Meet Our Staff

Executives

 

Dr. Richard Soley

Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) – an international, nonprofit computer industry standards consortium -- and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council – an end-user advocacy group.

Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Click on the link to see Dr. Soley talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.


William Hoffman

William "Bill" Hoffman, President

Bill Hoffman serves as President of the Industrial Internet Consortium and oversees all Marketing, Business Development and General and Administrative operations of the consortium.

Bill also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at OMG and previously was OMG’s Vice President of Business Development. Prior to this position, he was the President of Object World Corporation, an OMG subsidiary, until it was acquired by Ziff- Davis Conferences and Forums. He has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and co-founder of Itasca Systems, Inc., as well as Vice President and co-founder of Graphael, Inc., both early Object DBMS companies. He has also held senior positions at Gold Hill and Symbolics Inc., both of which were object-oriented AI and CASE companies. He started his career with Honeywell Information Systems in 1979.

Bill holds a BS in Marketing from New Hampshire College, where he graduated with honors. In his spare time, Bill is an avid shooter, saltwater fisherman and boater (licensed USCG Captain).


Howard-Kradjel

Howard Kradjel, Chief of Staff, Industrial Internet Consortium

Howard Kradjel is responsible for organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the Consortium, ensuring that business is well-coordinated and productive and approved processes are carried out with operational excellence. As a primary contact for the Consortium's Steering Committee, Howard has wide responsibility for ensuring that the Steering Committee's decisions are carried out, across technical, marketing & business development operations; likewise, he is responsible for looking for and carrying out opportunities that link across the testbeds and other operations of the Consortium.


Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).

He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.

Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development. Click on the link to see Stephen talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.


Joseph Fontaine

Joseph Fontaine, Vice President, Testbed Programs

Joseph Fontaine is the Vice President, Testbed Programs for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he facilitates members in the creation of innovative testbeds that are shaping the future of the industrial internet.

Joseph has an extensive technical and business background across multiple roles at enterprise software and aerospace companies. Prior to joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, Joseph worked at TIBCO and an acquired startup where he managed and sold leading-edge event-processing products and solutions, developed international business and alliances, managed professional services, and developed financial services systems. At the Systems and Software Consortium he consulted to member companies in commercial and defense aerospace sectors. At Honeywell Aerospace and Rockwell Collins he managed projects, developed software, and directed flight test programs for high-assurance embedded air transport aviation systems.

Joseph holds bachelor and masters degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a diver, private pilot, and recreational sailor but these days mostly enjoys travel and language study in his spare time.


Industrial Internet Consortium STAFF

 

Suzanne Conboy

Suzanne Conboy, Account Executive

Suzanne is the Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Suzanne can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 157

 


Harriet Costa

Harriet Costa, Member Technical Staff

Harriet Costa is responsible for maintaining relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, offering Technical, Operational and Administration Support. She oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also collaborates with other Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.

 


Sharyn Dawson

Sharyn Dawson, Director of Member Services

As Director of Member Services, Sharyn works on developing, implementing, and managing member relations programs to support our growing, global Industrial Internet Consortium membership base. Sharyn has extensive experience in developing and managing business development and B2B client service programs for technology and service companies including CEB, Softrax, AT&T (Interwise), SAP and IBM. Sharyn graduated with a B.A. in Education from Merrimack College.


Diane Ehramjian

Diane Ehramjian, Manager, Business Development Operations

Diane works with the Business Development Team to encourage and assist in building new memberships for both the Industrial Internet Consortium and OMG. She coordinates business development efforts among the OMG and Industrial Internet Consortium staff and assists our global representatives. Diane received her BS degree in Communications from Fitchburg State University.

 


Fred Foster

Fred Foster, Account Executive

Fred is the Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Fred can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 150

 


Steve Gillis

Steve Gillis, Sr. Account Executive

Steve is the Senior Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Steve can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 119

 


Skyler Lew

Skyler Lew, Member Technical Staff

Skyler maintains relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, providing Technical, Operational and Administration Support. He oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also works with the Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.

 


Terrance Milligan

Terrance Milligan, Member Technical Staff

Terrance Milligan maintains relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, providing Technical, Operational and Administration Support. He oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also works with the Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.

Contact information: Terrance can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email [email protected].


