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 Expert  729708

Expert in Technical Writing of Test Procedures and Test Reports. EMC Testing Oversight & General Mitigation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert writes EMC test procedures and reports, provides training and consultation for EMC laboratory management, EMC measurements, mitigation, and testing oversight. He also performs internal audits for EMC laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. He worked in a NVLAP accredited facility and has participated in several laboratory assessments. He is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Group for Laboratory Accreditation Bureau, and a member of A2LA's Accreditation Council. He has been a NVLAP Lead Assessor and an A2LA Lead Assessor.

Expert was a Sr. Product Specialist, and prior to that held the position of Chief Technical Advisor with TÜV SÜD America, Inc. As the Chief Technical Advisor, Expert provided laboratory consultation, improvement of processes, and test training at various corporate locations. Before leaving briefly for Lockheed Martin, Expert was the Chief EMC Engineer, at TÜV SÜD America, Inc. This position included the technical operation of the EMC test facility, including purchasing of test equipment, keeping current calibration records of test equipment, keeping current on all relevant EN, ISO, RTCA, Military, and Automotive Standards, and supervision of the technical staff. It also involved working with customers regarding testing methodology, proper equipment configuration, and interpretation of EN, ISO, RTCA Military, and Automotive Standards. The position also involved the mitigation of EMC problems and giving presentations on EMC related topics. During Expert's 5 months at Lockheed Martin in 2003-2004, he performed similar functions in operating their EMC laboratory.

Expert is NARTE Certified EMC Engineer, EMC-002420-NE. He is currently a member of the dB Society, and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has been a member of the IEEE EMC Society.

Expert has been a member of RTCA where he worked on committees SC-202, SC-203, and SC-135, which is responsible for the document DO-160. Expert's Firm, LLC is currently a member of the RTCA.

Expert has been a member of Accredited Standards Committee C63® Electromagnetic Compatibility Main Committee: Representing TUV America, Inc. as their Primary representative and as an individual member since 2011. He has served on Subcommittees: SC1, SC5, SC6-Secretary, SC8-Secretary, and working groups: On-site testing (C63.24), C63.10/C63.26 (Transmitter testing).

Expert received an associate degree from St. Cloud Technical & Community College in Instrumentation Technology. He is currently self-employed at the company he founded in March of 2011, Expert's Firm, LLC. He has been involved in an EMC related field.

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compatibility

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conducted electromagnetic interference

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electromagnetic compatibility

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electromagnetic compatibility measurement

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electromagnetic immunity

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electromagnetic interference

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electromagnetic interference standard

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electromagnetic susceptibility

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electronic shielding

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electrostatic discharge

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measurement process


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   Associates Degree   Instrumentation Technology   St. Cloud Technical and Community College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President/EMC Engineer

 

Services offered include consulting for the improvement of operations at EMC laboratories by increasing the accuracy of measurements, and streamlining processes rusulting in higher efficiency. Training in the performance of EMC testing and EMC standards at customer sites. Coordination and oversight of product testing at any EMC test facility. Writing test procedures and reports to a wide variety of EMC standards. Generating technical files for EMC Directive requirements.

2004 to 2011

 

TÜV SÜD America

 

EMC - Aerospace

 

Chief Technical Advisor/Sr. Product Specialist

 

Duties and responsibilities include: Provide engineering support for immunity and emissions testing and act as the primary technical EMC/Aero resource. Provide relevant training for EMC testing. This includes class work and hands-on applications. Training processes also include keeping current with licensures and relevant accreditations. Write EMC test procedures for clients. Provide EMC consulting services on an as needed basis. Provide technical assistance for the sales and marketing staff in the area of EMC related topics. This includes participating in sales calls, tradeshow representation, and industry participation

2003 to 2004

 

Lockheed Martin

 


 

EMC Engineer Sr.

 

Duties and responsibilities include: The technical operation of the EMC test facility, includin gpurchasing of test equipment, keeping current calibration records of test equipment, keeping currenton all relevant Military Standards. Speaking with customers regarding testing methodology, proper equipment configuration, and interpretation of Military Standards. Mitigation of EMC problems and the design of EMC countermeasures for use on customers' products, which include the use of shielding, filtering, grounding, gasketing, and proper PCB layout. Performing emissions and immunity testing and completing the proper documentation per requirements called out in Military Standards. Reviewing EMC test plans and procedures. Reviewing EMC test reports.


2001 to 2003

 

TÜV America Inc.(formerly Amador Corporation)

 

EMC

 

Chief EMC Engineer

 


1996 to 2003

 

TÜV America Inc.(formerly Amador Corporation)

 

EMC

 

EMC Test Engineer

 


1991 to 1996

 

TÜV America Inc.(formerly Amador Corporation)

 

EMC

 

EMC Technician

 

Duties and responsibilities include: Performing emissions and immunity testing and completing the proper documentation per requirements set out in EN, ISO, RTCA, and Military Standards. Reviewing EMC test plans and specifications prior to testing. Mitigation of EMC problems and the design of EMC countermeasures for use on customers' products, which include the use of shielding, filtering, grounding, gasketing, and proper PCB layout. Attending weekly EMC department quality meetings at which solutions to quality problems are defined and then implemented.


1989 to 1990

 

Apertus Technologies (formerly Lee Data Corporation)

 

Engineering

 

Associate Engineer

 

Duties and responsibilities include: Designing and implementing EMC countermeasures, which includ ethe use of shielding, filtering, grounding, gasketing, and proper PCB layout. Writing Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) to incorporate changes in current product line to achieve FCC and VDE compliance. Scheduling, configuring, and testing of products for FCC and VDE compliance. Documentation of EMC testing results, including report writing.

1984 to 1989

 

Apertus Technologies (formerly Lee Data Corporation)

 

Engineering

 

Senior Electronics Technician

 

Duties and responsibilities include: Assisting the engineering staff in designing and implementing EMC countermeasures, which include the use of shielding, filtering, grounding, gasketing, and proper PCB layout. Writing (ECOs) to incorporate changes in current product line to achieve FCC and VDE compliance. Scheduling, configuring, and testing of products for FCC and VDE compliance. Documentation of EMC testing results, including report writing.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Piscataway, NJ; Member since 1997.

RTCA – SC-135, SC-202, SC-203, Washington DC, Member since 2004.

Accredited Standards Committee C63® Electromagnetic CompatibilityMain Committee: Representing TUV-America, Inc. – Primary Subcommittees: SC5, SC6-Secretary, SC8-Secretary. Working Groups: On-site testing (C63.24), C63.10/C63.26(Transmitter testing) Member since 2004.

Licenses/Certifications

NARTE Certified EMC Engineer.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed ISO/IEC 17025 internal audits of Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratories around the US.
  • Expert has performed the duties of project management for EMC projects and overseen testing at various EMC laboratories.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2013 to 1915   Canada   Several ISO/IEC 17025 assessments throughout Canada over the period of 2+ years.
2014 to 2014   Israel   ISO/IEC 17025 assessment near Tel Aviv, Israel.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Staff training in the performance of EMC testing at your location.

Test procedures written to a wide variety of EMC standards.

Test reports written with test data collected during EMC testing of your product.

Oversight and coordination of testing at an EMC test facility.

Guidance in moving your EMC test laboratory toward 17025 compliance.

Streamlining operations at your internal EMC laboratory and making your laboratory more efficient.


 

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