KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Kirsten M. Koepsel - Director Legal Affairs and Tax, AIA

Kirsten M. Koepsel joined AIA as the Director Legal Affairs and Tax after finishing her LLM at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology. Some of the issues at AIA that she has worked have included counterfeiting and piracy, computer crime, theft of intellectual property by employees, protection of data submitted to the US government, the security clearance backlog and tax. She also worked for over 11 years at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems as an engineer in both research and development and manufacturing and for various aircraft programs including the F-16, F-22, STOVL, VTOL, and the National Aerospace Plane (NASP). Kirsten earned a JD at Franklin Pierce Law Center concentrating on intellectual property and a bachelor of science in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
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SPEAKERS & INSTRUCTORS
Clifton Aldridge - Dynamic Research and Testing Labs, LLC.

Mr. Aldridge has over 20 years experience with significant aerospace companies. He also gained extensive senior management experience as vice president of Analytical Solutions, Inc. His background includes performing remote component test verification of devices in various radiation environments, construction and failure analysis of microelectronic devices and component engineering activities encompassing automated test development and part obsolescence management. Mr. Aldridge holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Sally Arno – Counterfeit Prevention Team Leader, Plexus Corporation

Ms. Arno has served in various roles within Plexus Corporation for the past 25 years. She is currently the Counterfeit Prevention Team Leader and is responsible for creating Plexus’ Counterfeit Prevention Control Plan, updating SOP’s and ensuring Plexus or its Customers are not at risk of receiving counterfeit parts. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Independent Distribution management (assessments and audits) and compliance to counterfeit procedures and compliance to industry standards. Sally serves as a GIDEP Representative, is a Member of ERAI and IDEA and is tasked with tracking/metricing their quality by utilizing industry data/websites and Plexus internal Quality Systems. Ms. Arno is Co-Chair of iNEMI Counterfeit Components Assessment Project – “Counterfeit Components – Assessment Methodology and Metric Development”, is an active participant of the SAE Aerospace G-19 Committee, SMTA and is active in various initiatives for Supplier Quality.
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Joe Brady – President, Brady Technical Services

Joe has worked in the field of XRF testing and analysis for over ten years and has specialized in a variety of applications including precious metal analysis, plating, photovoltaic solar cells, as well as Hi-Rel and ROHS testing for components. He serves as the West Coast sales representative for Oxford Instruments.
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Daniel Bronstein - Solution Engineer, Electronic Products & Solutions Group, at IHS Global Inc.

Daniel Bronstein is Solution Engineer - Direct Parts, Electronic Products & Solutions Group at IHS Global Inc. In this role, Bronstein assists IHS worldwide clients in the development of electronic component strategies and applied subject matter expertise in the areas of direct parts management and the establishment or related business processes, enabling technology, and decision-support information content. He has assisted IHS customers in this capacity for over ten years where he leverages nearly three decades of industry expertise focused on providing participants in A&D supply chains with parts management solutions that aide in the development of such programs as part requirements and repair part replenishment model capabilities to support fielded aircraft or mitigate DMSMS-related supply issues. Today, Bronstein’s product platform at IHS delivers global clients and Fortune 1000 companies with capabilities for advanced obsolescence management and environmental compliance, as well as BOM, product lifecycle, and supply chain management.
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Dr. Bill Cardoso - President and CEO, Creative Electron

Dr. Cardoso is a dynamic executive and researcher with +15 years of impressive history driving revolutionary breakthroughs in high-tech industry for worldwide private, governmental, medical, aerospace, and research institutions. Dr. Cardoso founded Creative Electron, Inc. (CEI) in 2008. A defense contractor specializing in turnkey solutions, Creative Electron, Inc. has four business units: TruView X-ray Inspection Systems, Radiation Detector Systems, CZT/CdTe Packaging Systems, and Conductive Adhesives. Dr. Cardoso earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, his PhD, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UFRGS, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
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Andrew Buchan - Dynamic Research and Testing Labs, LLC.