Svetlana Orlova

Svetlana Orlova, Sr. Webmaster

Svetlana is responsible for designing and managing the Industrial Internet Consortium's web site. She also assist the marketing department with designing logos, banners, files for e-blasts and other marketing materials. She is the editorial and technical liaison for the OMG and Industrial Internet Consortium services available to members and non-members alike.

Svetlana received her diploma in Graphic Design and Webmaster at the Clark's University, Cambridge MA. She loves chocolate and cats.


Karen Quatromoni

Karen Quatromoni, Senior PR Manager

Karen is the Senior PR Manager for the Industrial Internet Consortium, bringing more than 30 years of high-tech public relations experience to the position. As an account director at high-tech PR agency Rainier Communications, and as an in-house PR Manager at Digital Equipment/Compaq Computer Corp., Karen has strategized and executed campaigns that resulted in greatly increased awareness and visibility of products, services, and companies.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Berklee College of Music and a master’s of education from U. Mass Boston. She is also an accomplished jazz guitarist, performing in big band orchestras and small combos in Massachusetts.


Maureen Robusto

Maureen Robusto, Director of Communications

As Director of Communications, Maureen oversees internal and external communications, brand management and thought leadership across all of the OMG communities. She is responsible for managing all communications plan activities and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies. She sets and guides the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral. Maureen holds a B.S. in marketing with a minor in business communication from Bentley University, where she was also an assistant adjunct professor for five years.

Contact information: Maureen can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 128 or by email at [email protected].


Cheryl Rocheleau

Cheryl Rocheleau, Verticals Marketing Manager

As Verticals Marketing Manager, Cheryl is responsible for the development, program scheduling and execution of marketing activities for the vertically focused Task Groups and is a key contributor to the marketing of the Industrial Internet Consortium. Cheryl brings broad marketing experience acquired from past roles in product marketing, customer advocacy, and marketing programs management. Prior to joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, Cheryl was a Customer Reference Manager for EMC’s Software Defined Storage Products, a Marketing Consultant to several small businesses in manufacturing and financial services, and a Marketing Manager for the Object Management Group.

Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Communications/Writing from Fairfield University. She is married with 2 teenagers. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, and spending time outdoors doing just about anything, especially watching D1 college softball.


Matthew Sexton

Matthew Sexton, Marketing Specialist

As Marketing Specialist, Matt works with both the marketing and member services departments of the IIC to help coordinate best practices for brand visibility and member growth. He is also responsible for various reporting functions and marketing materials to be used both internally and presented at quarterly member events. Matt is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he received a B.S. in Communications.

 


Kathy Walsh

Kathy Walsh, Director of Marketing

Kathy Walsh is the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Director of Marketing and is responsible for the marketing of the Industrial Internet Consortium. To her role, she brings extensive marketing experience and a broad array of business skills acquired from roles in accounting, customer service, market research, product management, and social media management. Prior to joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, Kathy was a Product Marketing Manager at Dimensional Insight, Inc. and Oracle Corp. Kathy also worked in market research and client service at IRI, Inc. as a Project Manager.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, from Babson College. She is married with three sons and spends much of her free time cheering on youth sports. Kathy is a published author of Preacher Kid: A Story from the Heartland.


Geo Representatives

Maurice Nijssen

Maurice Nijssen, CEO of PNA Group; Sales Representative, Europe

Mr. Nijssen can also be contacted by phone via PNA Group's main office number at +31-88-777-0-444

 

 


Mr. Teruo Yoshino

Mr. Teruo Yoshino, Sales Representative, Japan

Mr. Yoshino can also be contacted by phone +81 35-823 0722.

 

 


Etsuro Nishiyama

Mr. Etsuro Nishiyama, Sales Representative, Japan

Mr. Nishiyama is responsible for the promotion and recruiting of new members in Japan. Prior to this role, Etsuro was an Industrial Solutions Consulting Sales Manager at IBM Japan and Rational Software. Etsuro also worked in market research and business development roles at Data General Corporation. Etsuro holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Hokkaido University.

Mr. Nishiyama can also be contacted by phone +81 90 1051 5711


Mr. Vincent Cooper

Vincent Cooper, Sales Representative, India

Mr. Cooper can also be contacted by phone at his main office number at +91 9007-911 253.

 

 


Mr. Sam Mancarella

Sam Mancarella, Managing Director of ModelFoundry is the local representative for OMG based in Australia

Mr. Mancarella can be contacted by phone via ModelFoundry’s main office number at +61 08 7078 3661

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