October 4, 2011
VP, Corporate Supply Chain & Sourcing
Tim Chappell joined Arbitron in 2006 as the VP, corporate supply chain and sourcing, responsible for managing the manufacturing/production processes, quality controls and supplier relationships for the production of PPM equipment and managing the enterprise sourcing organization.
Chappell comes to Arbitron with more than 21 years of domestic and international technology product supply chain, manufacturing and operations experience. Most recently, Chappell was a senior director of operations, sourcing, and supply chain with Motorola. Prior to Motorola, Chappell was the VP of operations and supply chain for Mahi Networks Inc., delivering optical transport technology products and services to various telecommunications customers.
Previous to these leadership roles, Chappell held general manager, senior operations, engineering and business development leadership positions with Solectron Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, ADTRAN Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies and SCI Systems. During the course of his career, Chappell has developed operational processes and launched several computer and telecommunications products in the U.S. and seven other countries. Through this experience, Chappell has developed an extensive knowledge of customer technology requirements, food product manufacturing, technology product manufacturing, supply-chain management, customer service and senior-level general business management.
Prior to his technology career, Chappell was a flight safety officer (first lieutenant) and student pilot in the United States Air Force. He holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from East Carolina University, with concentrated courses in digital systems and computer-based industrial control, and has more than 100 hours of continued professional education in finance, engineering, supply chain and operations management.
Alexandria Police Department
Jim Craige is a sergeant with the Alexandria Police Department in Virginia. He earned his B.A.S. from George Mason University and began his law enforcement career in 1990. Craige has held a variety of assignments including patrol, field training officer and investigator in the Street Crimes Unit, a tactical drug enforcement unit. He has worked on several technology initiatives, including the National Institute of Justice/Department of Transportation ALERT Project and the National Institute of Justice AGILE Project.
Since 1999, Craige has been in charge of the Alexandria Police Department's award-winning mobile computer section. In addition to his regular duties, Craige is a team leader of the Alexandria Police Department Special Operations Team Technical Services Unit. He has given training and presentations on the use of technology to law enforcement agencies from across the United States.
Ken Figueredo provides market and business planning consultancy services to companies in the telecoms arena. His activities in M2M began with a strategic review for the GSM Association in 2008 to evaluate new growth prospects for the mobile industry. This study concluded that there is a significant opportunity beyond industrial M2M applications as wireless connectivity is embedded into new classes of consumer-oriented devices across the utilities, health care and consumer electronics sectors.
Figueredo is currently working on projects with several mobile operators and technology suppliers in support of business plans to drive higher volumes of connected devices as well as the functional capabilities and service platforms needed to support these devices.
Figueredo's consulting experience includes: management of the consulting group at Pyramid Research; the launch of Analysys Consulting's office in Washington, D.C.; and the expansion of KPMG's East Coast telecoms practice following the acquisition of the San Francisco Consulting Group.
Figueredo holds a B.S. in engineering with French and a Ph.D. in adaptive control systems both from the University of Bath (U.K.). He also obtained an MBA from INSEAD (France).
Associate Director, Business Solutions Group
Sowmya Varadarajan is a 14-year communications professional with industry experience in leading product development and technical initiatives across numerous industries including finance, utilities, transportation and media. At Verizon Wireless, his core responsibilities include developing and executing strategy for creating secure, scalable and high-performing industry solutions.
Varadarajan earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering (May 1998) from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in physics (May 1997) from State University of New York College at Buffalo.
President & CEO
Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market.
Prior to ILS Technology, Yentz served as vice president and general manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Yentz served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service and Business Development divisions in addition to general manager of the Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions.
Yentz also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for engineering, new business development and management. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM's First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering.
Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in computer information systems (1997) from the University of Miami.