Andy is a Graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He began his career in the Electronics industry at IEC Electronics holding a variety of roles including Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Materials Lab Technician, Materials Lab Engineer. Andy joined Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL) as an Electronics Engineer. With his experience in failure analysis of printed circuit board assemblies Andy brings a unique perspective to DRTL.
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Debra N. Eggeman - Executive Director, Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)

Debra Eggeman is the Executive Director of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a non-profit trade association. Debra 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 over thirty years. Her experience in the field began with Odetics, Inc., an OEM specializing in both flight data recorders for NASA and other space agencies and flight critical assemblies for U.S. military aircraft. Her tenure of twenty years with this OEM provided a solid foundation of industry knowledge that would support her entrance into the Independent Distribution business. In 2002, Debra joined Rand Technology as Vice President of Quality and Operations, and she later accepted her position with IDEA. As Executive Director, Debra 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. Debra regularly appears as a guest speaker providing presentations, lectures, and workshops at industry quality and anti-counterfeit events. Debra also serves on the SAE G-19 Committee and has been a participating member since its inception in October 2007.
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Paul Elefonte - Executive VP of DMS/EOL Solutions, Crestwood Technology Group

Paul has emerged as an industry leading, subject matter expert in the areas of risk mitigation and counterfeit identification and avoidance after years of working closely with leading Defense and Aerospace contractors. One of Paul’s key objectives is to assist in the development of strategies and quality notes designed to meet the most stringent supplier performance expectations. This collaboration with supply chain executives, engineers and quality personnel has provided unique, direct and intimate knowledge of the challenges facing the defense and aerospace industry. Paul’s unyielding quest for quality and commitment to customer satisfaction has led Crestwood Technology Group to become an industry leader in DMS solutions with comprehensive in-house test and inspection capabilities. With Paul’s leadership, CTG has successfully implemented one of the most comprehensive counterfeit detection and vendor management programs in the market today earning them the Lockheed Martin Small Business Supplier of the Year, April 2010 and the Boeing Performance Excellence Award for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

CTG is an Award Winning Independent Stocking Distributor of hardware, electronic components and electromechanical parts. CTG specializes in DMS/EOL solutions for the US Military and the Defense and Aerospace industry.
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Steven Foster - Procurement Quality Assurance, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Steve Foster graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Education specializing in corporate training and development. Steve is the Senior Procurement Quality Assurance Specialist at Dryden Flight Research Center. He has over 30 years’ experience in the aerospace industry. Steve served over 27 years in the United States Air Force specializing in aircraft maintenance on the F-15E and the A-10 aircraft. He served in different capacities such as analyzing supply and contracting functions, sub-contracting planned work and material research for all maintenance activities, and chief consultant and subject matter technical expert on aircraft systems. He established and maintained an integrated technical surveillance program for evaluating contractor systems/processes and assessing risks associated with the contractor performance and inherent process/product factors. He served in numerous leadership positions from Superintendent of Quality Assurance to Group Superintendent at the United States Air Force Academy. Steve retired from the Air Force with four Meritorious Service Medals and two Commendation medals. Steve joined the NASA team in October of 2010. Since that time he has created an extensive supplier database, risk mitigation controls and counterfeit avoidance processes that have reduced the risk of receiving counterfeit parts.
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Rachel Garcia - Dynamic Research and Testing Labs, LLC.

Rachel is a Component Analyst at Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL). She has 8 years of experience with Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) and holds an A.A.S in Computer Electronics Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Rachel is currently a member of SAE G-19 Committee.
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Keith Gregory - Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Keith Gregory practices in the areas of general business matters, corporate, franchise and partnership disputes, and intellectual property and commercial litigation. He is an experienced litigator, with considerable 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 was recently appointed to the SAE International AS6081 Committee, established to develop standards proscribing counterfeit parts avoidance requirements for independent distributors
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Tony Hall - Global Quality Manager, Astute Electronics Ltd.

Tony has been within quality for over 25 years. His experience ranges from Mechanical Engineering through Optical Mechanical to Electronics with Astute. He has been with Astute for over 7 years as Global Quality Manager, managing quality assurance for their 5 global locations. Tony participates in various industry forums including G19 sub committees and Component Obsolescence groups.
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Geoff Hill - Owner, Astute Electronics Ltd.

