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IHS Bob Braasch is Senior Director over the development and technical support teams for Electronic Parts within the IHS Technology Group. During his role at IHS Bob has overseen the growth of the Electronics Part database from 120 million to over 455 million components, the industry’s largest and most comprehensive. Bob has almost 30 years of experience working in the software and information industries. Prior to IHS Bob worked for i2 Technologies and American Airlines SABRE. Bob has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive MBA degree with distinction from Southern Methodist University.
Lopa Subramanian is a Product Manager at Aras, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Subramanian has over 15 years of experience designing, developing and deploying enterprise software solutions in large manufacturing companies. She has extensive experience in Product Lifecycle Management and Supplier Relationship Management and strives to offer easy to use solutions that provide compelling value to the end user. Prior to joining Aras, Lopa held pre-sales and consulting positions at Siemens PLM Software, i2 and SDRC. She holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University at Buffalo.
Mr. Church has over ten years of experience developing and implementing material compliance programs for various industries. His current responsibilities include continued development of iPoint’s US strategy and customer support systems. Before joining iPoint, Mr. Church worked at Tetra Tech, an engineering and consulting company with 14,000 employees in 350 offices, as Vice President in charge of Environmental and Material Compliance.
Dan Hertzberg has been involved with material compliance for the past 9 years; helping companies improve business processes with software solutions. At iPoint, Dan’s responsibilities include managing sales of software and professional services in the US; accelerating growth, best practice, and service levels across multiple industry segments. In addition to sales, Dan’s background includes aerospace systems engineering and software development.
Doug Macdonald is Product Marketing Director at Aras, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Macdonald has over 25 years’ experience helping manufacturing companies streamline their processes for bringing new products to market, including senior marketing and business development positions at IBM, SAP, PTC, Aspect Development, and Sherpa Corporation. Macdonald began his career as a software developer with ComputerVision, followed by positions at Ford Motor Company and Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.