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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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Edward M Bock, Jr. - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Electric Contact Phenomena, Environmental Performance, Friction-Wear and Lubrication, Failure Modes/Mechanisms, Fretting Behavior (Wear/Corrosion).


Bio: Ed has more than 44 years experience in the connector industry (33 with AMP) in the areas of contact physics, electrical contact phenomenon, fretting corrosion, contact lubrication, and wear studies (tribology). His experience includes the areas of electric contact behavior and contact performance at both signal and power levels while subjected to various environmental conditions. He has studied the performance of various contact finishes and their respective failure modes and mechanisms and recommended countermeasures for improved reliability. He is recognized as a prime researcher in the area of fretting corrosion, the principal failure mechanism for non-noble contact finishes (tin, and tin-lead). Ed holds a M.S. in Physics.

 

Here is a short presentation by Ed Bock (narrated by Ron Locati) "Typical Connector Failure Modes and Machanisms" Please click on the link to see the presentation.


Patents and Technical Papers: 10 Technical Papers



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Irvin Brockman - Senior Consultant


Key Technical Areas: Contact Failure Analysis, Electrical Conduction in Insulating Films, Dielectric Properties and Voltage Breakdown, Product Testing, Sequential Environmental Testing, Hertz Stress Analysis.


Bio: Irv has 46 years experience in the electrical and electronic connector industry with special interest in the electrical and mechanical properties of contact surfaces. He has an educational background in Atomic Physics and Engineering Physics. He was a university lecturer for seven years in Electrical Engineering and Physics departments. He has extensive experience as an instructor in the AMP Electrical Connector Engineering Education Programs. Past experience includes assignments as Research Engineer, Program Manager, Project Manager and Department Manager.


Patents and Technical Papers: 23 Technical Research Reports and Papers.

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Robert S. Correll Jr. - Senior Consultant

 


Key Technical Areas: Tool Concept, Design, Detail, Conditioning and Implementation for Hand, Semi-Automatic and Fully Automated Equipment; Manufacturability Investigation of New and Existing Products, Application of Lean Manufacturing Methods, Product and Process based FMEA, Process Documentation and Trouble Shooting of Production Problems.

 

Bio: Bob has over 41 years of interconnect experience. He is known for his creativity and ability to solve product and manufacturing problems from start-up to high volume production within schedule and cost constraints. Bob developed and managed all phases of the assembly process including process conception, flow, costing, design, equipment manufacturing, conditioning, documentation and transfer to sustaining manufacturing, both domestic and international. He is knowledgeable of all levels of screw machining, high speed stamping, continuous and loose piece plating, injection molding and product assembly. He participated in the simultaneous engineering development of product and manufacturing processes for hundreds of new products. Bob held positions of Principal Engineer, Assembly/Methods Engineering Specialist, Supervisor of Automation and Tool Design, Product Manager of assembly process development and was responsible for manufacturability investigations for new and existing products and processes. Bob has a 2DDT Associate Degree from Penn State University plus over 40 continuing education courses.


Patents: 10 US and 5 International



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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, 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-17025.


Bio: Dave has over 33 years experience in the electrical/optical interconnect industry in the areas of Test, Reliability and Quality engineering. Dave most recently held the position of Fiber Optics Test Lab Manager with TE Connectivity (formerly AMP). He has led New Product Development processes, helped define and implement measurement solutions for measuring micron and submicron dimensional characteristics, performed audits to assess compliance to ISO-9001 and ISO-17025. 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 from 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 Treasurer. 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 28 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 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 contributes 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. He received a Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Patents and Technical Papers: 16 technical papers.


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