Interactive Electronics Design in Asheville, NC  


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• Electronic Design and Development
• Unique Exhibit Design and Construction
• Embedded Software Development (C language)
• Project Management
• Organization and Communication
• Problem Solving
• Creative Solutions
• SMT Electronic Assembly (prototypes and small production)

Career Experience
  May 2004 – Present
Interactive Electronics Design, LLC
Established a start up company intent on providing custom electronic design and development services to create unique and interactive exhibits and features for museums, science centers, and themed attractions. Provided concept and development of embedded electronics for MagiQuest attraction across the country, interactive displays for new exhibits at the Colburn Earth Science Museum in Asheville, NC and animatronic controls to bring to life the dinosaurs of metal sculptor, John Payne for a traveling museum exhibit.

March 2003 – May 2004
Kearfott Guidance
Black Mountain,NC
Electrical Engineer
Sustained legacy military electronic subsystems and controls. Facing production failures and severe component obsolescence issues with contractual commitments foiling any significant redesign effort, identified root cause of failures and then implemented immediate, short, and long term corrective action. Also wrote several new project bid/proposals soliciting new business with various military contractors.

May 1997 – March 2003
Welch Allyn
R &D Project Leader
Budget and supervisory responsibility for an engineering department of 5+ engineers and technicians. Led teams to create new and improved professional diagnostic electronic medical devices. Project budgets up to $3.5M. Team sizes up to 15 members. Concurrently supported efforts to sustain current products. Design control responsibility for all electronic products manufactured in the facility.

October 1994 – May 1997
New York Air Brake
Project Leader
Led a team of 14 engineers and technicians through a 2 year, multi-million dollar development project hinging on a joint venture partnership with GE-Harris. Managed the project schedule and budget and advised management on project status. Played a key role in establishing the initial product requirements and defining the high level, distributed system architecture utilizing intelligent, networked “nodes.” In addition to managing the overall project, I also led the electronics sub-team. Awarded 2 patents.

January 1993 – October 1994
Project Leader/Operations Engineer
Led an engineering team of 8 to 10 people to develop a new medical lighting system from a rough prototype to a released product including: design specifications, design validation, manufacturing documentation, and agency approvals. Designed all the electronics to control intensity and beam direction from a remotely mounted, low voltage control.

June 1988 – January 1993
Lutron Electronics
Design &Development Engineer
Developed hardware and software for a microprocessor based product in an entirely new product category for the company. Provided extensive input to the mechanical design. Awarded 3 patents. On an earlier project, I developed Lutron’s first quiet fan speed control product from concept to production.

  August 2002
Western Carolina University
Degree:Master of Project Management (MPM)

July 1998
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square,PA
PMP Certi .cation – Project Management Professional ((PMP)

June 1988
University of Illinois
Degree:Bachelor ’s Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

  January 1998 – Present
PMI Member
Project Management Professional (PMP)

January 1988 – Present
IEEE Senior Member
Local Consultants Network (LCN) Member

• Electronic Design
• Microprocessor-based Controls
• Atmel AVR, Microchip PIC, Motorola HC05, Z80, Z180
• DC Motor Speed Controls
• Wireless Controls: IR, RF
• DMX Control
• Embedded Ethernet
• Mp3 Audio
• Audio Amplifiers
• Special Effects
• Serial Communication (RS232 and RS 485)
• High-impedance Circuits
• Electronic Packaging & Enclosure Embedded Software
• Firmware
• C Language
• Battery-operated Circuits
• SD/MMC Flash Card Interfacing
• MOSFET Outputs
• Switchmode Power Supplies
• Current-limiting
• Circuit Protection
• Proprietary Communication Protocols
• Custom LCD Displays
• Feedback Control Systems Compact Design
• Low-cost Design
• PC Board Layout
• Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
• SMT PC Board Assembly
• Prototype Assembly
• Short-run Production
• Troubleshooting
• Cost Analysis
• Risk Analysis
• Failure Analysis
• Asian Suppliers
• Exhibit Design
• Museums
• Science Centers
• Themed Attractions
• Unique & Creative Features
• Medical Devices
• Surgical Lighting
• Non-invasive Blood Pressure Measurement
• EMC Approvals
• UL, ETL, CSA Regulatory Testing
• Project Management
• Budgeting
• Scheduling
• Negotiation
  Available upon request
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