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highly experienced embedded systems engineer and manager with
extensive expertise in industrial grade electronics, power, control
systems, real‑time computing, and product architecture.
- Professional industrial product design for power utility, chamber
control, medical, and agricultural equipment markets.
- Product life cycle management, from concept to end of life, addressing
cost, quality, and component obsolesce.
- Customer technical engagement, from cooperatively developing new ideas
to solving field problems.
- Technical expertise in architecture, board design, product reviews,
failure analysis, and field product support.
- Feasibility assessment, for partnership, investment, or acquisition.
- Team leadership, including coaching, mentoring, and sharing of
expertise and knowledge.
- Regulatory compliance, including interpretation of, enforcement to,
and testing to safety and industry standards.
I seek comprehensive up-front
consultation with stakeholders to determine true needs, composing into
simple, comprehensive requirements, which I later verify against.
My design decisions are well-documented and readily verified, with
clear and comprehensive notes. I know my skills, seeking other
subject matter experts’ involvement where appropriate. I encourage
and support others – coaching, mentoring, and learning from other
architecture and design of analog & digital circuitry, power
supplies, single-chip micros, and FPGAs.
computing: experienced with LINUX, QNX, RTAI and RT-LINUX.
systems: in power systems, environmental control, and agricultural
‘C’, assembly language, BASH, PERL, Python, VHDL and Verilog.
Programming: applications, device drivers, and kernel hacking.
MS-Excel, PERL, Python, or ‘C’, as appropriate. Experience with
LTspice and MathCAD.
Tools: OrCAD Capture and Layout, Altium, PADS, PowerPCB, AutoCAD LT.
communications/security: CAN, SPI, I2C, USB, Modbus, IEEE
802.3, VoIP; Wireshark, Nmap, SSH.
and Version Control: Atlassian Confluence and Jira; Subversion and
Lean Six Sigma and ISO 9001.
and EMC: IEC 60044, 60255, 61000, 61010, 61850, and 61869; CISPR 11,
22, and 24.
ERLPhase manufactures protective relays and disturbance recorders for
experienced product development resource where existing resources were
Sigma-Delta modulator input on DC Module, simulated and did demo board
analysis using PERL.
challenging DC Module size constraints while increasing input to
double insulated 600V rating.
- Defined DC
Module PCB layout and supervised successful layout implementation.
- Prepared DC
Module bring-up guide, including step-by-step verification criteria,
and firmware development plan.
innovative front end for new fault locator. Simulated using
captured waveforms, then made demo board, proving efficacy using
arbitrary waveform generator. Performed advanced wavelet
transform analysis in Python.
GE’s Digital Instrument Transformers manufactures digital fiber optic
current sensors for high voltage transmission lines.
product development. Provide experienced viewpoint on development
process and management approach.
- Diagnosed and
addressed long-standing firmware issues in resource-constrained PIC
processor on Status Card.
challenging high voltage high impedance precision VT input.
Managed successful regulatory testing.
- After earlier
first pass design failure, took on responsibility for 245 kV low
capacitance CCVT column. Collaborated with HV instrument
transformer engineers, supervised validation and calibration,
performed on-site system repairs.
innovation in next generation sensor architecture & design
proposal, collaborating with a multinational team.
management with direction on more effective product development
strategies and ECN policies.
guidance, mentorship, and direct assistance to an India-based team in
development of protective relays.
Lead Hardware Engineer
GE Multilin – Markham,
Ontario 2011 – 2012
- Coached young engineers, provided foundation for
- Encouraged critical thinking and supported decision making.
- Met regularly by video conference to discuss, plan, and direct
- Made significant design improvement recommendations, after reviewing
schematics and test reports.
- Provided in-person assistance to team during regulatory testing in
GE Multilin is a leading supplier of protective relays for industrial,
distribution, and transmission applications.
Responsible for the electronics development team for the URPlus
protective relay platform.
- Successful introduction of the B95Plus Bus Protection System -
supervised PCB fab, card assembly, and validation.
- Ensured contract manufacturer quality with site visits and detailed
- Maintained schedule as close as possible, by adjusting plan and
directing rapid response to challenges.
support to a less experienced team. Perform design for rapidly
expanding family of products. Provide expert analog electronics
support to digital electronics personnel.
remediation of failed power supply design, which afterwards met EMC
and performance goals.
performance goals of analog sections of multiple modules of new IEC
61850 merging unit product.
of power management on multiple boards, with custom I2C protocol
proposed, and implemented novel hall effect current sensing method on
contact output module.
Development Manager at Norscan Instruments Ltd. – Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007 – 2010
Norscan Instruments develops and manufactures monitoring systems for
buried and overhead communications cables.
product development process, personnel, and resources. Performed
lead role in design review process. Defined policies for all aspects
of product development and production test. Was senior architect for
all designs, managed the most challenging issues, lead resource for
- Directed growth of the young product development team into a cohesive,
strong, multi-disciplined 10‑person group.
- Counselled young engineers in critical thinking, decision making,
continuing education, and professional development.
- Improved efficiency by implementation of FogBugz and
Subversion, and strengthening of change control system.
- Ensured design success, assisting developers and reviewing
- Directed successful implementation of drop-in replacement for Sparton
telecom cable air pressure monitoring system.
- Green Belt
DFSS & DMAIC (coursework) at
- Power System
Protection 24.360 (“A” grade) at
University of Manitoba
International Section Officers Leadership at
SAE International, Warrendale PA
- BSc (EE) with
distinction (cumulative GPA 3.82 out of 4.00) at
University of Manitoba
Other Interests and Skills
automobiles – have 1957 Cadillac, being restored. Trained on
1918 Ford Model ‘T’ operation.
- Time – expert
at IRIG-B and time synchronization, have Arbiter 1084C satellite clock
computing – Digital Ocean droplets providing NextCloud, SSH
and WordPress services.
operator – shortwave listener, amateur operator VE4DMW (active on
local VHF & UHF repeaters).