EDS Made Easy
Join Bill Bradford and Walter Tobin for EDS Made Easy on Wednesday, May 8 from 10 – 11 a.m. in Grand Ballroom D. This informational session is sure to help both new attendees and EDS veterans get the most out of the EDS Leadership Summit.
Topics covered will include:
- What’s new at EDS 2019
- How to navigate the summit
- How to maximize your experience
- How to find out who is attending
You won’t want to miss out on this lively forum that will help you have the best EDS possible.
Bill Bradford — President and CEO of ECIA
Bill Bradford has over 30 years of experience in the electronic components industry, having led the global sales organizations for Freescale, ON Semiconductor and Entropic Communications. He also served as President and CEO of Minco Technology Labs, a Hi-Rel die processing, assembly, test and distribution company. He began his career in sales at Texas Instruments, followed by Cypress Semiconductor.
Dr. Bradford has a BSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, an MS in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an Executive Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University, having conducted research in leadership and sales analytics. He is an ICF certified executive coach and has been a mentor and catalyst for startups at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology and Design Center.
In January 2018, the ECIA Board of Directors named Dr. Bradford the Association’s President and CEO, succeeding the retiring John Denslinger.
Walter E. Tobin — Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, ERA
Walt is an electronics industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive/corporate management positions. His prior management positions include nine years as corporate vice president of Future Electronics, 12 years at Pioneer-Standard (acquired in 2003 by Arrow Electronics) and 15 years at Arrow Electronics. Tobin holds both a B.S. and MBA from Boston College and is a former U.S. Army Captain.