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Panelists Announced for 2022 Young Professionals & Early Career Panel Discussion

IWCS 2022 Young Professionals and Early Career Panel Discussion Participants


Last year, Panel Discussions were introduced into the IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum for the first time and attendees reported great value from them, along with a desire continue them in future years. So, this year’s Forum will feature multiple Panel Discussions presented by influential industry leaders. The 2022 panel discussions focus on important topics: celebrating women in a historically male-dominated industry and advice for young industry professionals or individuals who may be early in their career. The panel discussions will include a question-and-answer period that allows the audience to engage with the panelists.

The Young Professionals & Early Career panel discussion, sponsored by Gem Gravure and Cable Components Group; hosted by WCMA focuses on building a successful career in the Cable & Connectivity Industry. Panelists will share their perspectives regarding common challenges getting started in the industry, career-building tips, and personal experiences attributed to their success. We will discuss emerging skills and technology that are important to our rapidly evolving industry, sustainability trends, and strategies to attract and retain talented young professionals. The discussion topics are geared towards those who are new to the industry as well as experienced professionals who may be recruiting now or in the future.

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Meet the Hosts and Panelists

Charles GlewCharles Glew

Moderator and Host
VP of Technology and Business Development
Cable Components Group



Ed Fenton IWCS 2022

Ed Fenton

Executive Director, WCMA
Senior Key Account Manager, Daikin USA



Tom Artinian

Tom Artinian

Chief Operating Officer, Hitachi Cable America
Board Member, WCMA



Sharika Chowdhury IWCS Panelist

Sharika Chowdhury

Senior Project Engineer
UL Solutions



James Filice

James Filice

Application Engineering Manager
Marmon Aerospace & Defense



Rob Schmidt IWCS 2022 Panelist

Rob Schmidt

Fire Safety Engineering Manager
RSCC Wire & Cable LLC



About the IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum

IWCS is a not-for-profit organization that has hosted the premier event for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes, and applications for the past 71 years. The Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum is the leading worldwide event to explore topical issues, learn about new technologies, and network with colleagues from the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive, and aerospace industries. The 2022 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum will take place October 10–13, 2022 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. This event includes a Technical Symposium featuring previously unpublished Technical Papers, Plenary Session with Influential Keynote Speaker, Supplier Exhibition™, Panel Discussions, Executive Session, and Professional Development Courses.

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