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74 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2018 Interview by Andy Shaughnessy I-CONNECT007 Polar Instruments has hired some talented technologists recently, including a new presi- dent, Dorine Gurney. I had the opportunity to interview Dorine, and Ken Taylor, Polar's outgoing president, during DesignCon 2018. We talked about Dorine's objectives for the company and Ken's plans for life after Polar. Shaughnessy: Dorine, nice to meet you. I'm sure you'll enjoy working with Polar. They're great people to work with. Dorine Gurney: It's been great to be here at DesignCon to see all the excitement around Polar and all the customers we have. We had even competitors coming and talking about our products and how great they are. It was a really good experience. Shaughnessy: You've worked at Mentor, and you've worked at quite a few companies that readers will have heard of. Tell us a little bit about your background. Gurney: I have been in the industry for about 30 years, mostly on the IC and the test and mea- surement sides of the industry. I worked at Men- tor for 11 years and at Tektronix for 13 years, where I held positions in management, engi- neering management, and product marketing. Shaughnessy: What's your background? Are you an engineer? Gurney: Well, I am an engineer at heart. I like to solve problems. That's what I like to do, but I think through the years I've learned to under- stand that sometimes there are problems you can't solve. Sometimes to solve problems, you need help from others. So I've learnt through the years that engineering is one aspect of cre- ating products and getting the progress going. And you also need some aspects of business and dealing with people and exchanging ideas and helping each other. Interview: Incoming and Outgoing Presidents of Polar Instruments

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