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Expert in battery management system, power semiconductor device new product development, electronic component failure analysis

Expert ID: 735104 California, USA

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Adtec Electronics, Bangalore, India, 3/2016-3/2017, facilitated turn-around by developing partner for the re-launch of telemedicine solutions in rural India.
Linear Labs, Ft Worth, TX, 9/2013-10/2013, design, build, test, and patenting of power electronics controls for a novel homopolar motor.
Supreme Gridtech, Bangalore, India, 10/2012-12/2012, U.S. market entry analysis for PV solar O&M solutions.
UniStrategic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb 2012, Phoebe Wang, Conference Producer 
3-day workshop trainer “Power Fault Analysis”.
Milestone Partners, Radnor, PA, Sep 2011, Jamie Greene, Investment Professional
Consultation on film capacitors, specifically for the renewable energy industry, Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, San Jose, CA, 2001, Tarek Fahmi, Attorney.
Expert witness testimony and deposition regarding an asserted patent infringement regarding battery management.
Hearing Innovations, Tucson, AZ, 1995, privately-held hearing aid design and manufacturing company.
Design of a low-power, high-voltage DC/DC power supply for miniature hearing aids.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: MBA Subject: International Business Institution: Thunderbird
Year: 1992 Degree: BSEE Subject: Control Systems Engineering Institution: Berufsakademie Lörrach (Univ of Coop Ed)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Executive Responsibilities: Start-up operations of product development, marketing, fund raising, resourcing, and legal administration.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: austriamicrosystems Title: Senior Product Marketing Manager Department: Industry & Health Responsibilities: Monetization of a high-voltage semiconductor foundry by defining standard power management devices for industrial applications.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Cirrus Logic Title: Marketing Manager Department: Digital Audio Responsibilities: Market (re-) positioning and launch of CRUS' first digital audio power stage.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Employer: Texas Instruments Title: Systems Engineer Department: High Performance Analog Responsibilities: Project acquisition and architecture planning for DSP-based reference designs, marketing and licensing.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Dallas Semiconductors Title: Product Manager Department: System Extensions Responsibilities: Definition and launch of battery management chips, including chargers, authentication, fuel gauge and the world's first Lithium-Ion safety chip.
Years: 1993 to 1996 Employer: Apex Microtechnology Title: Applications Engineer Department: Customer Support Responsibilities: Global technical support and application notes for power amplifiers and MIL/883 DC-DC converters, failure analysis.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Contelec S.A. Title: Test Engineer Department: Quality Assurance Responsibilities: Development of a real-time data acquisition system for life-testing potentiometers.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2016 to 2017 Country / Region: India Summary: Business turn-around of embedded aerospace test system developer
Years: 2015 to 2015 Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: Work Shop presenter
Years: 2001 to 2004 Country / Region: China Summary: Semiconductor product development
Years: 1989 to 1992 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Co-op and test engineer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
LES, Licensing Executive Society, 2001-2008
AES, Audio Engineering Society, 1993-2005
Professional Appointments
Pancon Corporation, 2013, external non-voting member of the Board of Directors
Awards / Recognition
Cleantech Open, "Cleantech Hero"
Cleantech Open, national finalist

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Analysis of a mobile device charger in view of an asserted patent infringement, written opinion, and deposition without trial.
Marketing Experience
Market segmentation, customer analysis and product definition of 14 power and battery management product lines, product launch, salesforce and applications support training.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German native
English near-native proficiency
Mandarin introductory/elementary level
French basic

Fields of Expertise

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