Personal Biography – Technical and Professional Experience (not to exceed 125 words in length)
Responsible for corporate management, planning and operations of Electronics Testing and Engineering Laboratory. Guided growth to present staff of 50 employees worldwide with operations in US, Taiwan, China and the EU. Developed testing disciplines in the electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, telecommunications, environmental stress and on-site evaluations. Established necessary accreditations of Corporate Operations and Quality Systems to serve clients with domestic and international regulatory certification needs to a wide variety of international standards.
Director, American Telecommunications Certification Body, Inc. Co-Founder. Developed ISO Guide 65-compliant systems for ANSI Accreditation and FCC Designation, currently providing over 1000 certifications for electronics manufacturers.
Blend of experience in start-up and operational corporate planning, financing, marketing and management duties, including the development of internal procedures, cost accounting, strategic planning, client development and sales infrastructure.
Factual summary of IEEE/EMCS Activities (not to exceed 150 words in length)
CHAPTER: Washington/NoVA EMC Society Chapter Chair
CONFERENCES: Marketing Committee Chair 2010 and 2016 IEEE EMC Symposium. General Chair, 2017 IEEE EMCS & SIPI Symposium
AWARDS: Preston Millar Award (ACIL)
Nominee Statement (not to exceed 150 words in length):
It turns out that EMC wasn’t just some passing fancy, as I reflect on three decades in the business. Nor was my career path entirely a choice I intentionally foresaw or planned, frankly. I think many of us in this community have had a similar experience.
I’ve posed the following question several times times over the years: “How did you get into EMC?” The answer is usually a variant of: “Well, I was the guy who took the EUT to the lab and I ended up being the ‘EMC Guy’”.
It seems that most practitioners of this art kind of fall or stumble into this discipline. For me, however, it turned out to be a fortuitous decision–intentioned or no–for I started my career at the very dawn of the electronics revolution. This revolution, which has profoundly changed how we work, play, live, love, buy, sell, travel and experience the world, witnessed through the lens of an EMC engineer, allows us touch nearly every discipline in our technological world. EMC, however, can sometimes be a lonely and forelorn practice, countless nights passing in the dank darkness of an anechoic room or wrestling unwieldy antennas in a 30 MPH windstorm.
It’s not always sexy and glamorous, even if one is working on the new spacecraft designs or the latest multi-band mobile phone, but our practice brings its own reward by inherently making technologies better, improving the flow of information in our networked world, protecting people and things from nature and sustaining the delicate heartbeats of infants.