Jim Robles is a Boeing senior technical fellow. He has more than thirty years of experience in electronic packaging disciplines including hardware design for commercial and military ground and airborne avionics, equipment installation design, mechanical tolerance analysis, thermal and dynamic/vibration analysis, weights/mass properties analysis, design of experiments, and environmental test and analysis. He is a recognized expert on the application of COTS hardware on military platforms. Jim is the leader of the GEIA working group that developed EIA-933 Standard for Preparing a COTS Assembly Management Plan. He is also the leader of the VITA working groups that developed ANSI/VITA 47-2005, and an active participant in two other VITA working groups, developing standards for next generation COTS hardware assemblies for military/aerospace applications.