Isabelle Amen, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
Discipline Leader and Technical Advisor - Scientific Support for the National Measurement System at National Research Council Canada. Studied at Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Rennes, Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Rennes, Lycée Bertrand d'Argentré.
Michael Bair, Fluke Calibration
Mike has 40 years of experience in the calibration field. His first four years were with the US Navy on a nuclear submarine tender as a calibration technician. He was one of the first five students in the USA to obtain an AAS in Metrology from Butler County Community College. He completed a practicum for his degree at DH Instruments, Inc. in 1983 and was I hired on permanently. In 1995 he was promoted to Corporate Metrologist with responsibilities of traceability and methods for DHI pressure and gas flow disciplines. In 1997 he acquired the Designated Quality Representative responsibilities overseeing a 10CFR50 APPX B and Z540.1 quality program, and obtained accreditation to ISO 17025 in 2001. He has been an instructor for DHI and Fluke trade schools since 1986 and the Advanced Piston Gauge Metrology class since 2001. He has presented multiple papers at NCSLI winning best paper awards in 1999, 2008 and 2011. He has hosted a pressure tutorial at NCSLI at 12 different conferences in a 15 year span. He is a member of the IMEKO TC-16 working group since 2009 and is the current Measure Journal Associate Editor for Pressure.
Dr. Cesar (Jun) D. Bautista Jr. MBA, PhD, GEO Calibration Inc.
Dr. Cesar "Jun" Bautista has over 35 years of combined experience in metrology, 16 years of which are Biotech, Bio-Pharmaceutical, and Biomedical Device related. He has over 20 years of USAF PMEL Experience, 6 years of combined experience as Sr. Director of Operations & Corporate Metrology, Regional Manager and Senior Vice-President of several third party calibration companies, one of which he co-founded. Jun, is currently the Sr. Director, of Laboratory Operations for Masy BioServices, one of the East Coast's premier metrology services provider. Jun Bautista holds a B.S. Management Engineering, M.A. Public Administration, M.S. Systems Management, MBA from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has A.A. degrees in Applied Electronics Engineering Technology and Post Secondary Instructional Systems Development. He is affiliated with NCSlI, MSC, ASQ and a member of the Panel of Experts for USP 41and ASTM E 20, E60, and E56 committees. Dr. Bautista’s Post-doctoral research at MIT centers on the development of nano-metrology for use in the concepts and design engineering of smart plants and digital facilities for the manufacturing of bio-pharmaceutical products and biomedical devices, nano medicine, nano drug delivery systems advanced material products. He is one of the country's leading pioneers in the use of the nano bubble procedure and the cellular level infusion of precious nano metal particles' infused used for oncology applications and for the specific treatment of Globalstoma Multiforme. Most recently, Dr. Bautista has been invited to pursue his post-doctoral research at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH/NASA/JPL} in Pasadena, CA.
Charles Burroughs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Charles J. Burroughs, Jr. received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1988.
He is currently with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, where he was first a student and has been a permanent Staff Member since 1988. At NIST, he has worked in the area of superconductive electronics, including the design, fabrication, and testing of Josephson voltage standards, and digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. He has 45 publications and is the holder of three patents in the field of superconducting electronics. He received three U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medals for Distinguished Achievement. He has over 30 years of experience in developing and disseminating voltage standard systems.
Mike Coleman, Fluke Calibration
15 years at Fluke Calibration (Cal lab manager, Metrologist, Technician)- 3 years at Intel Corporation- BS, Electronics Engineering Tech., Brigham Young University.
Ted Doiron, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Ted Doiron is the Leader of the Dimensional Metrology Group at NIST. He has been a dimensional metrologist at NIST for 30 years and has experience in both NMI and manufacturing level measurements. As the Quality Manager for his Division and over 100 assessments of laboratories to ISO 17025 he has seen the problems of determining calibration uncertainty at all levels of the national measurement system.
Mark Evans, Guildline Instruments
Mark is highly experience Senior Engineer at Guildine. He responsibilities cover both software development and electrical design.
