Control Engineering in 1980 from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK. He began his career as a designer of central processing units (CPUs) for mainframe computers. Over the years, Max has designed everything from silicon chips to circuit boards, and from brainwave amplifiers to steampunk "Display-O-Meters." He has also been at the forefront of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) for more than 20 years.

Max is the author and/or co-author of a number of books, including Designus Maximus Unleashed (banned in Alabama), Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics), EDA: Where Electronics Begins, FPGAs: Instant Access, and How Computers Do Math.

Brian McCabe
Brian McCabe

Brian McCabe is the Director of Sales for Stackpole, North America. He has been with Stackpole for more than 10 years. His blog discusses the introduction of low-cost, thin-film chip resistors to the electronics market.

Wade McDaniel
Wade McDaniel

A 25-year high-tech supply chain veteran, Wade McDaniel is Vice President of Solutions Architecture for Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.'s global supply chain solutions business unit. He is responsible for designing and implementing solutions focused on supply chain engineering, supply chain finance, warehousing, and transportation logistics for Avnet's worldwide partners, addressing trade issues, trade finance, customized IT, and supply chain transportation management. With Avnet for over 15 years he has also served as director for Avnet's Latin American supply chain, managed strategic customer accounts, and developed Avnet's supply chain capabilities in Hong Kong. In addition, Wade developed and managed Avnet's Supply Chain Leadership Exchange Program. In 2008, he was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know list. Prior to Avnet, he was the operations manager at Emerson Electric-Beckman, where he focused on lean manufacturing, logistics, and outsourcing manufacturing to Asia.

Robert McGarvey
Robert McGarvey

A busy freelance writer for 30 years, Robert McGarvey has written more than 1,500 articles for many of the nation's leading publications, from Reader's Digest to Playboy and from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review. He also has written 10 books. A member of the advisory board of Learning Streams, a startup social network for educators, McGarvey also is a recognized authority on social media. He may be reached via email at rjmcgarvey@gmail.com and on Twitter at #rjmcgarvey.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry

Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 23 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine.  After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs.  Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget.  She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature.  Follow her on Twitter @HaileyMcK.

Jonah McLeod
Jonah McLeod

Jonah McLeod is Director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Kilopass Technology Inc. He held similar positions at Virage Logic, ARC International (now part of Synopsys), and Denali Software. Prior to his career in marketing communications he was Editorin Chief of Integrated Design Magazine (now part of EE Times) and Electronics Magazine, and contributing editor at Electronics Design and Computer Design. McLeod began his marketing communications career at Regis McKenna Inc., where he served as Account Executive for Intel and Apple Computer (at its beginning).

Dina Medhat
Dina Medhat

Dina Medhat is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Calibre Design Solutions at Mentor Graphics. She has been with Mentor Graphics for seven years in various product and technical marketing roles. She holds a BS and an MS from Ain Shames University in Cairo, Egypt.

MediTronic
MediTronic

Kunmi Ajala is an expert in the field of medical technology and the application of electronics in the health care industry. A medical laboratory technologist by training, Kunmi also holds graduate degrees in medical science, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs. With more than a decade of experience in the medical science industry, he has developed a deep insight into the interaction between the fields of electronics and health care management. Over the years, he has come to realize that electronic companies have numerous market opportunities in the health care industry. In the 21st century, medical practices have embraced sophisticated electronic devices in carrying out simple and complex procedures in operating rooms, laboratory divisions, trauma wards, clinical trials, and intensive care units. Medical electronics will rule the health world, and this will take many electronic companies higher.

Beyond exploring the use of electronic equipment in health care services, Kunmi believes companies and ordinary investors can benefit from the growth of the two segments. Investors should have a closer look at the level of demand for medical electronic products and advances in medicine, he said. The developing world, of course, represents a huge potential market for medical electronics, especially simple, portable devices used for a quick check of someone’s health status.

In his blog, Kunmi will draw on real-life experience from personally using electronic devices in the laboratory. These devices help improve the delivery of test results, minimize common errors, promote the reliability of results, and prevent misdiagnosis. Kunmi can be reached at olubadan@msn.com.

Rick Merritt
Rick Merritt

Rick Merritt is Silicon Valley bureau chief of EETimes.

Stuart Meyer
Stuart Meyer

Stuart Meyer is a partner in the IP group at the law firm Fenwick & West LLP. He counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for high-tech companies and securing patent, copyright, and other intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in patent reexaminations and other post-grant disputes, has written widely on the new America Invents Act as well as the PTO's final rules implementing the AIA, and serves on the PTO's pro bono steering committee for California. Stuart's client portfolio includes a wide variety of high-tech companies, from small startups to multinational public companies.He has also represented other organizations prominent in high technology, such as MIT, for which he served as counsel in litigation involving the so-called RSA encryption patent, considered to be fundamental to data privacy. He was an electrical engineer with an engineering consulting firm in the telecommunications area before entering law school.

Stephen Miles
Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles is a research affiliate at the MIT Auto-ID Labs, and a principal consultant in Auto-ID Serialization and Event Management Systems. His primary research interests are in leveraging Automated Information Data Capture (AIDC) advanced wireless telemetry and web technologies to communicate about events in shared business processes. 

Jane Miller
Jane Miller

Jane Miller is a freelance writer who loves to write about everything from tech to mommy stuff. She is featured in many blogs, including Equities.com, TechCocktail, and TVProviders.com, as a guest writer, and can write with authority on many niches and subjects.

Eric H. Miscoll
Eric H. Miscoll

Eric Miscoll is principal at Charlie Barnhart & Associates, a consulting company serving the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market. Eric has more than 12 years of electronics manufacturing industry experience as a researcher, consultant, and senior manager. Prior to joining Charlie Barnhart & Associates, Eric was vice president and general manager of TXP Corp.’s PCB Design and Assembly division. In this role, he had full P&L responsibility for the business and oversaw daily operations and sales activities. Eric was previously chief operating officer of Technology Forecasters, Inc. the leading strategic consulting firm focused solely on the outsourced electronics manufacturing industry. Previous experience includes operations management with Bank of America, organizational development with NASA, and psychological services with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College.

Fred Molinari
Fred Molinari

Fred Molinari is President and CEO of Data Translation. During his 30 years as president, Mr. Molinari has gone public, started another company within Data Translation, and gone full circle by going private. He holds MBA., MSEE, and BSEE degrees.

James Montgomery
James Montgomery

James Montgomery is Product Manager at Apriso, a company focused on the manufacturing and business intelligence capabilities, and how this information can be used for quality and continuous process improvement.

Ron Moore
Ron Moore

Ron Moore is Director of Design Chain, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, and is responsible for the region's field applications engineers, technical sales programs, and systems. With 20 years' experience in the technology and distribution industry, Ron is an expert in the design chain arena. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be reached at: Rondekka.moore@avnet.com.

Craig Moss
Craig Moss

Craig Moss is the Chief Operating Officer of CREATe.org where he is responsible for developing CREATe Leading Practices, an online program to help companies and their suppliers reduce risk and build compliance on IP protection and anti-corruption. At Social Accountability International (SAI) Mr. Moss led the development of Social Fingerprint, a program for improving sustainability in supply chains. He also developed supply chain guides for companies and organizations including the United Nations and International Finance Corp. (World Bank Group). Previously, he founded Global Access Corp., where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries. 

Apek Mulay
Apek Mulay

Apek Mulay is a CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services. He is a senior analyst, blogger, entrepreneur and Macro economist in US Semiconductor Industry. He completed his MSEE at Texas Tech University, Lubbock and is sole author of the patent "Surface Imaging with Materials Identified by Colors". He has worked as a Failure Analyst in advanced CMOS technology development team at Jack Kilby Labs of Texas Instruments Inc. He is USCIS approved for US permanent residency under category of foreign nationals with their extraordinary abilities in science and technologies without pursuing PhD in engineering. He contributes to recognized publications such as Truth-out.org, EBN, Semiwiki, electronics.ca publications, EDFAS Journal, PROUT Globe and Military & Aerospace electronics Magazine. He is author of book "Mass Capitalism: A Blueprint for Economic Revival " which is available to pre-order at http://apekmulay.com/my-book/#tab-description

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy, Group Managing Editor of UBM DeusM, has helped define interactive media for more than two decades as writer, editor, manager, and entrepreneur. He has reported extensively about technology and business since 1980, including the growth of semiconductors, software as a service, enterprise computing, the Internet, personal computing, mobile, digital marketing, analytics, and other technologies that have emerged and evolved during that time.  Tom has worked in sales, public relations, and marketing in addition to his extensive work in journalism. He has also hosted many webinars, webcasts, and live video broadcasts, and he has held several management posts where he led dozens of employees across large geographic regions.

Tom is the author of the book Web Rules: How the Internet is Changing the Way Consumers Make Choices. He led coverage of technology and business on a global basis as editor-in-chief for RedHerring.com and Montgomery Research. Tom was founding managing editor of MarketWatch.com, the first Bloomberg News correspondent in Northern California, and a Northern California news desk supervisor for The Associated Press.

