Founder and owner of Phase1Acoustics LLC. IEEE member over 30 years. SME: NVH test and development, Finite Element Analysis, BLDC noise and vibration, Ball bearing dynamics, DSP, Acoustic and Vibration product design and development.
CEO and President of Aegis Power Systems, Inc., a power electronics design and manufacturing company located in Western NC. Active role in supporting innovative research, new product launch and marketing, and business development. Personal interests include igniting STEM and creative thinking in youth, recreational boating, travel, and visual arts.
NC Council and WNC Section Secretary/Vice-Chair/Chair Responsible for managing the operations of the Section to ensure that the best interests the local members are being met as well as working closely with the Chairs of the Technical Chapters and/or Affinity Groups to ensure that the programs offered by these subunits are focused on increasing member engagement and/or meeting the needs of the local member.
IEEE Senior Life Member, Retired. At Alcatel/ITT Telecom he designed PCM-based communications equipment, developed custom IC specifications, participated in system field trials, and supplied manufacturing support for in-house products. At Exar Integrated Systems he provided Telecom IC applications support.
Charles Lord, PE, HKN is a consultant and professional trainer, and speaker in embedded systems development. Through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation, he provides both live and web-based training. As a long-term IEEE volunteer, he has served as chair of the Eastern NC Section as well as NC Council and has served on numerous IEEE committees including Region 3 Leadership Development and the MGA Center for Leadership Development.
Co-Chair, IEEE SoutheastCon 2020
Bora Karayaka is an Engineering faculty at the College of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University. He has worked as a Senior Engineer for smart grid and wireless communication industries for over ten years. Currently, he is leading the efforts to establish electric power engineering as a discipline within the School of Engineering + Technology. This has involved outreach and recruiting activities as well as developing and delivering the curriculum.
Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Founding Co-Editor, Medical Physics International Journal, Co-Editor, Encyclopedia of Medical Physics,
Co-Director, History of Medical Physics Project, Co-Director, College on Medical Physics. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy