Research & Development Staff Engineer
- Joined the Kintronic Laboratories Inc. Engineering Staff in the spring of 1999 relocating from Kansas City, Kansas where employed by B.F. Goodrich Aerospace as a Senior Project Engineer, providing test programming and engineering for the Navigation and Communication Electronic Systems onboard commercial aircraft. Prior to Kansa City; served as a QA Test Engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems Division in Bristol, Tennessee primarily developing Automated and Manual Test Systems for numerous NATO Missile Systems; including Dragon, Hawk, Patriot, Maverick, Sparrow, and IBM Commercial Systems. After joining Raytheon in 1980 and obtaining a NATO Final Secret Clearance, many international projects were completed and field engineering became a secondary requirement with travel in the US and Europe providing onsite liaison and engineering services. During this timeframe provided Contract Instructor Services for Northeast State University in Blountville, TN.
- Previous to Raytheon and after graduating from DeVry Institute in Chicago in 1979, had been self-employed and provided contract electronic, installation, and consulting services in the Tri-Cities metropolitan area.
- Military Service totaling six years in the United States Marine Corps was served after graduation from high school; which included Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC, Advanced Combat Training at Camp Lejeune, NC, Field Radio Operators Course at Montford Point, NC, Basic Electronics, Radar Fundamentals, and Advanced Radar and IFF Systems at Twentynine Palms, CA, and Multiple Instructor Orientation Courses at Camp Pendleton, CA prior to becoming a fulltime Senior Military Instructor at the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics Schools in Twentynine Palms, California where military service obligations were completed.
- During employment at Kintronic as a Research and Development Staff Engineer, primarily providing QC, New Product Research and Development, Test, and Field Engineering; many Hi-Power Projects such as Trans World Radio at 400 kW in Sri Lanka, Dijibouti at 600 kW in Africa, and the US Federal Government’s 4 million watt HAARP research project in Alaska; along with many other projects are providing much excitement and many travel opportunities.