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Rudi Kaufmann is a Senior Subject Matter Expert at IHS covering all Parts Tools for the EMEA and APAC region. He has brought experience in electronic devices. After studying his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich he started his carrier at Toshiba as Account Manager. When working for distributor Avnet as Vice President Germany and Switzerland he could deepen his close relationship with customers on all management levels. Prior to joining IHS he worked for PartMiner Information Systems as Sales Manager Europe were he could combine his electronic device knowledge with parts databases and component engineering and component management tools.
Sebastian Galindo is a management consultant and project manager at iPoint systems. He has broad experience in compliance management across various industries. He has implemented strategies and processes for both social compliance, e.g. Conflict Minerals and Code of Conducts, and environmental compliance, e.g. REACH and RoHS, at multinational, medium and small enterprises. Prior to joining iPoint-Systems, he worked in a variety of roles, managing sustainability and compliance-related topics and reporting to the respective group's head of purchasing office at Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG. He studied in Germany, Spain and Korea and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Goettingen, Germany. He conducted his PhD studies at the University of Ulm, Germany.
Brian has been in the Electronics industry his entire career, spanning 30 plus years. Interesting experience for Brian is that he comes to IHS with solid practitioner’s experience. Specifically, worked half his career in the Procurement or demand side as a Purchasing Manager (Lifetime Certified) and later Electronic Components Supply Chain Manager, in between these two stints Brian was a Product manager in Electronic components distribution at two tier one distributors. This experience is invaluable in helping IHS understand our user’s problems, needs and offer the correct solutions.
Brian’s education path started with an AS Liberal Arts at Monroe Community College, then BS Business and Statistics, and Executive MBA, both of Rochester Institute of Technology.