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George Bedorf - Principal Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Process Improvement, Cost Reduction, New Product and Process Introduction, Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001), Strategic and Business Planning.


Bio: During more than 43 years in the connector industry, George established a record of success with strategic planning and tactical implementation using process improvement methodology. He has expertise in the use of planning and improvement tools to improve both business and manufacturing processes. He has extensive hands-on experience in the development and implementation of new processes and the introduction of new products into manufacturing. He has knowledge of high-speed progressive stamping, continuous strip plating, injection molding, and in-depth knowledge of all levels of assembly. His management experience includes Director of Quality Assurance at AMP Incorporated. George has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Here is a short presentation by George Bedorf on Problem Solving 8D (click on the link to play the presentation)



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Charles (Chuck) Blichasz - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: EMC, Surge Protection, EMI/RFI Filters Shielding and Gasketing, ESD, Magnetics, RF Connectors, Value Added Products, High Speed Cable Assemblies, Signal Integrity, Marketing, Program Management, Strategic and Business Planning.


Bio: Chuck has over 43 years of experience with interconnection and value added products including EMI/RFI filters, shielding and gasketing, surge protection devices, high-speed impedance controlled cable assemblies, integrated magnetics products, surge protection and specialty products for the medical, industrial, networking and telecommunications industries. Past assignments include; Director of Business Development for Signal Integrity Products; Program Manager for High Speed Cable Assemblies; Development Engineering Manager for networking and RF interconnects; Industry Market Manager for Medical, Industrial and Telecommunications; International Product/Market Manager; Product Manager for military and commercial RF interconnects; and industrial liaison with Duke University's Biomedical Engineering Department.


Patents and Technical Papers: 13 patents. Published and delivered technical papers, both domestically and internationally.



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Bipin Doshi - Principal Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Lubricants for Stamping, Crimping and Electrical Contacts; Coatings for Fretting and Galvanic Corrosion Protection; Cleaners and Defluxers; Sealants and Adhesives; Gold Plating Thickness Reduction; Application Techniques; Failure Analysis.


Bio: Bipin has over 34 years of connector industry experience in the area of development of custom formulations of electrical contact lubricants and corrosion inhibiting coatings for the Automotive, Computer, Telecommunication, Power Utilities & Consumer Electronics industries. He has conducted extensive friction & wear studies of lubricants and related additives for electrical contacts & metalworking. He has developed sealants, gels and adhesives, solder fluxes, replacements for environmentally hazardous cleaners, cleaning solvents, and their application processes. Bipin held the position of Director/Consultant, Lubrication & Surface Treatment Technologies at AMP. He holds a M.S. degree from the University of London.



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David W. Fisher - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Test and Reliability Engineering, with emphasis on both Passive and Active Optical products—multimode and single-mode fiber types, Supplier Quality Engineering, New Product Development processes, Product Design Review, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), HALT/HASS, 8-D Analysis, Design of Experiments, Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, Micron/Sub-micron Metrology, ISO-9001, ISO 14001, ISO-17025.s, Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, Micron/Sub-micron Metrology, ISO-9001, ISO-17025.


Bio: Dave has over 33 years experience in the electrical/optical interconnect industry in the areas of Test, Reliability and Quality engineering. Finishing his career at TE Connectivity (formerly AMP), he held the position of Fiber Optics Test Lab Manager . He has led New Product Development processes, helped define and implement measurement solutions for micron and submicron dimensional characteristics. Dave has an A.S. in Electrical and Electronics Technology, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and completed coursework for an M.S. in Engineering Sciences—all at Pennsylvania State University. Dave has held American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications in Quality and Reliability Engineering (CQE and CRE) and is an active member of the Harrisburg ASQ chapter, currently serving as Membership Chair. He is currently a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and over the past several years has performed supplier audits to assess compliance to AS9100, ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 to the most recent revisions of those standards. He has participated in the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) Fiber Optics Standards development effort for over 18 years and served as Chair of TR-42.13, TIA’s Subcommittee on Passive Optical Devices and Fiber Optic Metrology.


Patents and Technical Papers: 1 patent and 4 technical papers.

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Michael Fogg - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: New Product Development, Cable Assemblies, Signal Integrity, Electromagnetic Interference


Bio: Michael has over 29 years experience in the connector industry.  His experience spans Product Development, Signal Integrity, and Design for Electromagnetic Interference.  Mike developed cable assemblies at Berg / Dupont (now FCI), and developed high-speed cable assemblies and Input/Output interconnection products with the Technology Group at AMP / Tyco (now TE Connectivity).  He spent 13 years in product development, before simulating and validating advanced techniques for high-speed cable assemblies and general systems.  Mike was Senior Principal Engineer for the Data Communications group of TE Connectivity, where he led a product development team simulating advanced EMI suppression technologies, for system speeds greater than 25 gigabits per second.

 

 


Patents and Technical Papers: 43 patents and 24 technical papers pending.



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William Garver - Principal Consultant


Key Technical Areas: New Product Development, Cable Assemblies, Communication Networks, Problem Solving.


Bio: Bill has a total of 53 years experience in the connector industry, primarily in the management and direction of new product development and operational division management. He held the titles of Division Manager and Director of Development Engineering at AMP. He developed new products throughout the full product life cycle, concept through introduction, for numerous industries, including: consumer, commercial, computer, industrial, communications, and medical. He has vast experience with products having the following attributes: high density, low cost, insulation displacement, surface mount, high temperature, and environmentally sealed.


Patents and Technical Papers: 27 patents and 12 technical papers.



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Joseph Haimovich, Ph.D. - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Metallurgy of Base Materials and Connector Finishes, Joining, Welding, Brazing, Soldering, and Contact Properties.

 

Bio: Joseph has over 34 years experience in the connector industry. He specializes in the metallurgy of base materials, contact coatings, solders and finishes, particularly tin and tin alloys, as well as lead-free finishes. His experience in connector industry spans intermetallic compound formation and growth, diffusion and corrosion in solders and contact coatings, including their effects on solderability and contact properties, tin whisker growth and tin pest prevention. He contributed to the development of new and improved types of contact coatings such as hot-air leveled tin (HALT) and initiatives supporting RoHS. Joseph provides technical support in development of new products, surface mounting/solder reflow, failure analysis, and technical training. Prior to work in connector industry, Joseph's experience includes growth and analysis of compound semiconductors, and micro-structural and mechanical analysis of magnetic metallic glasses (amorphous alloys). He received a MSc. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an engineering degree from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russian Federation.


Patents and Technical Papers: 16 technical papers and a number of online publications.


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