Sr. Product Safety Engineer, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
John McBain has been enjoying product safety evaluation since he started working at Underwriters Laboratories in 1980, before CE Marking or the current version of the Machinery Directive existed. After four years at UL, John moved to industry and worked on products such as ITE (Hewlett Packard), power supplies (Artesyn) semiconductor equipment (KLA-Tencor), military vehicles (BAE Systems) and test and measurement equipment, including laboratory automation equipment (Agilent Technologies). John is a senior member of the IEEE and one of the co-founders of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society. He has an MS in Engineering and MBA from San Jose State University and a B.Sc. in physics and math from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.