Tech Titans

by Don Rodriguez

The Arizona Technology Council has added four new members to its board of directors with leadership experience ranging from healthcare to defense.

Appointed to the board were Eugene Jaramillo, deputy to the vice president of RMS supply chain management, Raytheon Missile Systems; Dr. Randall Porter, director, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center; Calline Sanchez, vice president, IBM; and Daman Wood, chief operating officer, MDSL. All were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms by other board members at their quarterly meeting in January.

“These tech titans are tremendous additions to our board and we look forward to working with them,” says Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “Their diverse ranges of experience and technology backgrounds will be an important asset to the Council as we continue to advance our agenda designed to make a positive and lasting impact on Arizona’s technology industry.”

Eugene Jaramillo

Jaramillo supports subcontract management, general procurement, production control, property management, supplier engineering, logistics activities and supplier program management at Raytheon Missile Systems. He previously held leadership positions at Boeing Company in quality assurance, supplier quality, production and operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, driving quality and improving customer satisfaction on key programs involving multiple customers and technologies.

Dr. Randall Porter

Porter has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and 30 chapters in major medical textbooks and has spoken at more than 100 professional meetings throughout the country. He completed medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, and his residency and fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Calline Sanchez

Sanchez is responsible for worldwide development of IBM’s Enterprise Storage Systems, including DS8000, physical/virtual tape and backup/archive solutions. Previously, she was vice president of IBM Systems Storage Program Management. Sanchez led a worldwide team of program managers, engineers and scientists representing locations worldwide to deliver the IBM Systems Storage product portfolio. She has a B.S.B.A. in management information systems, a B.A. in communications and an MBA with an emphasis in finance — all from The University of Arizona.

Daman Wood

Wood has worked in multiple technology organizations with a primary focus on telecommunications. He is responsible for managed services and global operations across the organization at MDSL, a leader in global technology expense management and market data management solutions. Wood previously was the lead executive for Vonage’s nationwide service delivery operations. He also served as the head of operations for Telesphere, leading all operational aspects for the company before it was acquired by Vonage in 2015.

Besides the organizations represented by the new members, companies represented on the Council’s board include AccountabilIT; Alerion Capital Group; Alliance Bank of Arizona; American Express; APS, Aspect; ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development; Avnet; Ballard Spahr; BeyondTrust; CISCO; Cox Communications; EY; Honeywell Aerospace; Indecomm Global Services; Insight Enterprises; Intel; JVP Strategic Consulting; LaneTerralever; MSS Technologies; PADT; PayPal; Phoenix Art Museum; Phoenix Business Journal; Quarles & Brady; Ryley Carlock & Applewhite; Securaplane Technologies; Solugenix; Symantec; TGen; Research, Discovery & Innovation at The University of Arizona; Uber Technologies; University of Advancing Technology; Vonage Business Solutions Group; and Wells Fargo Bank.

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