Encore: Manufacturing Process Management Equals Toxin Free Products

December 8, 2015
Hosted by Stan Salot Jr.

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Changing product demand, increasing competition, fewer resources and consumer demand for transparency and safety are sending clear signals about continued changes in every company’s manufacturing processes. New business models and stringent regulations are becoming the norm, so streamlining operations, while maintaining quality is becoming non-negotiable for any reputable institution. Not an easy task, but certainly one that is being demanded today. This week Stan Salot and his guest, Indra Desai, will discuss how manufacturing process management helps eliminate toxic products and therefore support industry to safeguard consumer choices.

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

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Stan Salot Jr.

Stan Salot Jr.

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group 6 that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People– Working Together for Your Safety. He is author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and he regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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December 2015

  • 12/15/2015: Encore: Happy Holidays from your Safety Advocates Listen Now
  • 12/8/2015: Encore: Manufacturing Process Management Equals Toxin Free Products Listen Now
  • 12/1/2015: Encore: Shopper Alert: WHY Say NO to Toxins Listen Now

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Angelique



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Don Baker

Don Baker founded Component Trends in 2003 with the vision that "we could do better." Since then, the company has grown to become CTrends, a Trustworthy Supplier in a vast, dynamic and competitive industry. CTrends is known for assembling teams and resources to maximize market opportunities at several high-tech businesses, each to recognized success. Don is a Board Member of SAE G19D and a thirty year veteran of the electronics industry with an innate understanding of the manufacturing cycle and factors that contribute to a successful project. Don is currently a symposium presenter covering counterfeit mitigation, optimization, as well as quality assurance standards and processes. View Guest page

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Ethan Biery


Ethan is an LED Engineering Leader at Lutron Electronics. While his early career was spent developing dimming systems for large-scale commercial projects, the last five years have been spent focusing on LED technology, especially in the area of testing and improving dimming compatibility. In this role, he works with colleagues from all levels in the industry, from chipset vendors to lamp and fixture manufacturers, in order to improve compatibility between dimmers and LED light sources. His expertise means he is a regular contributor to training, technical whitepapers, application notes, and industry standards regarding LED technology, including contributions to UL and IEC standards, NEMA SSL-7A, and Zhaga. As recognition of his work on LED-related standards, he was also selected as a 2013 IEC Young Professional Leader, representing the United States at the 77th IEC General Assembly in New Delhi, India. View Guest page

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Dennis Bradley



Dennis Bradley is founder of Optimum Enterprises, an alliance of experts who help client companies achieve better results. Dennis he is a Forensic Business Pathologist, has 30 years of experience in combining organizational change consulting with teaching and guiding continuous process improvement practices. He earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development, University of San Francisco, and has excelled in corporate management and project management positions. He is APICS certified in JIT, a graduate of the Deming Study Group Series, Certified as a Situational Leadership Trainer, and served as a SEMATECH certified TQM Instructor and SSQA Assessor. The concepts and principles woven into the consulting and guidance provided by Dennis include organizational behavior modification, JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Hazardous Substance Process Management. View Guest page

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Jim Burger

Jim Burger is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. He has represented semiconductor companies before Congress, the White House and the Homeland Security, Defense and Treasury departments on the anti-counterfeiting issue. He helped prepare comments for the semiconductor industry in a recent rulemaking asking DoD to more aggressively respond to counterfeits in the military supply chain. Jim is also Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Committee. He has helped IPO draft comments to the Pentagon on preventing counterfeits in DoD procurement. Jim has also spoken directly to military leaders about the dangers of counterfeit parts, including a recent speech before the Naval Sea Systems Command. View Guest page

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Bill Cardoso

Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Creative Electron. A native of Brazil, Bill came to the US in 1998 as a 'guest engineer' at the US Department of Energy's renowned Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Bill has an MS and PhD degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Bill is part of the technical committee of several conferences including the SMTA/CALCE Component Counterfeit Conference, SMTA International, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Bill serves in the G19 committee writing the standards for counterfeit detection for the aerospace and defense markets. He is also a reviewer of academic proposals for the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and National Science Foundation. He is the author of over 120 technical publications and contributor to 2 books, and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences on radiography and optical inspection worldwide. View Guest page

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Dr. Shaun Carpenter


Dr. Shaun Carpenter is the Medical Director of Wound Care Associates and Chief Medical Officer of Healtec, LLC. A board certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Carpenter’s expertise includes program management and telemedicine. In addition to his extensive clinical experience in emergency medicine, Dr. Carpenter is a Certified Wound Specialist (CWSP) and is dedicated to the highest standards and achievements in wound care and innovation. Dr. Carpenter has double Bachelors Degrees in Molecular/Cell Biology and English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 15 years. View Guest page

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David Chandler

David is the Project Manager in charge of the World Customs Organization (WCO) IPM initiative in North America, which focuses on the improvement of customs administrations and right holders’ cooperation in their anti-counterfeiting actions. IPM (Interface Public Members) is a new project launched by the WCO, a non-profit intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, to provide right holders with communication tools on the ground throughout the world. Working with major brands spanning from big pharmaceutical firms, major fashion brands to automotive companies, the IPM program and the WCO is steadfast in combatting counterfeits and making administrations and companies aware of this global epidemic. David is passionate and is tenacious in his efforts to broaden the reach of the sheer impact that counterfeits have on a global economy. David’s career has spanned multiple industries, including industrial marketing, supply chain and logistics, as well as a technology firm. View Guest page

