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Meeting ArchiveJune Meeting:
Thursday June 29, 2006
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RoHS - Implementation and Compliance

The IEEE CNNNJ has organized two speakers to share their experiences with the implementation of Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Hopefully, you are well into your RoHS initiative and will use this meeting as a final check for your efforts. If not, you will learn what it will take to reach compliance. A small sampling of what you will learn:
  1. Where to start?
  2. Who to contact?
  3. What documentation is required?
  4. Should I pursue exemptions?
  5. How do I show compliance?
  6. What about the China, US and Canada RoHS?
  7. What is required to maintain long-term compliance?
  8. What is QC 080000 Certification?
Download the presentation here

Keith James, Crestron Electronics
Keith presently works for Crestron Electronics, the world?s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems. He is a designer and engineering liaison directing Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering, SAP Master Data and Quality Engineering departments for sustaining existing products and leading New Product Introductions. Keith is the RoHS Committee Chairperson leading Crestron?s initiatives to comply with Environmental laws and regulations within the global marketplace. He has been an active member with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Northern New Jersey Chapter of APICS for over 10 years.

Crestron began their RoHS initiatives 2 years ago by first placing an emphasis on materials management, procurement, and configuration enhancements with their SAP system. The overall RoHS roadmap consisted of capital expenditure, training, and design of experiments. They have more than 750 active products considered RoHS production ready with a combined compliant component total of over 10,000 line items. Crestron has been producing lead-free and RoHS product since April 2005.

Tom Rainone, Contract Manufacturing Services (CMS)
Tom has over thirty years experience in corporate management of manufacturing companies. Prior to founding CMS in 2003, Tom owned a mid-sized contract manufacturing company for ten years, which gives him a unique insight into the problems and issues of achieving RoHS compliance. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a Certified IECQ Implementer for Hazardous Substance Process Management (RoHS Compliance to QC 080000).

CMS is a consulting organization specializing in WEEE Compliance, RoHS Compliance and RoHS Process Management Solutions for QC 080000 Certification.

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Thursday June 29, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.
Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

Directions to meeting.