Mark has been with Guildline Instruments Limited for 16 years with his title and primary role as a Senior Software Developer. Having authored and presented several papers pertaining to software optimization and measurement best practices in the field of metrology, he is well established as a solution provider in automating metrology practices and software system integration solutions for metrology. He is very often called upon to give training in primary and national labs around the world as well as presentations and workshops on many different aspects of metrology at international conferences and seminars.
Mark is a key asset in Guildline’s R&D group and currently leads the development of many of Guildline’s new and flagship products.
Ron Ginley, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Ronald A. Ginley was born in 1957 in Denver, Colorado. In 1981 he received a BS in EE from the University of Colorado and in 1983 he received an MS in EE from Carnegie-Mellon University. His area of study was solid state physics and EM field theory. Mr. Ginley is currently employed (and has been for the past 28 years) by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST Mr. Ginley has several areas of responsibility. He is the Group Leader for the RF Electronics Group of the Electromagnetics Division. He is responsible for overseeing the metrology research in the measurement services, electromagnetic property of materials, high frequency devices and nanoscale device metrology areas. He is also directly in charge of the microwave s-parameter and power measurement services.
Ron is an active participant and contributor to the IMS, MSC, NCSL-I and ARFTG conferences. He has participated in all of these organizations since the mid 1980's presenting papers and serves on several standards and working committees. Ron currently is the president of the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group, a professional group dedicated to microwave/mm-wave network analysis.
Jeff Gust, Fluke Calibration
Jeff is the Chief Corporate Metrologist for Fluke. He is a past President of NCSL International and a recipient of the Measurement Science Conference Woodington award. Jeff is the Vice-Chair of the ILAC Laboratory committee, and was a working group member for the development of ISO 17043: Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing and is a working group member for the revision of ISO/IEC 17025.
Kari Harper, NVLAP, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Kari is currently a Program Manager for The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program of NIST. Prior to that Kari spent 23 years working as a Mechanical Engineer for NIST. Kari holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland College Park, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.
Georgia Harris, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Georgia Harris has over 30 years of work in U.S. Weights and Measures – 5 with the State of Minnesota and 27 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Georgia is responsible for the evaluation and recognition of the State weights and measures laboratories and the ongoing training and proficiency testing of State weights and measures metrologists. Her work effectively ensures quality measurement results for over 350,000 calibrations annually, half of which form the foundation for the U. S. legal metrology system. She oversees and provides metrology training at NIST and regional training events, ongoing training support and evaluation of measurement proficiency results for over 150 State and industry metrologists through regional measurement assurance programs. She ensures the research, development, and publication of numerous documentary standards required for effective Weights and Measures field enforcement and laboratory activities.
Ms. Harris has published and presented papers and conducted metrology and adult education training throughout the U.S., won best paper awards from MSC, NCSLI, and the American Society for Engineering Education, and has presented papers and conducted training at measurement conferences in Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and Colombia. She was a NIST liaison to the Measurement Science Conference for NIST Seminars for 12 years and a member of the NCSLI Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, including the position of President. She is also a past Chair of the NCSLI Education Liaison and Outreach committee and past Secretary of the ASQ Measurement Quality Division and she continues to be active in adult education and metrology education outreach. She has won awards from MSC (1997 Andrew J. Woodington Award), NCSLI (2015 Education and Training Award), ASQ Measurement Quality Division (2011 Max J. Unis Award), and two Bronze Medal awards from NIST (2003, 2008). She was also selected as a Fulbright Specialist in 2016 to conduct metrology training and trainer development at the Polytechnic University of Santa Rosa Jauregi in Mexico.
Marlin Kraft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Marlin Kraft was born in Ransom, KS, in 1951. He received the A.S. degree in electronic technology from Kansas State University, Salina, in 1980. From 1980 to 2001, he was with Primary Standards Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories. He specialized in all areas of dc metrology and was the Associate Project Leader. Since 2002, he has been with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, for the metrology of the ohm in the Fundamental Electrical Measurements group. His work with NIST has been dc current, high and low dc resistance, and dc high voltage.
