February 2021 – Present (1 year)
Intellijel had been a client of Dena Technologies since 2012 and shared the same facilities for several years.
July 2010 – February 2021 (10 years, 8 months)
Designed well over a hundred circuit boards for a half dozen clients including stairlift controls, lighting controls, HVAC, power supplies, and professional audio equipment. Many products also developed firmware, mainly for PIC microcontrollers. NPI. Business development.
Developed the ISO 9001 quality system. We were one of the first registered to the 2015 edition. Developed inventory management processes, ECN, RMA, and other processes. Designed web-based MRP system to supplement older desktop application.
Provided test diagnostic and technical support services, component alternate/cross recommendations, and other design level support.
September 2005 – November 2009 (4 years 3 months)
Custom electronics product development and management of in-house manufacturing operation. Products mainly engine controllers and vending machines/display kiosks. Due to the size of the final assemblies, I was managing a team of over 20 people in two buildings.
July 2004 – August 2005 (1 year 2 months)
Manufacturing of cable assemblies and other devices. Supervised a small team of people.
July 2001 – July 2002 (1 year 1 month)
Development of PC-based RADAR systems. This technology is currently owned by Russell Technologies.
January 2001 – March 2001 (3 months)
Mainly purchasing and efforts to implement a component inventory database. Coincided with the crash of the technology market.
January 1998 – October 2000 (2 years 10 months)
Quotations on new contracts and launch of new products (NPI). My background in design was different from other people in the engineering department. I was frequently transferred between teams to assist with NPI of a large numbers of products.
December 1996 – January 1998 (1 year 2 months)
Design of SONAR based communications systems. Orcatron was an old public company with many traditional and outdated business practices such as typing up letters on a typewriter, faxing PO’s, blueprinting copies of drawings. Little was done on computers.
December 1994 – November 1996 (2 years)
Design of a wide variety of power supplies. These products formed the foundation of what Analytic Systems is today, but they were still only four or five people at the time and subject to market fluctuations.
December 1993 – October 1994 (11 months)
Design of 2D and 3D plotters what you would call today subtractive and additive manufacturing on large eight foot gantry tables for sign-making, and sign lighting systems including neon and special black light reactive chemicals and flashers/dimmers. Firmware programming in 8051 assembly language as was the style at the time. Coast Micro Systems was part of a group of companies which included OmniCAD, Kinetic Precix, Luminart, CADLink, Scanvec, and Alpha Neon. The control boards from Precix products had been manufactured at Dena Technologies during my tenure there.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Technology, Electronics
2005 – 2012
Associate in Electronics Engineering Technology
1990 – 1993