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Francisco Chuan


With over 25 years experience in the business world, he has developed his work in technological environments, leading high performance teams in managing technology projects and processes. Mr Chuan has collaborated, nationally and internationally, in companies like Group Pyrénées, Bertelsmann Group, SAP Spain and Portugal, SAP Mexico, CSC Spain, SENIOR (Germany, USA, Sweden), among others. Lecturer and author, has published Innovation 2.0. "Why, when we talk about innovation we forget the people?" and "The discipline & culture of Innovation" along with Jay Rao. http://www.amazon.com/The-Discipline-Culture-Innovation-Jay-ebook/dp/B00CPJGAOE He is a founding partner of Dícere, www.dicere.es , consulting firm specialized in Culture of innovation and president of To Beinn, he also collaborates with several academic institutions. View Guest page

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Frank J. Ciano

Frank J. Ciano is a senior partner at Goldberg Segalla’s New York office and the leader of the firm’s Risk and Litigation Avoidance Strategies and Food and Beverage Practice Groups. Mr. Ciano specializes in the defense of complex and high-stakes product liability, regulatory and intellectual property matters. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney. He serves as an editor of the blog, Risky Business, Avoiding Product Liability, Commercial, and Other Litigation. Mr. Ciano also assists international corporations to comply with the various requirements of the European Union Product Liability and Safety Directives, as well as China's Product Quality Law and Compulsory Certification Mark. He received a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering, cum laude, with a minor in computer science, from Manhattan College in 1986. Upon graduation, he worked as an aerospace engineer, designing wing and fuselage structures for air and spacecraft. He then attended Hofstra University School of Law, where he earned his juris doctorate, with distinction, in 1990. View Guest page

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Robert Ciolino

Robert Ciolino is an executive producer for VoiceAmerica and enjoys working with talented, passionate people providing a world stage as a platform and assisting them to create outstanding, informative and captivating Internet radio shows. Robert comes from the world of online marketing, web development, social media and has a passion for everything Internet. Robert says, "I feel very fortunate to be an Executive Producer for VoiceAmerica and truly enjoy producing quality programming for the leader in LIVE Internet Talk Radio." In his spare time, Robert is an aspiring Ecopreneur - working on Ecobabble.com , which is an Internet gathering place for alternative eco solutions. Robert's goal is to engage, empower and encourage people to take action for a cleaner, healthier future. Robert believes strongly in biofuels, electric vehicles and sustainability. Robert will be launching a nationwide video interview campaign in late 2013, with the intention of visiting as many innovators of green technology as possible and sharing their knowledge and information. View Guest page

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Aran Coker

Aran Coker, VP of Astute Electronics, opened the company’s first North American facility in 2007 to provide Hi-Rel industries security when purchasing through independent distribution. After starting the company in 1999, he saw multiple changes within the market place; adjusting to industry needs while maintaining the quality control became one of the factors of Astute’s success. While Aran recognizes that the US is at the forefront of counterfeit mitigation, he draws from his experience in the European market to add a global perspective to the company’s NA customer base, strengthening its processes and controls. In addition to Astute’s QA & Operations, Aran is overseeing the development of an extensive in-house counterfeit test mitigation suite in accordance with industry standards. This mitigation tool, along with vendor control, has created a secure model for OEM’s and EMS procuring non-traceable product, resulting with the engagement of many Industry Primes. View Guest page

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Jonathan Colby

Jonathan Colby is a Hydrodynamic Engineer with Verdant Power, a tidal energy device developer based in New York City. He has been with the company since 2006, after completing his Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a member of the company’s Engineering and Resource Assessment Teams, his work includes turbine blade design, hydrodynamic modeling, data processing and analysis, fieldwork, and general turbine operation responsibilities. Colby is active on a number of national and international standards committees, currently serving as convener of the Tidal Performance Ad-hoc Group of the IEC Technical Committee for Wave, Tidal, and Other Water Current Converters (TC 114). Colby is also active in the development of a conformity assessment scheme for Marine Energy at the IEC. In addition, he was the recipient of the ANSI Next Generation award in 2012. View Guest page

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Wanda J. Cooper



Wanda J. Cooper is an author, speaker, and health advocate who teaches women how to regain their health and recapture what has been lost. A former road-warrior in the high-tech industry, Wanda pursued a fast-paced career while struggling with mounting health issues that increased in severity but left her without a diagnosis or help from any doctor or specialist. Through decades of fighting depression, fatigue, hormone issues, and eventually thyroid cancer, Wanda visited dozens of doctors and spent thousands of hours researching the reasons behind the decline in health among American women. She authored the book Broken Vessel Restored: How to Overcome Depression, Illness, Infertility, and Hormonal Imbalance and Reclaim Your Connection to God to help people understand the processes needed to restore health and vitality and ways to protect the next generation avoid a similar fate. View Guest page

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Indra Desai



Indra moved to the SF Bay Area in early 90's where he held positions in quality management in multiple semiconductor equipment companies and healthcare industry. With over thirty years of experience as a Senior Management Executive and advisor in the high tech industry, he has a unique background in organization development, new product introduction, program management, customer service, and CMM, ISO9000/14001. His expertise in implementing QMS and ISO9001:2000 and applying Six Sigma methodologies has resulted in high customer satisfaction, reducing defects and waste and improved reliability and process improvement. Currently, Indra is the Senior Advisor at V2Solutions, a software solutions company. Indra has a BS degree in Electronics from Bangalore University, certificates from Crosby Quality College, TQM from San Jose State, and he is a Lead Assessor and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He can be reached at indra_desai@comcast.net or 408-829-2819. View Guest page

