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Design Evaluation Communications Expert Witness

Expert No. 218

Consultant/Expert Witness

Goal driven, results oriented engineering executive with more than thirty years experience possessing excellent strategic planning, management, P&L responsibility. He has proven track record in product innovation, project management, quality improvement, staff supervision and productivity development, cost reduction.

Professional Strengths

Analog/Digital/RF/Video design and test   
Antennas and Propagation Studies
CAD and PCB Design
Communication Systems
Computer/Digital Systems
DBS and LEO Satellite Systems
Electro Mechanical Design
Expert witness
Failure Analysis
FCC regulatory matters
Fiber Optics
Lighting and Surge Suppression
Machine Shop operations
Patent infringement and validity analysis
Power Supply Design
Quality Assurance
Simulation and Modeling
Television systems   

Audits of Operations
Cost Controls and productivity analysis
Data base development
Forecasting models
Intellectual Property management
Inventory Control
Market Research
New Product launches
Operations and Project management
P&L responsibility
Product evaluation & planning
Training, computer hardware/software, electronic systems
Vendor and Contractor negotiations

Key Achievements

·    Expert witness/Consultant in over 35 high technology litigation cases
·    Inventor of 10 high technology electronic products and devices
·    Produced over $2,000,000/yr. in net operations savings
·    Improved field operations productivity by 25%
·    Responsible for four successful market launches of a Subscription TV business resulting in a tenfold
     increase in subscriber base.

Professional Experience

A Private Company, January 1980 to Present

This consulting firm was founded to provide business and technical services to the electronics and telecommunications industry. Specializes in analog, video, data and television communications systems including, CATV, BROADCAST, DEFENSE, WIRELESS, MICROWAVE, and SATELLITE. Expert witness/consultant in over 35 cases, including: patent litigation, theft of service, personal injury, product liability, civil jury trials, arbitration hearings, etc.

Selected assignment sectors include:
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Market Research:
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Viewteq Corp, Oct 2010 – Aug 2011
Reported as full time consultant to the CEO of this CATV industry electronics manufacturing company with responsibility for new product development, QC and production engineering support. Had responsibility for reviewing patents and prior art for possible infringement Wrote provisional patents for new products Directed incoming inspection on electronic products and mechanical frames from out China factory Provided machine shop services to produce mechanical fixtures and components

Adjunct Instructor for Digital Communications Systems Engineering Courses; Fiber Optics, Digital Modulation and Transmission, Microwave and Satellite Communications, Spread Spectrum, etc.

VIEWSONICS INC., May 1999 to May 2003
Director of Engineering, Reporting to the CEO of this CATV industry electronics manufacturing company with responsibility for the R&D engineering lab, QC and production engineering departments.
MS developed state of the art microwave transmitters and receivers, including both addressable and encrypted signals.Wide band amplifiers, signal splitters and directional couplers (5MHz to 1 GHz)Developed test signal generator equipment using frequency synthesizers and low noise PLLDeveloped micro controller based Signal Level Meter with graphics displayDeveloped H.E. signal management system with patent granted on state of the art combiner/splitters

UNION COUNTY COLLEGE, October 1996 to 1999
Adjunct instructor for A+ Microcomputer Certification Training Program; PC trouble-shooting (hardware and software), operating systems, DOS, Win3.x, Win9x, NT), LANs, Data Communications, uP architecture and assembler, number systems, codes. Also taught MS Office Professional applications

Sr. Vice President: Reporting to the CEO of this multi-market Microwave common carrier; directed the corporate market research and engineering departments; responsible for the market launch of the NYC, Detroit and Washington DC.
Directed technical operations in the NYC, Detroit and Washington DC markets.Developed microwave transmitter, down converter, antenna and descrambler bid specifications for industry venders.Developed and applied sophisticated market research, forecast and technical computer models to guide the business.Designed and constructed 31 channel microwave transmission facilities.Responsible for 100+ FCC applications to acquire new TV channels for OFS, ITFS, MMDS and STL services.Developed CAE software to design 800 MHz TV distribution systems.Directed cost accounting procedures.Represented Pay TV of NY as expert in piracy trial.

Technical and operations consultant: Reported to the CEO with complete responsibility as turn around specialist.

Vice President and Chief Technical Officer: Reported to the CEO in a highly competitive national, multi-market, PAY-TV broadcast operation.  I had complete responsibility for corporate technical and operational matters regarding Subscription TV, Satellite TV and CATV/MATV.  I directed internal technical operating departments and subcontracting companies with combined personnel count of about 300 people.
Produced over $2,000,000/yr. in net savings.Successfully launched the NST Detroit Subscription TV market and upgraded UHF station, WXON, to FCC specs. Developed marketing plan for Kansas PAY-TV market.Managed Chartwell’s NYC Subscription TV launch program.Improved field operations productivity by 25%.Developed labor cost computer models that resulted in favorably negotiated contracts with subcontractors.System consultant for Oak Communications’ anti-piracy countermeasures.

Director of Engineering: Reported to the president of this high tech manufacturer. Complete responsibility for corporate new product planning, administration and technical direction of R&D laboratory and manufacturing engineering.
Developed a complete line of TV hardware and systems associated with CATV, Subscription TV and Satellite communications.Invented the B-T addressable scrambling system.

SQUIRES SANDERS INC., 1965 1970 (Engineering Manager): Responsible for new product development and marketing in the digital data, video and communications fields.
Patented Video Motion Detector system for security applications.State-of-the-art voice response interactive data terminals.Specialized 2-30 MHz communications receiver for the National Security Agency.Custom HF. spectrum analyzer for government applications.

VITRO LABS, 1964 1965 (Project Manager):
Developed a servo system controlled framing rate camera for exploding wire plasma studies.Designed high-speed digital timing circuits for missile countdown systems.

WESTREX CORP., 1962 (Project Engineer):
Designed a servomechanism auto-tuned 2-30 MHz SSB kW linear Amp.

ITT LABS, 1959 1964 (Engineer in the Communications and Air Navigation’s Labs)
Project responsibility for development of a 70 MHz quad diversity pre-detection phase combiner. (GRC66 Tropo sys)465-L Digital Communications network power distribution system and status logic display project.Design of Tacan antenna rotation rate monitor.

Papers and Publications
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Paten Disclosures
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Network Education

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ (1964)
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ (1960)

Seminars and Continuing Education Courses: Product Evaluation & Planning, Strategic Planning, Digital and Cellular Communications, Digital Television Theory, Fiber optics, Microprocessors, LANs, ATE, DSP, Accounting, etc.

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