A strong believer in community service, he's the founder of the award-winning community nonprofit news Newswire21.org and the over-40 community RedwoodAge.com, both of which blend social media theory with the best practices of traditional journalism. Find him at: LinkedIn.com/In/EditorTomMurphy

 

 

William Murray
William Murray

William Murray has more than 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer and product designer across the aerospace, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, printing, and medical device sectors. Among other projects, he is currently working on a method to make long car trips more comfortable for people with back pain through Lake Geneva Research, a non-profit bio-medical research startup. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Judith M. Myerson
Judith M. Myerson

Judith M. Myerson is the editor of Enterprise System Integration (second edition) and the author of The Complete Book of Middleware. Having more than 15 years of experience covering enterprise technology, she has published articles on mobile security issues, including data loss prevention, network management, and secure mobile application development. She is the former ADP security officer/manager at a now-closed naval facility. Judith enjoys explaining complex technologies in clear, plain English and pointing out what the problems are and what proactive steps different users can take. She was awarded a master of science degree in engineering (computer and information sciences) from the University of Pennsylvania, where the world's first general computer was built -- the ENIAC. Already Advanced Communications Bronze certified, she is aiming to be Advanced Communication Silver certified

Unni Narayanan
Unni Narayanan

Unni Narayanan is co-founder, president and CEO of Primary Global Research. He leads the PGR team in providing timely, actionable expert network-based primary research services to institutional, buy-side investment firms and funds. He also heads up the data center and cloud computing research sector. Prior to founding PGR, Unni held key management positions at Intel Corp. where he made fundamental and lasting contributions in diverse areas ranging from low-power semiconductor design to scalable data center operational methodologies and architectures, and served as senior manager for Intel's Solutions Center. Before Intel, Unni spent several years at IBM where he was an original member of the AIX/ESA operating system design team. Unni has been granted a U.S. patent, has published numerous articles and research papers in internationally recognized journals and is a frequent speaker and presenter at business, technology and research industry conferences and forums worldwide. Unni holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles, an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Ron Neale
Ron Neale

Ron Neale, an independent consultant in the electrical and electronics manufacturing industry, is an experienced professional in memory device analysis.

Ken Neusaenger
Ken Neusaenger

Ken joined Smith & Associates in 1994, serving in a variety of roles, including sales representative, training manager, Vice President of Sales, and Director of IT. In 2000, he transitioned to a new role as CEO of ZettaWorks, an IT-consulting startup. Between 2006 and 2012, he worked in a variety of public education programs and returned to Smith in 2012 to oversee the company's training and development programs. Ken earned his BBA inbusiness management from Texas A&M University.

Chris O'Reilly
Chris O'Reilly

Chris O'Reilly serves as Senior Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Group, responsible for product marketing, technical marketing, product definition, and business partnerships. Previously, he served as VP of marketing and senior director of sales for the Asia/Pacific region for NetLogic Microsystems. Prior to NetLogic, O'Reilly was product marketing manager at Hitachi where he was responsible for the ASIC, microprocessor, and microcontroller product lines. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Jim O'Reilly
Jim O'Reilly

Most recently Vice President of Engineering at Germane Systems, creating ruggedized servers and storage for the US submarine fleet, Jim has held senior management positions at SGI/Rackable and Verari. He was CEO at startups Scalant and CDS, headed operations at PC Brand and Metalithic, and led major divisions of Memorex-Telex and NCR. His team at NCR has their first SCSI ASIC in the Smithsonian. At NCR, he led a $2 billion systems program and built a $500 million annual storage revenue stream. In 2007, he won a TechTarget Product-of-the-Year award for storage appliances that sold 70PB in their first year. Recent successes include a family of scale-out storage appliances at SGI/Rackable and "converged" systems at Verari. Now a consultant focused on storage and cloud computing, Jim's notable assignments include acting as infrastructure program manager for a multibillion-dollar cloud deployment and creating a software approach for leading-edge storage-class memory.

Kevin O’Marah
Kevin O’Marah

As Chief Content Officer of SCM World, Kevin O'Marah and his organization are responsible for the on-going delivery of SCM World's cutting-edge, practitioner-driven supply chain content and information. Leveraging the combined experience and learning of over 19,000 practitioners within SCM World's membership, Kevin and his team deliver an innovative and interactive learning curriculum that meets the needs of today's supply chain professionals across industry, through a unique peer-driven approach. In addition to his role as Chief Content Officer, Kevin also co-chairs the SCM World Executive Advisory Board, a group of 15 C-level practitioners from the world's leading brands, dedicated to improving the practice of supply chain management as a profession. He also works with Stanford Business School as a research fellow, helping to shape the direction of supply chain teaching to the next generation of business leaders. Prior to SCM World, Kevin served as GVP for Supply Chain at Gartner following the 2009 acquisition of AMR Research where he was Chief Strategy Officer. His 10-year career at AMR included the creation of the Supply Chain Top 25, writing more than 400 published articles and reports, and leading a six-year dialogue with business leaders and luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Michael Eisner, and T. Boone Pickens.

Bolaji Ojo
Bolaji Ojo

Bolaji Ojo steers EBN discussions, events, and activities designed to help the community better navigate its network of alliances and supply chain issues. He sees his primary job as helping to create an environment where everyone involved in the electronics supply chain can have open, honest, and interactive communication about issues affecting the market. Ojo believes the electronic supply chain is populated by "partners and rivals" involved in relationships that are fluid, impermanent, and dominated by the unending quest for profit. As in international relations among countries, communication is critical in an environment where the supply chain thrives best when companies understand "there are no permanent friendships, only permanent interests."

Ojo keeps the conversation going among the various parties, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers); semiconductor, IP&E, and other component suppliers; software vendors; contract manufacturers; distributors; logistics services providers; and other third-party service vendors. It helps that he talks to all parties involved in the electronics supply chain, tapping the extensive network of experts in the industry to explore and unravel knotty issues of interest to everyone.

Ojo has spent the last 25 years covering business issues on four continents, specializing over the last 11 years on the electronics industry supply chain. In addition to supply chain issues, his primary focus also includes business finance. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and business editor for Electronic Buyer's News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. Prior to joining United Business Media, Ojo had worked at Bloomberg News, Futures World News, and Asia Inc. Ojo has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria) and is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). He is also a fellow of the World Press Institute, St. Paul, Minn., and the Fondation Journalistes en Europe, Paris.

OJO on Corporate Finance
OJO on Corporate Finance

Bolaji Ojo steers EBN discussions, events, and activities designed to help the community better navigate its network of alliances and supply chain issues. He sees his primary job as helping to create an environment where everyone involved in the electronics supply chain can have open, honest, and interactive communication about issues affecting the market. Ojo believes the electronic supply chain is populated by "partners and rivals" involved in relationships that are fluid, impermanent, and dominated by the unending quest for profit. As in international relations among countries, communication is critical in an environment where the supply chain thrives best when companies understand "there are no permanent friendships, only permanent interests."

Ojo keeps the conversation going among the various parties, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers); semiconductor, IP&E, and other component suppliers; software vendors; contract manufacturers; distributors; logistics services providers; and other third-party service vendors. It helps that he talks to all parties involved in the electronics supply chain, tapping the extensive network of experts in the industry to explore and unravel knotty issues of interest to everyone.

Ojo has spent the last 25 years covering business issues on four continents, specializing over the last 11 years on the electronics industry supply chain. In addition to supply chain issues, his primary focus also includes business finance. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and business editor for Electronic Buyer's News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. Prior to joining United Business Media, Ojo had worked at Bloomberg News, Futures World News, and Asia Inc. Ojo has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria) and is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). He is also a fellow of the World Press Institute, St. Paul, Minn., and the Fondation Journalistes en Europe, Paris.

Dennis Omanoff
Dennis Omanoff

Dennis Omanoff is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, for Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX), the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. He is chiefly responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of Seagate's global Supply Chain and Procurement organization.

Dennis brings over 25 years of executive experience in operations and quality control. Prior to joining Seagate, Dennis was SVP and Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer at McAfee. While at McAfee for seven years, the company's global manufacturing and supply chain operations achieved industry-leading results for low inventory backlogs, low cost of goods as a percentage of sales (COGS), and high annual inventory turnover rates. Prior to McAfee, he was recognized industrywide for building strong teams that deliver best-in-class, metrics-driven results with proven processes at successful enterprises, from pre-IPO to public companies, focused on security, storage, networking, telecom, and retail. He was a key executive in the rapid growth of four companies rated in the Forbes "Top Ten Fastest Growth Companies," demonstrating board-level strategic advisory experience combined with hands-on execution responsibility. He also served as VP of Operation and Support at two storage startups, where he headed support operations, supply chain creation, and software Licensing. He's managed clean rooms and complex, capital-intensive environments at Texas Instruments.

Dennis was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve as a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Examiner. He lectures at universities, is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, and serves on the Executive Advisory Board of SCM World. He holds an MBA from Hofstra Graduate School of Business, as well as a BA from Fordham University. He has attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Corporate Governance as well as Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and The School of Engineering for Global Competitiveness.

On Guard
On Guard

Paul McNeillis joined PE International, the sustainability professionals, in October 2010 as director of sustainability solutions, providing deep expertise in life-cycle assessment and sustainable decision making. This followed three years as director of corporate social responsibility at Achilles Group Ltd., responsible for the launch and growth of programs for the implementation of sustainable procurement and corporate responsibility in global supply chains. Prior to this, he was head of professional services at BSI, the UK.'s national standards body and global quality group. He founded the service in 2001 as a vehicle for collaborative communities to develop best-practice standards. The unit went on to launch several world firsts in new standards spanning fields such as knowledge management, sustainability, and biodiversity. Paul has professional and industrial experience as a research scientist and patented inventor. He holds a PhD from Imperial College, an MBA, and a DBA from Bradford University. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a frequent speaker and author on multi-stakeholder engagement, collaborative learning, and standards in corporate social responsibility.

