RJ McLaren is a Systems Architect for Kontron Avionics, Transportation & Defense Business Unit, and has over 15 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing industry. His particular focus is explaining technology trends and their use to help guide customers in the early stages of product development using application ready, standards based product solutions. RJ brings together customer needs and market trends to help develop Kontron’s ruggedized systems product roadmap and technology for next generation solutions. He has authored and presented technology training materials and whitepapers at various industry tradeshows and events. RJ has worked previously as the Systems Architect, Systems Product Manager and Communications Segment Manager for Schroff NA. Other roles have included Systems Project Engineer, Program Manager and Application Engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from NNU.