Dorothy Cornell

Quality & Education Director

Dorothy is an ASQ certified Quality Auditor and IPC Master Instructor with 30+ years experience in training, course development and quality assurance. She brings a wealth of knowledge and ability to the Blackfox team.

Dorothy started with Blackfox when the company was founded in 1996 and has been a valued part of the Blackfox Management team ever since. Dorothy has experience in all areas of the manufacturing process and has completed many additional training courses relating to Manufacturing Concepts, Team Building, Problem Solving, and Process Control.

She has worked closely with many Sr. Management clients and is well respected in the industry for her knowledge, ease to work with, and professional manner in which she handles every assignment.

As the Quality & Education Director, Dorothy wears many hats. She is responsible for the following areas:

  • Courseware Research & Development
  • Internal and External Product/Program audits
  • Educational Services and Program Management
  • Technical Sales Advisor
  • Quality Systems Management

With her original way of “thinking outside the box”, creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication to customer relations, Dorothy provides our customers with unique solutions tailored to their specific requirements.

Vince Price

Master IPC Trainer

With 24 years of Electronic Manufacturing experience in the Military, Medical and Gas and Oil industries, Vince brings a wealth of knowledge to the Blackfox team. His experience includes Production Management, Quality Management, Purchasing and IPC Certification Training. Vince has been a long time customer of Blackfox and now has joined our team as the AZ Facilities Manager. Vince is currently certified as a Master IPC Trainer (MIT) in:.

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC-A-620
  • J-STD-001
  • IPC 7711/7721

Vince is experienced in all aspects of the Manufacturing process to include PCB Fabrication, Circuit Card Assembly (T/H & SMT), Box Build and Cable and Wire Harness Assembly.

In addition to the above his training experience includes:

  • (ESD) Electrostatic Discharge
  • Tin-Lead, Lead Free and HMP hand soldering

Jamie Noland

Master IPC Trainer; Marketing & IT Manager

Mr. Noland has extensive work history in the Electronics Manufacturing and Information Technology industries. He has over 20 years of very well-rounded experience working as: IPC Trainer, Manufacturing Technologist, Process Engineer, Website Developer, IT Manager, Marketing Manager, Manufacturing Scheduling and Production Supervisor. Before Blackfox, Jamie has worked for Hewlett Packard, Celestica, Merix and Hach. As a Master IPC Trainer in all IPC Certification programs, Mr. Noland strongly believes that manufacturing is the key to America’s economy and truly enjoys the chance to pass on his experiences and knowledge to other manufacturing professionals.

Mr. Noland holds the following certifications:

  • IPC-A-610 Master IPC Trainer
  • J-STD-001 Master IPC Trainer
  • J-STD-001 Space Hardware Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC 7711/7721 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC-A-600 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC-6012 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Space Hardware Master IPC Trainer
  • ESD, Lead-Free and Tin-Lead Soldering Master Trainer

Jamie has in-depth experience and knowledge in many different facets of electronics manufacturing and PCB fabrication including Surface Mount processes, Through-Hole and Mixed Technology processes, Testing operations such as ICT/Functional, final Box Build assembly processes and Bare Board Fabrication processes. He has the unique ability to see the “Big Picture” from start to finish in all aspects of electronics manufacturing and find ways to increase efficiency while constantly improving quality and reducing cost.

Francine Danforth

Qualifications and Work Experiences:

Francine Danforth has over 35 years experience in the Electronic Manufacturing Industry.
Has been an Certified IPC Trainer since 1999.

She has experience in:

  • Cabinet, Module/Box Build, and Circuit Card Assembly, including Rework and Modifications, along with Cable and Wire Harness assembly
  • In-Process, Final and Source Inspection.
  • knowledge of the NASA 8739.2 and .3 specifications

Francine is certified as a Master IPC Trainer (MIT) in:J-STD-001
J-STD-001 Space Addendum
IPC-A-610
IPC/WHMA-A-620

Certified IPC Trainer (CIT):
IPC 7711/7721 Rework and Repair

In addition training experience includes:
Tin-Lead, Lead Free hand soldering.
Basic Cable crimping and Wire Harness

Linda Tucker

Master IPC Trainer

Linda has been an IPC Master
Instructor and Certified IPC Trainer since 1997 for the following standards:

  • IPC-A-600 CIT
  • IPC-A-610 MIT
  • IPC-A- 620 MIT
  • IPC 7711/7721 MIT
  • IPC-J-STD-001 MIT

Linda is an accredited Instructor through Mountain States Employers Council, a Certified Instructor for Human Synergistic, a graduate of Pikes Creative Training and Cavendish Scott. Linda is also a Qualified Instructor in:

  • TH & SM Soldering
  • Rework & Repair
  • TH & SM Component Identification
  • ESD
  • Cable and Wire Harness Assembly

“I have been involved in the Electronic Manufacturing Industry for many years, and bring my experience from both OEM and Contract Manufacturing plus many years of training development, coordination and presentation skills to the Blackfox Training Team. Training is my passion and I look forward to assisting your training endeavors.

