The following individuals will serve as the jury for the 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition.
President, HOBI International, Inc.
Craig Boswell is Co-Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc. His background includes nine years experience as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments, Inc. As a member of Texas Instrument’s engineering staff, he managed electronics design projects and was extensively involved in development and deployment of electronics manufacturing techniques. He was also project manager for the deployment of a major shift in the production process from traditional CFC-based cleaning technologies to more environmentally friendly, no-clean solder technologies. As part of this program team, he was an active member of the IEEE Environmental Technologies subcommittee. This committee was central in developing an industry conference that brought together OEMs, academia, and environmental organizations to discuss key issues in electronics disposition technologies.
Craig plays a key role in developing HOBI's processes and procedures for data security, asset tracking and asset disposition services. He is HOBI's chief industry consultant on demanufacturing, design for disassembly, and reverse logistics programs. He has also published and presented numerous papers on the recycling of electronic products and the keys to designing more recyclable products.
Craig holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Professor of Industrial Design, School of Art + Design, and Director, Product Interaction Research Laboratory (PIRL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Bullock is Professor of Industrial Design and Director of the Product Interaction Research Laboratory (PIRL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). PIRL links education and research design in the classroom where advanced students from engineering, design and marketing collaborate to conduct product development studies for industry. As an affiliate faculty member with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) his current research focuses on design for the environment and development of sustainable product designs. At ISTC he has helped build the Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI), which is dedicated to the development and implementation of a more sustainable system for designing, producing, reusing, remanufacturing, and recycling electronic devices.
He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in product design and development for over a decade and recently developed the first course at UIUC on sustainable product design. He collaborated with engineering colleagues to develop a course on the topic of electronic waste (e-waste) and organized the annual international electronic waste (e-waste) design competition, which is now known as the International Sustainable Electronics Competition. His career spans three decades as an academician, administrator and practitioner, and includes the direction and advancement of industrial design programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Georgia Institute of Technology, and Auburn University. He is an active Fellow in the Industrial Designers Society of America, and a National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation evaluator. Bill has served several terms on the IDSA National Education Council and is current Chair of its SAGE section and Vice Chair of the Design Foundation.
Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER)
Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads and directs all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy, as well as management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). Under Jason’s direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide network of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, a trade association for electronics manufacturers and suppliers. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options.
Director, Office of Sustainability and Stewardship, Motorola Mobility, LLC, a Google Company
Bill Olson is Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices, leading a key corporate initiative named ECOMOTO. In his role, Bill drives go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products and technologies, and has championed the adoption of ECOMOTO principles across several Motorola business units. ECOMOTO focuses on the realization of environmentally sound, seamless Motorola mobile products and seeks to deliver sustained business impact through green materials and innovative ecodesign practices as can be found in the world's first carbon free phones built with post consumer recycled plastic: W233 RENEW and MOTOCUBO A45 ECO and the world's first "green" android phones introduced in 2010 - CITRUS and SPICE.
Bill started the ECOMOTO initiative during his previous role in Motorola Corporate Research, where he headed labs dedicated to International and Environmental Research. Bill's team in Europe conducted testing on hundreds of Motorola products to ensure they met environmental regulatory requirements of the EU (WEEE/RoHS), American and Asian markets. His lab in China worked closely with manufacturing, engineering and the supply chain to achieve improvements in factory productivity, yield and product reliability.
Bill first joined Motorola's automotive group in 1992, where he implemented the first VOC-free conformal coating for engine controls. He also drove a variety of cost reduction teams for the engine auto body/control businesses.
Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Bill has 23 US patents and more than 40 technical publications.
Executive Director, Northeast Recycling Council and Program Manager, State Electronics Challenge
Lynn Rubinstein has been the Executive Director of the Northeast Recycling Council for fourteen years. She is a founding Board member of R2 Solutions and Chair of its Board. She has been actively engaged in electronics recycling issues for more than 15 years, including operating municipal electronics recycling programs. She founded and is the Program Manager for the State Electronics Challenge, which encourages state, tribal, regional, and local governments, including schools and other public entities, to responsibly manage office equipment by purchasing greener office equipment, reducing the impacts of these products during use, and managing obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way. She also co-founded the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse. Lynn has a Bachelor's of Arts in Earth Sciences from Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
CEO, iFixit and Dozuki
Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair community internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product teardowns. Launched out of his Cal Poly college dorm room, iFixit has now empowered upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken stuff. In 2012, he started Dozuki, a software company that is revolutionizing online technical documentation for manufacturers. Kyle has testified on electronic exports in front of the International Trade Commission and is actively involved in developing global environmental standards.
Kyle regularly speaks on design for disassembly, technical writing, service documentation, and the environmental impact of electronics. He writes for The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and TreeHugger.