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Expert in Airfield Lighting, HVAC and Gas Controls, Product Development, Automotive, Appliances and Electrical Designs

Expert ID: 731235 Ohio, USA

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Over 25 years of experiance developing, troubleshooting, cost reducing and manufacturing electronic circuits that are part of another product. This requires a vast knowledge of semiconductor components and electrical applications. Controls developed typically involved displays, electromechanical devices, sensors, relays and lighting.

Developed hydraulic fluid analyzer for US Air Force to detect particulate and water content in combat aircraft. This was part of a 3-phase SBIR project funded by the USAF. Project involved producing three prototypes, circuit design, PCB layout and firmware.Developed concepts leading to a patent for start-up diabetic measurement company. Served as Director of Engineering for two years while venture capital funding was secured.Developed sporting game prototype to track trajectory of golf ball putt and send information to computer for analysis. Build prototype, microprocessor circuitry and firmware.Analysis of failed Diabetic blood glucose meter. Determined that there were insufficient protection mechanisms to guard against expired blood strips causing very high reading. Analysis of company FMEA's further proved that the severity of this design flaw was downplayed.Developed a product to light keyholes and locksets with an LED using motion detection and a solar charging option.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Middletown, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Ohio University
Year: 1986 Degree: BSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Ohio University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: ADB Airfield Solutions Title: Electrical Engineering Group Leader Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Lead development team of engineers to provide manufacturing support and R&D for worldwide airfield lighting company. Developed many new products and converted existing lights to LED power supplies. Certification and application knowledge.

Analysis of critical safety systems using FMEA and other analysis methods.

Advisor to FAA on airfield infrastructure of the future.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: GreenField Solar Corp Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Designed solar tracker system for start-up company.
Helped with installation and service while updating software in the field.
Developed software to improve tracking system.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Battelle Memorial Institute Title: Principal Engineer Department: Medical Products Responsibilities: Developed medical instrumentation and systems.

Lead Electrical Engineer developing complex equipment to optically analyze biological infections.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Invensys Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Developed gas controls for water heaters and furnaces.

Participated in design of thermostat and climate controls for industrial and residential applications.

Lead engineer for automotive climate control division.
Years: 1996 to 2001 Employer: Dynalab Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Developed wire harness test equipment used in automotive and appliance industries.
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: IRD Mechanalysis Title: Electrical Engineer Department: Systems Engineering Responsibilities: Developed equipment to monitor rotating machinery health - fans, pumps, conveyors, presses.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Toledo Scale Title: Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Developed industrial controls involving weighing process.

Developed retail grocery scale software.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Hughey and Phillips Title: Director of Enginering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Lead team of engineers developing high powered LED lighting products for critical obstruction lighting applications.

Lead engineering team which interfaced with manufacturing department to ensure product volume, quality and cost goals were met.

Named on several patents.
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: EDG, Consulting Engineers Title: Sr. Instrumentation and Controls Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Design and oversight of bulk handling system controls used in oil and gas, bulk materials and grain processing.

Developed system controls architecture, instrumentation cabinets and related wiring.

Developed systems that coordinated switchgear power, motor starters and monitors for safe operation.
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner / Lead Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Independent consulting for various companies to develop, improve, cost reduce and troubleshoot products and equipment.

Automated food cooking equipment, optical fluid analysis for military application, electrical controls for agricultural equipment, LED lighting products and expert opinion work. Named on several patents.

Design work to the component level including schematics, component selection, sensors, PCB layout, programming and displays. Embedded processors and PLC's .

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to 2012 Agency: FAA Role: Technical Expert Description: He served on the FAA Electrical Infrastructure testing committee and testified to FAA and other groups on an airfield status light issue.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Scottland Summary: He assisted service personnel in determining root cause for instrumentation failures on Northshore oil platforms.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Calgary, Canada Summary: Performed service call and troubleshooting for new high profile customer that was experiancing failures of airport signs. Modified firmware and reprogrammed all signs.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Mexico City, Mexico Summary: Trained service personnel in troubleshooting sign conversion power supply installations. High profile customer needed additional support.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Passed EIT/FE test State of Ohio
Publications and Patents Summary
Patent for non-invasive blood glucose measurement.
Patent pending for several airfield lighting innovations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Consulted as expert on medical diabetic measurement device failure, crane control failure, school boiler explosion and flooding which damaged switchgear.

No dispositions or court cases.
Training / Seminars
Certification for UL 1998, and knowledge of many FAA related certifications.
Vendor Selection
Many instances of sourcing parts from outside USA for product development or sustaining engineering work.
Marketing Experience
Extensive knowledge of Airfield lighting trends as they move to LEDs.
Other Relevant Experience
Circuit design, PCB layout, prototypes to certification as needed.
Firmware/software development.
Analysis of engineering methods, FMEA, best design practices, NPD process, gated design process.

Fields of Expertise

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