Paul Guckian is vice president, regulatory at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He is responsible for regulatory compliance of all products and services covering radio compliance, safety and environmental regulations. Guckian, an industry leader in regulatory compliance, has more than 25 years of experience in developing quality and regulatory compliance programs across different industries including telecom, medical, aviation, automotive and banking.
Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, NGOs, companies and industry associations have worked hard to create a responsible minerals sourcing program in the Great Lakes region. In this guest column, Pact and Qualcomm write about why they believe the next phase of these efforts is to support projects that improve the on-the-ground conditions associated with mining.