Expert in Airfield Lighting, HVAC and Gas Controls, Product Development, Automotive, Appliances and Electrical Designs
Expert ID: 731235 Ohio, USA
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
|Year: 1988||Degree: MSEE||Subject: Electrical Engineering||Institution: Ohio University|
|Year: 1986||Degree: BSEE||Subject: Electrical Engineering||Institution: Ohio University|
|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 .
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|Many instances of sourcing parts from outside USA for product development or sustaining engineering work.|
|Extensive knowledge of Airfield lighting trends as they move to LEDs.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Circuit design, PCB layout, prototypes to certification as needed.
Analysis of engineering methods, FMEA, best design practices, NPD process, gated design process.
Fields of Expertise
electric control, electromechanical product development, electronic assembled device, electronic circuit element, electronic control, electronic device, electronic display instrument, electronic product development, light control, logic gate, microelectronic device, electronic fluorescent lamp ballast, engineering change control, electric machine, power semiconductor device new product development, analog signal processor, management, quality improvement, high-frequency semiconductor, solid-state device, unit under test, transmitter, transceiver, electromechanical control, control system, combustion control, climate control