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Expert in Telecommunications, Wireline Interference, and Electrical Protection Problems

Expert ID: 733993 Texas, USA

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INDUCTION NEUTRALIZING TRANSFORMER. Expert wrote the Bell System Practice on the INT in 1972, engineered the unit in numerous facilities, and worked for the manufacturer in the late `70s and early `80s. He assists in using the device to solve problems affecting either the service providers' or end users' equipment.

COMMON MODE CHOKES. Expert has been involved in the design, manufacturing and application of this device since 1978. He has used it to solve telecommunication and data line noise and equipment susceptibility problems.

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE; ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISE; ELECTROMAGNETIC PROTECTION. Expert has been involved in the early studies and documentation of EMI. He has solved problems and trained personnel in the EMI field, working to mitigate interference with telephone and data communication signal transmissions, equipment damage and personnel safety hazards.

TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT ELECTRICAL PROTECTION. Expert has studied, documented and trained personnel in the use of devices to protect telecommunication and data equipment against the harmful effects of EMI and lightning. His work has led to the development of induction neutralizing transformers, harmonic suppression reactors, longitudinal noise chokes and telecommunication radio frequency interference (RFI) filters.

LIGHTNING PROTECTION. Expert is an expert in the various techniques, including the use of arresters, used to prevent lightning damage to telecommunication and data lines.

ALTERNATING CURRENT LINE HARMONICS. Since 1972, Expert has specialized in understanding and solving the problems of power line harmonics, particularly at those frequencies in the telephone voice band that cause noise (300-3000 Hz) and at lower frequencies that cause power utility, telecommunication and data line protection problems.

HUM. Expert has worked on measuring and solving the problems of 60 Hz induction into telephone lines since 1972.

LOCAL AREA NETWORKING. Expert has been involved in LANs since the early 1990s. He has particular expertise in protecting LANs from lightning or induced power surges and in enhancing their operating performance, reliability and extending their reach.

As a consultant, Expert is responsible for:
* Training
* Field Surveys
* Inductive Coordination Assistance with Power Companies
* Mitigation Recommendations

In the spring of 2002, he was asked to develop and teach two new graduate courses in the new Masters in Network Communications program offered by the College of Technology. One course was on Advanced Wireless Networks (ELET 6302) and the other was on Project Management in Communications (ELET 6314). In the fall of 2002, he developed and taught a course on Network Management (ELET 6312)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Technology Institution: University of Houston
Year: 2001 Degree: MBA Subject: Telecommunications Institution: University of Dallas