Cliff Ortmeyer
Cliff Ortmeyer

Cliff Ortmeyer is the Technical Marketing Manager for Newark element14, a division of Premier Farnell. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics design industry in various capacities, including FAE, market development, and technical marketing. He also holds multiple patents in both analog and digital design.

Matt Osminer
Matt Osminer

Matt Osminer is Director of Engineering at consulting firm Cardinal Peak.

David Park
David Park

As VP of Worldwide Marketing at OptimalTest Inc., David Park is responsible for corporate strategy and communications for all of OptimalTest's solutions and services. Most recently, he was the Director of Solutions Marketing at Synopsys, responsible for the company's vertical market initiatives for the automotive and mil-aero sectors. Prior to Synopsys, David held positions in the areas of corporate strategy, marketing, and engineering at Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, and Rockwell International. He has a BSEE from the University of California, Irvine.

Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson is business development director for the Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, focused on the automotive market. Currently, he is working with Linux, Autosar, and other domains operating on a wide range of host silicon platforms.

 

David Paulson
David Paulson

David Paulson is Vice President, Business Development Americas for Avnet Velocity.

Megan Pedigo
Megan Pedigo

Megan Pedigo manages Smith's peripheral purchasing team, supporting the organization of the company's worldwide transactions on hard drives, opticals, LCD panels, and PC spare parts. She oversees customer VMI programs and forecasting and procurement for service customers. Megan joined Smith in 2001 as a sales assistant to Smith's global offices, and has since served as a member of the support staff for service programs, as Operations Manager of service teams, and as Director of European Operations until late 2011, when she took on her current role. She is IDEA and IPC certified.

Rich Pell
Rich Pell

Rich Pell is Executive & Chief Editor of EDN. Previously, Rich was for many years an editor and then editor-in-chief at Electronic Products Magazine. Prior to the move into technical publishing/online media, Rich worked as an engineer in analog/mixed-signal design and traded in the financial markets. Rich has degrees in both Public Communications and Electrical Engineering.

Malcolm Penn
Malcolm Penn

Malcolm Penn is the founder and CEO of Future Horizons, a United Kingdom based company that offers research, seminars and forums on the electronics industry with a special focus on the semiconductor market. Penn has over 45 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor market and has worked extensively throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States. He was an early pioneer of pan-European research and product development in the 1970s while working at ITT Europe. His industrial experience has involved him with all aspects of the management, manufacturing, marketing and use of electronic components.

Arthur Pini
Arthur Pini

Arthur Pini is an electronic measurement and analysis consultant with over 50 years' experience in the test-and-measurement industry. He has extensive knowledge of oscilloscopes, real-time spectrum analyzers, frequency synthesizers, and arbitrary function generator measurements and applications.

Alex Pohorily
Alex Pohorily

Alex Pohorily is a Customer Solutions Program Manager for the FlexPod services team at Avnet Technology Solutions in Tempe, Ariz. He also serves as a Social Media Content Manager for the Avnet Tech Games. He has been in supervisory and technical roles at Avnet since 2008. Prior to working at Avnet, Alex worked in the restaurant industry for over a decade where he gained invaluable customer service and leadership skills leading to management roles. He looks forward to someday serving on the board of directors at a technology company where he can make influential decisions and help support positive development in the world. Alex holds both a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Master of Science in Information Management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While attending the Ken Blanchard College Business at Grand Canyon University to obtain his MBA, a professor introduced him to Avnet where he has enjoyed working ever since. He can be reached at www.alexpohorily.com or alex.pohorily@avnet.com.

Ivan Pokrovsky
Ivan Pokrovsky

Ivan Pokrovsky is an owner and the CEO of the Analytical Center of Modern Electronics, which conducts marketing research on the Russian electronics industry and the electronic components market. He is also an Executive Director at the Association of Suppliers of Electronic Components, Russia, and organizes over 20 seminars and conferences a year for Russian electronics engineers and electronic companies' managers. Pokrovsky spent 10 years as an editor-in-chief and CEO of the Electronics Publishing House, publishing the Electronic Components and Electronics Production magazines and the Real Russian Electronics Yearbook. Ivan is a graduate of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He may be reached at pokrov@sovel.org

Lia M. Powell
Lia M. Powell

Lia M. Powell is the program manager for the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA). In addition to the management of daily program operations, she contributes to the development of new programs and the implementation of improved policy and process. Lia obtained a Bachelor's degree in international affairs summa cum laude. She has worked within the non-profit sector for over 12 years in program management and direction of membership services with US and international organizations. She has served on the G-19D subcommittee and enjoys volunteering in her local community, writing, and various mediums of art.

Kevin Prendeville
Kevin Prendeville

Kevin Prendeville is Managing Director for Accenture's Innovation and Product Development and Product Lifecycle Management business initiatives. He works across a number of industries, including electronics and high tech. He focuses on research and development efficiency, mass customization, and digital development.

Steve Puricelli
Steve Puricelli

Steve Puricelli is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice and is responsible for the practice's sales and operations, planning client offerings in North America. He has an extensive background in forecasting and production planning, both as a practitioner and as a consultant. Prior to Accenture, he worked at Information Resources Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and General Motors. He has more than 15 years of experience working across the high-tech, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, and automotive industries. Steve has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA in operations from Vanderbilt University. Based in San Francisco, he may be reached at steven.j.puricelli@accenture.com.

Hal Quinn
Hal Quinn

Hal Quinn is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Mining Association (NMA). NMA is the national trade association for the US mining industry and represents coal, metal, and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, and other suppliers of goods and services to the domestic mining industry. He directs the association's public policy efforts before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the White House and sets the association's strategic agenda for media relations, grassroots communications, and political involvement. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience to his current position. He has represented mining's interests before the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government in a number of positions, including as NMA's ExecutiveVice President, as its Senior Vice President for legal and regulatory affairs and as general counsel. He was general counsel of the National Coal Association prior to the formation of the National Mining Association through the merger in 1995 of the American Mining Congress and National Coal Association.

Lavanya Rammohan
Lavanya Rammohan

Lavanya Rammohan is a research analyst and acting manager within Frost & Sullivan's Electronics and Contract Manufacturing Practice. She has over eight years of experience in research, strategic consulting solutions, and project management, particularly for electronic devices, contract manufacturing, and supply chain providers. She has a Master's degree in information technology from Coventry University, UK, and a Bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Madras University, India. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2005, Lavanya has completed several research studies and consulting projects in the SMT equipment market, electronics manufacturing equipment market, semiconductor market, contract manufacturing, and many more. She has also received acclaim for her research through articles and quotes published in Electronics Design, Supply and Demand Chain Executive, EE Times, and others.

Bruce Rayner
Bruce Rayner

Bruce Rayner blogs for EBN and Enterprise Efficiency, and is a Contributing Editor for EETimes and Commentator for TechInsights. He has been covering the business of electronics for over 20 years as a journalist, editor, conference organizer, researcher, and consultant. He was Editorial Director of EBN and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing, both UBM publications. He was the co-chairman and organizer of the annual Global Supply Chain Summit with Stanford University Professor Hau Lee. Bruce has worked as an editor at Harvard Business Review, ComputerWorld, and Electronic Business. In his spare time, he’s the founder and Chief Green Officer of Athletes for a Fit Planet LLC, a company dedicated to helping athletic events adopt environmentally and socially responsible practices. He can be reached at bruce@afitplanet.com.

R. Scott Raynovich
R. Scott Raynovich

R. Scott Raynovich is an internationally recognized expert in technology, media, and investment markets. He has been quoted by outfits including Reuters, Dow Jones, Barron's, and the San Jose Mercury News. He has also been interviewed on CNN and National Public Radio.

From 2000 to 2008, Raynovich was the Editor in Chief, Editorial Director, and an equity partner at Light Reading, the leading online telecommunications news & analysis firm which grew from 0 to $20 million in revenues over the course of 8 years. It was acquired by United Business Media in 2005.

Prior to joining Light Reading, Raynovich was Investment Editor at Red Herring, where he started the New York Bureau and helped build the original Redherring.com Website. Raynovich has also written for Wired.com and the Prague Post. In an unfortunate journalistic accident, he was once published in the German magazine Der Spiegel, without pay.

Jennifer Read
Jennifer Read

Jennifer Read is co-founder and Principal at Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, a consulting company serving the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) market. She has over two decades of experience in the high-tech industry as business analyst and marketing communications consultant. She worked previously as Vice President at Technology Forecasters Inc. and was director of marketing communications at Avnet Electronics Marketing. Jennifer's professional background also includes stints as editor, publisher, and staff writer for several electronics industry publications, including Electronic News and Connector Specifier. She has a JD from the University of Denver, was a member of the Colorado Bar Association, and practiced law in Colorado. She has also written or co-written dozens of articles and blog posts in support of best practices in electronics manufacturing.

