Introducing Members Newly Elected to
the EMC Society Board of Directors

The following members began a three-year term on the Board effective January 1, 2006.
Abbbreviated biographies of these members are provided below.

 

Bruce Archambeault
Dr. Bruce Archambeault is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC. He received his B.S.E.E degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1977 and his M.S.E.E degree from Northeastern University in 1981. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. His doctoral research was in the area of computational electromagnetics applied to real-world EMC problems. In 1981 he joined Digital Equipment Corporation and through 1994 he had assignments ranging from EMC/TEMPEST product design and testing to developing computational electromagnetic EMC-related software tools. In 1994 he joined SETH Corporation where he continued to develop computational electromagnetic EMC-related software tools and used them as a consulting engineer in a variety of different industries. In 1997 he joined IBM in Raleigh, N.C. where he is the lead EMC engineer, responsible for EMC tool development and use on a variety of products. During his career in the U.S. Air Force he was responsible for in-house communications security and TEMPEST/EMC related research and development projects. Bruce Archambeault is an active member of the EMC Society. He has organized “Introduction to EMC Modeling” and “EMC Modeling Applications” workshops, as well as special sessions on EMC Modeling and Modeling Validation at the EMC symposium for a number of years. He has provided modeling ‘experiment’ demonstrations for a number of years at the EMC Symposium and has presented a number of papers at the symposium on modeling and other aspects of EMC design. He is an active member of the TC-9 subcommittee. He has served as a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. He is the author of the book “PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control” and the lead author of the book titled “EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook”.


Henry Benitez
Henry Benitez is a NARTE certified EMC and Telecommunications Engineer with 25 plus years EMC experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Portland. He is a member of the University of Portland Electrical Engineering Faculty/Industry Board of Directors. He is currently President of ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC, a new electromagnetic compatibility test laboratory in Hillsboro, Oregon. Previously, he was a Senior EMC Engineer for Tektronix, Inc., in Beaverton, Oregon, the EMC Laboratory Manager for Intel Corporation, in Hillsboro, Oregon and the Senior Product Regulations Engineer for Hewlett-Packard, in Vancouver, Washington. He is a member of the Information Technology Industries Counsel (ITI) TC-5 EMC, TC-8 Telecommunications, and TRC Technical Regulations. He is also a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) international committees for measurement, control and laboratory equipment (TC66) as well as IEC TC65/66 Joint Working Group to draft the IEC 61326 EMC product family standard for measurement, control and laboratory equipment. He is designated as a technical expert for test and measurement equipment. In the past, he has participated on an ANSI sponsored USA delegation to negotiate with the European Union Commission on the “EC’92” Directive implementation. As a member of the EMC Society, he is a past Board member, a past Awards Committee Chair (1999-2004) and is Chairman of 2006 IEEE International Symposium on EMC organizing committee. He is the founder of the Oregon and SW Washington IEEE EMC Chapter, and served as chairman for five years. He re-established the Oregon and SW Washington IEEE Product Safety Technical Committee (soon to be a chapter of the new IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society) and is currently serving a third term as Chairman. He was Vice-President of the new IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society in 2004 and President-Elect in 2005. He has over 20 articles published in technical magazines, colloquiums, workshops and international conferences and has made presentations on EMC and Product Regulations topics at conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Benitez enjoys contributing to the development of the EMC Society and helping it provide value to its members and the discipline of EMC, “I particularly enjoy chapter development and the promotion of new members throughout the world.”