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Indra Desai



Indra moved to the SF Bay Area in early 90's where he held positions in quality management in multiple semiconductor equipment companies and healthcare industry. With over thirty years of experience as a Senior Management Executive and advisor in the high tech industry, he has a unique background in organization development, new product introduction, program management, customer service, and CMM, ISO9000/14001. His expertise in implementing QMS and ISO9001:2000 and applying Six Sigma methodologies has resulted in high customer satisfaction, reducing defects and waste and improved reliability and process improvement. Currently, Indra is the Senior Advisor at V2Solutions, a software solutions company. Indra has a BS degree in Electronics from Bangalore University, certificates from Crosby Quality College, TQM from San Jose State, and he is a Lead Assessor and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He can be reached at indra@rhimconsulting.comor 408-829-2819 View Guest page

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Ed Donahue

Ed Donahue graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2009. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Donahue was hired as a Lab Technician by Mutual Cornell, an ISO 17025 Accredited Analytical Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2010, he was promoted to Special Projects Manager, which includes training and presentations on the myriad of state, federal, and international testing requirements to customers. In 2011, Mr. Donahue joined the Laboratory Advisory Group (LAG) as Mutual Cornell’s representative to the United States National Committee (USNC) of the International Electro-technical Commission for Quality (IECQ) (USNC/IECQ). He was quickly elected to the LAG board as the Secretary/Treasurer. After serving two years as Secretary/Treasurer the LAG voted him as its new Chairman in 2013. Most recently, Mr. Donahue was elected by the members of the USNC/IECA to the position of Vice Chairman to the USNC/IECQ, a position he will begin January 1, 2014. View Guest page

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Dr. JoAnn M. Emmel

Dr. JoAnn M. Emmel is Associate Professor Emerita of housing from the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her BS and MS degrees at Iowa State University and holds a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University. She taught classes at Virginia Tech, including two classes related to home technologies which includes appliance selection and use. Dr. Emmel has been involved in standards activities since 2005. Currently she is a member of the USNC/IEC as a consumer representative. She is a member of ANSI’s Consumers Interest Forum and serves on standards committees for the Canadian Standards Association, ASTM and Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, Dr. Emmel has participated as a reviewer for AHAM appliance test procedures. Her research activities and interests center on residential appliance selection and use, energy management, residential technologies, and sustainable housing. View Guest page

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Katy Farber


Katy Farber is a teacher, author, and founder of the blog, Non-Toxic Kids. She is also the author of two books about education, Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus and Change the World with Service Learning. Katy has written for various news, parenting, non-profit and educational publications, including Moms Clean Air Force, Educational Leadership, CNN’s School of Thought Blog, Problogger, Fox News opinion, and many others. Her latest book, an eco-adventure book for middle grade students, The Order of the Trees, was released by Green Writer’s Press in May 2015. View Guest page

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Valerie Finn

Valerie is the Director of Brand Protection at OpSec Security. She specializes in developing carefully conceived and highly effective brand protection solutions tailored to the individual needs of brand owners. Valerie has over 8 years of experience in devising and executing brand protection strategies for global corporations to proactively minimize risk and maximize brand equity against Counterfeiting, Gray Market Diversion, Intellectual Property Infringement, and Online Brand Abuse. Her career has spanned multiple industries including Telecommunications, Corporate Compliance & Governance, and Intellectual Property & Trademark Management. She is a member of the IACC, INTA, CEA and CAMA. Valerie is a speaker at industry meetings on how counterfeiting and diversion can be fought by consumer electronics companies and a spokesperson for OpSec. View Guest page

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Robert Friedman

Rob Friedman has over 25 years’ experience in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) field. Rob joined Siemens Corporation in 1991 and has held a variety of technical and management positions for Siemens Corporation, Siemens Medical Solutions and now Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Rob is currently Sr. Principal, EHS for Siemens Healthcare where he provides technical and strategic EHS support to Siemens Healthcare businesses. Rob also co-chairs the global Siemens Healthcare Product-Related EHS Protection Team as well as having global responsibilities covering EHS management systems and auditing. Rob represents Siemens Healthcare in ISO, IEC and ANSI standards activities, and is the convener of the IEC TC111 Work Group that developed the IEC 62474 material declaration international standard that was issued in March 2012. Rob has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. View Guest page

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Richard Gauntlett



Richard Gauntlett is the Director at Ageing Aircraft Australia Pty Ltd. A founding member of Boeing in Queensland in 1990, he has a technical background of over 40 years in the aerospace industry. His contributions within the industry and the field of ageing aircraft management include creating collaborative relationships to jointly identify and respond to fleet ageing, airworthiness and sustainment challenges. Mr. Gauntlett studied Electrical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology and has an Advanced Certificate in Electronics (Aircraft Communication Systems). He has been the Chairman of the Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference (Australia) since 2009. View Guest page