Reality Check
Reality Check

George Karalias, Director, Marketing & Communications, Rochester Electronics
George Karalias is Director of Marketing and Communications for Rochester Electronics. He has worked with the company for more than 10 years. His experience in the high-tech and computer industries started in 1983 when he graduated from Boston College. Early in his career, he worked for some of the best advertising and marketing companies in New England. On the corporate side, George has directed the marketing and branding of several companies including Avid Technology, the pioneer in digital video editing. In 2006, before it was considered a serious problem, he helped Rochester launch an awareness campaign about the counterfeit issue in the semiconductor industry with a well attended symposium and the creation of the SIA's Anti-Counterfeit Task Force. He can be reached at gkaralias@rocelec.com.

Dan Deisz, Director of Design Engineering, Rochester Electronics
Dan Deisz has more than 25 years of experience in design engineering, technology marketing, and engineering management. He was at LSI Logic for 20 years where he supported several hundred ASIC designs through the signoff process, managed all the North American Design Centers, and ended his tenure in Technology Marketing. Dan currently manages the Design Group at Rochester Electronics and is based out of its Rockville, Md., office. He can be reached at  ddeisz@rocelec.com.

Revving Revenue
Revving Revenue

Rob Patterson, Product Marketing Director, Revitas
Rob Patterson, Revitas Inc.'s product marketing lead for new markets and technologies, has a broad range of marketing experience with some of the largest and fastest growing software companies in the world. Most recently, he was a marketing and product evangelist with QlikTech, the market leaders in business discovery. Before that, he was the Application Platform Marketing Manager and Area Marketing Manager for Microsoft's midmarket and partner business in the mid-Atlantic territory. As a tech junkie, Rob keeps up to date on everything involving consumer and enterprise technology. He also blogs for The Revitas Blog at blog.revitasinc.com and can be followed on Twitter @robppatterson. He graduated with high honors from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a degree in food marketing.

Michael Kerman, Director of Industry Development, Revitas
In his role as Director of Industry Development, Michael Kerman supports Revitas's marketing, development, and sales efforts. He has more than 20 years of experience in building and commercializing software, hardware, and service solutions. Prior to joining Revitas, Kerman held senior-level positions in product management, operations, corporate and field marketing, and sales at CDI, SAP, Overland Storage, Computer Associates, and Symantec. In addition, he is an author for The Revitas Blog.

Joe Alphonse, Product Marketing Manager at Revitas
Joe Alphonse, Product Marketing Manager at Revitas, blogs on The Revitas Blog. He has experience in innovative technology solutions and services in multiple industries, including enterprise software and business information. At Revitas, Joe works on developing an understanding and creating messaging for solutions that unite strategies for contracts, pricing, and compliance in both manufacturing and technology industry verticals.

Richa Dham and Pushek Madaan
Richa Dham and Pushek Madaan

Richa Dham is a product apps manager for the PSD division at Cypress Semiconductor. She has 13 years of experience with semiconductor companies and holds a master's degree in electronics and communication from the Indian Insititute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

Pushek Madaan is working with Cypress Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd. as a senior application engineer. His interests are in designing embedded system applications in C and assembly languages, working with analog and digital circuits, developing GUIs in C#, and (above all) enjoying adventure sports. He can be reached at pmad@cypress.com.

Michael Rigsby
Michael Rigsby

Michael Rigsby, an engineer, was a winner of the  TI Sensing Design Challenge.

Chris Robertson
Chris Robertson

Dr. Chris Robertson, is Head of Regulatory Compliance, ERA Technology Ltd. He joined ERA Technology in 1983 as a graduate physicist and was awarded a PhD in plasma microelectronic fabrication techniques from the University of Surrey in 1990, research carried out while at ERA. In 2002, he was appointed Head of Reliability and Failure Analysis at ERA, the UK's leading consultancy for impartial engineering reliability and failure investigation, and in 2011 head of Regulatory Compliance. Chris can reached at Chris.Robertson@era.co.uk.

Gina Roos
Gina Roos

Gina Roos is a business and technology writer who has contributed print and Web articles to a number of influential trade publications in the electronics industry, including Electronics Buyers' News, Electronic Business, EDN, and Purchasing, for more than 25 years. She was editor-in-chief at Electronics Sourcing North America, held the position of site editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Websites, and was a contributor to EE Times's eeProductCenter component Website for 13 years. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EETimes ProductWeek. Gina was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010. A graduate of Suffolk University, Boston, She started her journalism career at Cahners Publishing, now Reed Business Information, in Boston. She covered supply chain issues, purchasing strategies at electronics OEMs, and technology trends. She can be reached at gina.roos@ubm.com.

Linda Rosencrance
Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a writer and editor who has written about information technology for more a dozen years, including mobile security issues like data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, and privacy. She also writes about BI, big-data, analytics, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT. Her articles have appeared in such publications as SecurityNewsDaily, Computerworld, ITWorld, CIO magazine, TechNewsDaily, and MSDynamicsworld.com. She has more than 20 years of experience as an investigative reporter, writing for newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. She is also the author of five true crime books.

Martin Rowe
Martin Rowe

Martin Rowe has been the Senior Technical Editor covering test and measurement for EDN and EE Times since October 2013. Previously, he was Senior Technical Editor for Test&Measurement World from 1992 to 2012 and EDN Design Ideas Editor from 2008 to 2011. He has written and recorded six songs about life as an engineer, the first being "The Measurement Blues."

Lindsley Ruth
Lindsley Ruth

Lindsley Ruth is a Corporate Vice President of Future Electronics Corp. in Montreal, responsible for the company's FAI Electronics division. He previously headed worldwide marketing at Future. He joined Future in 2002 as Corporate VP of Sales, responsible for the South American, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and South Central regions, as well as Future’s Global Account Program. In addition to his current responsibilities, he also handles distribution sales, supplier development, franchise expansion, and a few global accounts. Prior to joining Future, Lindsley was VP of North American Materials for Solectron Corp. where he was responsible for more than 6,000 associates in 11 sites with more than $10 billion in material spend. From 1992 to 1999, he worked for TTI Inc., a privately held components distributor based in Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University.

Ray Sadowski
Ray Sadowski

Ray Sadowski, Avnet's Chief Financial Officer since 1993, leads a global finance group responsible for more than 50 separate functions including financial operations, administrative services, business advisory services, and corporate administration. He reports to CEO Rick Hamada. He has been instrumental in the acquisitions of more than 55 companies, all of which have contributed to Avnet's attaining a leadership role in the electronic components and computer products industries. Additionally, he has made a significant impact on the company's success through the value-based management initiative he and former Avnet CEO Roy Vallee introduced in 2001. Sadowski joined Avnet in 1978 as a corporate accounting supervisor. He was promoted to accounting manager and assistant controller, then named controller in 1986 and vice president in 1987. He was named a senior vice president of Avnet in 1992. He graduated from Hunter College in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1976. Sadowski's vision for Avnet is that the company continue to dominate the global distribution industry and reinforce its leadership position.

Phil Sansone
Phil Sansone

Phil Sansone is Senior VP of the Avnet Memec division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA) and reports directly to EMA President Ed Smith. Beyond his responsibilities overseeing the Avnet Memec division, he is also responsible for the Avnet Express call center business in the Americas and the mass market strategy. Phil has been in distribution since 1981 in various sales, marketing, and management roles. He started with Schweber Electronics in New York and gained experience in that market as well as the Maryland marketplace. He joined Memec in 1993 and became a senior executive with Avnet as part of the Memec acquisition in 2005.

Savvy Tech Marketing
Savvy Tech Marketing

Ford Kanzler is a veteran technology and marketing communications professional with serious strategic chops and decades-deep expertise in the market for semiconductors, components, electronic equipment, and all the software that runs on them. He helps companies sharpen their communications focus to achieve competitive differentiation. His proven counseling process has repeatedly put a fresh cutting edge on business communications so marketers succeed in achieving a clearly defined market position against competitors. Ford has previously worked at, or represented, many of the leading companies in the electronics industry. In his blogs for EBN, he will be sharing the decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise to help readers hone their marketing communication strategies. He can be reached at: ford@prsavvy.com

Michael Schmitt
Michael Schmitt

Michael Schmitt is Chief Marketing Officer at E2open, responsible for managing marketing communications, product marketing, and sales development functions on a global basis. Prior to E2open, he served as Senior Vice President of Western Area Sales for Mitratech Holdings. Prior to Mitratech, he served as President and CEO of Siderean Software, where he grew revenue by more than 200 percent during his tenure with the company. Schmitt also spent four years as Chief Marketing Officer at Ariba, where he successfully drove the design and implementation of Ariba's turnaround strategy from eMarketplaces to spend management market leadership.

Kory Schroeder
Kory Schroeder

Kory Schroeder is an engineer with Stackpole Electronics Inc. He joined Stackpole in 2002 after seven years with Vishay Dale where he worked as an electronics design engineer and product manager. Prior to Vishay, Kory worked for two years as an applications and product engineer at Shizuki Corp. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Nebraska.

Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber

Bill Schweber (Jaffa Eng'g) is an EE who has written three textbooks, hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. He worked as a web-site manager for for EE Times, as well as both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN. At Analog Devices, Bill was in marketing communications (PR) and on the other side of the PR function, presenting and company products, stories, and messages to the media. Prior to Analog, Bill worked in product marketing and applications engineering groups. Bill also did hands-on analog- and power-circuit design and systems integration for materials-testing machine controls at Instron Corp. He has an MSEE (Univ. of Mass) and BSEE (Columbia Univ.), is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license. Bill has also planned, written, and presented on-line courses on a variety of engineering topics, including MOSFET basics, ADC selection, and driving LEDs.

