Scott Abrams, Business Leader, Omnicon Group
Fred Schenkelberg interviews Scott Abrams about his work and leadership in the field of reliability engineering and design.
[Note: This is a bonus episode recorded at RAMS 2016 in Tucson, AZ. Fred invited thought leaders to join him for a quick interview, thus please pardon the sounds of the conference in the background.]
Scott B. Abrams is the founder, president and chief executive officer of The Omnicon Group, a worldwide engineering leader in designing, developing and delivering high-reliability products and systems.
Engineers at The Omnicon Group have amassed more reliability awards than any other company in the world! Companies in safety, revenue and mission-critical industries, such as aerospace, communications, defense, energy, medical, and transportation, look to The Omnicon Group for innovative engineering solutions.
Scott’s lifelong interest in leadership and its relationship to a successful execution of complex advanced technology projects is highlighted by his active support of professional and educational organizations.
He is an elected member of the IEEE Reliability Society Executive Committee and an appointed member of both the IEEE Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy and the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community.
At the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, Scott is a member of The Dean’s Council, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Industrial Advisory Board, and the Friends of Women in Science and Engineering Advisory Board.
Scott received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University.
In this episode, Scott discusses:
- Changes in the past 30 years to the approach to achieving reliable products
- The differences between military and commercial perceived value of reliability
- Dealing with vendors that do not understand the reliability requirements
Recorded January 2016 at RAMS in Tucson, AZ.