April 5 - 7, 2016

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2016 Speakers

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Power Fault & Lightning Compliance Engineer

tim Ardley

Tim Ardley is a PFL Compliance Engineer at Adtran. Previously, he was employed by Bourns Inc as the global reference design Manager and telecom Field Applications Engineer. Tim has also worked for Fairchild Semiconductor and Texas Instruments in the UK where he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Luton University in England.

Director of Applications Engineering

Dale Boling is currently employed by ERICO, Inc. as Director of Application Engineering. Prior to that he was the Worldwide Product Development Manager responsible for grounding, low voltage products and surge protective devices. Before joining ERICO, Dale held various power engineering and project management positions in the electrical design and construction, telecommunications and electrical power industries.

Dale has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in power systems from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and a Masters of Business Administration in Systems Management from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Dale is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a member of IEEE/PES Substations Committee working groups E6, E9, D5 and D7 and IEC TC 64/MT 3.

Senior Analyst

Trevor Bowmer, Ph.D.

Trevor Bowmer has over 30 years experience analyzing telecommunications networks and products. His current work in Telcordia includes technology assessments, product analysis, reliability studies, and material reviews of environmental and functional performance concerns of network products and components. His technical expertise is based on a broad understanding of material requirements for telecommunications products and the correlation between field conditions and product performance demands. His experience includes assignments across North America and in the Middle East. His recent work has concentrated around developing generic requirement documents for equipment and hardware in the telecommunications plant, as well as authoring the Construction Blue Book, and consulting to governmental agencies on the issue of power interdependencies between the telecom and electric power networks. Trevor is currently a member of National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) technical subcommittees covering grounding/bonding, aerial clearances, underground/buried plant and work rules issues as well as representing the communications industry on NEC Panels for grounding and communications articles.

Boyles Electronics, Inc.

Joe Boyles

Joe Boyles comes from a Telco background with 35 years service with BellSouth (the last 11 days of which was technically AT&T.) The last 20 years was spent as an ICEP Engineer for the state of Tennessee. Following Joe’s BellSouth career, he became a consultant and created Boyles Electronics. As part of that company, his main work has been as a Regional Manager for RLH Industries and later for Positron. He has extensive experience with design, installation, and testing of high voltage isolation equipment. In the past 4 years, he has begun offering GPR Study services to power companies, which includes calculating and measuring the impedance of substation ground grids. Joe has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. He is married with 10 children and 26 grandchildren.

Dave has spoken on power quality issues numerous times and authored several articles and electronic media on power quality subjects including lightning protection and grounding. He is a principal member of Panel 5 of the National Electrical Code, and directs the copper industry participation on four additional panels.

Dave holds a BEEE fromf New York University and an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE, and a life member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Senior Applications Engineer
DEHN, Inc.

Richard Chadwick

Richard Chadwick is Senior Applications Engineer for DEHN-USA. He began his career in surge protection in 1979, holding positions with Joslyn Electronic Systems, AC Data Systems, and Raycap prior to accepting his current position with DEHN. Over the years, his responsibilities have included all facets of design, manufacturing, and application of surge protectors.

Richard’s broad experience in the field of lightning and surge protection spans Telecommunications, Industrial, Municipal, and Military applications. Early in his career, he participated in the design of new generations of telephone surge protectors now in wide use throughout North America and Europe. Working with the military, he has specified lightning and NEMP (nuclear electromagnetic pulse) protection for munitions bunkers and battlefield communications shelters. Richard has specified surge protection components for petrochemical facilities, process industries, and public works facilities throughout the country. More recently, Richard has worked with major wireless service providers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico on the design, specification and application of protection for remote radio heads (RRH). With 35 years of hands-on experience, Richard’s career has spanned all aspects of surge protection.

Richard has lectured on surge protection in 17 countries throughout the world. He is past chair and lifetime advisory board member of the Protection Engineers Group (ATIS.org/PEG). Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree Physics from the University of California, and studied surge protection and grounding at Bellcore Tech.