Beverley Scott
Beverley Scott

Beverley Scott is the Marketing Manager for Cyclops Electronics. She has worked with the company for 16 years and has fulfilled various responsibilities. With direct experience in sales and marketing she has direct knowledge of the problems faced when sourcing and purchasing electronic components. She's involved in the implementation of many of the company's anti-counterfeit procedures and aims to help reduce counterfeiting within the industry as a whole. Follow Cyclops Electronics news via Twitter or on its Blog page.

Mary E. Shacklett
Mary E. Shacklett

Mary E. Shacklett is President of Transworld Data, a technology analytics, market research, and consulting firm. She has focused on the supply chain and supply chain technologies as an industry analyst and commentator for the past five years. Prior to founding her own practice, she was Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology at FSI International, a multi-national manufacturing company in the semiconductor industry. Mary has worked in manufacturing and the supply chain in the electronics, semiconductor, and aerospace industries, and has business experience in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.A. degree from the University of Southern California, and is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and Who's Who in the Computer Industry. She can be reached at mshacklett@twdtransworld.com.

Udaya Shankar
Udaya Shankar

Udaya Shankar is Vice President and Head of Internet of Things for Xchanging, a business process, procurement, and technology services company. To learn more, please visit www.xchanging.com.

Mark Shapiro
Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro is a former technology journalist for publications like VideoMaker, Camcorder Magazine, Digital Photography, Laptop Magazine, and San Diego's ComputorEdge. For the last 20 years, he has been helping technology companies of all sizes worldwide to reach US news media publications. For more information, please go to http://www.srs-techpr.com.

Jeffrey Simon
Jeffrey Simon

Jeffrey Simon is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of America Semiconductor LLC, a manufacturer of world-class power semiconductors. He is a 25-year semiconductor industry veteran with extensive experience in the manufacturing and distribution of electronic components. This includes managerial experience at both an industry stocking distributor as well as an electronics components manufacturer/supplier. Jeffrey's expertise includes sales, sales management, product development, offshore manufacturing, quality control, and supply chain management.

Eric Sivertson
Eric Sivertson

Eric Sivertson is the President and Founder of QuantumTrace LLC, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in trusted systems. He is an engineering innovator who has spent 25-plus years working in trusted high-assurance environments, covering multiple companies from startups/think-tanks to top-tier global defense contractors. He has served in design and development engineering roles, managed engineering and design teams, and held executive management positions. Eric's last position, prior to founding QuantumTrace, was as General Manager of the aerospace and defense business unit at Xilinx. He holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Virginia Tech. 

Solid State Revolution
Solid State Revolution

Gary Zullo, Director, Solid State Lighting, Arrow Electronics
gzullo@arrow.com

Gary Zullo is Director, Solid State Lighting, for Arrow Electronics Inc., one of the largest electronic distributors worldwide, and is responsible for Arrow's North American Solid State Lighting business. During his 27-year career at Arrow, he's held high-level roles across product management, marketing, and sales both in North America and Europe. He has worked with global customers helping them address challenges in business strategy, supply chain management, and transitioning them to solid-state lighting. Gary holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from Hofstra University. He is also a member of the American Lighting Association and can be reached at gzullo@arrow.com.

Semico Spin
Semico Spin

Susan Cadel
Susan Cadel joined Semico Research Corp. as Account & Business Development Executive in 2006. She brings with her a wealth of experience in strategic analysis, new business development, market assessment, sales and profit growth, business planning, marketing services, and business intelligence. She has operational experience in many industries including semiconductors, materials, flat panel displays, life sciences, ophthalmic, and consumer businesses.

Adrienne Downey
Adrienne Downey is Director of Technology Research at Semico Research. She has 14 years of experience in the market analysis industry, covering a variety of disciplines. Over the past 12 years with Semico Research, her focus has been on NAND and NOR Flash, SRAM, cellphones, DVD, DTV, PDAs, custom research, and semiconductor industry market shares. Adrienne is responsible for covering a wide variety of disciplines related to semiconductor technology. She works with the manufacturing team and maintains the fab database. She also participates in our numerous custom research projects, supplying forward-looking information into disruptive and innovative technologies.

Jim Feldhan
Jim Feldhan founded Semico Research in 1994. A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, he brings his management, forecasting, and modeling expertise to Semico, along with a reputation for quality research. He designed and developed the research methodologies and report structures, which are the basis for Semico's Custom Research and Portfolio Services. Jim also develops Semico's overall economic outlook in addition to performing various semiconductor consulting and forecasting functions.

Joanne Itow
Joanne Itow is Managing Director, Manufacturing, for Semico Research. Focusing on analysis for semiconductor manufacturing, Joanne oversees research in the following areas: wafer demand, fab capacity, technology transition, and the equipment market. Over the past 15 years, Joanne has specialized in the foundry market, forecasting foundry wafer supply and demand. She is responsible for the development and maintena

nce of the Semico Wafer Demand Model, which forecasts semiconductor wafer demand by product, technology, and wafer size. She also covers topics related to materials used in semiconductor production such as SOI (Silicon on Insulator) and copper.

Morry Marshall
Morry Marshall heads up the Semico Research Corp. Strategic Technologies practice, which covers technologies and markets vital to the growth of the semiconductor industry. He has provided custom studies evaluating the potential market for new products such as nanoprobing equipment and thermoelectric coolers. He has also authored studies covering the used semiconductor equipment market, personal computers, automotive electronics, SiGe markets, semiconductor packaging, and numerous semiconductor end-use products. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1961, Morry served as an Armored Cavalry platoon leader. When a line-of-duty medical retirement ended his military career, he transitioned into the electronics industry. During a subsequent career in electronics spanning more than 30 years, he accumulated progressive experience in sales, sales management, and marketing management positions and has been associated with such breakthrough products as semiconductor memory for the first personal computers and LED displays for the first handheld electronic calculators.

Tony Massimini
Tony Massimini has been in the electronics industry since 1980, and in the semiconductor business since 1984. As Chief of Technology at Semico Research since 1995, he has been analyzing the market for microprocessors (MPUs) and microcontrollers (MCUs) in both the computing and embedded control markets. His electronics experience is with industry leaders, including Eastman Kodak, VLSI Technology, STMicroelectronics, and Motorola Semiconductor. Tony has been an applications engineer for PC chipsets, smart power devices, and other semiconductors focused on the computer industry.

Michell Prunty
Michell Prunty is a Senior Consumer Analyst with Semico Research. Her emphasis is on emerging consumer markets that complement the Digital Home Portfolio. Before joining Semico, she worked on numerous consulting projects, including process improvement for Rogers Corp. and system analysis for Grand Canyon University. Michell's background in programming and IT management combined with a degree in Small Business from Arizona State University provide her with insight into the semiconductor industry from the end-user point of view.

Rich Wawrzyniak
Rich Wawrzyniak is a Senior Analyst at Semico Research. A veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, he currently specializes in ASICs, SoC, and semiconductor intellectual property. He has a well rounded background in both emerging and mature markets and applications with special emphasis on analog, ASIC, memory, and processor functions, as well as systems products, software development, and process technology. More recently, Rich is the noted author of reports on design starts, IP, and IP subsystems.

Ransom  Stephens
Ransom Stephens

Ransom Stephens is a technologist (ransomsnotes.com), science writer (ransomstephens.com), novelist (novels.ransomstephens.com), and Raiders fan.

Barry Sullivan
Barry Sullivan

Barry Sullivan is Director of Program Development for the International Engineering Consortium. He served as Director of Emerging Technologies at Ameritech and guided the technology strategy for a startup company delivering packet voice services. He has developed continuing education courses in communications technologies and taught at Northwestern University. He also worked as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He received BSEE and MS degrees from Marquette University, and a PhD degree from Princeton University, all in electrical engineering. Barry has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as Editor of The Bridge, the magazine of Eta Kappa Nu. He also managed the DesignCon technical program for more than 10 years. He has published over 40 papers on topics in signal reconstruction and image processing.

Laurie Sullivan
Laurie Sullivan

Laurie Sullivan is a senior writer specialized in online digital advertising and marketing at MediaPost. Laurie has written extensively on technology issues and worked previously at various trade publications covering the high-tech supply chain, component distribution and Internet strategies. She pens a daily column for MediaPost on search engine marketing, and another about online advertising. She also writes a weekly column on the technology supporting online targeted ads based on consumer behavior. Laurie's work has appeared in Advertising Age, Los Angeles Business Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Red Herring, RFID Journal and InformationWeek, among others.

Supply Chain Intelligence
Supply Chain Intelligence

Layla Wright, Director of Purchasing, Smith & Associates
Layla Wright is director of purchasing, service programs, and peripherals for Smith & Associates. She manages sales and purchasing teams specializing in production and shortage support of hard drives, optical devices, LCD panels, and PC spare parts. She also manages vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs and other special supply chain services for Smith's customers worldwide. She can be reached at lwright@nfsmith.com.

Todd Traylor, CPU Commodity Manager, Smith & Associates
Todd Traylor joined Smith in 1997 and has served as CPU Commodity Manager since 2003. His duties include reviewing and evaluating all purchases and sales of CPUs by Smith worldwide. He works extensively with Smith's traders, coordinating CPU trading activities, developing Smith's customer base and CPU service programs. Todd's prior positions include Managing Director of Europe for Smith (2002-2003), General Manager of Smith's Amsterdam office (2001), and Trading Manager in Houston (1999 to 2001). He is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, having received his degree in Business Management (Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship). He can be reached at ttraylor@nfsmith.com.

