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Speaker Line-up Set for SAE International Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium


WARRENDALE, PA, Sept. 25, 2012: A comprehensive group of experts will highlight SAE International's "2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium," -- which will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ.

The industry leaders will participate in a series of panel discussions and presentations that delve into such hot-topic issues as updates to SAE standards and NDAA requirements; accountability; identification, risk assessments, avoidance protocols, test methodologies, and compliance; bacterial-based part authentication; and traceability in the age of globalization, to name a few.

Speakers for the event will include:

  • Chuck Amsden, Director of Quality, Mouser Electronics
  • Gary Beckstedt, Material Planner, LLC
  • Diganta Das, Research Scientist, University of Maryland
  • Keith Gregory, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Sultan Ali Lilani, Integra Technologies
  • Henry Livingston, Technical Director and Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems
  • Janice Meraglia, Applied Dna Sciences Inc.
  • Kevin Sink, Vice President, Total Quality, TTI, Inc.
  • Stephen P. Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Engineering)
  • Phil Zulueta, Consultant, SAE International G-19 Committee Chairman

Attendees of "SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium" will discuss the challenges of this issue through an open forum environment and learn about the negative impact that counterfeit electronic parts are having on business, and the current processes in place to mitigate this growing problem.

The premier sponsor of the symposium is TTI, Inc., headquartered in Fort Worth, TX. TTI is recognized as the leading global authorized distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.

For more information on the event, visit SAE Events; or contact SAE International Customer Service: 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada), or email

The "SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium" will be co-located with the:

  • SAE 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference
  • SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.