Infrastructure Planning and Optimization, AT&T

John Fuller

John Fuller is a Principal Engineer in the AT&T Infrastructure Planning and Optimization organization, with responsibilities including electromagnetic compatibility, high voltage, and other aspects of electrical protection. John’s 29 years in AT&T, BellSouth, and South Central Bell include a combined nineteen years' experience with policy and standards development, network and customer equipment protection, performance, and service issues, field and laboratory testing & analysis for product evaluation and development, and High Voltage Protection engineering. Job functions have also included Inductive Coordination and Electrical Protection (ICEP) Engineering, telecommunications circuit design, Traffic and Switching Equipment Engineering, and Regional Technical Support for various ATM, DSL, and FITL platforms.

John is a registered Professional Engineer with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

Chief Electrical Inspector/Trainer
MR Hilbert Electrical Inspections & Training

Mark Hilbert

Mark was the former Chief Electrical Inspector for the State of New Hampshire and now operates a private electrical inspection and consulting business. He is licensed in three states as a master electrician and a certified electrical inspector by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors where he is a Past President of the Granite State Chapter, the Eastern Section and was the 2014 International President. He is a former member of NEC Code Making Panel 4 and currently a principle member and Chair of NEC CMP 2 and the NFPA 79 Committee. He is an IAEI and NFPA seminar instructor and has taught the NEC and NFPA 70E domestically and internationally for over 15 years.

Staff Field Applications Engineer
Communications Market Segment, Bourns, Inc.

Tim Howell

Tim's experience includes more than ten years in the design of telecommunications and data communications hardware and more than ten years in Applications Engineering. He has been employed by major OEMs and Semiconductor Manufacturers and has performed various roles related to the development and manufacturing of communications network equipment. Tim is currently employed by Bourns where his duties include providing applications support to customer for Bourns’ circuit protection solutions.

Retired Engineer

Al Martin

Al holds a BEE degree from Cornell University, and a PhD from UCLA. Al joined Raychem in 1975 and held a number of positions with Raychem [which became TE Connectivity], until retiring in 2013. Al has been a contributing member of TIA TR41, ATIS NIPP- NEP, ITU-T, the IEEE EMC Society, and the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He has been an editor for TIA TR41, ATIS NIPP-NEP, and IEEE standards, and is presently chairman of IEEE PES SPDC WG3.6.7 [Data, Communications and Signaling Circuit Surge Protective Devices], and vice-chairman of WG3.6.2 [Solid State Surge Protective Device Components]. He is the author or co-author of over 30 papers on EMC and telecommunications, including 8 PEG presentations. Al is a Life Senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE SA.

ICT Surge Protection Expert

Michael (Mick) Maytum

In 1964 after graduating with a first-class honours degree from Loughborough University, Mr. Maytum worked at English Electric on Magnetron and Television Camera Tube Development.

Maytum joined Texas Instruments Limited (UK) in 1969 where working as an Applications Engineer on power semiconductors and consumer ICs. This position involved visiting television manufacturers in Europe and the USA. During this period he was part of the team that developed the Worlds’ first transistorised colour television (apart from the cathode ray tube) – the British Science Museum retains an example of this industry first. In 1976 joined Zygma Electronics for two years as a Development Engineer on Multi-standard Projection Systems.

In 1978 he rejoined Texas Instruments as the Applications Manager and in 1986 was elected a Senior Member of Technical Staff. There he consulted on televisions, switching mode power supplies, electronic gear for lighting and telecommunication surge protection. Two notable achievements were the development of the thyristor protection for British Telecoms “System X exchange” and a solid state fluorescent lamp starter (both these developments are recorded in the Smithsonian chip collection).

As a result of a management buyout in 1997 the power division was renamed Power Innovations Ltd. In May 2000 Power Innovations was acquired by Bourns, Inc. He retired from Bourns UK in 2009.