Richard Ford
Richard (Dick) Ford, NCE, is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (BSEE 1964), with postgraduate work completed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, American University, BYU, and University of Colorado. Dick Ford has over 30 years experience in the EMC fields. He has been employed at MIT’s Draper Lab, Sylvania, General Electric, Interference Control Technologies, the Navy’s Surface Weapons Center at Dahlgren and is currently at the Naval Research Laboratory. In 1973 he co-founded the US Navy’s Shipboard EMC Improvement Program (SEMCIP), which by 1983 had grown to be the US DoD’s largest and most successful EMI Fix-It program. He was a Congressional Fellow assigned as military technology advisor to Senator Hatch in 1982-83 where he contributed a key background paper on the EMP aspects of the movie “The Day After” when it received US Congressional Review. In 1983-84 he was Technical Editor of EMCT, at the time, the EMC industry’s world leading bi-monthly magazine (70,000 circulation) on electromagnetic compatibility. He has taught EMC to a thousand students in commercial and government sponsored short courses both nationally and internationally since 1983. He holds two US patents on EMC measurement technology. He’s a certified EMC Engineer (NARTE - 1989 to present) and served a two-year elected term as a NARTE Director 2003-2005. His hobbies are solar energy, ten-pin bowling and carpentry. Mr. Ford has been an IEEE member for over 35 years; with 25 years as a Senior Member. He has been active in the EMC Society continuously since 1986 as a Board member, officer, or presently sub-committee chair. He was EMCS Treasurer from 1986-1994 and EMC Society Photographer from 1994 to 2003. He is the Society’s liaison to IEEE USA’s R&D Policy Committee since 1991. He was Chair of the Society’s Survey & Analysis Committee 1994 to 2003. He was a committee member and treasurer of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility. Past awards include several Certificates of Appreciation, the Laurence G. Cumming Award (1992), and Honorary EMCS Life Member (1994). He’s a strong proponent of the Society’s international out-reach initiatives, as well as the Institute’s national initiatives both in the US and, in the future, worldwide (based on the experiences of IEEE/USA). He’s voted for more open and democratic processes within the Society’s BoD and supported efforts to have the Society’s president-elect directly elected by the Society members to encourage more outreach to the membership.


Daniel D. Hoolihan
Daniel D. Hoolihan is currently President of Hoolihan EMC Consulting in Lindstrom, Minnesota. His formal education includes a Bachelors Degree in Physics from Saint John’s University (Minnesota), a Masters Degree in Physics from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Mr. Hoolihan has been consulting in EMC engineering since January of 2000. He specializes in EMC laboratory evaluations, EMC standards, and EMC education. He is a consultant to the United States Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the area of Telecom Certification Body (TCB) and Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) evaluations. He is also an assessor for the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). He worked as Vice-President of Minnesota Operations for TUV Product Service from 1994 to 2000. From 1984 to 1994, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of AMADOR Corporation; a small business specializing in EMC testing of electronic products ranging in size from pacemakers to supercomputers. His first employment out of graduate school (in 1969) was with Control Data Corporation in their internal EMC lab. Hoolihan has been on the Board of Directors of the EMC Society of the IEEE since 1987. He is the past-president of the EMCS (1998-1999) and has held many positions with the EMCS board in his years of service. He most recently served as the Chair of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on EMC, which was held in Minneapolis in August of 2002. He helped found the EMC chapter of the Twin Cities Section in 1985 and has been active in the local chapter since that time.


Elya Joffe
Elya Joffe is employed by K.T.M. Project Engineering, an engineering consulting company in Israel, since 1987. He currently holds the position of V.P. of Engineering and works as a Senior EMC engineering specialist and consultant. Elya holds a B.ScEE in Electrical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Israel, is a Registered Professional Engineer and is a NARTE (US National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineer) certified EMC and ESD Control Engineer. Mr. Joffe has over 25 years of experience in government and industry, in EMC/E3 (Electromagnetic Compatibility/Electromagnetic Environmental Effects) for electronic systems and platforms (in particular – aircraft and aerospace). He is actively involved, as an EMC/E3 Specialist, in the EMC design of commercial and defense systems, from circuits to full platforms. His work covers various fields in the discipline of EMC, such as NEMP and Lightning Protection design, as well as numerical modeling for the solution of EMC problems. Mr. Joffe is also well known in Israel and abroad for his activities in EMC training and education, and has authored, developed and presented many courses on electromagnetic compatibility and related topics. He has authored and co-authored over 30 papers on EMC and EMC-related topics, both in the IEEE Transactions on EMC and on Broadcasting, as well as in the proceedings of international EMC symposia. Mr. Joffe is Senior Member of the IEEE, and has served as a member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors since the year 2000. He is currently the VP for Member Services and is a past VP for Conferences. He is also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Israel IEEE EMC Chapter and he serves as the Israel IEEE Section Industry Relation Officer (IRO). Mr. Joffe is a Member of the IEEE Standards Association, a member of the IEEE EMC Society Standards Development Committee (SDCom) and Chairman of the EMC-S Standards Advisory and Coordination Committee (SACCom). He is also Chairman of WG 473 for revision of IEEE STD 473 (“IEEE Recommended Practice for an Electromagnetic Site Survey (10 kHz to 40 GHz)”). Mr. Joffe also served as a “Distinguished Lecturer” of the IEEE EMC Society, for the years 1999 through 2000. Mr. Joffe has received several awards from the IEEE and EMC Society for his activities; he is a recipient of the Laurence G. Cumming Award (2002), the Honorary EMCS Life Member Award (2004), the Technical Achievement Award (2004), the Symposium Chair Award (2004) and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.


