Seeking to join an industry leading organization where I can immediately begin contributing. My strong work ethic and drive to challenge myself lead me to strive for greatness in any project I take on. I desire not only to utilize my current skills, but to expand them and develop new ones so that I can continually maximize my contribution to the success and profitability of the organization I join.
Music, High-end Audio, Motorcycle Track Days (road racing circuits), Downhill Skiing, Hiking, Back-country camping, Canoing, Backpacking.
AES (Audio Engineering Society) Member
Innovative Electrical Engineering Professional with a record of success leading engineering development teams from product concept through successful product commercialization. An independent thinker that effectively utilizes interpersonal and analytical competencies to successfully overcome the challenges of cross-departmental communications, while effectively managing cross-functional teams and skill sets.
A welcome addition to any Engineering Team, with a demonstrated ability to deliver highly critical projects with tight schedules and budgets, willing, and able to function in any role necessary to ensure project success and on time project delivery. Professionally dedicated individual with a background in the audio equipment development industry.
Nov 2010 - Present
Staff Audio Electrical Engineer
Responsible for designing integrated audio systems used in a wide array of consumer electronic products. Design, evaluation, and tuning of audio systems including close interaction with component suppliers.
Acoustic enclosure co-design with speaker manufacturers, passive and active filter design, and DSP design and tuning. Responsible for all phases of projects including analyzing requirements, designing, developing, testing, modifying and evaluating passive components and integrated circuitry for consumer electronics.
Determine design approaches and parameters, test to establish operating data; conduct experimental tests and evaluate results. Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability, and investigate, troubleshoot and resolve problems of a complex nature. Perform day-to-day work with little or no supervision and use discretion to determine how new assignments will be managed to meet organizational and corporate goals and objectives. Exercise expert judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Build and maintain productive internal working relationships with technical organizations, and network with key contacts outside own area of expertise and maintain a high level of vendor contact.
Nov 2003 - Nov 2010
Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Responsible for the electrical design of Clarion products, including conceptualization of new products, creation of drawings and documents which define electronic assemblies, approval of out-of-house fabricated parts, Liaison with customers regarding design of products, assisting in vendor selection, and assisting quality control with the acceptability of manufactured product.
Manage the design and validation of amplifiers and loudspeakers from prototype to production
Team leader for $5M design related VA/VE (Cost Savings) activity for OEM products
Team leader for sound quality benchmarking activity, evaluation of product sound quality, and deviations in sound quality due to design changes
Sound quality expert: Perform EQ / Sound tuning of OEM audio systems and proof of concept audio systems as well as design and implementation of two reference quality sound rooms
OEM 8-Channel DSP Audio Amplifier
Liaison with customer regarding design, specifications, schedules, and validation testing
Prepared documentation and led design reviews with both tier 2 supplier and customer
Designed countermeasures (including EMI) to reach compliance with customer specifications
Audited production facility to ensure compliance with internal and customer standards
Performed design validation and performance testing during each product development phase
OEM Powered Subwoofer
Worked closely with tier 2 management to create and maintain schedules and test plans
Worked with tier 2 design engineers to create a robust and versatile amplifier module
Liaison with customer regarding specifications, validation testing, and sound quality targets
Designed signal interface specifications and worked with design teams to implement them
Performed DV, PV, and performance testing in accordance with customer and internal specifications
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Areas of Emphasis:
Digital logic (VHDL design), Microwave Engineering, Electronic Materials, Wireless Communication systems, Computer Architecture, Medical Instrumentation, and a general emphasis on Electronics Design