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Tuesday, October 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Inside the Hardware: Manufacturing Electronics

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You are ready to move forward with the electronics on your device, but to whom do you turn once your prototype is done? How long does the “design for manufacturing” engineering process take even before your board is manufactured? Should you go immediately to China, or manufacture locally? Meet local experts in advanced electronics development, manufacturing, and overseas management and hear what they have to say about the process.

Moderators
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Robert Baffi

Account Manager, Avnet
As Account Manager, Robert is responsible for supporting customers at each stage of the product life cycle., from idea to design and from prototype to production. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Rae

Operations Manager, Out of the Box Manufacturing
Brian Rae has been working in the EMS industry for close to 20 years and has held a variety of Operations and Sales/Customer Service roles. Due to his experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to build complex electronic assembly’s efficiently without sacrificing quality or customer service. Brian is a tried and true leader who inspires trust and comradery in his team and directly manages more than 20 employees in 3 departments. He has been with Out of the Box since the beginning, having been the first full time employee. Brian is also an integral part of... Read More →
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David Vaillancourt

President, DA International Group
David Vaillancourt is President of DA International Group and has over 25 years of experience. D.A. International Group is a full service manufacturing and importer of custom designed products, with offices in Seattle WA and Shenzhen, China. They have extensive experience and success working with start-up companies. The reason for their success is both their partnership model and their... Read More →
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Matt Westervelt

Founder, Metrix Create:Space
Matt Westervelt is Founder of Metrix Create:Space, a modern prototyping and fabrication lab focused on digital and distributed manufacturing technologies in Seattle. With a complement of additive and subtractive machining technologies, its scope runs from electronics to architect... Read More →