Geoff Hill is the founder and owner of global distributor Astute Electronics Ltd. Originally from a franchised background and with 30 years’ experience in component distribution, Geoff has worked very closely with UK Defence contractors in particular. Creating partnerships to develop programs and initiatives to overcome the constantly evolving challenges facing this marketplace.
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Greg Jaknunas - Sr. Product Manager, IHS Design & Supply Chain

Greg Jaknunas is a product manager with IHS, with more than 21 years of experience in the development and management of information, parts, logistics, and standards solutions. Mr. Jaknunas is currently responsible for defining the customer-facing application functionality of the IHS Standards Expert product. Recent experience includes management of the IHS Haystack Gold parts and logistics solution. He has also focused on the integration of IHS content with customer's internal business systems, such as supply chain management, ERP and PDM systems, with the goal of improving business processes.
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Brett Johnson - Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Brett Johnson’s practice includes representation in business, export, government contracting, and health care matters, including professional liability defense and commercial litigation matters. In addition to representing large and small businesses, individuals and pro bono clients, he is the editor of the firm’s International Industry Group’s Global Connection newsletter.
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Eric Jordan – National Sales Manager, Nisene Technology Group

Erik is the National Sales Manager for Nisene Technology Group. He specializes in equipping labs with automated decapsulation equipment for Failure Analysis as well as counterfeit detection. He has assisted some of the top labs in the world with automated decapsulation as well as many top independent distributors for counterfeit detection. He has presented on numerous occasions with companies like CTI, IDEA, ERAI and ISTFA on counterfeit detection for integrated circuits. Erik Jordan is the head chair for the G19 decapsulation committee and has worked on SAE-AS6081 as well as SAE-AS6171.
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Rory King - Director Global Product Marketing, IHS Inc.

Rory King is Director, Global Product Marketing at IHS. In this role, King is responsible for go-to-market enablement strategies for IHS offerings that address client business initiatives in areas such as Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management, as well as Environmental Compliance and Sustainability. He began his career in industry at John Deere & Company, and served various sales, marketing, consulting, and strategic positions with leading information management and supply chain technology providers. Prior to IHS, King's career including positions with Requisite Technology, Aspect Development, and i2 Technologies, offering expertise on a diverse range of global business issues within aerospace and defense, medical device, high technology, consumer goods, retail and healthcare markets.
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THOMAS W. LEE

Mr. Lee is a Certified Project Manager by Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. He holds two undergraduate degrees in science and engineering from the University of New Mexico and the University of the State of New York. He is also a graduate of Arizona State University’s Advanced Business Administration Program, Motorola’s Management Development Program and GE’s Management Program at Crotonville, N.Y. Mr. Lee is currently a Project Manager and Tutorial Instructor in CTI’s Counterfeit Components Avoidance Workshop, where he trains Independent Distributors of electronic components in setting up procedures and laboratories to prevent counterfeit components, particularly integrated circuits (ICs), from entering the military and medical supply chains. These workshops have trained several hundred participants and have been held in many US locations such as LA, San Jose, San Diego, Phoenix, Boston and Orlando, along with locations such as Paris, London and Glasgow.
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Katherine Lewis - Senior Manager, IHS Global Insight

Katherine Lewis is Director of Procurement and Sourcing Solutions within the Design and Supply Chain Group of IHS. She is responsible for crafting and overseeing the commercial strategy for IHS products designed for the procurement professional.
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Mark Marshall - Vice President of Engineering, Integra Technologies

Mr. Marshall has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been working in the field of electronic component evaluation for over 25 years. He has expertise in the evaluation, testing and qualification of Integrated Circuits. He has extensive experience in Integrated Circuit component management and played a key role in setting supplier strategies for NCR, AT&T and Lucent.

Over the past 8 years Mark has been on the forefront of the counterfeiting issue, working with the electronics industry to manage the associated risks. He has served in leadership roles to sub committees working on the new counterfeit avoidance standards including the IDEA 1010B and the G19 SAE AS6171. Mark currently is the Vice President of Engineering at Integra Technologies the leading components testing lab in the United States. Mark is responsible for the engineering development group with expertise in many fields of component test including microprocessors, memories, ASIC’s, RF and mixed signal as well as expertise in qualification and environmental stressing of components.
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Colin Mortimer – Quality, GE Intelligent Platforms

Colin works in Quality at GE Intelligent Platforms based in Towcester, UK. Prior to this, he spent 30 years in the telecommunications industry, working for GEC, GPT & Marconi, holding a number of management positions within Test Development, Product Development, New Product Introduction, Program Management and Process Improvement Functions.

In 2006, he joined the Quality function at GE Intelligent Platforms (formerly Radstone), where he began his involvement in counterfeit component detection. Since this time he has increased his knowledge in counterfeit avoidance & detection techniques. Acknowledged within GE Intelligent Platforms as a subject matter expert in this field, he was instrumental in the definition and implementation of GE Intelligent Platforms global counterfeit avoidance processes and procedures.
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Peter Morse - Electronic Obsolescence Parts Management solutions, IHS Global Inc.

