Jim Bender


Jim Bender P.E.

Jim Bender is currently a Senior Staff Engineer at Intertek.  His responsibilities include developing new product safety certification testing approaches for emerging technologies and applications, customer support in high technology safety certifications and mentoring professional engineering talent in the art of product safety.

Prior to joining Intertek, Jim retired from Texas Instruments following a near forty year career as a Senior Member Technical Staff, and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Product Safety.  His responsibilities included leadership roles in product safety and regulatory compliance, resulting in many new proactive compliance initiatives and industry firsts, industry standards developments and new product category certifications covering a broad offering of new technology product introductions.

Jim is the current chair and co-founder of the North Texas IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, a graduate of Purdue University (BSEE/MSE) and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.   

“Ethics in Engineering, Making the Right Choices”

This audience interactive engagement provides a lively and stimulating real-life overview highlighting regulatory compliance challenges often associated with time critical high technology product releases. 

The 100% fact-based reenactment pulls in audience participation focusing on engineering and management obligations and “gut checks” often encountered with potential ethical vs. legal conflicts associated with new product development, manufacturing and market introduction.  

The presentation and ensuing discussions will cover specific legal vs. ethical influencing cornerstones, identification and leverage of the “newspaper test”, the importance of protecting a company’s reputation and the influencing roles and obligations for product regulatory/safety professionals based on a real-life example.

What makes this presentation unique are the “what would you do/what-if” scenarios associated with regulatory compliance challenges impacting critical product release expectations.