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5/99 - Present Engineering Consultant, Santa Clara, CA.
Mechanical Engineering design consulting and surgical training consulting.
5/99 - Present Writer/Director/Producer, Survival Machine Productions, Santa Clara, CA.
Developing a feature length motion picture titled “In A Flash”, currently in pre-production. Wrote the script, completed full storyboard and directed and shot a trailer in high definition video. Assistant Editor on the full-length feature film “Cathy Morgan” -- edited approximately ¼ of the finished film. Also acted as Director of Photography on several smaller projects including a suite of documentary videos for the Stanford Computer Forum.
10/97 - 5/99 Mechanical Systems Manager, ArrayComm, Inc., San Jose, CA.
Managed design and production of all mechanical aspects of company’s products. Major projects included design of the indoor base station and outdoor subscriber unit housing for the Wireless Local Loop product. Sheet metal, injection molded plastic, die-castings and machined parts were all used in various part of the package design. Worked with partner Kyocera to develop the next generation of equipment.
6/95 - 10/97 Project Leader, Research and Development KeraVision, Inc., Fremont, CA.
5/92 - 6/95 Development Engineer. KeraVision, Inc., Santa Clara, CA.
Project Leader responsibilities included: Developed follow-on products to complement the existing nearsightedness implant. Led the effort to develop a new product to correct farsightedness (hyperopia).
Development Engineer responsibilities included: Engineer in the R&D department of KeraVision, which manufactures corneal implants designed to correct nearsightedness and other vision defects. Responsibilities included complete redesign of the surgical instrument set, overseeing production of instruments and tooling from conception to manufacture, surgical training of doctors and OR personnel, and tissue lab work to develop new instruments and techniques, including a total redesign of the surgical procedure. Holder of 3 patents, more pending.
5/91 - 5/92 Independent consultant. Milpitas, CA.
Work included computer consulting, construction of a 1/3 scale prototype ground effect aircraft for a Stanford researcher, and organization of a record attempt for the high performance SWIFT foot-launched sailplane, as well as participating in test flight activity for this aircraft. I was involved with the initial design of the SWIFT at Stanford from 1985 to 1988.
8/90 - 4/91 Manager, Vehicle Systems. AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, CA.
3/89 - 8/90 Associate Engineer. AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, CA.
Manager, Vehicle Systems responsibilities included: Liaison to General Motors during the startup of the production effort for the EV1 electric vehicle, GM's production version of the Impact prototype, covering all aspects of the design. Managed the construction of three prototype electric vehicles at AeroVironment, as well as coordinating parts production for an additional eight vehicles at the GM Tech Center. Managed four people who worked on engineering test vehicles, data acquisition, battery and vehicle testing. Worked on motor and battery testing and design issues for the production car.
Associate Engineer responsibilities included: One of the lead engineers on the Impact electric car project built for General Motors. Involved with numerous aspects of the Impact prototype development, including motor and gearbox dynamometer testing, overseeing production of prototype motors and gearboxes, liaison with GM Advanced Concept Center (exterior and interior styling), motor and battery cooling, CV joint selection and modification, motor mount design, data acquisition and testing at GM desert proving ground in Mesa, AZ. Traveled with the Impact to the Geneva auto show in Mar. 1990 and toured six European countries explaining the car to the press and public. Also was Macintosh network manager for the AeroVironment Monrovia office.
10/88-11/88 Computer Programmer. Desktop Aeronautics, Palo Alto CA.
Ported an airfoil design program from the Macintosh OS to Microsoft Windows.
4/86-7/86 Helicopter Flight Instructor & Commercial Pilot. Mid County Air, Stockton CA.
4/82-7/84 Owner, Computer Store. The Software Stop, Lakewood, California.
Majority owner in partnership. Sold computers, computer peripherals, and computer software. Responsible for all major business decisions along with two other partners. Work included: business planning, purchasing, promotion, accounting, and sales.
US Patent 06143010, Corneal vacuum centering device, issued 11/07/2000.
US Patent 05846256, Device and method for inserting a biocompatible material into the corneal stroma, issued 12/08/1998.
US Patent 05843105 System for inserting material into corneal stroma, issued 12/01/1998.
Additional patents pending.
6/88 Stanford University, Stanford, California. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Pilot of Helicopters, Light Planes, Sailplanes, Gyroplanes and Hang Gliders.
Board Member and Program Director: IMAGE - (Independent Media Artists Group) , a non-profit community group focusing on film and video production (Oct.2000 - present).
Last Updated 19-Feb-01