Juror invitations have gone out to experts representing industry, academia, non-profits, and governmental organizations. Jurors will be announced as they are confirmed.
President, HOBI International, Inc.
Craig Boswell is Co-Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc. His background includes nine years experience as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments, Inc. As a member of Texas Instrument’s engineering staff, he managed electronics design projects and was extensively involved in development and deployment of electronics manufacturing techniques. He was also project manager for the deployment of a major shift in the production process from traditional CFC-based cleaning technologies to more environmentally friendly, no-clean solder technologies. As part of this program team, he was an active member of the IEEE Environmental Technologies subcommittee. This committee was central in developing an industry conference that brought together OEMs, academia, and environmental organizations to discuss key issues in electronics disposition technologies.
Craig plays a key role in developing HOBI's processes and procedures for data security, asset tracking and asset disposition services. He is HOBI's chief industry consultant on demanufacturing, design for disassembly, and reverse logistics programs. He has also published and presented numerous papers on the recycling of electronic products and the keys to designing more recyclable products.
Craig holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Professor of Industrial Design, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER)
Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads and directs all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy, as well as management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). Under Jason’s direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide network of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, a trade association for electronics manufacturers and suppliers. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options.
Director, Office of Sustainability and Stewardship, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola, Inc.
Bill Olson is Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices, leading a key corporate initiative named ECOMOTO. In his role, Bill drives go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products and technologies, and has championed the adoption of ECOMOTO principles across several Motorola business units. ECOMOTO focuses on the realization of environmentally sound, seamless Motorola mobile products and seeks to deliver sustained business impact through green materials and innovative ecodesign practices as can be found in the world's first carbon free phones built with post consumer recycled plastic: W233 RENEW and MOTOCUBO A45 ECO and the world's first "green" android phones introduced in 2010 - CITRUS and SPICE.
Bill started the ECOMOTO initiative during his previous role in Motorola Corporate Research, where he headed labs dedicated to International and Environmental Research. Bill's team in Europe conducted testing on hundreds of Motorola products to ensure they met environmental regulatory requirements of the EU (WEEE/RoHS), American and Asian markets. His lab in China worked closely with manufacturing, engineering and the supply chain to achieve improvements in factory productivity, yield and product reliability.
Bill first joined Motorola's automotive group in 1992, where he implemented the first VOC-free conformal coating for engine controls. He also drove a variety of cost reduction teams for the engine auto body/control businesses.
Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Bill has 23 US patents and more than 40 technical publications.
Executive Director, Northeast Recycling Council and Program Manager, State Electronics Challenge
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