OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING – ONE ENGINEER’S EXPERIENCE
DATE: Thursday, January 24, 2008
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation
COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERSHIP GRADE!
NOTE: DINNERS ARE ALWAYS OPTIONAL – YOU MAY ATTEND THE PROGRAM ONLY.
MENU SELECTIONS: Baked Cod with Crab Topping, Sliced Roast Beef with Gravy, Roast Pork Loin with Dressing, Rice Pilaf, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Cakes, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.
LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.
RESERVATIONS: Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.
PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.
ABOUT THE MEETING / SPEAKER: Paul G. Ritchie, PE, Project Director, Breast Care R&D, at Ethicon Endo-Surgery in Cincinnati., will discuss his experiences with offshore outsourcing and development. Paul has been involved in medical device development for over 18 years. He spent 7 years with Boehringer Mannheim Corporation in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for the design and developed of firmware for consumer and professional electrochemical diagnostic systems. He has spent the last 11 years with subsidiaries of J&J, including Indigo Medical and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, in various roles including technical integration of acquisitions, firmware engineering, and program management for complex electro-mechanical systems. His current responsibility as Project Director encompasses leading the definition, design, and commercialization of a third-generation vacuum-assisted Breast Biopsy system, and includes responsibility for extensive off-shore development.
Paul is a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, and is the inventor of 7 issued and 14 pending US patents. He is also a 2003 recipient of the Philip B. Hoffman Research Scientist award from Johnson & Johnson.
ABOUT ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) develops and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. The company focuses on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, gynecology and surgical oncology. Products include the ENDOPATH XCEL(r) Access System; CONTOUR(r) Curved Cutter Stapler; HARMONIC(tm) ultrasonic cutting and coagulation surgical devices; and the MAMMOTOME(r) Biopsy System for diagnosis of early stage breast cancer.