Dustin Ford, VP Corporate Strategy, Smith & Associates
Dustin Ford is Smith & Associates' newly appointed Vice President of Corporate Strategy, responsible for analyzing business intelligence, formulating plans for Smith's development, and expanding customer reach. He has extensive experience in the electronic components marketplace. He joined the Smith sales staff in Houston in 1999 and in 2001 transferred to Hong Kong to establish Smith's distributor sales division in Asia. Dustin was appointed Director of Sales for Hong Kong in 2003 and in 2005 was promoted to Vice President overseeing the South Asia Region. He opened Smith's Shenzhen office in 2008. He has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School. He can be reached at dford@nfsmith.com.

Nora Gibbs, Account Executive, Smith & Associates
Nora's experience working with Smith & Associates' customers taught her quickly that quality is their foremost concern. Working closely with the engineers at her core accounts, she has been instrumental in the development of Smith's extensive testing procedures. She is currently at Smith's newly formed Singapore branch, and is using this experience with the Asian market to further her knowledge of supply chain logistics so she can develop long-term stocking programs with her core accounts and help ensure that suspect parts are kept out of the open market. Nora can be reached at ngibbs@nfsmith.com.

Matthew Hartzell, COO, Smith & Associates
Matt Hartzell leads Smith & Associates' operations and administrative functions worldwide. He joined Smith as General Counsel in 1998 and was named COO in 2008. He can be reached at mhartzell@nfsmith.com.

Mark Bollinger, VP Marketing, Smith & Associates
Mark Bollinger joined Smith & Associates in 2000 to build its business development team and now heads Smith's marketing efforts. He was formerly with the Federal Communications Commission (1993-2000), where he managed the wireless telecommunications spectrum auction program. Mark received his BA from William Jewell College and his JD from the University of Missouri School of Law. He can be reached mbollinger@validmgt.com.

Todd Banker, Memory Commodity Manager, Smith & Associates
Todd Banker is Smith's Commodity Specialist for Memory and has spent 16 years as a Smith trader specializing in the memory markets. He is responsible for the continued development and growth of Smith's memory business, supporting Smith's traders worldwide in the evaluation of memory suppliers, coordinating purchasing efforts for memory, and maintaining inventory on consistent demand memory items. Todd first took on the role of Commodity Manager from 1999 to 2002. After managing Smith's California office from 2002 to 2007, he returned to his Commodity Manager position. Todd earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Southern Methodist University.

Megan Pedigo, Assistant Director of Purchasing, Smith & Associates
Megan Pedigo manages Smith & Associates' peripheral purchasing team, supporting the organization of the company's worldwide transactions on hard drives, opticals, LCD panels, and PC spare parts. She oversees customer VMI programs and forecasting and procurement for service customers. Megan joined Smith in 2001 as a sales assistant to Smith's global offices, and has since served as a member of the support staff for service programs, the Operations Manager of service teams, and as Director of European Operations until late 2011, when she took on her current role. She is IDEA- and IPC-certified. She can be reached at mpedigo@nfsmith.com.

Ken Neusaenger, Director of Training, Smith & Associates
Ken Neusaenger joined Smith & Associates in 1994, serving in a variety of roles, including sales representative, training manager, VP of sales, and director of IT. In 2000, he transitioned to a new role as CEO of ZettaWorks, an IT-consulting startup. Between 2006 and 2012, he worked in a variety of public education programs, returning to Smith in 2012 to oversee the company's training and development programs. Ken earned his Bachelor's in business management from Texas A&M University. He can be reached at ken@nfsmith.com

Kirk Wehby
Kirk Wehby joined Smith and Associates in 2008 to head worldwide operations and quality. He was formerly Director of Operations and Supply Chain for Cardone Industries (1997-2008), where he managed startup and integration of operations in Belgium and Mexico. Kirk received a BS from Oral Roberts University and MBA from Westchester University. He can be reached at kwehby@nfsmith.com.

Art Figueroa
Art Figueroa, Manager of Facilities & Corporate Security, Smith & Associates Art Figueroa is a key player on many fronts at Smith & Associates. He joined Smith in 2004 as Corporate Security Manager and now oversees facilities, sustainability efforts and environmental programs, health and safety, and security for all Smith offices worldwide. He spearheads the global sustainability plan, a comprehensive effort to implement alternative energy sources and green business practices with the goal of making the company a carbon-neutral supply chain partner. Before coming to Smith, Art was in management at Securitas Security Services and Questia. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Houston in 1994 and is a member of TAPA Americas. He can be reached at afigueroa@nfsmith.com.

Todd Burke
Todd Burke is a Senior Executive at Smith & Associates where he specializes in major account support and development.  With over 16 years at Smith his experience also includes serving as General Manager in the company's Guadalajara office and expertise in distributor and OEM sales. Todd holds a BS in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Christian Brothers University. He can be reached at tburke@nfsmith.com

Dr. Cagri Tanriover
Dr. Cagri Tanriover

Cagri Tanriover has completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey in the field of Electronics and Communications, followed by a Master's degree (with distinction) in Digital Signal Processing and a Doctorate in Turbo Codes, both at Lancaster University in the UK. He has worked at senior engineering, team leading, and project management positions at various SMEs including Software Radio Technology and Etherstack Ltd. He has more than 10 years of industrial experience. Cagri has also contributed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) TETRA – TEDS Standard as the leading member of the Specialist Task Force between 2003 and 2005. He has a number of refereed international journal publications and is the co-inventor of the "Multifold Turbo Coding Technique." His areas of expertise include medical telemetry, encryption, wireless handsets, embedded software, and wireless sensor networking. He currently works as an independent technical consultant providing services to companies working in cutting-edge projects in communications and embedded systems. He can be reached at dr_cagri_tanriover@yahoo.co.uk.

Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich

Steve Taranovich is a Senior Technical Editor at EDN with 41 years of experience in the electronics industry. He received his MSEE from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York University, Bronx, New York. He is also chairman of the Educational Activities Committee for IEEE Long Island. His expertise is in analog, RF, and power management with a diverse embedded processing education as it relates to analog design from his years at Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. Steve was a circuit design engineer for his first 16 years in electronics. He then served as one of the first field application engineers with Burr-Brown Corp. and also became one of its first global account managers, traveling to Europe, Indi, and China.

TechMergers
TechMergers

Brent Lorenz is a vice president in the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice of the McLean Group, LLC, a middle-market investment bank. He focuses on M&A for embedded technology companies, especially with companies developing products and services centered on technologies such as graphical user interface (GUI), 3D Imaging, Code Development Tools, Security, VoIP, Video, and DSP Software and Hardware.

 

Prior to his M&A career, Brent spent about 15 years working in embedded technology at companies such as Texas Instruments and Wind River. At TI, he managed a $50 million product line for processors and software used in IP phones at top OEMs worldwide, in addition to spending several years in sales and business development.

 

Brent also worked post-merger in TI's Telogy Networks VoIP software division, a $500 million-plus acquisition in 1999. He has held technical sales roles at embedded software companies such as Wind River (later acquired by Intel) and startup Trinity Convergence (later acquired by a combination of Maxim and Freescale).

 

Brent earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.  He is a FINRA Registered Representative (Series 79). He can be reached at blorenz@mcleanllc.com.

Keith Teichmann
Keith Teichmann

Keith Teichmann is worldwide director of marketing and product management at ITT Interconnect Solutions, a manufacturer and supplier of connectors to the electronics and high-technology industries. A certified Value Based Six Sigma Green Belt, Keith leads ITT's global product planning and launches, pricing strategy and lean technology initiatives and coordinates the company's regulatory compliance planning. He has held numerous senior level management and engineering positions at a number of companies, including International Paper, United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney and has more than 17 years of experience in the technology industry.

Nick Testa
Nick Testa

Nick Testa is an instructor with Brandman University's School of Extended Education and the Founder and CEO of Acuity Consulting Inc., a firm that provides supply chain process improvement and systems implementation as well as business consulting. Testa served on the APICS Board of Directors for eight years as well as President in 2006. He has held additional APICS positions such as International Conference Chairman and President of the Orange County Chapter. He instructs at both the college and graduate level and is an internationally known speaker. He holds his MBA from USC as well as APICS's CFPIM, CSCP, and CIRM. He also has a CSUF Certificate in production and inventory control, and Goldratt Institute Jonah.

The Big IDEA
The Big IDEA

Paul Romano joined Fusion Worldwide in 2001 as the Chief Operating Officer and manages the worldwide logistics, quality, and corporate development functions of the company. Before joining Fusion, he was the COO of RW Electronics, a $180 million broad line distributor of electronic components. From 1987 to 1994 he worked in field management with two national retail chains. In addition, he served in the US Army Signal Corps, attaining the rank of Major. Paul holds a Bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Masters in safety and systems management from the University of Southern California. He serves as President of the IDEA Board of Trustees, a position that he has held since July 2011.