Mark Kuster, Pantex Metrology
Mark Kuster holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He works for Pantex Metrology, in Amarillo, Texas, and volunteers for FairTax.org.
Jovie Masters, The Training Clinic
Jovie Masters is an independent training consultant, instructor, and facilitator with 28 years of management and training experience. She has been a Senior Instructor for The Training Clinic for 16 years. She has conducted train the trainer sessions for NCSLI since 2009.
Andy Oldershaw, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
Andy Oldershaw works for the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) in the Scientific Support for the National Measurement System Program as the leader of the Measurement Systems Engagement Sector. As part of the NRCC Measurement Science and Standards portfolio, his sector focuses delivering coherent scientific advice to improve national decision-making for commerce, standards development, regulation, and trade agreements. Andy is an assessment team leader for the Calibration Laboratory Assessment Service (CLAS) at NRCC. CLAS works in partnership with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to accredit calibration laboratories to support Canadian industrial and regulatory measurement requirements. Andy’s technical background is in systems engineering and systems assurance. He started his career in the UK Royal Air Force, after completing 12 years service, he took up a role in quality assurance within Augusta Westland Helicopters. In 2001 he moved back to the UK Ministry of Defence, where he spent the next 12 years developing system and quality assurance policies and representing the UK at NATO on quality assurance matters. In 2013, he then moved to Canada where he spent 2 years with the SCC, Accreditation Services Branch, before taking up his role with the NRCC in early 2015. Andy holds a B.Sc. (hons) in manufacturing and production engineering from the University of Wales, College Newport and a post grad diploma in Systems Engineering from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is a certified quality auditor. Andy is an enthusiastic proponent of systems thinking and risk based decision making. He is the program director of INCOSE (International Council on System Engineering) Canada. His association with NCSLI started with attending the 2014 Canadian regional meeting and representing the accreditation body view, on the ISO/IEC 17025 panel discussion. He presented his first Paper at the NCSLI regional meeting in 2015 and delivered his first tutorial at the NCSLI Technical exchange in 2017.
Dr. Antonio Possolo, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Antonio Possolo (NIST Fellow and Chief Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology) is a PhD professional statistician with 35 years of practice in applications of statistical methods to solve problems in science and technology. He studied at Yale University and taught at Princeton University and at the University of Washington in Seattle. His experience in industry includes ten years at Boeing and six years at General Electric. He has been at NIST since 2006.
Alain Rufenacht, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Alain Rüfenacht received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2005, for his work in collaboration with IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, on high temperature superconducting ultrathin films.
In 1999, 2009, and 2010, he was a Scientific Collaborator with the Electrical Quantum Standards Laboratory, Federal Office of Metrology (METAS), Bern-Wabern, Switzerland. In 2007 and 2008 and 2011-2017, he was a Research Associate with the Quantum Voltage Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO, focusing mainly on the integration of Josephson junction arrays into voltage standards. Since 2017, has been a staff scientist in the Quantum Voltage Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder concentrating on voltage metrology and dissemination of voltage through quantum standards.
Dr. Jim Salsbury, Mitutoyo America
Dr. Jim Salsbury is the Manager of Corporate Metrology and Education at Mitutoyo America Corporation in Aurora, Illinois. He is involved with new technology, advanced applications, calibration services, and education.Dr. Salsbury is an active participant in national and international standards efforts in dimensional metrology. He is a member of the ASME B89 Standards Committee and is a United States appointed subject matter expert to ISO TC213. He also serves NCSL International as the chair of the Dimensional Metrology Committee and the coordinator of the Chicago Section.Dr. Salsbury has previously worked at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cummins Engine Company, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He currently teaches courses in dimensional metrology at Northern Illinois University and is an ISO/IEC 17025 assessor with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Michael Schwartz, Cal Lab Solutions
Mr. Schwartz completed training at Lowry AFB in 1989 and was honorably discharged after 11 years of serving in the US Army. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Computer Science. Mr. Schwartz spent two years writing compliance testing software and database applications while stationed at White Sands Missile Range in NM. After leaving the military, he wrote automation software for five years before starting his own automation engineering company in the Denver Metro area. Since 2003, Cal Lab Solutions has provided automation solutions to calibration labs around the world, supporting Fluke MET/CAL, Edison MUDCATS. In 2004, Cal Lab Solutions debuted PS-CAL, a stand-alone, drop-in replacement to HP11760S; SAM (Specialized Applications for Metrology; and most recently, Metrology.NET.
