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 Expert  725474

Expert in Satellite Communications Systems Consulting - Engineering, project management.

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Washington (WA)
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Expert has spent over 40 years in the satellite communications industry, working with communications satellites and the communications networks they support. He has been a communications technician at satellite teleports, a field manager managing satellite communications operations, and a principal engineer in the terrestrial systems engineering group at SES Americom. He has extensive experience in designing, evaluating, and testing satellite communications systems, including small terminal systems using VSAT antennas, and larger systems using satellite earth station and teleport facilities with medium to large satellite antennas. His expertise includes satellite link analysis, and preparing engineering diagrams and technical documentation. Accomplishments include: * He led engineering team in design, development, and integration of a super head end to acquire video programming from satellites, re-encode the video, and deliver IPTV to telephone companies and other companies wanting to deliver video over IP networks to subscribers. Efforts resulted in a new product, IP Prime, and a new company division. * He collaborated with team of engineers on a new product, Mobile Maritime Broadband, that provides internet connectivity and voice over IP by satellite to marine locations. This product was for KVH and has grown into the KVH Mini VSAT network. * He designed new satellite communications package that allows TV broadcasters to extend the reach of their base broadcast transmitters; launched by SES Americom as SignalSat. * He designed engineering solution to correct audio problem with a statewide videoconferencing network involving 37 sites. * He directed team of 5 technicians to implement design changes to 37 sites and complete upgrade in 10 days with no interruptions to the conference schedule. * He managed a 3 month project to monitor a customer's satellite downlink to solve a longstanding interference problem. * He enabled the consistent delivery of high availability and customer satisfaction through efficient scheduling while reducing overtime and minimizing operational costs. * Ultimately, he recognized with with 4 “A-Team” awards, 7 “Recognition of Excellence” awards, and 3 management cash awards.

communication satellite




satellite antenna


satellite communication


satellite communication link analysis


satellite communication system evaluation


small earth terminal design


small earth terminal testing


VSAT antenna


earth station

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   AS Electronic Technology   Electronics   University of Guam  
1976   BBA   Business   University of Guam   Magna Cum Laude
1982   MBA   Business   University of La Verne  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to 2015




Satellite communications consultant


President - owner


He provides consulting and the following services: project management, satellite communication systems design, link analysis, cost proposal preparation, drafting engineering diagrams, writing technical proposals, preparing test plans, and testing equipment and systems.

2000 to 2007


SES Americom (formerly GE Americom and RCA Americom)


Terrestrial Systems Engineering


Principal Member Engineering Group


He performed technology needs assessment with customers and designed customized satellite communications systems. He developed cost proposals, engineering diagrams, technical proposals, and system description documents. He conducted satellite link analysis and prepared link budgets. He oversaw equipment ordering and cost management. He coordinated system installation and integration and oversaw system acceptance testing. He supervised vendor teams and in-house cross-functional teams.

1983 to 2000


SES Americom (Formerly GE Americom and RCA Americom


Terrestrial Systems Operations


Regional Manager and Earth Station Manager


He managed operations of six satellite earth stations, supervising up to 10 satellite communications technicians. He oversaw operations budget, technician work assignments, communications operations, and equipment and facility maintenance. He ensured high customer satisfaction.

1971 to 1983


RCA Americom


Field operations


Earth Station Technician


He installed, operated, tested, and maintained all earth station communications equipment, including RF low and high power amplifiers, up-converters, down-converters, modems, and other earth station infrastructure equipment.

1964 to 1968


U.S. Air Force


Strategic Air Command


Sergeant - Weapons Mechanic


He loaded weapons on B-52 bombers, and trained and evaluated weapons loading teams during Vietnam War.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), and the following LinkedIn groups: IPTV, Satellite Group, Satellite services work group, and the University of La Verne's Business Alumni Association (ULV)


GE Capital Black Belt: Wave 3 Six Sigma Training;

General Class Radiotelephone FCC License with radar endorsement


Member Chi Omicrom Gamma honor society at University of Guam, graduated Magna Cum Laude. Received four "A-Team" awards and five "Recognition of Excellence" awards from GE Americom. Additionally, he received two "Recognition of Excellence" awards and three management financial awards form SES Americom for work on IP Prime.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulted for Globecomm Systems Inc. in developing project requirements for a GSI client who used the information to develop a Request For Proposal. This RFP was used to solicit bids for constructing a major facility for the client.
  • Consulted as on-site project manager for Globecomm Systems in building a super head-end for a Globecomm client.
  • Consulted as a program manager for ASC Signal in manufacturing, testing, and integrating fixed and transportable satellite antenna systems for ASC Signal clients.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on audio video system installation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He stays up to date on the state of the satellite communications industry, reading trade journals and publications, and publishing a weekly newsletter summarizing satellite industry news headlines for the week.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He located equipment vendors manufacturing a wide range of equipment required to work together in building satellite communications systems, and obtained equipment specifications and pricing. He tested and evaluated equipment for the required applications. He located system integrators, wrote statements of work and requests for proposals, then evaluated integrators based on their proposals, experience, state of their business, and pricing.

Other Skills and Services

He is skilled in performing satellite link analysis, developing system block and network diagrams, writing system technical descriptions, and testing satellite communications systems and equipment. He is adept at facilitating group discussion and managing team workflow. He is a very good communicator and writer. He is experienced in managing project flow and supervising contractor work.


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