Powercall Technologies Ltd., Nov 1997 through present.
Long Weekend, Oct. 1993 through Oct. 1997.
I took a long weekend (four years) to explore the South Pacific on my yacht "Vela Dare".
Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, Jan. 1993 through Sep. 1993.
Contract position. I designed and developed telecom network signal processing software using DSP techniques running on the TMS320 processor. Designed detailed test plans for a new product major release. Worked with a team implementing my test plans.
DSC Communications, Oct. 1985 through Dec. 1992.
DSC is a major supplier of long distance switching and cross connect products. My responsibilities included object oriented system architecture design, design team leader, embedded software/hardware architecture design, system interface design, ASIC interface design, generation of design documentation, coding and testing. I acted as liaison between hardware and software design groups, quality assurance, and manufacturing groups at design conception to optimize product design for overall performance, testability, and manufacturability. I coordinated the efforts of the design, testing, documentation and technical writing teams for smooth product release. My software designs include real time multitasking control functions, direct control of the hardware at the telecom network interface, telecom network performance monitoring, and sync and async serial communications protocols. I spent eight months on a special assignment in Silicon Valley as technical team leader to salvage a project that was in trouble. I designed and developed real time control software for an FDL subsystem and for DS3 network interfaces for DSC's DS0 and DS1 electronic cross connect products. I designed the subsystem interface for a SONET STS1 subsystem. I designed the software for a DS1 interface. I designed and developed both the hardware and software for a telecom network clock controller/tester for DSC's STP. I designed the hardware for the matrix cards for a Class-5 product.
DOCUTEL/OLIVETTI, Feb. 1980 through Oct. 1985.
Responsibilities included product and project management from conception through manufacturing startup of microprocessor based controllers of embedded systems in automated teller machines. I was responsible for coordinating design, drafting, documentation, lab technician and manufacturing startup personnel. I led an extensive performance evaluation effort comparing our cash dispenser against all the competition. I designed and developed both the hardware and software for two high performance cash dispensing systems, two depository transports with integral printers and an experimental carbon jet array printer. These designs included A/D converters, AC and DC motor control circuits, optoelectronic sensors and transducers and electromagnetic solenoid control. The software designs included real time multitasking control functions and asynchronous serial communications protocols. Traveled throughout the U.S., Japan and Italy as a technical representative of Docutel.
Honeywell, Jun. 1978 through Feb. 1980.
As a Field Systems Specialist I was responsible for the applications engineering, installation and servicing of microprocessor based environmental control, fire alarm and security systems for large commercial buildings. This position involved close customer interfacing and training.
BSEET, BSMET 1978, Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, Missouri, USA.