As a power semiconductor expert he has served on IEEE, IEC, ITU-T, BSI, ATIS NIP-NEP, ATIS PEG, TIA TR-41, Telcordia, CENELEC and JEDEC standardization committees. In 2006 he was awarded the IEC 1906 medal for his IEC Standards contributions and has twice received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion. In retirement he participates in IEEE, ATIS PEG, IEC, ITU-T, BSI and CENELEC standardisation. He is the chairman of the UK BSI protection committee, ITU-T Study Group 5 Q2 & Q14, several IEEE Working groups and is an ATIS PEG advisory board member. He is Webmaster for the IEEE Power and Energy Technical Council and three of its Technical Committees.

He has authored eighteen Application Reports, contributed to five books, written thirteen articles, published six IEEE transactions papers (one receiving paper of the year award) and has 11 patents granted in the fields of lighting and protection. He regularly presents at the annual ATIS PEG Conference and has twice served as the Distinguished Lecturer.

Dan McMenamin Associates, Inc.

Dan McMenamin

Dan McMenamin is an international telecommunications consultant with more than 13 years consulting following a 36 year career with Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic).

Dan’s background includes network equipment engineering and maintenance engineering posts covering a gamut of technologies including analog and digital switching systems, transport and radio/microwave systems, cellular systems, data centers, power systems and grounding. Dan has served on both national and international standards teams and is a member of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), Power Sources Manufacturer's Association, National Fire Protection Association and a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). With extensive experience at organizing and presenting technical seminars, Dan also has authored more than thirty technical papers and articles, and has served on the Technical Program Committees of all US International TELecommunications Energy Conferences (INTELEC) between 1990 and 2012. Dan has served as a featured speaker for seminars hosted by Verizon Communications, Verizon Wireless, Verizon Global Networks Inc., Marconi Corporation, Nortel Networks, Astec Corporation, Prentiss Properties, Lucent Technologies and Emerson / Liebert Corporation and ATIS PEG.

Director of Sales


Rohit Narayan

Rohit holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree , from the University of Tasmania, Australia and a MBA Technology Management from Deakin University, Australia. He is a Chartered Professional Member of Institution of Engineers, Australia

Rohit has 23 years of experience as an electrical engineer in various fields. Rohit’s engineering experience includes design and installation-management of telecommunications ac & dc power systems, EHV 110-275kV Cable installation, telecommunications microwave, cellular and switching facilities & grounding & lightning protection system.

Business Development
Surge Protection Systems, Bourns, Inc.

Jim Pelegris

Jim Pelegris has over 30 years of experience in AC power systems and infrastructure, telecommunications connectivity, surge protection technologies and grounding. Jim has designed, patented and sold worldwide numerous products and solutions that improved the reliability, availability, and survivability of networks and communications systems. Presently, Jim is Business Development Manager for Surge Protection Systems for Bourns Inc. Jim is a member of the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) and currently serves as Chairman of the Protection Engineers Group (PEG).

Director of Sales & Engineering

A native of Southern California, Jerry graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In the summer, he spent time testing Space Station related electronic and material devices at Allied Signal Aerospace. After graduation, he worked for Casio in both Japan and the US in LCD design, manufacturing and customer support. Later, he moved to K-Will Corporation who specializes in video quality monitoring equipment. When K-Will moved out of the area, Jerry was hired by Copal Electronics, a specialty manufacturer of electronics components and finally came to Sankosha in June 2015. He is the company’s Director of Sales and Engineering.

Senior Compliance Engineer

Jim Weise

Jim has 26 years experience in the telecom business, the last 18 years with ADTRAN, Inc. Jim is a Graduate of University of KY and the Lexington Technical Institute. He started his career in 1987 with GTE TestMark Laboratories evaluating telecommunications products against internal and industry standards with a focus on Lightning and Power Fault issues. In 1995, Jim began working for ADTRAN, Inc. as a compliance engineer responsible for safety listings, FCC Part 68, FCC Part15, and Telcordia NEBS, and ITU testing. In 1998, Jim began working with TIA, and committee T1 (now ATIS) on industry standards development and has been the editor of several documents as well as a major contributor. Jim has been involved in all the Telcordia GR-1089, GR-63, GR-3108, GR-487, and GR-950 revisions since 2002. Over the past several years Jim has also been involved in transient reliability, and studying the root causes of a wide variety of transient related field issues.