Peter Morse has served as a Subject Matter Expert for the Electronic Obsolescence Parts Management solutions at IHS Global Inc. for the past thirteen years. In this role, Peter assists IHS worldwide clients in product design, sourcing and compliance and obsolescence management. Peter’s skill set, along with the IHS family of solutions, aids organizations in making wise product design and sourcing decisions in less time thus increasing the probability of procuring authentic parts, reducing the risk of costly shortages, penalties or re-designs. Prior to joining IHS Global Inc., Peter worked for IBM | StorageTek seven years and then spent 11 years as an Applications Engineer in the Electronic Design Automation industry. Peter has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of PCB design, hybrid designs, schematic capture and workflow management.
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Robert Murdock – Founder, Sigma Quality Solutions

Mr. Murdock founded Sigma Quality Solutions in 1996. He has over thirty years of experience managing quality operations and programs for medical, commercial and government applications. Since 1989, Bob has specialized in ISO/AS Quality Management System implementation and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control System implementation, training and auditing consulting services. Prior to founding SQS, Bob was a senior manager in charge of operations at Optical Disc Corporation. He spent seven years managing the Aerojet Engineering Development and Test Laboratory and twelve years with Xerox Corporation as Manager of Quality Systems. Bob holds an EMBA in Executive management from the Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, an MS in Systems Analysis/Operational research, and a BS in Physics from West Coast University. Bob is also a certified QMS and ESDS Lead Auditor.
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Leonard Nelson – Chief Operating Officer, Covisus Inc.

Leonard Nelson is the Chief Operating Officer of Covisus Inc., a subsidiary of ChromoLogic LLC dedicated to counterfeit mitigation and supply assurance. Leonard has a diverse background in various technology roles including engineering, supply chain management, and business development in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and information technology sectors at IBM Corporation, Global eProcure, and ChromoLogic LLC. At ChromoLogic, Leonard was responsible for program management on multiple federally funded research projects, including supply chain security research funded by the US Army Research Office. He is the inventor of multiple patent pending counterfeit mitigation algorithms and methods, and is a member of the SAE International Counterfeit Electronic Components Committee. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
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Mark Northrup – Director of Advanced Technical Operations, IEC Electronics

Mark Northrup is the Director of Advanced Technical Operations at IEC. He received a BS degree in Physics, MS in Materials Science and Engineering both from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has worked for ORS, Motorola, Emcore and General Electric. He has over twenty–five years of experience in various aspects of electronics fabrication. His experience includes Electronics Supply Chain Quality Programs in the US, Europe, and Asia. His current focus involves a Total Cost of Ownership Approach to Advanced High Reliability Electronics. He is actively involved in IPC, AIA, SMTA and NADCAP organizations.
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Rick Pierson - Senior Analyst, Semiconductors/CPT

Leading IHS iSuppli Corp.’s Component Price Tracking (CPT) Service, Rick is responsible for leading, creating and delivering research and analysis on the electronics components market. Rick delivers business analysis and actionable advice to the suppliers and buyers of electronic components used across the electronics value chain.
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Anne Poncheri – Managing Director, Silicon Cert Laboratories

Anne Poncheri is the Managing Director for Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, Pennsylvania, having over twenty years experience in Quality Management Systems. She has held various management positions in Quality and Engineering in industries including telecommunications, automotive, plastics, and chemicals. Currently, she is a member of the SAE Aerospace G19 Counterfeit Electronic Components Committee which is chartered to address aspects of preventing, detecting, responding to and counteracting the threat of counterfeit electronic components. Ms. Poncheri has in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 17025 and TL 9000 and is a long-time member of American Society for Quality. Silicon Cert Laboratories is an independent testing facility which offers reliability testing and analytical services. They have a comprehensive Electronic Component Counterfeit Detection program.
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Cindy Rakowitz - CEO, Blackman Rakowitz Public Relations

Cindy Rakowitz is a highly respected, award-winning executive with more than 25 years experience in marketing, communications, public relations, promotions and product development. Working in a variety of industries, including accounting, law, television, radio, magazines, film, packaged goods, sports, hospitality, fashion, music and wellness, she enjoys continued growth and success throughout her career. Known for her tenure as Division President for Playboy Enterprises, she was accountable for leading all creative agencies in the US and worldwide. She broke new ground developing global partnerships and brand promotion in emerging economies. Cindy is an expert in all areas of corporate communications, including crisis management, internal communications, editorial consulting, public speaking and social media. As a premier media trainer, she has a unique ability to help her clients deal with the press during unanticipated crises.
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Tom Sharpe – Vice President, SMT Corporation

Tom Sharpe is the Vice President of SMT Corporation. SMT is an Independent Stocking Distributor of electronic components to the Defense and Aerospace industry and is a recognized industry leader in cutting-edge counterfeit mitigation inspection technologies.