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Linda Geiser

Linda Geiser earned degrees in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (MS 1989) and Plant Physiology (PhD 1991) from the University of California, Davis. As an ecologist for the US Forest Service Air Resource Management Program, she has studied lichen response to air pollution and climate since 1989. She is an author of over 60 related scientific articles and books including Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest (2009). She was the lead author for the ecological effects chapter of the Landers et al. (2008) Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project report sponsored by the National Park Service. She is an active member of the International Association for Lichenology, the American Bryological and Lichenological Society, and Northwest Lichenologists. Her other interests include promoting climate change awareness and action, hiking, yoga, swimming, and playing cello for the Corvallis, Oregon community theatre. View Guest page

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Dr. Ashley Geoghegan, DVM


Dr. Ashley Geoghegan, former veterinarian for President Bush’s service dogs, is a graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Her training and passion for holistic and integrative medicine fueled her private practice, a clinic that offers acupuncture, food therapy, herbal therapy, essential oil therapy, and other holistic and integrative medicine healing methods. Under VetNaturally, Dr. G.’ has developed her own natural product line available at her clinic and soon at vetnaturally.com. Dr G. is also an animal advocate. She works tirelessly to help shelter pets and abused animals without their own voice. Dr. G. invites you to visit her VetNaturally page on Facebook, dedicated to cutting edge veterinary integrative medical information, heart-warming causes and creative tips on keeping your pet healthy and happy. View Guest page

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David Giannetto



David Giannetto (@giannetto) helps organizations leverage information, leading some of the most complex information-driven initiatives for today’s top brands—listing him as a thought-leader by the American Management Association, Business Finance Magazine and Consumer Goods Technology. He is author of Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives can Reshape the Enterprise and Create Business Value (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and 2 other books, including the award winning management methodology, The Performance Power Grid (Wiley, 2006). Known for combining technology with progressive management techniques that connect organizations and digital initiatives—big data, social media & mobile technology—to create differentiation, influence consumers and improve performance. He is a frequent keynote speaker, a writer for the Huffington Post and the AMA, a former US Business Review columnist and MBA professor of Rutgers University. David is a SVP at Salient Management Company. View Guest page

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Lisa Greenleaf

Lisa Greenleaf is the North America Business Stream Manager at TUV Rheinland of North America. TUV Rheinland is a third part international business and quality management systems certification company. Lisa has over 25 years of management experience in Quality Assurance. In addition to being a Quality Management System Lead Assessor, she has experience in all aspects of printed circuit board manufacturing and the associated raw laminate materials, connector manufacturing and circuit board assembly. Her experience includes global quality management system development and implementation at sites in Mexico, Ireland, Malaysia, China in addition to the work she has done across the US. Lisa has also established ITAR Control Plans to ensure compliance with the Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Lisa holds a degree in Business Management and has extensive experience in advanced, problem solving techniques, team leadership and in Total Quality Management techniques. View Guest page

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Keith Gregory



Keith Gregory, partner at Snell & Wilmer in Los Angeles, CA, practices in the areas of general business matters, corporate, franchise and partnership disputes, intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has extensive background in intellectual property issues, licensing agreements, trade secret matters and Uniform Commercial Code issues, especially within the electronic components and semi-conductor industries. Keith has been lecturing on counterfeit mitigation at executive conferences and professional trade association meetings for the Society of Automotive Engineers and ERAI. Moreover, he is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Electronic Resellers Association International and he serves as outside lead counsel for ERAI and he serves on the SAE AS6081 G-19 Committee which has been responsible for establishing standards for how independent distributors can promote counterfeit parts mitigation. View Guest page

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Roxi Bahar Hewertson



Roxi Bahar Hewertson's no non-sense, practical, “tell-it-like-it-is” insights have been featured in publications such as: Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Chief Learning Officer, Training Industry Magazine and others. She is a TEDx speaker and has been interviewed from coast to coast on television and radio as a national expert and consultant helping executives and managers understand the impact of their actions while building the right leadership skills and cultures that create great organizations.

Her award winning "Leading with Impact: Your Ripple Effect" leadership intensive course moves leaders through four core mastery levels. Roxi served 5 years as adjunct faculty in Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she received her Masters Degree. She recently launched AskRoxi.com, a leadership learning and networking community where her course is now available on-line as well as in a DVD facilitator-guided blended learning version. View Guest page

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Jacob Jacoby Ph. D.

Prof. Jacoby has held many elected and appointed positions in various scholarly and professional organizations, including terms as President of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consumer Psychology and President of the Association for Consumer Research. Prof. Jacoby obtained his PhD in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1966 Portions of his research have been supported by grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Federal Trade Commission and Procter & Gamble, among others. Sage (the Independent Publishers Guild Academic and Professional Publisher for the Year 2012) identified Prof. Jacoby as one of five “Legends in Consumer Behavior.” Also President of Jacoby IP Research, Dr. Jacoby can be reached through JacobyIP.com or at jj@JJRI.com View Guest page

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James Johnson



James Johnson is co-inventor of Vortis Technology. With 40 years in electro-magnetic high-tech products. At 18 he adjusted a flux value magnetic sensor on top of a nuclear armed B-52; USAF. He was introduced to health risks in 1972 using his first attaché mobile phone. In 1998 he helped close Nokia’s first embedded antenna. Specializing in a near field engineering for ergonomic antennas. Vortis is now a better hearing solution that includes safety, energy and performance. It reduces wasted signal to the head, hand and body.

