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®. He also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks around the world on issues relevant to emerging technologies, IT standards, and creating successful companies. Dr. Soley also serves as an advisor to many governments and is an agenda contributor in the World Economic Forum. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Soley holds SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.


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 is also President and Chief Operating Officer at the OMG, having been appointed in 1997. 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 also 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. Bill 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 a saltwater fisherman and boater (licensed USCG Captain) with a love of fast cars.


Howard-Kradjel

Howard Kradjel, Vice President, Industry Programs

Howard Kradjel is the Vice President of Industry Programs. Howard leads efforts across functions of the IIC to engage industry user communities. He oversees the testbeds program and serves as chair of the testbed working group.
 
Howard’s diverse background and experience has focused on systems and solutions engineering, product planning, management and sales support. He is passionate about applying his experience to expand the industrial internet of things marketplace and realize the development of new IIoT solutions and technology.
 
Howard holds bachelor and master degrees in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and Lehigh University. When outside the workplace Howard enjoys bicycling, photography and spending time with his family.


Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he aligns groups for business, technology, security and industry for the Industrial Internet.

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 and 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.


Maureen Robusto

Maureen Robusto, Vice President of OMG Marketing & Corporate Communications

As the Vice President of OMG Marketing & Corporate 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].


Industrial Internet Consortium STAFF

 


Paul Barry

Paul Barry, Account Executive

As a Business Development Account Executive, Paul develops and manages all aspects of the sales cycle for annual membership and sponsorship sales for OMG and our managed programs including the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).

 


Evan Birkhead

Evan Birkhead, Strategic Marketing

Evan Birkhead became part of the IIC team in January 2019 when the organization joined forces with the OpenFog Consortium. His commercial clients include leaders in IoT, IT operations, cybersecurity and fraud prevention.  Evan began his marketing career in 1997 when he joined Micromuse, a start-up in the network management space that experienced skyrocketing growth, went public on Nasdaq, and was acquired by IBM. Evan received his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.S. in Public Communications from Syracuse University.

 


Chuck Byers

Chuck Byers, Associate Chief Technical Officer

Chuck Byers is the Associate Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium.  He comes to IIC from the OpenFog consortium where he served as CTO. Chuck’s focus is on refining IIC’s edge-fog vision, IoT architecture, and the application of advanced technologies.  He is also serving as chair of the Fog Computing Task Group.

Previously, he was a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 33 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms, edge-fog computing and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including the OpenFog Consortium (chairing several committees), IEEE, and served as a founding member of PICMG's AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees.

Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In his spare time, he likes travel, bicycling, cooking, and tinkering in his workshop. He holds over 80 US patents.


Christopher Corso

Christopher Corso, Account Executive

Chris is an Account Executive at OMG and responsible for memberships and sponsorships across all managed programs including the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC), Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), and BPM+ Health.

 



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.

 


Diane Ehramjian

Diane Ehramjian, Director, Member Engagement

As Director of Member Engagement, Diane is a resource and point of contact for all consortium members to find help with getting started, introductions, and engagement in consortium activity.

 


Bonnie Gordon

Bonnie Gordon, Conference Director for IoT Solutions World Congress

IIC in partnership with Fira Barcelona produces IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) taking place annually in October in Barcelona Spain. As the Conference Director, Bonnie manages and works directly with the IoTSWC Program Committee to develop the most compelling attendee-driven conference agenda focused on customer use cases and business outcomes. Bonnie can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 158

 


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

 


Brian Jones

Brian Jones, Marketing Specialist

As Marketing Specialist, Brian works with both the marketing and member services departments of the IIC to help coordinate best practices for brand visibility and member growth. He assists in the promotion of the IIC's many deliverables through a variety of digital marketing campaigns.

 


Michael Linehan

Michael Linehan, Manager of Technical Operations

Michael Linehan is based in Cork, Ireland having worked with the IIC out of San Diego for 2 years. His main roles at the IIC include oversight of IIC workgroups, the IIC Publishing Process, as well as organizing the IIC face to face meetings. His interests outside of work include fitness, music, yoga and travelling.

 


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.


Cheryl Rocheleau

Cheryl Rocheleau, Director, IIC Marketing

As Director of Marketing Programs, 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, Senior Marketing Specialist

As Senior 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 tasked with promoting the IIC's many deliverables through a variety of digital marketing campaigns. He also manages social media and two international tradeshow pavilions for the IIC. Matt is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he received a B.S. in Communications.

 


Ben Zahavi

Ben Zahavi, Member Technical Staff

As Member Technical Staff, Ben 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.

 


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



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