The Long Career Path of Joseph Federico of NJ

Joseph Federico of NJ has enjoyed a long and accomplished career as a leader in the electronic engineering and testing industry. He has over 40 years of experience, and he continues his dedication to find new ways to improve the testing and procuring of electronic components.

The earliest job that Joseph Federico of NJ has held was located in Fairfield, NJ. He worked at a company called Solid State Testing, Inc. This company also specialized in micro electronic testing for several industry clients. Federico started his employment in the company in 1977 as a test operator. Federico gained plenty of experience in the field from this position and it encouraged him to continue pushing himself further. After only staying with the company for a year, he left and joined New Jersey Micro Electronic Testing (NJMET).

Joseph Federico of NJ has been with NJMET since the company’s start in 1978. His loyalty has earned him prestige, experience, and respect from several of the company’s engineers and employees throughout the decade. Even so, he continued to educate himself in new areas to improve his work ethic. For example, in 1994, he studied soldering technology with the Department of Defense at Picatinny Arsenal in NJ. Much later, in 2000, Federico obtained a certificate as an auditor for internal systems quality at Alamo Learning Systems. He also is a certified x-ray and radiographic material inspector.

Joseph Federico of NJ is now the Vice President of NJMET, where he continues to be an experienced leader.

Personal Life of Joseph Federico

Joseph Federico is the Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this role, Joseph works hard to ensure his company meets strategic business objectives and growth goals while consistently overseeing workflow and testing regimens for various electronic components. Joseph has helped his company organize and promote various charitable endeavors throughout New Jersey, and his dedication to service and improving the lives of others carries over into his personal life as well.

Joseph Federico regularly donates to the March of Dimes, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his spare time, he participates in charitable walk-a-thons throughout New Jersey and arranges donations to many charitable causes. Joseph also spent 18 years as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Instructor, Church Lector, and Eucharistic Minister.

Joseph has traveled the world to offer insights and advice to other industry leaders and counts Japan and Israel as some of his favorite places to visit. He hopes to see Australia, Antarctica, and Dubai sometime during his life.

He also enjoys spending his free time with family and strives to be a devoted father, son, uncle, and friend. He regularly visits Broadway for concerts and shows and enjoys hiking whenever he can. An avid sports fan, Joseph Federico cheers for the New York Rangers, New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also enjoys boxing, mixed martial arts, sumo wrestling, and Formula One racing. He hopes to one day run the New York Marathon.

Joseph Federico of NJ Gives Back to the Community

Joseph Federico of NJ is an active member of his community in Clifton, NJ, where he has worked since 1978 at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. He strongly believes in service to others and improving the lives of members of his community, and this belief shows through in the various charitable causes he has helped organize and complete over the years. His upbringing and love of his community have inspired a life of service to others and commitment to improving the lives of others.

In a professional capacity, Joseph Federico of NJ has encouraged NJMET to increase its charitable work in a variety of local, national, and international causes. NJMET offers an annual scholarship to a local high school senior with strong academic success who plans to pursue a career in STEM field of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. The company has also helped organize charitable events and fundraising drives for many causes over the years. Most recently, NJMET organized and completed a Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

Joseph Federico of NJ also believes in charity in his personal life. He regularly donates to the March of Dimes, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He participates in walk-a-thons and other charity drives all over Metropolitan area on a regular basis and believes in supporting the spiritual health of his community.

Joseph Federico of NJ Works at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc.

Joseph Federico of NJ started his career in the 1970s.  Joseph joined NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. of Clifton, NJ in 1978 and has worked up to the position of Vice President and Director of Operations, his current role in the company. His involvement in the development of the military and aerospace reliability department helped in the growth of the company reorganizations NJMET as a reliable Electronic Testing Laboratory worldwide.

Joseph Federico of NJ also believes strongly in supporting his local community, giving back, and improving the lives of others. He engages in many charitable causes in his personal life and has encouraged his company NJMET to participate in several philanthropic causes throughout New Jersey. Most recently, NJMET completed a Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

In a professional capacity, Joseph Federico of NJ helped NJMET earn the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year and gain the Israeli ODEM Award.

Reminder of Why Not to Buy Suspected Counterfeit or Gray Market Products

Electronic Products and Technology,  ept.ca, one of Canada’s Leading Electronics websites published two articles that outline the risks of buying and using counterfeit components. The articles are  Why Buy Authentic? The Case Against Counterfeit Products and Protecting Yourself from Counterfeit and Gray Market Components.

In addition to the practices and precautions mentioned in the articles, it is strongly recommended that any components that are purchased without an authentic manufacturers C of C Certificate of compliance should undergo Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation testing in accordance with SAE Aerospace standard AS6081.

 

Do You Think You can Spot a Fake?

I recently read an interesting article from BGR.com on consumer electronics purchases – and how consumers may be overly confident in their ability to spot counterfeit electronic equipment. The article quotes a study from Canon USA.

I found it interesting that the survey revealed that consumers trust their instincts, but seem to lack the understanding of the possible safety risks and the true long-term costs of counterfeit consumer electronics. What was even more compelling based on the survey was that consumers seem overconfident in their ability to spot a fake, and as a result, are at risk of possible harm.

Interesting enough this recent survey by Canon reveals:
• In 2013, 12 percent of the U.S. consumers surveyed knowingly bought fake consumer electronics, while 18 percent bought them unknowingly.
• 40 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed were unaware that counterfeit consumer electronics may harm them.
• 45 percent believed that counterfeit consumer electronics do the job just as well as genuine consumer electronics

I strongly recommend that any consumer be cautious of buying an electronic product at “an affordable price” and to be leery of purchasing a product without an authentic manufacturer’s certificate of warranty/compliance or an authorized distributor’s certificate of the same. In addition, it would be a wise idea to investigate the product’s model number and serial numbers. It would be helpful to alert the manufacturer if you believe that the product you purchased is counterfeit.

Checking for the certificate of warranty/compliance and checking model numbers and serial numbers has proven very helpful in the electronic component testing industry in containing the counterfeit electronics epidemic.

Protecting Yourself from Counterfeit IT Products

A recently posted article from a UK newsletter warns of the potential dangers of counterfeit electronic parts in IT products.  You can read the article here.

This is a very good article in educating the buyer on what they have to do to protect themselves from purchasing counterfeit goods.

While Probrand has developed a good five point checklist for businesses to ensure they aren’t caught up buying counterfeit goods,  our company has been successful registering the warranty and checking the product’s designated serial number which can be used to track the authenticity with the manufacturer.

Registering the product and checking the serial number are great communication tools to alert the manufacturer whether there is a non-authentic product out on the market.

Counterfeit Components in Consumer Products, Too

An article in the International Herald Tribune (Police seize counterfeit HP products) earlier this month described a police raid in Lahore that netted over 36000 counterfeit components as well as counterfeit HP ink and toner cartridges. Hewlett-Packard provided the intelligence information to the local authorities who carried out the raid. HP’s efforts remind those of us in the component testing industry that counterfeit components affect consumer products as well as aerospace and defense programs.

Many types of counterfeit inspection tests developed for the defense and aerospace industries can be adapted to the consumer products industries. Risk mitigation analyses like visual and dimensional inspection, marking permanency tests, as well as electrical and xray testing where appropriate will help uncover suspect components.

Our experience has shown that counterfeit components are manufactured all over the world, and it is often hard to tell the country of origin of a part. Efforts to contain the epidemic of counterfeit parts must continue throughout the world to insure that consumers and governments get the high quality authentic parts that they are paying for.