James forces discussions in Science, Standards and Solutions and gained notoriety when the US FCC regulations were changed and Vortis' innovation exemplified. Scotland’s UK Trade and Industry named James an Innovator and Vortis Story is now a historical record as an IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology: “Array Antennas for Better Hearing and Humanity. James says he’s reducing global warming of heads and the most asked question: “can you hear me now?” View Guest page

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Jeffrey Kingsley

Jeffrey Kingsley maintains an international practice that focuses on matters involving insurance and reinsurance coverage, commercial and regulatory issues, and extra-contractual liability arbitration and litigation. As a leader in Goldberg Segalla’s reinsurance practice he has extensive experience handling and consulting clients on complex reinsurance allocation issues, regulatory issues, arbitrations, transactional issues, and disputes involving the follow-the-fortunes doctrine. Drawing upon his extensive background in environmental law, Jeff represents individuals and companies in matters involving claims of property contamination and other environmental issues. He has handled cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other federal and state regulations. His experience includes representing a wine producer in a salt contamination claim and assisting the Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Division in drafting its position relative to compliance-related issues involving coal facilities. View Guest page

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Dave Kluk

Dave Kluk is Technical Manager at Materials Laboratory where he manages lab personnel and all technical aspects of lab operations including quality improvement, method development, technical training, technical support to customers and internal staff and the coordination of all technical projects. A graduate of Cleveland State University and Lakeland Community College, Ohio, Dave’s long career at Materials included working with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure compliance with Nadcap and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements. He is a grandfather of five and father of two. He enjoys gardening, winemaking, cooking and he is a Cleveland Browns fan with Season Tickets since 1979. View Guest page

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Julia Kocs

Julia Kocs, speaker, author and media professional, is the owner of Kocs Brand + Communications, a marketing firm based in Berkeley, California. With over twenty years of US and international experience, Julia’s expertise includes the interplay between branding, media, reputation management and ways these can be used to inspire customers and increase sales. Her recent interviews and conference appearances include NASE, Punch Radio and the American eMarketing Association. Julia’s current engagements include lecturing on Branding and Marketing for the East Bay Chapter of SCORE in Oakland, California. Prior to launching her firm, Julia directed Connecting Point of Compass Community Services, a national pilot program in San Francisco. View Guest page

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Todd Kramer

Since inception of Secure Components, Todd provides the visionary insight that keeps the company on track. In addition to managing the company’s strategic relationships, Todd is an expert in counterfeit risk mitigation and avoidance. Todd is recognized as one of today’s foremost authorities on the issue of counterfeit parts and the risks they create. He has personally engaged the counterfeit epidemic as a participant of SAE G-19C, IECQ WG 06, and past Chairman of the United States National Committee / International Electro-technical Commission Quality. Focused on eradicating the counterfeit epidemic, these groups guide the process of certification to the standards SAE AS5553 & AS6081 counterfeit detection, mitigation, of electronic components. Todd heads up Secure Component’s robust QA Programs reassuring customers of the company’s commitment to excellence. A national speaker on quality and counterfeit issues, Todd oversee the company’s operations working closely with departments. View Guest page

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Todd Kramer



Since inception of Secure Components, Todd provides the visionary insight that keeps the company on track. In addition to managing the company’s strategic relationships, Todd is an expert in counterfeit risk mitigation and avoidance. Todd is recognized as one of today’s foremost authorities on the issue of counterfeit parts and the risks they create. He has personally engaged the counterfeit epidemic as a participant of SAE G-19C, IECQ WG 06, and Chairman of the United States National Committee / International Electro-technical Commission Quality. Focused on eradicating the counterfeit epidemic, these groups guide the process of certification to the standards SAE AS5553 & AS6081 counterfeit detection, mitigation, of electronic components. Todd heads up Secure Component’s robust QA Programs reassuring customers of the company’s commitment to excellence. A national speaker on quality and counterfeit issues, Todd oversee the company’s operations working closely with departments. View Guest page

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John Latimer

John Latimer is the Senior Director, World Wide Customer Quality Engineering at Xilinx Corporation in San Jose, CA. He has over 20 years of experience managing customer quality, management systems, and manufacturing quality both in a fabless manufacturing model and directly in manufacturing. A graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, John’s specialties include Quality Engineering and Management, Customer PPM Reduction, Return Reduction, NPS, Scorecard Improvement, ISO9001, TL9000, TS16949, CMMI, 6-Sigma Champion, TQM, statistical process control, statistical techniques, and managing international teams. John’s professional engagements include Programs Chairman for Silicon Valley ASQ 0613 and 2012/13 ASQ Speaker Chairman. View Guest page

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R. Dale Lillard

R. Dale Lillard graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BSEE in 1972. He joined Motorola Semiconductor in Phoenix Arizona where he worked as a product manager in power transistors until 1980 when he joined Lansdale Semiconductor Inc. As an antique car collector, he recognized the need in the semiconductor marketplace for a company to support old integrated circuits like the automotive aftermarket industry supports old car parts for antique cars. Dale transformed the company making germanium transistors to a semiconductor aftermarket company to making integrated circuits using tooling, processes and test programs licensed from the manufacturers who discontinued the IC’s like Motorola, Intel and Philips. The primary markets for his company are military weapon systems and long life commercial systems such as controls for power plants and communications. Lansdale Semiconductor Inc will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. View Guest page

