Seeking a position in the Chicago/Rockford area to best utilize technical management abilities and experience in a management role to contribute to the profitability and success of a firm while learning new aspects of business operations. Conscientious, thorough, and motivated, results-oriented self starter that is open minded and continuously looking for better, novel, creative, and innovative ways to achieve the optimum solution with excellent problem solving, leadership, and communication skills. Personality fosters long term relationships leading to teamwork.



    • Direct supervision of eight engineers and technicians
    • Manage electrical design including schematic capture, PCB layout, analog, digital, and FPGA design, components engineering, and system wiring
    • Performance reviews, team building, training, and mentoring
    • Staffing and hiring including permanent and contract labor
    • Insure preliminary and critical design reviews
    • Selection, support, and training of CAD systems and tools for electrical design


    • Proposal writing and presenting
    • Statements of work
    • Budgets, schedules, and risk assessment
    • Customer interfacing


    • Overall design responsibility on $8M program including hardware, software, mechanical, and optical
    • Systems engineering
    • Specifications and interface control documents
    • Preliminary and critical design reviews
    • Documentation release, production support, and integration and testing
    • Delivery to customer and customer support


    • Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for image processing, data formatting, video, and real time applications
    • VME and IBM PC compatible platforms
    • Embedded microprocessors and controllers
    • High speed digital design
    • General analog design


    • Business software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project 98, Visio Technical
    • Internet: FrontPage Express, HomeSite 4.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, Illustrator 9.0, LiveMotion, ImageReady, Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator
    • Programming languages: C++, VHDL, HTML, BASIC, INTEL 8749, 8096 assembler code, Echelon LonWorks
    • Operating systems: MSDOS, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, UNIX, Mercury Computerís MCOS
    • Mentor Graphics: Design Architect, Design entry, Quicksim digital simulation
    • Data IO Synario: Design entry, Digital simulation, FPGA tools.
    • Orcad: Design entry, Digital simulation, FPGA tools.
    • VeriBest: Design View, Design Capture, FPGA Express, VHDL Simulator
    • Xilinx tools


Recon/Optical, Inc., Barrington, IL 1994 to present

Manager, Hardware Engineering; Senior Project Engineer; Senior Design Engineer

Sun Electric Corp. / Snap-On Tools, Crystal Lake, IL 1985 to 1994

Design Engineer

Nuvatec Inc., Downers Grove, IL 1983 to 1985

Electrical Engineer


DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Chicago

Master of Business Administration, March 2002

Double concentration in E-Business and Entrepreneurship, current GPA: 3.6 / 4.0

Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 1982


McHenry Community College, McHenry, IL 1992-1994

Computer programming logic, introductory, intermediate, and advanced C programming, object oriented programming (C++), and two accounting classes.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1990

Digital signal processing class


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