Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

Training an Automotive EMC Engineer” <-click for PPT

Deciding on a Career Path Direction <-click for PPT


Presented by: Kimball Williams
August 19, 2010

Location: Fairlane Center Campus - U of M Dearborn
(Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
Fairlane Center North – Room: TBD
Please Park at the North End of FCN Facility
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Driving Directions

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Deadline: Noon on the day prior to the event

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments provided by:  ETS-Lindgren



6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Abstract A:

The training and certification of EMC personnel to work in the automotive industry requires a unique and remarkably broad range of education, experience and talents. The growth path for someone looking to make this avenue a career choice will likely take them into many areas where they originally had not planned to go. Along the way, expect to roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty.


Abstract B: Deciding on a career direction is usually not the first thing on a new graduate's mind. But, just finding a 'job' may cause someone to 'settle' for the career that happens to them as opposed to the career they build by intention. Some early soul searching and honest assessment of the new engineers interests and capabilities may make a critical difference in the long term path they choose.



Kimball Williams

Kimball Williams Biography

Senior Manager with Denso International America in Southfield, MI, USA where he is the technical lead for the EMC test laboratory.   Kimball has a BSEE degree from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. 

His professional experience includes the following: 


Principal EMC Engineer for Eaton Corporation for 26 years,

Principal Designated Engineer for Underwriters Laboratories for 3 years,

Senior Manager Denso EMC Laboratory: December 2004 to Present. 

Member-IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors and Society past President

Member-IEEE EMC Society Standards Committee,

Member-IEEE TMC Board of Governors,

Secretary-Southeastern MI Chapter of the IEEE EMC-S,

Past Secretary & Vice Chair Southeastern MI IEEE Section,

Chair-IEEE International EMC2008 Symposium in Detroit.


National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) certified EMC & ESD engineer and a member-Board of Directors for NARTE.  Member-SAE EMI and EMR Technical Committees for automotive EMC standards, US Technical Advisory Groups to CISPR/D, ISO/TC22.  He holds one patent in electro-technology, is an amateur radio operator (N8FNC), scuba diver and private pilot. 


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