Election 2012

PLM World® is accepting nominations for open positions on the Board of Directors, Special Interest Group Leaders (SIGs), Focus Groups and Technical Committees.To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact the election committee leader, Jon Jarrett at past_chair@plmworld.org.

Nominations will be accepted until 06/13/2012. Final candidates will be announced on 06/15/12.  Candidates will be encouraged to send us qualification data to be posted on the website before elections open.  Elections will be done via electronic voting on our website from 06/18/12 to 06/22/12.  Final results will be announced on 06/26/12.


Available Board of Director positions include:

  • Director of Finances (3 year term)
  • Director of Communications (3 year term)
  • Membership Director (3 year term)
  • Business Development Director (3 year term)
  • Content Delivery Director (3 year term)
  • Vice Chairperson (2 year term, then move to Chairperson for a 2 year term)
  • Vice Technical Director (2 year term, then move to Technical Director for a 2 year term)

 

The general time commitments required by an individual for a board position include participating in bi-weekly telephone calls, travel to 4-6 face to face meetings annually and attend the week long Siemens PLM Connection annual event.  All reasonable and customary travel expenses and phone calls are reimbursed.

 

Available Special Interest Group (SIG) and Focus Group (FG) positions

PLM World Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are mostly broken down by Siemens PLM Software product, and the subtopics within each one of them. Each group focuses on its unique area of the product line, and is meant to bring together the users in these sub-communities who share the common interests. Each SIG is organized by a volunteer from the community, known as the SIG Leader, who works in close contact with his/her Siemens PLM Software counterpart.  These leaders are what we are seeking volunteers for in this election.

Focus Groups are new areas of software or overall community interest that are not yet big enough to be a SIG. Its function is to begin formulating a community, who would work together to likely grow it into a SIG eventually. These leaders are what we are seeing volunteers for.

 The list of Special Interest Groups and Focus Groups can be found here (PDF).

All Candidates General Qualifications

The qualifications below are the same for all positions being offered.

  1. All candidates must be current members of PLM World, Inc.
  2. All candidates must have the approval of the Board of Directors.
  3. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, nominees can not be employed by Siemens, or a PLM World partner company.
  4. Candidates must have the full support from the management at their company.
  5. Candidates must reside inside the Americas.
  6. Candidates must not be a board member, technical committee leader, focus group leader or similar in any product companies that compete with Siemens products.
  7. Candidates must not work for a company that provides software that competes with Siemens.
  8. All candidates must sign a non disclosure agreement with PLM World and Siemens.

 

Additional Qualfications for the Board of Directors

The additional qualifications for board of directors are as follows.  The newly elected Board of Directors shall begin service as soon as practical following confirmation of the election results.
Candidates for Board of Directors are listed here: http://www.plmworld.org/electionBOD

  1. All candidates must meet general qualifications from section above.
  2. Experience as a PLM World Technical leader (Special Interest Group, Technical Committee or Focus Group), officer in a PLM World chapter, or in another PLM World board position is preferred.
  3. Candidates who work for a company that provides services that compete with Siemens may be disqualified.  Potential disqualifiers might be: owner or high level employee of a company that provides services (training, deployment, strategy, custom software development, etc) to outside companies, working in a capacity that affects the strategic direction of their company and/or its relations to Siemens.


Additional Qualfiications for SIG Leaders

The additional qualifications for SIG Leaders are as follows.  The newly elected Leader's term shall begin immediately after the conference following his/her election.
Candidates for SIG Leaders are listed here: http://www.plmworld.org/electionSIG

  1. All candidates must meet general qualifications from section above.
  2. SIG Chairpersons candidates must have presented in any technical track of a previous PLM World conference or must commit to present in a Technical Track session just prior to becoming a Chairperson.
  3. Candidates must use the product(s) on a daily basis which relate to the Special Interest Group chairmanship they are seeking.
  4. Candidates are reasonably expected to be an expert in the area in which they are seeking Chairmanship.  The Chair position is intended to be a leader in that area of the industry.


Focus Group Leaders (appointed, not elected)

Focus Group Leaders are appointed by the PLM World Technical Leader.  Qualifications for Focus Group Leaders are as follows. The newly elected Leader's term shall begin immediately after the conference following his/her election.

  1. All candidates must meet general qualifications from section above.
  2. Candidates must use the product(s) on a daily basis which relate to the position they are seeking.
  3. Candidates are reasonably expected to be an expert in the area in which they are seeking a position.  The position holder is intended to be a leader in that area of the industry.
  4. Nominees for positions in an existing Focus Group must be active members of the Focus Group and must have given a presentation at one or more PLM World conference in the specific technical area.
  5. Nominees for positions in a new Focus Group (one that does not yet exist) must be a person whose technical expertise is in the area of the proposed new Focus Group.
  6. The Focus Group Leaders will be selected by the Technical Director from the list of qualified nominees.