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David B. Losee

David B Losee began his legal career in 1971 - just one year after Congress created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ever since, he has been at the forefront of environmental law in Connecticut. In the 1970s, as special counsel to the Connecticut Legislature’s Environment Committee, he was instrumental in drafting many of the state’s first environmental statutes. In 2002, he was lead counsel to the first college in the nation to complete the EPA’s Audit Policy Program, an “amnesty” program for regulated entities. Throughout his career, he has shared his extensive knowledge of environmental law and policy in speeches to organizations, business groups and public institutions. His groundbreaking 2002 work in developing the college peer-audit program established a benchmark for future audits — not only of universities and colleges, but of all EPA-regulated industries. Dave now serves as special counsel to an ever-growing number of regulated industries in their environmental audit and environmental management programs. View Guest page

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Bruce Mahone

Bruce Mahone has been a leader in aerospace policy and technical issues in Washington, DC since 1988. He has been involved in the development and publication of over 10,000 aerospace standards during that time. In 2006, Mr. Mahone became the Director of Washington Operations, Aerospace for SAE International. In that capacity, he oversees SAE’s aerospace-related interaction with the U.S. government and the many standards, educational, and research organizations in the Washington area that affect the global aerospace sector. In previous positions he has coordinated technical activities at the Aerospace Industries Association and the American Gear Manufacturers Association. He has also served as Chair and Secretary of ISO Technical Committee 20, Aircraft and Space Vehicles. Mr. Mahone has had extensive interaction on aerospace issues with the U.S. Congress, numerous government agencies, and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs. Prior to moving to Washington, he held various engineering and lecturing positions throughout the U.S. View Guest page

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William (Bill) Maybaum

William (Bill) Maybaum is co-founder and co-owner of SignaKey and acts as its Chief Technology Officer. Bill received his degree in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State and has more than 35 years of experience in the computer science industry. Prior to SignaKey, Bill was Head of the Telecommunications Department at Fidelity Investments, where he managed a team of 200 professionals with an annual budget of $200 million. Bill then led a Voice R&D organization researching voice technology applications. View Guest page

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Daniel McCoy


Daniel McCoy is Albany County's fourth County Executive, sworn in 1/1/12 after serving 12 years as a County Legislator. Dan lives in the capital city of Albany where he has worked as a public servant his entire professional career. He was a firefighter and EMT for the Albany County Airport and the City of Albany and is currently a member of the New York National Guard where he serves as a Sergeant 1st class. Dan was deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 and aided in the disaster relief following Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. As County Executive, he has focused on finding creative and innovative ways to improve the delivery of services while streamlining county government. Dan has spearheaded efforts to partner with Albany County's 19 municipalities to implement shared services and to discuss ways that all municipalities in the county can save taxpayers money by decreasing spending, avoiding duplication of services and reducing waste in local government. View Guest page

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Dr. Richard McDermott

Dr. Richard McDermott earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University, England in 1974 at age 25 and emigrated to the US in 1975. He purchased his first business from WR Grace in 1981. A self-described serial entrepreneur, McDermott has owned 30 businesses over the last 33 years. He acquired SignaKey four years ago and it now has facilities in Michigan, Arizona, Massachusetts, Alton UK and Zug, Switzerland. View Guest page

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Richard P McDermott

Richard P McDermott, Ph.D., is a serial entrepreneur. Born in England, he purchased his first business in 1981 and owned more than 30 since then, the largest with 1,200 employees and $420 million in sales. . As a customer, began using SignaKey encrypted marking technology to track individual auto parts in 2006. He aquired the technology with Bill Maybaum in 2010. Since then, he expanded into BioPharma, luxury goods, medical instruments and electronics. The first Patent was issued in 2013. In the electronics space, he developed and validated process for defeating counterfeit components in 2012, which was first rolled out at Counterfeit West, San Diego, 2013. SignaKey is Michigan based, with offices in New Hampshire and Switzerland, and it is a member of COG, ERAI, ECIA, SMTA. The Michigan facility ISO 9001 certified. View Guest page

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Robert S. Metzger



Mr. Metzger is a member of the Government Contracts Practice Group of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, P.C. He heads the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Metzger advises companies on key public contract compliance issues and is recognized as among the nation’s leading experts in supply chain risk management and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. Mr. Metzger is the Vice-Chair of the Supply Chain Subcommittee of TechAmerica, a leading U.S. trade association representing leading technology companies. Mr. Metzger is the author or co-author of four articles on this subject area in Federal Contracts Report, a Bloomberg BNA publication, one in The Procurement Lawyer, and several in Law360. Mr. Metzger received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He was a Research Fellow at Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. View Guest page

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Tony Nocito

Tony Nocito has dedicated the past 30 years to become a pioneer in the specialized field of non-thermal, EPA approved, destruction asbestos process known as the ABCOV® Method. Mr. Nocito started in the asbestos abatement industry in 1984 and performed demolition work and asbestos removal on major projects including Macy’s stores in Wayne, N.J., and Smithtown, N.Y.; hospitals in New Jersey; numerous projects at JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark airports; Holiday Inn, NYC; Madison Square Garden, NYC and other facilities. The first ABCOV® Conversion Systems were used at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, N.Y. and the Department of Energy among others. As managing member of ABCOV® Companies LLC, he provides services for the ABCOV® Method of asbestos destruction and conversion to a non-toxic material. The research and development underwritten and commercialized by Mr. Nocito was initiated at Battelle Memorial Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, and Materials Science Laboratories of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. View Guest page