Dotty Cibella

Master IPC Trainer

Dotty is a Master IPC Trainer in the following courses:

  • IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC 7711/7721 Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Acceptability of Wire and Cable Harness Assemblies

Dotty has worked as a Trainer, Source Inspector, Auditor, Final and In-Process Inspector for companies such as General Dynamics and Motorola. She has extensive knowledge on the MIL-STD 750 and MIL-STD 883 documents and has created a class for several of the methods outlined in those documents.

Andrew Peter Brown

Master IPC Instructor

A seasoned and experience electronics engineer, who has travelled extensively in Australia and overseas, to provide support and training to companies and government institutions. (Including Australian Defence Force).

Education:

  • Greystanes High School in Sydney Australia 1978
  • Sydney Technical & Further Education College – Major in Electronics Engineering 1982
  • Certified to IPC 600, 610, 620, 7711/7721, J-STD-001

Employment:

  • 1981 – 1983 Service Engineer in Tandy Electronics, (Radio Shack)
  • 1984 – 1987 Manager Service Department Tandy Electronics, (Radio Shack), responsible for five service technicians and a customer service operator.
  • 1987 – 1991 Service Manager for the Australian distributor of PACE INCORPORATED, a USA based manufacturer of soldering and rework equipment. Attended specialist-training courses and enhanced my skills in servicing of capital equipment, including SMT Pick & Place Machines, Solder Reflow Ovens and SMT Rework Equipment. Started the PACE “TOOL BOX” courses in Australia, which involved “hands on” training of operators in various aspects of hand solder repair and rework. Helped design, implement and run hand solder courses for the Australian Department of Defence and other Government Institutions, and travelled extensively throughout Australia training operators, in various electronics manufacturing companies.
  • 1991-1995 Retuned to Sydney Technical & Further Education College, in order to help establish a specialist-training course for electronics students. The course involved diagnosing faults in electronic equipment and establishing the correct methods
    and procedures for repair. Students were encouraged to undertake board repair using diagnostic equipment and complete the repair using hand-soldering techniques.
  • 1996 – 2006 Self-employed as the PACE distributor in Australia and New Zealand
  • 2007 – To date Returned to the industrial world and joined Chemtools Pty Ltd as a Sales Engineer and Maintenance & Service Manager. Responsibilities include support and repair of all production equipment and warranty repair on all OK International and Thermaltronics equipment sold into the Australian and New Zealand market. In 2010, I helped establish an IPC Training Centre at Chemtools. This is a “classroom” environment
    with facilities to train up to 10 technicians at one time and includes all the necessary solder and rework equipment. Courses are also run at customer sites throughout Australia and New Zealand. In addition, as I now have clearance in certain Australian military establishments, I undertake training of servicemen/women in both hand soldering and ESD awareness.

Hobbies:

  • Passionate about all aspects of electronics and get great enjoyment from solving problems with equipment or circuit boards. Also, enjoy my electronics-teaching role and find that meeting new people helps expand my understanding.

Wayne Leong Fook Seng

Qualifications and Work Experiences:

Mr Leong graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He is a certified Master Trainer with Blackfox Premier Training & Certification in the followings:

  • IPC-A-600
  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment

During his 38 years of employment with various multi-national companies (MNC) and local organizations, he had experiences in equipments and fixtures design, automation, manufacturing of multi-layers printed circuit boards, printed circuit board assemblies, manufacturing of consumer products, plastic injection molding and etc.

He had successfully responsible and involving in setting up and implementing AS 9100 quality management programs in 2 companies. 1 company doing printed circuit-board assembly and the other doing precision machining for avionics products.

He had also obtained from the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications:

Training and Consultancy Services

As of to-date, he has trained more than 700 engineers and managerial level from various industries levels to-date in IPC-A-600 / 610 / 620.

He has also trained 5 batches of engineers in mandarin, including 2 batches from Mainland China.

Paul Reynolds

Master IPC Trainer

Paul Reynolds has been in electronics manufacturing for over 20 years with extensive experience in both OEM and contract Electronics Manufacturing Services in commercial and high-reliability industries.