Tom serves on multiple government & law enforcement anti-counterfeit task force committees as well as the Aerospace Industry Association’s Counterfeit Parts IPT. He is a member of SAE International’s G-19 committee, ERAI, and is the Vice President of IDEA. In November of 2011 Tom provided key testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their formal investigation into the counterfeit threat from China into DoD supply chains.
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Mark A Snider - President, ERAI Inc.

Mark A. Snider is the founder and President of ERAI, Inc., a privately held global information services organization that monitors, investigates and reports issues that are affecting the global supply chain of electronics. Since 1995, ERAI has been the industry leader for in-depth information on counterfeit, substandard and high-risk parts. What started as a small group of companies sharing data to protect each other from losses resulting from fraudulent activities has since grown into the industry's most complete and comprehensive resource for industry-related market intelligence Mark has previously presented at NASA's Quality Leadership Forum (QLF), Aerospace Industry Association (AIA), The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE).
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Alistair Stroud - Astute Electronics Ltd.

Alistair has been with Astute Electronics Ltd for 12 years and is responsible for the development of internal test facilities and the application of anti-counterfeit techniques in both the UK and US. He heads a team of 30 people.
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Rocco Troiano - Vice President, Axiom Software Ltd.

Rocco Troiano has a BS in Computer Science from Mercy College. He is certified from Microsoft in SQL Server application development and performance tuning and optimization. In 1992, Mr. Troiano helped start Axiom Software and is a key system architect, designer, and developer of EPDS. Rocco is an avid sports enthusiast and is an active leader in community programs for children in his home town.
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Brooks Washburn - Dynamic Research and Testing Labs, LLC.

Brooks Washburn is the Sales Manager for Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories. He graduated with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Arizona State University. Brooks has worked in the Aerospace, Semiconductors and Testing industry. He is actively involved with SMTA
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Daniel S. Wittenberg - Partner, Snell & Wilmer

As a partner of Snell & Wilmer, Dan Wittenberg concentrates his practice in representing medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer product and heavy equipment manufacturers in product liability litigation as well as counseling these companies on risk management strategies, recalls and regulatory matters, including those involving the FDA and CPSC. Dan has attained certification as a Global Regulatory Affairs Compliance Professional (GRACP) and has also served as national counsel for major medical device manufacturing concerns and regional counsel in mass tort cases. He also represents companies in commercial litigation and works with entities in technology transfer and intellectual property matters. Representative clients also include renewable/clean energy companies, such as a leading manufacturer of solar cells, panels, inverters and imaging detectors, as well as one of North America’s largest wind energy companies
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Jeffrey Yagoda - President, Axiom Software Ltd.

Jeffrey Yagoda has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He also obtained an MBA in finance and operations research from Boston University. He served as a technical consultant with Arthur Andersen in New York and Stamford. In 1984, Mr. Yagoda started Micro Systems Consulting which developed custom software solutions for various businesses and in 1992 he founded Axiom Software Ltd. Jeffrey's has a variety of interests including music, sports, photography, and fine wine. He is an accomplished guitar player and scuba diver.
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Phil Zulueta - G-19 Committee Chairman, SAE International

Phil Zulueta is Chairman of the SAE International G-19 Committee, involved with the mitigation of counterfeit electronic parts through the collaborative development and release of international standards and the delivery of awareness presentations and courses at conferences and related venues. Phil was previously a JPL Program Element Manager for the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program, Chairman of the JPL Counterfeit Parts Working Group and Manager of the Hardware Technology Assurance Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Office of Safety and Mission Success. Prior to joining JPL, he was Western Regional Manager for Electro-Science Laboratories, Program Manager for Ball Aerospace, Engineering Group Manager for Hughes Microelectronics and a Microelectronics Process Engineer for Northrop Electronics. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Engineering from the California State University Long Beach.
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