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Tom Watson

Tom Watson, Director
(215) 293-9000

tom@iwpc.org 

Tom works with members to understand their needs and to help guide IWPC to meet those needs.

As a prior member of IWPC, Tom was co-owner and VP of Sales for Agile RF in Santa Barbara, CA, a start-up which developed BST based tunable components.

Previous commercial roles also include Project Manager at IBM which ultimately led to a journey into start-up world as Director of Engineering with LA-based Sequoia Broadband which developed a highly scalable system for managing private TV networks.

Prior to joining IBM, Tom served as a US Naval Flight Officer. Following graduation from Annapolis, he attended flight school and acquired nearly 3000 flight hours and 500 arrested carrier landings on F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

BS U.S. Naval Academy
MS Systems Management, University of Southern California
MS Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School and Topgun

 


Graham Carter

Graham Carter, Technical Director
(215) 293-9000 

gc@iwpc.org 

Graham works with members to identify working group and workshop topics which would benefit from cross-functional collaboration. Through his engagement with mobile operators, OEMs and Suppliers, he is responsible for formulating activities which drive the industry forward.

Prior to joining IWPC, Graham was responsible for defining the global platform strategy for Mobile Devices at Agere Systems and Infineon Technologies (now Intel Mobile Communications). He was also a member of the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors.

As a founder of Red-M, a successful start-up, pioneering advanced wireless networking solutions which was spun-out of Madge Networks, one of the world's leading computer networking companies, he was Global Product Line Manager for high-volume IT/Networking products.

Graham was originally a Design Engineer for Pye in the UK, which became part of Philips Electronics, where he spent the next 15 years in various international roles, from Field Applications Engineering and Business Development in Asia to Corporate Strategy and Planning in the Netherlands.

Graham is married with four children and is continually trying to educate the IWPC team on the finer points of the "Queens English" language.

 


Linda Showaker

Linda Showaker, Chief Operating Officer
(215) 293-9000

linda@iwpc.org 

Linda has been a key driver of the IWPC since its inception and has supported Don and his insanity since 1982.
 
Takes care of all of the important stuff.
 
Keeps everything running like clockwork, in spite of Tom and Graham.
 
If you want something done and done properly, call Linda.

 

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Andrea Dereberry, Membership and Meeting Coordinator
(215) 293-9000

andrea@iwpc.org

Andrea joined IWPC in March of 1997 and provides support in all capacities.  Prior to IWPC, she worked for General Electric for 17 years, where she served in various administrative and management roles.

 


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Debbie Milnik, Meeting Planner and Administration
(215) 293-9000


deb@iwpc.org

Deb joined IWPC in February of 2000 and provides support in a variety of roles.  Prior to IWPC, she worked for a non-profit organization and several small to mid-sized companies.


 

 


Don Brown

Don Brown, Director Emeritus
(215) 293-9000

donbrown@iwpc.org 

Old guy with gray hair.
 
BS Mechanical Engineering - Penn State University, 1970
 
MS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Thesis Research: Biomedical Engineering - University of Delaware, 1972
 
Got lost early in his career and found himself in the microelectronics industry (first job with Kulicke & Soffa Industries, 1972).
 
Developed microelectronics packaging and assembly equipment for almost 10 years.
 
Awarded 3 US Patents.
 
Written, lectured, moderated more than 100 articles, conferences, workshops, books, studies in the electronics packaging and wireless industries for more than 30 years, worldwide.
 
Founded International Wireless Industry Consortium ™ (IWPC ™, www.iwpc.org ) in 1998, which now has more than 150 members, worldwide – the who’s who of the Wireless Industry. 
 
Organized and moderated more than 150 wireless industry workshop events since 1998, worldwide, attended by more than 9,000 industry leaders over the years. 

 

 

 

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