Ghery S. Pettit
Ghery S. Pettit is the Corporate EMC Engineer in Intel Corporation’s Corporate Product Regulations department, in Dupont, Washington. He received the BSEE degree from Washington State University in 1975 and has taken numerous courses on EMC and other topics since graduation. Mr. Pettit has been employed full time in EMC and related matters for 29 years with the U.S. Navy, Martin Marietta Aerospace (Denver), Tandem Computers, and Intel Corporation. His first job out of college was in the Nuclear Engineering Department at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. After a year of working on nuclear submarines, he transferred to the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center, Vallejo, where he got his start in EMC as a TEMPEST test engineer. In 1979 he took a position at Martin Marietta, providing EMC and TEMPEST design and analysis support for a number of projects. In 1983 he moved to Tandem Computers in Cupertino, California. While at Tandem he provided EMC design, testing and troubleshooting support for the company as part of the EMC department. He designed and oversaw the construction of a 30 meter Open Area Test Site and a 10 meter RF semi-anechoic chamber while at Tandem and became involved in what is today the Information Technology Industry Council’s (ITI, formerly CBEMA) EMC committee, ITI TC5, which he has chaired for a number of years. He presently is the Corporate EMC Engineer in the Corporate Product Regulations department at Intel. In this position he serves as the corporate focal point for EMC regulations and standards issues as well as provides in-house consulting and training on EMC design, testing, standards and regulations matters. Prior to joining the Corporate Product Regulations department, he was involved in the construction and operation of EMC laboratories for Intel in Oregon and Washington. Mr. Pettit is a member of numerous committees, including the U.S. National Committee for the IEC/Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) for CISPR Subcommittee I and IEC SC77B, and is a member of CISPR Subcommittee I Working Groups 2, 3 and 4. He is the Co-convener (secretary) of CISPR SC I Working Group 3 and, as noted previously, is Chairman of the Information Technology Industry Council’s EMC technical committee (ITI TC5), on which committee he has served since the late 1980s. He has recently finished a seven-year term serving as the EMC expert on the Panel for the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Laboratory of the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs, under the National Research Council. Mr. Pettit has written seven technical papers and articles for publication. He is a member of the dB Society, is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer with the Accredited Test Laboratory Engineer Endorsement and holds an amateur extra class amateur radio license (N6TPT). Mr. Pettit is a Technical Advisor for the American Radio Relay League in the area of EMC. In his spare time, Mr. Pettit is a private pilot, working on an instrument rating. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been a member of the IEEE EMC Society since 1977. He is presently the Vice President for Communication Services for the IEEE EMC Society. In the past, he has held the following positions in the IEEE EMC Society: Member, Board of Directors (1999-2004); Chairman, Seattle Chapter (1997-2000); and Chairman, Santa Clara Valley Chapter (1989-1991). He served the Santa Clara Valley Section of the IEEE as Secretary (1991-1992), Treasurer (1992-1993), Vice Chairman (1993-1994) and Chairman (1994-1995). EMC


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