Paul is a Master IPC Trainer in the following courses:

  • IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

Paul is a Certified IPC Trainer in the following courses:

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Acceptability of Wire and Cable Assemblies
  • IPC 7711/7721 Rework/Repair of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Bare Printed Circuit Boards

His training experience and capabilities also include:

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Tin/Lead and Lead-Free Soldering
  • Cable and Wire Harness Assembly
  • Quality Management Systems (ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485) Development and Certification
  • FMEA/PFMEA, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and 5S
  • Internal and Lead Auditing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Process Improvement and Continuous Improvement

Paul has held several different positions in the electronics manufacturing industry, including Technical Trainer, Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Director of Quality, Operations and Engineering Manager, and General Manager. He possesses both a wide breadth and deep depth of knowledge and experience and thoroughly enjoys sharing that knowledge and experience with others. With an outgoing personality and positive teaching style, Paul provides an upbeat, effective, and constructive learning environment. He is excited to be a part of the Blackfox Training Institute team!

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Whitman College: English

Gene Hockenberry

Master IPC Trainer

Gene Hockenberry is an ex-Air Force Major with an 18-year career in engineering, program management, leadership, and process control. He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering with certifications in management, finance, and contracting.

In the Air Force, Gene served as a Lead Engineer on multiple aircraft, satellite, and launch vehicle programs. He has also done civil engineering management and engineering while with the Air Force. As a program manager and senior program manager, Gene has run over 100 projects of varying complexity, from basic task orders less than $1M up to large contracts over $1B.

Following Gene’s time with the Air Force, he went on to be a senior program manager with Surrey Satellite, doing engineering and management work building components and satellite payloads for demanding customers such as NASA, MIT, and JPL.

Subsequently, Gene started Hi Rel Management and Engineering, LLC, helping companies achieve high quality engineering and management by taking a risk-appropriate approach to create products at the right price to the right mission requirements and environments. The cost due to overdesign or non-value-added process can prohibitively impact adoption of the technology to a broader range of customers.

Gene works under the assumption that quality requirements should be matched to the needs of the product or mission. Equally, requirements taken from a customer that traditionally expect a lot of quality overhead, (DoD, NASA, ESA, etc) typically will have many requirements that do not necessarily add value and may be able to be appropriately challenged, but eventually may still need to be accommodated. Finding the appropriate crossing point between these considerations are vital to providing the right cost/risk profile to the customer.

Gene currently works both in partnership and as a Blackfox contractor providing consulting, engineering, management and training services.

Kim Narum

Master IPC Trainer

Kim Narum has 22 years’ experience in the Electronic Manufacturing Industry. She has been a Certified IPC Trainer since 1997.

Kim is certified as a Master IPC Trainer for:

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC J-STD-001
  • IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum

Kim is a Certified IPC Trainer for:

  • IPC 7711/7721

She has experience in:

  • Soldering, Rework, Repair and Modifications
  • In-Process, Final and Source Inspection
  • ISO 9001 Internal Audit Processes
  • Process Documentation and Training

Loh Wee Kong

Loh Wee Kong was a Principal Process Engineer before joining Blackfox Training Institute. He has over 23 years experience in the PCBA industry. He has been an IPC MIT/CIT for over 11 years.

Notable companies that he has worked for include Jabil Circuit doing Aerospace and Defence work and with DSO National Laboratories for over 9 years doing development work and conducting internal IPC training.

He has extensive hands on experience in PCBA processes that includes prototyping and mass production. He also programmed, operated and maintained SMT machines, wave soldering machines, conformal coating machines and rework stations. He has attended Jabil Circuit advance reflow training and is well versed in temperature profiling for convection and vaporphase reflow. He fine tuned the SMT process and developed the conformal coating process in DSO National Laboratories. His recent development includes Parylene coating and Parylene rework process.

Jeffrey Duch

Master IPC Trainer

Jeff’s passion is learning, working, and teaching all facets of Aerospace related technologies. Jeff holds both an FAA Private Pilot certificate and an A&P Aircraft Mechanic certificate and is an experienced secondary and post-secondary mathematics educator.

Jeffrey Duch has the following IPC certifications:

  • IPC-A-610 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC J-STD-001 Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC J-STD-001 Space Hardware Master IPC Trainer
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer
  • IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer
  • IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer

Jeff’s electronics industry experience includes hand soldering, rework & repair, programming and maintaining robotic soldering equipment, providing process engineering support, supervising production, leading quality management teams, and serving as company trainer.

Jeff’s has worked for Electronic Manufacturing Services companies including Celestica, Ayrshire Electronics (Keytronics), and DCA Manufacturing and has provided training services for clients including Dakota County Technical College, UTC Aerospace Systems, LogicPd, and V-tek Intl.

Steve Fribbins

Instructor