Patrick Timmons, The Modal Shop
Patrick J. Timmons is currently the calibration systems engineer at The Modal Shop, a PCB Group Company. Patrick graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2009 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He has since worked to develop the linear motor based shaker for low frequency long stroke calibration applications. And currently serves as engineering support and development within the TMS calibration product group.
Kai Wendler, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
Before entering the field of metrology, Kai spent 13 years in the aerospace industry, specializing in avionics.
Kai is currently a Technical Officer with the National Research Council of Canada since 2006. Kai is a member of the Electrical Standards group. He maintains and disseminates the national standard for resistance and provides calibrations of standard resistors from 10 Micro Ohms to 10 Tera Ohms and high current resistance calibrations up to 400 A dc. Kai is also involved in research of resistance standards, resistance measurement systems and related areas. As member of NCSLI, has given several talks at both the International conference and the Canadian regional conferences. Kai is also a member of the ILC committee and is the chair of committee 132-5 “The North American 1Ω Inter-laboratory Comparison."
Dean S. Williams, Duke Energy
Mr. Williams is an Engineering graduate of United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. He has over 40 years experience managing in a wide range of businesses. He currently manages Duke Energy’s Standards Lab where he has overseen process improvements that have resulted in reducing turn-times by two thirds, increasing throughput per technician by over 450%, and reducing program operation costs by over $1.5 million/year.
Mr. Williams also runs his own consulting firm, Effective Focus Insights, through which he has conducted the LEAN in a calibration lab environment workshop as well as and related process improvement workshops, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Pamela Wright, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Pamela Wright is currently the Quality Manager with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) where she joined in 2003. Her main responsibility is managing the quality system of A2LA. She presents papers on behalf of the Association and conducts tutorials at professional meetings, conferences and A2LA training events.
Ms. Wright currently serves as a Lead Quality System Assessor for A2LA and performs oversights of new and current assessors and staff. In addition she conducts internal and external training of assessors and staff in the area of ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z540.3, quality system management, and A2LA policies and requirements. She is also a peer evaluator for the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).
Ms. Wright represents A2LA on multiple NCSL International committees and serves as the Chair of working group one of the Accreditation Resources committee and as Co-Chair of working group two of the Calibration Resources committee. She also represents A2LA on the ILAC Accreditation Committee Working Group 2 (AIC) and on the Calibration Subcommittee of the APLAC Technical Committee.
Ms. Wright has a B.S. degree in Biology from Towson University where she participated in the first stage of research concerning the bio-control of insect pests. Prior to joining A2LA she worked as a research assistant facilitating research for the interdisciplinary studies of genetic and environmental causes of melanoma and chronic leukocytic leukemia. Ms. Wright also worked as a clinical oncology technologist performing clinical testing to determine mutations in the p53 gene for breast cancer research and as an associate scientist, manufacturing oligonucleotides.
Henry Zumbrun, Morehouse Instrument Company
Henry Zumbrun is president of Morehouse Instrument Company. The key to our success is offering products with the lowest measurement uncertainties available. Ultimately, this helps our customer base make more accurate measurements, which saves on cost, reduces risk, and increases quality.
My passion is to help any lab make better torque measurements. I want to explain error sources and how to use this knowledge so that you can make better measurements. There are so many labs out there who take short cuts, or do not follow the proper guidelines and they may be calibrating your equipment. This equipment may then be responsible for brakes failing, bolts rattling loose, or bolts breaking and endangering lives. These measurements are serious and we welcome anyone wanting to make better measurements into this, or any other class.