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J. Max Cortner earned a BSEE from Iowa State University and an MSEE from the University of Minnesota. After eighteen years as a Test Engineer in defense division of Sperry Corporation, Max moved to the Cardiac Rhythm Management division of Guidant, now the CRM Division of Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific CRM manufactures medical electronics including pacemakers and defibrillators. Max is currently a Senior Fellow Engineer in Test Engineering, a group responsible for automated electronic testing of components, subassemblies and final product in manufacturing. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Project Management Professional, and a Senior Member of IEEE. As an active member of the IEEE Twin Cities Section since 1972, Max has held offices in the Computer Society including local chapter chair and area chair. He worked with a group of activists who organized and successfully ran a five-year series of multi-week technical symposia covering hot topics such as computer graphics and artificial intelligence. Max was among the founders of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Instrument and Measurement Society. He helped organize numerous local test conferences and served as General Chair for the IMTC 1998. In 1999, he served on the committee of the IEEE Sections Congress that was held in the Twin Cities. Max was Co-Chair of I2MTC held in Minneapolis in 2013. He now serves on the Instrumentation and Measurement Society Administration Committee in the role of Education Committee Chair, I2MTC Board Chair, and Industrial Relations Subcommittee Chair.