April 27th Talk Trade – Panel Discussion

Race to Relevancy – Navigating the risks in electronic manufacturing product life cycles, tools and insights for OEMs and the CMs who service them

Please join us for a discussion with our two panelists, Richard Berkau and William Susiene.  The decision making process in electronic manufacturing is complex and challenging.  Staying relevant is key.  EM product lifecycle decisions are critical to staying competitive, ensuring quality, being on budget, and compliant with changing regulatory standards.  William and Richard will discuss decision making in supply chain and design engineering, focusing on mitigating risks, i.e. changing international regulation standards, environmental regulations, conflict metals, and import/export.  After answering questions from our moderator, they will stay for an extended Q&A session from our audience.

William Susiene

William Susiene is a product regulatory professional with expensive experience in product safety, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance.  His experience has been in a wide range of products, including lasers, industrial machinery, semiconductor equipment and test and measuring equipment.  His specialty areas include: global regulations and standards, product certifications, risk assessment and mitigation, machinery safety functions, laser CDRH filings, component selection and vendor qualifications, EMC design and troubleshooting, power  distribution design and development,and process development

Richard Berkau

Richard works as part of a search and BOM manager software designed to help manufacturers make decisions quickly, manage risk, acoid redesigns and mitigate obsolescence.  Richard can talk about the most common and most overlooked risks to product lifecycles and various ways those risks are successfully mitigated by OEMs and CMs.  He is experienced in working with local OEMs and CMs regarding time and cost saving measures in their product lifecycle planning.  His experience includes environmental regulation changes, import regulations, and avoiding obsolescence.

Refreshments will be served, and a one drink ticket will be given as part of the price of admission.

Members $15 per person, non-members $20 per person.

Agenda: 4:30-5:15 PM networking, 5:15-7 PM Panel Presentation

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ema-talk-trade-panel-discussion-race-to-relevancy-navigating-the-risks-in-electronic-manufacturing-tickets-33569880416