Schneider Electric quality experts to speak at prestigious Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business experts Dr. Zhiqiang Janet Ma and Spyros Thomas will speak at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) on January 26.

Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business experts Dr. Zhiqiang Janet Ma, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, and Spyros Thomas, Director of Corporate Quality, will speak at the upcoming Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

"Schneider Electric is known for stringent quality controls, relentlessly improving our business process excellence tools and methodologies," said Ted Campbell, Senior Vice President, Renewable Energies Business, Schneider Electric. "I'm proud that Spyros Thomas and Janet Ma, who are key players in that quality control process, will be presenting at one of the premiere events on engineering reliability and maintainability."

Dr. Ma and Mr. Thomas will present during Session 12D - Reliability Models of Deployed Systems. Their focus will be on reliability and maintainability in photovoltaic inverter design, with an emphasis on worst-case analysis, component sizing and useful life analysis.

Now in its 57th year, RAMS is an annual gathering of product assurance disciplines providing training and tutorials as well as the latest technical practices, procedures and results. This year's event will take place from January 24 - 27 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.


Dr. Zhiqiang Janet Ma is a senior Quality Assurance Engineer with Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business, ensuring that quality and reliability are primary considerations in new product development. Dr. Ma has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and taught for many years in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kanazawa University, Japan and Central South University, China. She is a senior IEEE member and a professional engineer in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

Spyros Thomas is the Director of Corporate Quality for Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business, where he is responsible for developing, deploying and sustaining strategic approaches to process improvements. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Master's Degree in electrical distribution as well as an MBA, and has obtained the BB in Six Sigma.

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