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Academy of Technology LogoDistinguished Engineer, Supplier Technical Management
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Electronics Packaging Society  |  IEEE Mid-Hudson Section  |  Society of Women Engineers  |  Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society


My business unit is Systems
My Marketing Team is US IMT
My Ops Team is North America

I joined the Academy of Technology in 2009.

Supplier Technical Management, Reliability, Lead Free Solders, Ceramic Packaging, Surface Mount Packaging, SMT Assembly, Ball Grid Array Packaging, Area Array Packaging

Some projects I have worked on: I am currently leading a team in ISC - Interconnect Technology to develop Pb free card assembly for Servers. Previously, I developed Pb free packaging for the Microelectronics Division and have extensive experience with BGA packaging.

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • IBM Distinguished Engineer

I am involved with the following industries:

  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications

I am involved with the following affiliates:

  • TEC Integrated Supply Chain

My areas of expertise and proficiencies are:

  • DataCenter, Competence - using in-depth skills with clients, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Environmental Regulations, Expert - recognized outside IBM for defining contemporary best practices, Able to speak authoritatively

My job roles and skills include:

  • Supply Chain Engineering Professional
    • Commodity & Device Technology
  • Packaging Engineering Professional
    • Semiconductor Packaging Unit Proc & MaterialsDevel
    • Materials Design
    • Process
    • System Level Packaging Design
  • Business Programs Manager
    • Team Leadership
  • Procurement Engineering Professional
    • DOX (Design & Operational eXcellence)
    • Technology Innovation & Automation
    • Supplier Management

I have the following certifications:

  • Program Management Professional


Current and Prior Positions

IBM Systems
Distinguished Engineer - Supplier Technical Management
2015 - Present
Responsible for defining and executing supplier technical management strategies with expertise in materials and process development, quality and reliability for IT hardware including commodities, contract manufacturing and ODM/OEM systems. Active in numerous industry collaborative organizations focused on pre-competitive materials research and development, with a special focus on environmentally sustainable electronics.