The Sanity Clause
The Sanity Clause

David Benjamin has been a writer and journalist since at least third grade in Tomah, Wisc., when he began his first novel. As editor of the Mansfield (Mass.) News from 1977-83, he won nine awards for excellence in journalism from the New England Press Association. As principal writer for Arthur D. Little Inc., from 1983-85, he put in three years of intensive technology writing, focusing especially on the sources of invention. He has been editor of Tokyo Journal in Japan, a contributing editor of The Japan Times Weekly, and columnist for the Mainichi Daily News. His book, The Joy of Sumo: A Fan's Notes (Tuttle, 1991), was republished in 2011 as SUMO: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport. It is the bestselling book on sumo ever published. Since 1985, Benjamin has focused almost exclusively on writing books, including The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked (Random House, 2002), currently available in an e-book version. Among the many periodicals in which his work has been published are The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wisconsin State Journal, Orange County Register, and, of course, EE Times. His political essays appear often on the Common Dreams Website. He blogs under the title "Benjamin's Mess," at http://benjaminsmess.blogspot.com. He writes often for EE Times and other UBM publications on technology topics, usually from the Luddite point of view. Benjamin can be reached at thelastkidpicked@gmail.com.

James Thomas
James Thomas

James Thomas is a Strategic Marketing Manager at Zycus, a world leader in Procurement Technology Solutions. As part of his role at Zycus, he is responsible for content development and social media marketing as well as branding and influencer relations. Previously he worked in the product marketing division with a focus on new initiatives and sales enablement. James has a Masters in Marketing from the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. Contact him at james.thomas@zycus.com or visit the company at www.zycus.com.

Anne Ting
Anne Ting

Anne Ting is Executive VP Marketing at Components Direct, where she has responsibility for marketing strategy and product management. Most recently, she was the founder and Principal of Synthe Consulting, which provided go-to-market strategy and marketing leadership to technology growth companies. Previously, she headed marketing for Motorola's software platforms and ecosystem with responsibility for strategic platforms including mobile-Linux. Anne has also held senior sales and marketing management roles at Tellme Networks, where she helped build the company beyond $100 million in revenue and into profitability. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million. She began her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Lynn Torrel
Lynn Torrel

Lynn Torrel leads Avnet United, the global business arm of Avnet Electronics Marketing which provides best-in-class service to the world's largest contract manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. Lynn reports directly to Harley Feldberg, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) as a member of the EM global executive team.

Lynn also has responsibility for Avnet Velocity, Avnet's vehicle for non-traditional (TAM-level) supply chain solutions. There continues to be a tremendous value for Avnet to support its customers and suppliers in the direct market.    

Lynn has worked in the electronics industry for 18 years, the past 12 of which she has been at Avnet honing her skills at managing complex global customers. Lynn has led the Avnet United team since July 2011. Prior to that, Lynn was vice president of global and strategic accounts, with responsibility for the overall OEM global accounts program within Avnet United. Her responsibilities included management of assigned accounts, as well as coordination of global activities for emerging global customer initiatives. Lynn was instrumental in driving the global pro forma P&L for achieving net GP, operating income and ROWC targets.

Lynn began her career with Wyle Electronics in Minneapolis, MN in 1995 as an inside salesperson and moved to the role of account manager in 1996.  In 1998, Lynn moved to Munich, Germany and joined EBV Elektronik as manager of corporate accounts and logistics. Following Avnet's acquisition of EBV in 2001, she served as director of supply chain solutions for Avnet where she managed a pan-European team with four major areas of responsibility: corporate account management; supply chain solutions development and implementation; EDI; and global business migration. Lynn relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in July, 2005 and assumed the role of director, global business management with responsibility for several global customers including GE Healthcare and Jabil.

Lynn holds an MBA from Arizona State University and received the 2010 W.P. Carey Student Leadership Award. Lynn is an innovative and results-oriented leader with a proven track record in managing complex customer requirements. She has accomplished all of this while delivering improved financial performances – and enhanced customer relationships – for Avnet

Todd Traylor
Todd Traylor

Todd Traylor began his career with Smith in 1997 in OEM sales and was promoted to Trading Manager in Houston in 1999. In 2001, he transferred to The Netherlands to serve as General Manager of Smith's Amsterdam office and was promoted to Managing Director of Europe for Smith in 2002. Todd was named CPU Commodity Manager upon returning to Houston in 2003, and in 2012 was promoted to Vice President of Global Trading. His duties include helping to manage all aspects of Smith's global trading programs and initiatives. He is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management (Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship). He can be reached at ttraylor@nfsmith.com.

Diane Trommer
Diane Trommer

Based on Long Island, N.Y., Diane Trommer is a freelance journalist who remembers when "just-in-time" was a revolutionary concept in the electronics supply chain. She began covering purchasing and supply chain management in 1994 for Electronic Buyers News and is recognized for her astute perceptions of issues in distribution, global supply chain management, and overall business strategy. Trommer's editorial portfolio includes feature articles for leading industry publications as well as case studies, whitepapers, ghost-written commentaries for Fortune 500 corporate executives, corporate marketing and public relations, and newsletter editorial, layout, and production.

Unchaining Supply
Unchaining Supply

Bob Derringer is General Manager of Rockford, Ill.-based Waldom Electronics, a global wholesale distributor of interconnect, passive, and electronic components with authorizations from TE Connectivity, Molex, and other top-tier components manufacturers. Waldom's services extend beyond traditional redistribution activities; for instance, Waldom collaborates with its supply partners in the creation and marketing of engineering development kits and co-branded sales initiatives. Waldom also helps suppliers manage new product introduction and sample support, as well as the tail-end of production through implementation of innovative end-of-life management programs.

Prior to joining Waldom, Bob most recently worked in LED lighting and indication with LEDiL Oy and Dialight Corp., where he managed global channel sales and business development efforts. His 25-year career in the sales and marketing of electrical and electronic components began in the interconnect business, working for Amphenol RF, Richard Hirschmann, and Aries Electronics. It was at these companies, whose product lines ranged from commodity components to engineered solutions, where he recognized the value of partnering with authorized distributors to promote products and to provide supply chain solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding end customers.

Bob has had the opportunity to conduct business throughout Asia, Europe, and South America and gain knowledge of cultural norms related to the sale and distribution of components across the globe, as well as to observe best-practices that Western components manufacturers can deploy to succeed in the global market.

Pablo Valerio
Pablo Valerio

Pablo Valerio has been in the IT industry for 25+ years, mostly working for American companies in Europe. Over the years, he has developed channels, established operations, and served as European general manager for several companies. Though primarily based in Spain, he has also lived in Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. His knowledge of the European IT business and his interest in EU technology initiatives spurred his move to technology writing. For the past four years, he has been a regular contributor to several publications in the IT ecosystem, focusing on privacy, security, mobile technology, and smart cities. His work has appeared in InformationWeek, Enterprise Efficiency, Dell's Tech Page One, and SAP Business Innovation, among others. He publishes the blog "The New Global Enterprise," focusing on new business technologies, markets, and international challenges. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. You can follow him on Twitter @frontwave_eu. 

Tom Valliere
Tom Valliere

Tom Valliere is a veteran of the electronics industry supply chain with more than 14 years experience at Compaq and Hewlett Packard. At Compaq, he managed worldwide corporate procurement for all PCA-mounted components, excluding ASICs and DRAMs. He managed purchasing professionals and engineering resources located in Asia and North America and was responsible for an annual spend in excess of $1 billion, a line-item count of several thousand parts, and more than 100 suppliers. Tom has worked in semiconductor and circuit hardware design, component engineering, reliability engineering, and standards development. He has driven the implementation of several ERP systems, including ASK MANMAN, MAPICS, AMAPS, and SAP. Clients and past employers include Compaq, Square D Company, NCR, Motorola, ITT, and Honeywell.

José Fernández Villaseńor
José Fernández Villaseńor

Dr. José Fernández Villaseñor is Freescale's medical product manager and engineering expert. He has a degree in electronic engineering from TEC de Monterrey University and a degree in medicine and surgery from Guadalajara's University in Mexico, with post-graduate studies in France and Japan. Dr. Fernández is a practicing medical doctor, specializing in brain surgery.

Virtual Vantage
Virtual Vantage

Michael Wood, CEO and President, Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
Michael Wood is the CEO and President of Virtual Chip Exchange, which has received Forbes Magazine’s prestigious “Best of the Web” award. He has been with the company since its inception in 1997 and has served as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors since August 1999. He was instrumental in the conception of the company’s business model and in the development of its transaction-based Website. Prior to his current responsibilities, he was Managing Partner with CE Consumer Electronic AG, one of Europe's leading high-tech companies and a top-performing IPO on Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange.

Michael has been interviewed in both Businessweek and TIME Magazine, which called Virtual Chip Exchange “the planet's largest electronics B2B exchange.” His assignments in the electronics industry have taken him around the world – he has lived and worked in Singapore for Siemens Pte Ltd and in northern Germany for Siemens AG, as well as in his native California as a Site Procurement Manager for IBM in the Silicon Valley. Today he lives and works in Munich, Germany and can be reached at: blog@VirtualChip.com.

Jack Schumann, Director of Excess Management Services, Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
Jack Schumann is Director of Excess Management Services for distributor Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc. He has been with the company since its inception in 1999 and has spent nearly 40 years working in the electronics distribution industry. Early in his career, he held the title of purchasing manager with a medical electronics manufacturer in his hometown of Pittsburgh. From there, he moved into franchised distribution, spending 15 years with Arrow Electronics Inc., where he wore many hats, including product manager, senior marketing manager, and general manager. He also spent five years with Future Electronics Inc., where he served in similar roles. Jack lives on Long Island, N.Y., with his wife, two daughters, and their dog Boomer. He can be reached at jsblog@virtualchip.com.

