Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials - June 2016

Speaker Biographies

Robb Hammond (AERI)

Robb Hammond is the President and CEO of AERI. He established the company in 1994 with the goal of bringing professionalism to the Independent Electronic Component Distribution industry. His interest and passion in battling the proliferation of counterfeit electronic components has led him to take a significant role in leading the industry towards safe practices. AERI is now one of the first distributors certified to the AS6081 counterfeit mitigation standard. Robb's company is a founding member of IDEA, which has brought many quality documents to the industry and he is an active participant of SAE's G19 counterfeit avoidance committee, which developed the AS5553, the AS6081, and soon to be released AS6171 document. He has previously presented at NASA's supplier conferences, CALCE Counterfeit Symposiums, the UK's Component Obsolescence Group conference, DMSMS/DoD conferences, ERAI conferences, and CTI's Components Obsolescence Workshops.