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert helps telecom providers deliver reliable and cost-efficient high-bandwidth services, like IPTV.
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: AT&T Title: Senior Project Manager Department: AT&T Business Solutions Responsibilities: Expert managed the successful execution of large, multi-million dollar in revenue networking projects for the Government, Education and Medical industry primarily in the Houston market. Examples were the first major installation of U-verse in a university residential setting and handled the implementation of ExxonMobil's MPLS network throughout the United States.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: SBC Title: Manager – Engineering Design Department: Construction & Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the design and administration of outside plant facilities from the Central Office main distributing frame to the customer premise, loop electronics applications, and others for wire centers in the Northeast Houston district.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: SBC Title: Project Manager Department: Global Markets Customer Care Responsibilities: He managed the successful execution of large, multi-million dollar in revenue networking projects
primarily in the Houston market. Examples were SBC's first 10 Gigabit circuits for Shell Oil at multiple sites involving diverse routing.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: SBC Title: Frame Planner/Engineer Department: Network Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Frame Planning and Engineering of all Houston Area Central Office Main Distributing Frames and COSMIC Frames. This experience included any connector/protector installations from the Outside Plant Engineer, any block installations for Collocation/Line Sharing from the Transport Equipment Engineer or any block locations for switch terminations from the Switching Engineer. He also planned, approved, budgeted and generated Telephone Equipment Orders totaling over $4 MM, including the supervision of the cluster vendors doing the installation. He also served as SWBT’s representative on the FrameMate II committee to replace the existing inventory control process for COSMIC frames and included all frames within an office.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: SBC Title: Transport Manager Department: Network Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Transport Planning and Engineering of Houston Area Central Offices. His experience there included preparing floor space, cable racks and distributed AC and DC power for CLEC equipment, the installation of CLEC equipment, tie cables from the collocation cages to the Main Distributing Frames, tie cables between the MDF and COSMIC frames and any SONET, Miniplexer and radio equipment. He also planned, approved, budgeted and generated Telephone Equipment Orders totaling over $6 MM, including the supervision of the installation vendors. He served as the Subject Matter Expert on Power, Protection & Grounding Issues and served as the SWBT Houston representative on SBC's C.O. Fiber and Frame CFST committee.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Time Warner Cable Title: Residential Shared Services Manager Department: Responsibilities: He managed four facilities-based Grade A apartment complexes in Houston representing 1,438 units that were successfully converted to resale with SBC. He was also a Project Manager over six new apartment complexes representing 1896 units and over $1MM in CATV & telephone wiring, and successfully coordinated conduit and wiring demarcs with SBC and ALLTEL. Successfully implemented long distance conversion from MCI to USLD.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Money Mailer Title: Vice President/Owner Department: Responsibilities: As Vice President and Owner of this direct-mail marketing franchise covering the Northeast Houston area, Expert developed over 100 small business clients. He increased their business with advertising and promotional campaigns, including over the Internet.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: Datamerica Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities: As President and Owner of this small local area networking company with offices in Houston and Dallas, Expert brought the company from 5 employees doing $500K in sales to over 30 employees and $2MM in sales.
Years: 1986 to 1991 Employer: SNC Telecom Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities: Expert spent 5 years as President and Owner of this small telecommunications distributor of interference and protection equipment. This franchised business covered the five-state Southwestern Bell region and included primarily telecommunications accounts. The business grew to over $1MM in sales.
Years: 1978 to 1986 Employer: SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc. Title: Vice President/Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert established a telecommunications/utility division for this small transformer company. He increased sales from $200K to over $2.5MM while managing the product line from a design engineering, production, sales and marketing standpoint. He wrote a widely used training manual employed by over 5,000 telecom engineers and managers worldwide during 3 day-long seminars. He had the text published by ABC. During this time, Expert also developed a franchised dealership network to replace existing reps/distributors.
Years: 1974 to 1978 Employer: Southwestern Bell Title: Engineering Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed the Houston area transmission engineering section. He reviewed and approved over $100 MM in OSP engineering projects. He also served as the Inductive Coordination Electrical Protection (ICEP) Engineer that consulted/coordinated with power companies causing telecom problems.
Years: 1972 to 1974 Employer: Western Electric Title: Technical Writing Specialist Department: Responsibilities: Expert coordinated with AT&T, Bell Labs and the Bell Operating Companies in revising and updating the 50-year-old Bell System Practices on Inductive Interference that developed into the 873 Series of BSP’s.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
* Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since 1970
* Member in good standing with the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2001
* Life Member of the UH Alumni Association since 1986
* Served on the UH College of Technology Dean’s Board of Industrial Advisors from 1985 – 1993 and the Engineering Technology’s Industry
Advisory Board from 2009 to present
* President of the Houston Society of Telecommunications Engineers – 2000 and Vice President in 1999
* Member of the Executive Board of the Texas Society of Telecommunications Engineers – 2000
* Director on the University of Houston’s Alumni Board from 1974 – 1978 representing the College of Technology
* President of the UH College of Technology's IEEE's Student Chapter 1971 – 1972
* Officer of the UH Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity 1970 – 1972
Licenses / Certifications
* Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) on December 11, 2001 and current through 2020
* Received Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from AT&T and the University of Houston in December 2011
Professional Appointments
* Expert was Instrumental in the development of IEEE Standard 1137 – 1991 on the "IEEE Guide for the Implementation of Inductive Coordination Mitigation Techniques and Application"

* Expert has been an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Engineering Technology department at (undisclosed U.S. university) continuously from 2007 to present. He has taught senior-level classes in Advanced Microcomputer Networks and Advanced Wireless Networks graduate classes. He has taught a senior-level course on Computer Networking and a senior-level course on Data Communications (ELET 4302). He has taught a senior-level course on Telecommunications and courses Circuit Theory. He also developed and taught the first graduate course Project Management in Communications. He developed and taught the first graduate course on Network Management (ELET 6312). All three of the graduate-level classes were for the new Masters in Network Communications program at UH's College of Technology.

Expert taught an accelerated technical training program in basic electronics for North Harris Montgomery Community College in 2005 and 2006 to SBC non-management employees.
Awards / Recognition
AT&T Science and Technology Medal -- …he was nominated by Executive Vice President of AT&T Shared Services to receive the distinguished AT&T Science and Technology Medal… Be difference in just being nominated for this prestigious award and actually receiving it!
“The AT&T Customer Rules!" Service Excellence Award
Recipient of the SBC Vice President’s 2nd Quarter Global Excellence Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 14 publications regarding power protection and the related fields.

Fields of Expertise

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