Dr. James W. Liddy
Dr. James W. Liddy, Executive Director, Educational and Grant Programs Development: As Executive Director, Educational and Grant Programs Development, Dr. Liddy is responsible for overseeing DSI operations, and for developing and managing DSI educational and grant programs. Dr. Liddy has over 35 years of experience in the automotive and oil industries. He has held several leadership positions that span over the implementation of Quality, Reliability and Statistical disciplines for numerous product development projects and manufacturing processes. Jim is currently Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness Department at Spring Arbor University. His teaching experience includes over 20 years at the University of Michigan and Spring Arbor University in the areas of statistics, reliability, quality and organizational development programs. He is the author of StatisticsThe Estimation Frontier.
David J. Hubbard
David J. Hubbard, Executive Director, Finance and Records Management: As Executive Director, Finance and Records Management, Mr. Hubbard's role is to manage DSI's financial and record-keeping systems. Dave has three decades of experience in defense, marine, automotive electronic systems engineering, and project management. His educational background is in electrical/electronics engineering with the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dave's nonprofit volunteer leadership experience includes: Director, INCOSE Michigan Chapter, and member of ISO/TC22/SC3 USTAG.
Jack A. Stein
Jack A. Stein, Executive Director, Operations and Events Development: As Executive Director, Operations and Events Development, Mr. Stein is responsible for developing DSI's technical and business processes. Mr. Stein has over 25 years experience as a systems and quality/reliability/risk management engineer in the medical device and automotive industries. Jack has also worked as a musician, sound engineer and recording studio manager. His educational background is in electrical engineering, business administration and quality/reliability engineering. Jack's nonprofit volunteer leadership experience includes: U.S. Delegate to ISO/TC22/SC3/WG13; Chair, SAE Electronic Systems Reliability Committee; Assistant Director, INCOSE Americas North-Central Region; Member, PMI-INCOSE Strategic Alliance Working Group;, President, INCOSE Michigan Chapter; and Chair, INCOSE Risk-Management Working Group.
Dr. Jay M. Jackson
Dr. Jay M. Jackson, Director, Industry Relations: As Director, Industry Relations, Dr. Jackson is responsible for developing DSI relationships with industry supporters and clients. Jay has over 35 years of experience in the automotive an semiconductor industries. He has help leadership positions in semiconductor R&D and manufacturing, and electronics product development, test and manufacturing. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience as a wafer-fab manager and electronics manufacturing operations director, and is recognized for his contributions manufacturing cycle time, quality, and reliability disciplines in manufacturing and product development, and product validation. Jay's educational background is in electrical engineering and semiconductor physics. He presently is adjunct mathematics professor at Spring Arbor University.
Gerry R. Krueger
Gerry R. Krueger, Advisor: As an advisor on the DSI Operations Team, Mr. Krueger is responsible for providing feedback and suggestions to the DSI operations team. Gerry has over 40 years experience as a electronics and reliability engineer, specializing in the areas of burn-in and screening, apportionment, reliability modeling, data collection, analysis and reporting, reliability demonstration and testing, reliability growth modeling, reliability prediction, robustness, failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA), robustness modeling and testing, and reliability-program planning.
Gregory P. Wowchuk
Gregory P. Wowchuk, Advisor: As an advisor on the DSI Operations Team, Mr. Wowchuk provides feedback and suggestions to the DSI operations team. Greg is an electrical engineer and technologist with decades of experience in electronics, systems, human factors, and documentation. Greg is a graduate of both the University of Windsor and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, who worked for Spar Aerospace Limited (the company which developed the robotic arm for the Space Shuttle). He has extensive experience with government and politics, and served as a councillor and Executive Analyst at Professional Engineers Ontario. He is the Canadian delegate on ISO TC22SC3/WG13.
Lisa M. Floros
Lisa M. Floros, Director, Public Relations: As Director, Public Relations, Mrs. Floros is responsible for DSI's interaction with the public, including press releases, advertising, media correspondence, and other related activities. Lisa graduated from University of Michigan-Dearborn with a BSE in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and MSE in Industrial Systems Engineering. Mrs. Floros has several years of experience as a systems and requirements management engineer, and has developed education and training programs in these areas. Lisa resides in the Metro Detroit area with her husband John and her two sons, Robert and Matthew.
Dmitri Pivtorak, Marketing and Graphic Arts: Mr. Pivtorak is a recent University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business student graduate, with a degree in marketing with concentrations in psychology and philosophy. He performs a variety of duties for DSI, ranging from developing marketing strategies to IT support. His experience with DSI will serve as a foundation for gaining experience in the business world. In addition to his many other interests, Dmitri is active as an artist and photographer in the Metro Detroit community.