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Expert in CAD/CAM

Expert ID: 108425 Minnesota, USA

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AUTOMATION. Much of Expert's career has been devoted to computer or microprocessor automation of both products and manufacturing processes. His product automation experiences include: automotive diagnosis, medical diagnosis, and LAN products. His process automation experiences include: electronic motor manufacturing, n/c & robotics manufacturing, and CAD/CAM.

ELECTRONIC DESIGN; ELECTRONIC DEVICE. During Expert's career, he has been a founder of six start-up companies, and all involving electronic devices that he has created. He has 25 years of experience designing analog and digital systems for manufacturability and durability, many including communications, microprocessor, and ASIC technology.

CAD/CAM. Expert's career includes the application of CAD/CAM to tool and die design and fabrication processes, as well as the founding of a CAD/CAM company known today as Camax Systems. Today, Expert's company, Perception, Inc., has both mechanical and electronic CAD/CAM systems and uses the technology daily in product design and development.

NUMERICAL CONTROL (N/C). Expert's career includes the application of n/c to tool, die, and product fabrication and the founding of an n/c automation company known today as Intercim Corporation. He has successfully applied n/c to the manufacture of jewelry, printing equipment, and medical devices. He is a past president of the Numerical Control Society, a worldwide group.

ENGINE DESIGN. Expert's experience includes the design and development of diagnostic equipment and concepts for internal combustion engines controlled by electronic systems. A thorough understanding of engine design and emissions is required for what has proven to be one of the most successful engine diagnostic products currently on the market.

PRODUCT DESIGN. Along with 25 years of electronic and mechanical product design for his own interests, there is a ten-year span focused on contract design for the benefit of others. Through the years he has demonstrated a unique ability to creatively apply new technology to the product needs of a business.

PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY; LOGIC. Expert has gained a level of competence in evaluating current market offerings and matching them with potential applications. He has successfully applied several families of PAL's and the Xilinx FPGA to new electronic products.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: Subject: Various Technology Continuing Education Courses Institution: University of Michigan & Wisconsin
Year: 1964 Degree: BSIE Subject: Manufacturing Engineering Institution: Oklahoma University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chairman - Board Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President & CEO Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Undisclsoed Title: Co-Founder, Vice President of R & D Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: Micronix Incorporated (Perception, Inc.) Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1965 to 1975 Employer: Jostens Title: Process Research Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1961 to 1964 Employer: John Roberts Company Title: Tool & Die Maker Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a long-time member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers/CASA, and was a long time member of the Numerical Control Society and IEEE. He has also been a member of the SME Speakers Directory, and was elected to the founding board of directors for the Arcnet Trade Association (ATA).
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds several patents in mechanical, electronic and software concepts. He has published numerous technical papers on computers in manufacturing and engineering design.

Fields of Expertise

automation technology, computer-aided design, electronic device, electronic device design, engine design, numerical control, product design, programmable gate array, market potential, electronics, design for assembly, new product assessment, computer-aided electric machine design, graphics-hardware architecture, alarm system design, computer-aided mechanical design, particle-size measurement, medical device manufacturing, internal combustion engine, stress measurement, strain measurement, software engineering systems design, design for manufacture and assembly, engineering design standardization, computer-aided geometric design, automated machine design, field-programmable gate array, function logic diagram, conductor jointing, electronic cable, electric contact, cabling process, manufacturing control, legal patenting, computer interpreter, vacuum molding, industrial engineering, computer hardware, computer numerical control, wire stripping, vibration pickup, torch cutting, systems engineering, spark-ignition engine, soldering, small engine, wiping contact, robotics, research management, relay, rapid prototyping, propane engine, printing machinery, polymer machining, plastic injection molding, cathode-ray oscilloscope, ohmic contact, metal machining, manufacturing, electrical lead, gasoline engine, factory automation, electronics testing, electrolytic capacitor, electrical connector, digital numerical control, die making, conventional machining, computer vision, compiler, circuit breaker, AutoCAD

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