• Technical expert for the IEC 60601-1-2 medical EMC standard and associated CISPR and IEC 61000-4-x series of EMC standards


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: BS in Electrical Engineering


Radiated emission measurements to 40GHz: performing accurate and efficient radiated emission measurements in the 1 to 40GHz frequency range: 2004 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility


UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) North America Operations Manager for Medical Device Safety Services

  • Led North American Health Science safety service program with focus on process, constraint/barrier identification, process improvement, change management and execution
  • Led NA engineering operations teams within a Lean Sigma organization.  Developed operating plans, partnered with lab, engineering management and other UL businesses to achieve corporate objectives and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Planned and coordinated projects to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness following structured DMAIC approach (define, measure, analyze, improve and control)
  • Co-developed medical EMC process to allow effective quoting and evaluations across multiple divisions
  • Performed medical EMC reviews and trained staff

Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Northbrook Illinois EMC Operations Manager and Senior EMC/Wireless Engineer

  • Detailed and specific knowledge of EMC and wireless test equipment, methodologies, and international regulations
  • Supervision of multi-shift and weekend EMC lab operation, effectively manage diverse team of technical and non-technical staff
  • Developed and implemented operational objectives, goals, and budgets
  • Created highest customer service rating of any group at UL Northbrook by constantly focusing staff and client needs
  • Responsible for budgeting, research, and procurement of EMC capital equipment
  • FCC TCB (Telecommunication Certification Body) Reviewer for wireless products
  • Co-designed and developed automated test and measurement systems including 18GHz RF immunity and 40GHz emission measurement systems
  • Responsible for staff training and development. Trained UL sales staff, customers, and external groups
  • Established and maintained all external accreditations as well as internal quality system. Department’s Laboratory Operations (Quality Assurance) Manager
  • Coordinated manufacturers’ product testing to European EMC Directive, Medical Device Directive, FCC, and FDA EMC Requirements
  • Provided consultation, cost quotations, pre-test evaluation, test set-up, test performance, and post-test documentation.
  • Provided technical design support, including troubleshooting/mitigation, to clients regarding product modifications required for compliance


Upon retirement from UL in December of 2021, Jack was eager to return to the “world of EMC”. He is excited to bring his technical knowledge and experience to MECA to help expand their best-in-class safety service to include EMC. He saw the challenges medical device manufacturers experience working with “traditional” EMC labs who know EMC testing but are not experienced with risk management, essential performance, particular standards nor the basic concepts in the IEC 60601-1-2 medical EMC collateral standard. The MECA team is pulling EMC and “safety” together into one integrated/seamless service that can help ensure compliance, mitigate customers risk, and provide the best-in-class service customers deserve.

Jack’s passion is “building things”, from vacation homes to classic cars to businesses. His proudest “co-build” to date is his family, with his wife Jeanne, three daughters, sons (in-law) and “newest addition” grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, projects around the house, visiting the cabin on the Kickapoo River, running, and working in the garage.