Daren Saroop - Director of Sales & Marketing, Virtual Chip Exchange
Daren Saroop is director of sales and marketing for the Virtual Chip Exchange. Saroop has more than a decade of industry experience, ranging from dealing with top-tier OEM/EMS customers to managing the authorized distribution and component manufacturer supply channels at the Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc. He can be reached at dsblog@virtualchip.com.

Lalit Wadhwa
Lalit Wadhwa

Lalit Wadhwa is Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Avnet Electronics Marketing. Based in Phoenix, his team is responsible for helping Avnet customers that need to seamlessly move their supply chains from one region of the world to another, across multiple locations. As well, he is responsible for ensuring customers receive consistent supply chain business processes across Avnet's regions. Mr. Wadhwa is a 24-year Avnet veteran with more than two decades of operations, supply chain, and materials management experience. He also serves as a board member on the Central District for the Junior Achievement of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering in New Delhi, India.

John Walko
John Walko

John Walko is a London-based technology writer (who still has not been able to secure tickets for any of England's matches in Brazil).

Richard Waugh
Richard Waugh

As vice president of corporate development at Zycus, Richard Waugh leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development. He has an extensive background in B2B e-commerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch its Trading Process Network (TPN), the first online marketplace for sourcing and procurement, in the mid-1990s. He was co-founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first software-as-a-service (SaaS) sourcing suite providers, and later covered the supply management market as an industry analyst for the Aberdeen Group. Before joining Zycus, he helped bring to market innovations in procure-to-pay (P2P), helping global clients achieve world-class P2P system adoption and performance. He has a BA from Wake Forest University and is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP) executive training.

Brian Wilken
Brian Wilken

Since joining Avnet in 1997, Brian Wilken has taken on roles in business analysis, strategic planning, and corporate account management. In his current role as President of Avnet Supply Chain Solutions, EMEA, Brian has responsibility for global OEM and CEM customers for Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA and Avnet United.

Loring Wirbel
Loring Wirbel

Loring Wirbel has written about the semiconductor, communication, and technology industries for 25 years, for media companies such as UBM/CMP Media, Scripps-Howard, and Reed Business. He has studied service provider strategies for next-generation communication technologies and examined the use of embedded tools in personal wireless devices, factory automation, optical and wireless communications infrastructure hardware, and military-aerospace systems. He is the author of two books.

Alexander Wolfe
Alexander Wolfe

In his more than two decades as a technology editor, Alex has written for ACM Queue, Byte.com, McGraw-Hill's Electronics magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Mechanical Engineering, Supercomputing Review, and TechWeb. He's focused on microprocessor and high-end software technology, as well as networking, storage, and cloud computing. His most recent stint was as editor-in-chief of InformationWeek.com, where he ran day-to-day operations of the site and also commented on IT industry trends via his "Wolfe's Den" column. In 2002, he was the launch editor for WindowsforDevices.com, a site aimed at embedded developers. He spent the 1990s at UBM's Electronic Engineering Times, where he broke the nationally known story of Intel's Pentium floating-point division bug in 1994. Alex has appeared as an industry analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC. He's a frequent panelist and moderator at industry conferences and has moved into the analyst realm in the past year, writing research reports on the state of server technology and on business-collaboration (a.k.a. Enterprise 2.0) applications. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union. He can be reached at awolfe58@gmail.com.

Mark Woodward
Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward joined E2open in 2008 as President and CEO. He is responsible for leading E2open's overall operations, including the company's growth strategy, solutions road map, and customer success efforts. Prior to E2open, he served as President and CEO of Serena Software. He joined Serena pre-IPO in 1998 and became President and CEO in 2000. In this leadership capacity, he grew the company from less than $50 million to $300 million through strong organic growth as well as several significant M&A transactions. In 2006, he took Serena private in a deal worth $1.3 billion, the largest pure software LBO ever completed. Prior to his seven-year tenure at Serena, Mark was Vice President of Sales and Operations at McAfee Associates, where he implemented a multi-channel sales strategy that grew license revenues organically from $60 million to $310 million over a two-year period. He also spent seven years at CA/Legent, rising to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as a member of the Board of Regents for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. He can be reached at blogs@e2open.com.

World Micro Scope
World Micro Scope

Mark Ellsworth, Director of Strategic Accounts, World Micro
Mark Ellsworth serves as the Director of Strategic Accounts for World Micro. His principal responsibility is to create and manage an effective team-based structure that is required to support those OEMs and CMs that have a global footprint. In addition to building out this specialized strategic sales team, he meets regularly with executives at various companies in an effort to have World Micro appointed as a preferred supplier. Prior to World Micro, Mark spent several years as an educator in the public school system. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Jackie, and two young children. He can be reached at mellsworth@worldmicro.com.

Daniel Ellsworth, President, CEO & Co-founder, World Micro
Dan Ellsworth co-founded World Micro Inc. in 1995 and has for 15 years provided leadership and direct management of all financial aspects of the business, which has since grown steadily to become a highly successful venture. In addition to the oversight of World Micro's legal, regulatory, and accounting functions and processes, Dan also oversees the trading and management of all excess materials. He attended Western Carolina University and moved to Clearwater, Fla., to start a career in the brokerage business. During the next decade, he spent many years working with Raymond James & Associates as an investment advisor. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children and can be reached at dellsworth@worldmicro.com.

Zewde Yeraswork
Zewde Yeraswork

Zewde Yeraswork is the former Associate Editor at CRN/Everything Channel in San Francisco. Born in New York and raised in West Africa and on the East Coast of the United States, Yeraswork holds a BA and an MA from Stanford University.

Richard York
Richard York

Richard York was appointed director of embedded processor products at ARM in December 2007. He is responsible for the team marketing ARM's embedded and microcontroller CPU products, including the Cortex-M and Cortex-R processor series, and for the embedded roadmap and surrounding ecosystem products. Richard also works closely with licensees and their customers to advise product and market development. He joined ARM in 1994 and has been closely involved in the design of early ARM processors before moving into marketing in 2000.

Junko Yoshida
Junko Yoshida

Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new generation of consumer electronics. She is now adding the coverage of China's semiconductor manufacturers, writing about machinations of fabs and fabless manufacturers. In addition, she covers automotive, Internet of Things, and wireless/networking for EE Times' Designlines. She has been writing for EE Times since 1990.

Anna Young
Anna Young

Anna Young is a Cambridge, UK-based freelance economic writer focused on the interplay between government rules and policies and corporate and consumer commercial activities in Europe and Asia. She spends her time figuring out how governmental intervention in regular commerce activities influences boardroom decisions, corporate capital expenditure planning, and consumer spending. Anna believes the technology industry will come under closer government scrutiny and supervision in the future due to rising security concerns and the growing perception in Western circles that local economies must be protected against predatory currency and manufacturing practices in Asia.

John R. Zaleski
John R. Zaleski

Dr. John R. Zaleski works in fields related to healthcare information technology, clinical informatics, clinical decision support, health information technology, electronic medical record interoperability, and medical device connectivity. Over the course of the passed 20-plus years, he has focused on the use of data for analytics in decision making. His primary interest has been in the connection between patient care device data (that is, data collected from medical devices measuring patient state, such as physiological monitors, mechanical ventilators, etc.) and the use of those data for clinical decision making. Dr. Zaleskideveloped an interest in medical device connectivity while he was a graduate student at The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science and while conducting clinical trials in post-operative weaning at The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. There, he developed a post-operative decision support method for weaning coronary artery bypass graft patients from mechanical ventilation. A necessary aspect of decision support was drawing data from mechanical ventilators and bedside monitors attached to live patients.

Sheila Zelinger
Sheila Zelinger

Sheila is Vice President of Portfolio Marketing at {complink 4784|SAP AG}. Prior to joining SAP, she spent several years consulting with major technology companies, from Fortune 500 to startups, as an Associate Partner in Accenture's High Technology Strategy practice.  In her career, Sheila has worked extensively with client R&D and supply chain teams to realize significant increases in product profitability through better targeted targets, compressed development cycle times, and reduced bill-of-material costs. She has also served as a marketing executive with a startup acquired by ATG and at Spectra-Physics.  She received both her MBA and BS in Geology from Stanford University.

Ben Zimmer
Ben Zimmer

Ben Zimmer is president of Enable Training and Consulting Inc., whose goal is to stand squarely in both the educational and high-tech worlds, providing LabVIEW training and consulting. Enable's online video-based training, combined with one-on-one expert mentorship, is a magic bullet for industry professionals who need applicable LabVIEW training quickly. Zimmer has 20 years of experience as a LabVIEW programmer, working in and providing consulting services to a variety of industries. He has spent the past several years focusing on the automation industry, working on advanced systems and assembly lines, ranging from small systems to $10 million lines. This work has included electrical test systems, motion, vision, data analysis, supervisory systems, and a variety of other applications. Before that, he managed the reliability engineering department at a manufacturing company, where he gained experience developing short-term as well as life testing systems, primarily using National Instruments hardware and LabVIEW. He holds a combined honours degree in mathematics and physics and a master's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo. For the past few years, he has also been a part-time college professor, teaching courses in LabVIEW, electronics, and signal processing at the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto.

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