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Tony Nocito

Tony Nocito has dedicated the past 30 years to become a pioneer in the specialized field of non-thermal, EPA approved, destruction asbestos process known as the ABCOV® Method. Mr. Nocito started in the asbestos abatement industry in 1984 and performed demolition work and asbestos removal on major projects including Macy’s stores in Wayne, N.J., and Smithtown, N.Y.; hospitals in New Jersey; numerous projects at JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark airports; Holiday Inn, NYC; Madison Square Garden, NYC and other facilities. The first ABCOV® Conversion Systems were used at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, N.Y. and the Department of Energy among others. As managing member of ABCOV® Companies LLC, he provides services for the ABCOV® Method of asbestos destruction and conversion to a non-toxic material. The research and development underwritten and commercialized by Mr. Nocito was initiated at Battelle Memorial Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, and Materials Science Laboratories of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. View Guest page

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Joe Nunes

Joe Nunes has over 25 of years of experience in the high tech. As Director of Quality Assurance for Pillar Data Systems and Inkra Network among others, his professional expertise includes working with most international standards, including RoHs, Reduction of Hazardous Substances, WEEE, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, HSPM Hazardous Substance Process Management and TL 9000, quality standard developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications Forum, known as the QuEST. Mr. Nunes holds a BS/MBA in Total Quality Management (TQM) from Columbia University and a BS/MBA in Business Administration from Stanford/Berkeley University. View Guest page

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Justin E. Pierce

Mr. Pierce has managed complex intellectual property licensing and litigation on an international scale in matters dealing with patents, trademarks and copyrights; and handled cases in various international proceedings, U.S. federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. A partner at Venable LLP, Mr. Pierce regularly speaks and writes on a number of intellectual property and brand protection issues; and he co-chairs the brand protection practice at Venable LLP. Beyond his experience as an attorney, Mr. Pierce is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and attained the rank of Captain prior to going to the George Washington University Law School. View Guest page

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Kaye Porter



Kaye is passionate about bringing collaboration and cross-industry dialogue to the issue of legacy and obsolescence management for long-lasting embedded systems. She works closely with business leaders and industry practitioners across academia, defense, and commercial sector businesses. Kaye has presented at SMTA/CALCE's Counterfeit West & East, ERAI, SMTA International and DMSMS on the subject of counterfeit avoidance in long-term embedded technology for the commercial, medical and military industries. Her work has been featured in media and trade journals such as Military Embedded, Micro Technology Europe (MTE), and the RMS Partnership Journal. View Guest page

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Walaa Roca

Ms. Walaa Roca has more than 17 years of experience in the electronic components industry. Her specialties include franchise and open market distribution, quality management and auditing, vendor management, marketing and research development, excess inventory management, and customer satisfaction. Ms. Roca’s early beginning in the electronics industry has brought her knowledge beyond comparison in supplying authentic products to customers such as NASA, Intel, Medtronic, Lockheed Martin and many other high profile clients who cannot afford to risk functionality in the field. Ms. Roca recently founded a company called Perfect Parts in order to provide customers with a truly transparent and comprehensive market look into the electronics industry by empowering buyers and engineers alike to make informed and cost effective purchasing decisions. Ms. Roca is a UCLA graduate, with plans to obtain her MBA at the Chapman University Business with a Dean's scholarship in International Business and Management. View Guest page

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Mike Schade

Mike Schade is the Mind the Store Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. He spearheads the Mind the Store campaign which aims to work with the nation's leading retailers on creating comprehensive chemicals policy. For the previous eight years, Mike was the Markets Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), a national environmental health organization where he led national campaigns to phase out PVC plastic, phthalates, BPA and dioxin. Prior to CHEJ, he was the Western New York Director of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. Ethisphere Magazine listed Mike as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007 and the PVC Campaign received two awards from the Business Ethics Network. View Guest page

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Sam Sciacca

Sam Sciacca is CEO of SCS Consulting LLC. He is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of electric utility operations, both domestic and international. He is past Board member of the IEEE-Standards Association, and serves as a current member of the US National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission. Mr. Sciacca is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences and proceedings around the world, specializing in Smart Grid and Cyber Security, including China, India, Korea, Japan, Europe, North and South America. He also serves as an advisor for companies seeking to develop international markets for electric utility products and services. He is Chairman of the Power System Relaying H13 Subcommittee developing cyber security standards for electric substations, and is Chair of the Substations Committee C1 Working Group which has developed cyber security requirements for utility intelligent electronic devices. View Guest page

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Matthew R. Shindell

Matthew R. Shindell is Special Counsel in Goldberg Segalla’s Philadelphia office. Matthew and the product liability group at his firm, serve as national and regional counsel to product manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers with respect to product liability claims. Matthew and his team also understand that avoiding a lawsuit is more important than winning one. They often help clients with risk avoidance issues including minimizing and managing risks associated with designing, manufacturing, and selling products. Matthew is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating they offer. Moreover, he has been selected as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star by his peers. In August of 2012 Matthew completed the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School. He is a 2001 graduate of Widener University School of Law and a 1998 graduate from the University of Maryland. View Guest page

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Matthew R. Shindell

Matthew R. Shindell is Special Counsel in Goldberg Segalla’s Philadelphia office. Matthew and the product liability group at his firm serve as national and regional counsel to product manufacturers, suppliers and retailers with respect to product liability claims. Matthew and his team understand that avoiding a lawsuit is more important than winning one. They often help clients with risk avoidance issues including minimizing and managing risks associated with designing, manufacturing and selling products. Matthew is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating they offer. Moreover, he has been selected as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star by his peers. In August of 2012 Matthew completed the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School. He is a 2001 graduate of Widener University School of Law and a 1998 graduate from the University of Maryland. View Guest page

