UBM Electronics Announces the Design News Advisory Board Brings Together Industry Thought Leaders for Valuable Insight, Input, and Trends in the Design Engineering Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering industry's decision makers, today announced the Design News Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board brings industry thought leaders together to provide the Design News content staff with valuable insight, input, and trends to continuously improve the direction and focus of the property.

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Rich Nass, Brand Director, Design News said, "By assembling a diverse group of high-level thought leaders we will be able to make smarter choices in our coverage of news and information to better serve the design community.  We appreciate the commitment that the Board members are making to Design News and we look forward to working closely with them."

Board members were chosen through a rigorous selection process. They span the four key areas of coverage for Design News: Automation and Control; Design Hardware and Software; Electronics and Test; and Materials and Assembly.

The Board is composed of the following members:

  • Susan Avery, Executive Director, International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD)
  • Raj Batra, President, Siemens Industry Inc.
  • Mike Campbell, General Manager, PTC
  • Blake Courter, Co-Founder, SpaceClaim
  • Jon Friedman, Manager for Aerospace & Defense and Automotive Industries, The MathWorks
  • Dave Heacock, Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments
  • Chris Loberg, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix
  • Ron Martino, Vice President of R&D, Automotive and Industrial/Multi-Market Group, Freescale
  • Mark Minnichelli, Director of Technology and Development for Engineering Plastics, BASF

Earlier this year Design News was named one of the '10 Great Media Web Sites' by BtoB's Media Business in the "Tech" category.

About Design News
For 65 years, Design News has been the premier technical resource for design engineers throughout the manufacturing sector.  Targeted to systems level design engineers, electromechanical engineers, and engineers interested in learning more about technologies outside of their core disciplines, Design News focuses is on how engineers apply technology in end applications through case studies, how-to content, end-user examples and community generated content. 

Follow Design News on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/DesignNews) or Facebook for the latest news.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the design engineering industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon, and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information, go to UBMElectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

About UBM
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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