Over 20 years of experience in the development, design, and application of electronic controllers in the industries of industrial automation and appliances. Broad area of expertise in the field of ASD (adjustable speed drive) and DC drives, HMIs and PLCs. Specific field experience includes but is not limited to Siemens, Allen Bradley, Eurotherm, Saftronics, Yaskawa, Cegelec and GE products.
January 2010-CurrentLead Electrical Engineer | GE/Hitachi Energy | Wilmington, NC
Electrical lead and designer of all controls and signal processing involving BWR (Boil Water Reactor) refuel outage tooling.
January 2008-January 2010Engineering Manager | Computer Sciences Corp | New Bern, NC
Manager of Engineering/Drafting staff integrating Military Helicopter (H60 platforms) system level structural and avionic upgrades from concept to completion.
January 2006-January 2008ASD Controls Engineer | GE/Hitachi Energy Granite Services Contractor | Wilmington, NC
Project task lead for the Harmonic Analysis modeling and site testing of medium voltage ASD (Adjustable Speed Drive) system effects including Transformer, Input Reactor, 12 pulse bridge, IGCT inverter section, output dv/dt filter, input/output power cables and AC induction motors on Boil Water Reactor (BWR) recirculation pump applications.
ESBWR (Economically Simplified Boil Water Reactor) I&C engineering task lead design for the Steam Bypass and Pressure Control System (C85).
January 2002-January 2006Electrical Design Engineer | Electrolux Home Products | Kinston, NC
Lead Engineer for all electronic control board hardware/software development of domestic Electrolux, Frigidaire, and Kenmore dishwashers.
Successfully launched over 20 dishwasher electronic control variants for production.
Developed new wash algorithms via PLC and Labview programming.
Integral team player and developer of new VSD technology used to vary wash pressures in new dishwasher designs.
January 2000-January 2002Lead Design Engineer | General Electric Appliances | Louisville, KY
Managed and designed electrical and electronic sub-assemblies through washer programs through internal NPI (New Product Introduction) process.
Team leader of new VSD motor control and accelerometer sub-system design within washing machines to Six Sigma quality.
Inventor of new washer "Out of Balance" indirect sensing technique.
Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Designed new motor control networking schemes for clothes care programs to streamline life testing capabilities.
Managed and mentored Laundry team junior engineers.
January 1998-January 2000VSD Applications Engineer | Yaskawa Electric America | Waukegan, IL
Applications design for AC inverters, DC brushless and servo motor controllers.
Conducted training seminars on programming, troubleshooting, application of motor controls and systems.
Technical writer for new product manuals and technical documents.
Embedded systems programming for application specific routines/algorithms.
Conducted new hardware design of new option interface PCB's for new motor transducer feedback schemes.
Field Service and researcher of newer product applications.
Integral part of sales team during new product launches.
January 1996-January 1998Technical Training Instructor | Eurotherm Drives | Charlotte, NC
Conductor of in-house and on-site training seminars on Eurotherm fiber optic LINK networks, AC/DC open and closed loop drive systems design and maintenance.
Developer of course curriculum for new products and specialized on-site customer needs.
January 1992-January 1996Field Service Engineer | Saftronics Inc | Ft. Myers, FL
Conducted on-site domestic and international field service, training and R&D on AC/DC fractional to 2000 HP motor controls/PLCs and systems.
Field commissioning engineer for all motor control system application of conveyor, web handling, wind tunnel, quarry dredging, rock crushers, winders, extruders, textile, filtration systems, HVAC, rolling mill, stamp press, fan and pump, injection/blow molding machines, cranes and hoist and CNC machines amongst others.
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Companies Worked For:
Computer Sciences Corp
GE/Hitachi Energy Granite Services Contractor
Electrolux Home Products
General Electric Appliances
Yaskawa Electric America
Cooks Institute of Electronics Engineering
Kennedy Western University
Job Titles Held:
Lead Electrical Engineer
ASD Controls Engineer
Electrical Design Engineer
Lead Design Engineer
VSD Applications Engineer
Technical Training Instructor
Field Service Engineer
Electronic Warfare Technician
Bachelors of Science : Electronics Engineering Bachelors of Science : Computer Science MBA :
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