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Jesse Silverman

Jesse Silverman is our in-house corporate counsel and also handles strategic accounts including prime defense and aerospace contractors and original equipment manufacturers. He helps to educate customers regarding counterfeit mitigation requirements as outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act. As our in-house attorney he provides contract review expertise and general legal counsel. Jesse, who is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, earned his undergraduate degree in Communications from Penn State University and his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. An avid Philadelphia sports fan and rabid Tottenham Hostpur supporter, in his spare time he writes a column for a popular Philadelphia sports blog. Jesse lives in a suburb of Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. View Guest page

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Sean Stadelman

Sean Stadelman serves as special counsel in the Philadelphia office of Goldberg Segalla. He has experience litigating complex product liability, commercial, and professional liability matters in both federal and state courts involving single plaintiffs and large, consolidated mass actions. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including medical device manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers and trucking companies, and consumer product businesses. Additional matters Sean has handled include representing a multi-national manufacturer of specialty vehicles. Sean has also represented health care providers in data privacy, regulatory, and liability matters and is a member of CLM’s Product Liability Committee and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Subcommittee. Sean received his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2005. View Guest page

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Robert L. Surber

Robert L. Surber has over 20 years of experience in electronic components distribution and is currently the CEO of Concord Components, Inc. based in Wayne, Nebraska. At Concord, his experience includes the development of the counterfeit detection program and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for the counterfeit detection, including all test apparatus, software, and procedures. Starting his career at the warehouse gives Mr. Surber an intimate knowledge of the physical aspects of electronic components including marking, lead types, lead configurations, logo identification, as well as various irregularities to be encountered. His current responsibilities also include oversight of the purchasing department and processes associated with procurement. Mr. Surber earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University (now a part of New York University) and a bachelor's degree in Physics from Long Island University. View Guest page

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Richard Tipton

Bob Tipton, USAF Colonel, retired in 2000 after 30 years of service. Mr. Tipton flew two combat tours in Vietnam as an RF-4C WSO, was an instructor at the US Army Command and General Staff College, and worked for a decade as an acquisition program director. Since 2000, he has provided consulting and direct support to the DoD Services and agencies working with aging Aircraft and Systems Integrity issues, including risk mitigation for Pb Free counterfeit parts. Mr. Tipton also was the head women’s soccer coach at Flagler College in St Augustine College and has over two decades of experience in competitive team coaching in the Midwest. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration from Memphis State University (Magna Cum Laude), his Masters in Management from Troy State University. His education background includes post-graduate studies in leadership and military courses at the Defense Systems Management College, Air War College and National Security Management College. View Guest page

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Nancy Uding

Nancy Uding is the Grants & Research Manager at Washington Toxics Coalition. With professional experience in hazardous waste management and in waste water engineering, she recently worked in research at Seattle Children's Hospital testing the efficacy of a class for parents of children with special health care needs. Nancy has worked on environmental issues, women's issues, in special needs parenting support, and is a trained organizer in international social justice work. Nancy has a BS in Ecosystems Analysis from Huxley College at Western Washington University, and an MSE in Environmental Engineering from UW. Nancy enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel. View Guest page

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Kirby Walker

Kirby Walker is an independent documentary and educational filmmaker/video producer who She worked for CBS News in New York, and left to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in Communication. She founded Omega Productions, an educational and corporate film and video and production firm where she produced and directed projects for numerous clients including: Apple, The Gap, Levi Strauss, and Pacific Telesis. She is currently an Honorary Board member of the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, and Summer Search San Francisco and has served on the boards of Marin Country Day School, and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves on the Advisory Committee for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. View Guest page

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Chris Yau

Mr. Chris Yau is the Vice Chairman of the IECQ CABC. Professionally, he is the Senior Manager of Products and Services Development of an international certification body. Responsible for global management of new product development, including market analysis, resource planning, product development project management, and deployment / roll-out of new products. Mr. Yau has an MPhil in Mechanical Engineering (Fluid Dynamics stream) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor in Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. View Guest page

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Linda Young

Linda Young has over 25 years’ experience in the environmental field. Early in her career, she worked in the oil industry on both the east and west coasts supporting water, waste, and air programs. Linda joined Intel in 1992 where she has held a variety of technical and management positions in the Arizona Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Department. Linda is currently Intel’s Product Ecology Manger and is responsible for developing product ecology vision and direction for Intel and establishing strategies for addressing emerging regulatory and customer requirements. She represents Intel in external forums to set industry environmental standards for products. Linda has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University. View Guest page

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Phil Zulueta

Phil Zulueta is an independent consultant and Chairman of the SAE International G-19 Committee, involved with the mitigation of counterfeit electronic parts through the development and release of international standards and their promotion. Phil served as Program Element Manager for the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program, Chairman of the Counterfeit Parts Working Group and Manager of the Hardware Technology Assurance Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Office of Safety and Mission Success. He managed engineers, researchers and technologists responsible for Packaging Assurance, Non-destructive Evaluation, Electronics Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Certification, Electronics Inspection, Optical Metrology, Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) Awareness and Counterfeit Electronic Parts Risk Mitigation. He earned a Business Administration Master’s degree from Pepperdine University and a Materials Engineering degree from California State University, Long Beach. View Guest page

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