Maier Consulting

Maier Consulting

DETAILED RESUME OF CRAIG P. MAIER

136 MERIDEN ROAD

BOONTON, NJ 07005
Tel (973) 316-5772
Fax (973) 316-5098

EDUCATION:           NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Newark, NJ
                                    (Newark College of Engineering)

Degree:           Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science
Major:             Electrical Engineering
Minor:             Biological Sciences

EXPERIENCE:         MAIER CONSULTING SERVICES, L.L.C.
                                    Principal
8/99 – Present (Presented in reverse chronological order)
Accomplishments:

        • Designed the Alarming sub-system hardware for a new line of Patient Monitors for Datascope.
        • Solved EMC issues associated with the user interface board (Olympic Board) for Tidal Engineering for their Synergy Environmental Chamber Controller.
        • Provided expert opinion & analysis to the Philips Company via the Law firm of Wilkie, Farr & Gallagher, regarding a Patent infringement claim relating to bipolar defibrillator power conversion techniques.
        • Designed experiments and R&D hardware for Germgard Lighting, LLC to determine the efficacy of the use of O3 for medical instrument sterilization.
        • Consulted regarding the power supply sub-system for Cell Point System’s Internet based juke box.
        • Design Engineer for the 72,000 Watt, 270 Volt Ground Support Power System for the Lockheed F-35 Fighter Jet.
        • Performed the Project Manager function for the electrical and software development aspects of a Micro-Keratome for use in Lasik Vision Correction Surgery Equipment for Medjet / Visx Corporations.
        • Analyzed and solved control loop problems on an off-shore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico for the Spirit of 76 Oil/Unical Company
        • Designed a 30,000 Watt Bipolar Power Supply used for the precision Electro-Chemical machining of Jet Engine Turbines used in the Aircraft Jet Engine and the Commercial Power – Peak loading power industries.
        • Analyzed and stabilized the control loops for a 10,000 Watt family of switch mode power supplies for Magna-Power Electronics
        • Developed the architecture, circuitry, and analysis for the 4,000 Watt ion engine tether power supply which was originally to be used to stabilize the orbit of the MIR Space Station and will be tested on the International Space Station (ISS)
        • Developed the novel power mesh architecture and control circuitry for a family of AC electronic loads for Transistor Devices Inc. This will be disclosed for patent purposes shortly.
        • Designed the electronics for the OWL-2 Universal phono pre-amp for Owl Investigations/Diamond Cut Productions, Inc.
        • Re-designed in order to reduce the manufacturing cost of the front-end power mesh of a 13,000 Watt, minus 48 volt telecommunications switch-mode power supply for Marconi Industries.
        • Designed a 2,500 Watt DC-DC converter for the Naval Research Laboratory to support a mine detection and detonation investigation project
        • Performed “Single-Event Ionizing Radiation testing” on several power semiconductor chips using the 88-inch Cyclotron located at Lawrence Livermore Labs, CA

                                                                                               
                                    ARTISAN ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, PARSIPPANY, NJ
                                    Director: Research & Development Dept.
6/97 – 8/99
                                    Accomplishments:

        • Set-up the Artisan Product Development Sequence
        • Achieved ISO 9001 certification under my direction and supervision
        • Brought a Pocket Alarming Dosimeter from conception to market in 8 months
        • Defined a line of 10 PSI to 60,000 PSI 4-20 mA transducers
        • Designed a 4-20 mA Universal Transmitter for the nuclear power industry for use in high Rad (dry-well) areas (Model 4601)
        • Brought the Models 460 & 461 Pressure Transducer families through the entire product development sequence
        • Designed a 20 KW Bi-Polar Power Supply and placed into production
        • Project managed the reverse engineering and             documentation of a line of 15 KW Bi-Polar Power Supplies
        • Generated the External Reference Specification for a family of Neutron Detector Front-End Charge Amplifier Modules
        • Designed the electronics for a family of miniature silicon on saphire 0-5 volt output pressure transducers

           

                                    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, ROCKAWAY, NJ

                                    Engineer/Scientist: Research & Development Dept.
7/95 – 12/96: Gemini Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Project
                                    Accomplishments:
Provide the technical leadership required to bring 8 models of UPS’s into production, in 18 months, from the Investigation Phase to Production Pilot Run. Provided some intellectual property for application in the next generation of HP UPS design.

        • Reverse engineered APC’s Smart-UPS family of products.
        • Reverse engineered 3 ASIC’s used in the Smart-UPS family
        • Reduced the platform design to 1 PCB for the entire family, using no ASIC’s, but a combination of SMD and through hole technology
        • Provided 4 patent disclosures which are registered and currently in the HP patent process. Patent disclosure #’s are included in detailed resume
        • Discovered a patent infringement by one competitor of HP’s in violation of another competitor’s intellectual property. This created litigation between the two corporations
        • Developed the test plan for the entire Gemini          Project and conducted design reviews for the same

                                    Engineer/Scientist: Research & Development Dept.
                                    1/94 – 7/95: Powerwise UPS Project
Accomplishments:
Provided the technical            leadership to launch HP into the UPS business. Directed technical evaluations of potential competitors, and potential strategic manufacturing partners.

        • Established relationships and acted as liaison with 2 outside consultants in the area of SLA battery technology
        • Designed accelerated life testing process for battery vendor comparisons, and developed battery life prediction algorithms for the powerwise UPS family
        • Compared 3 UPS circuit topologies, and helped the Division decide on the one to implement based on specific market niche requirements
        • Evaluated several strategic partners to manufacture the product family
        • Designed and orchestrated the technical evaluations for the various stages of the product design and development

                                                                             
                                    Project Manager: Research & Development Dept.
                                    11/91 – 2/94: HP668XA
Accomplishments:
Successfully led another team of R&D engineers through all phases of a product development cycle for a new Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) platform. This computer controllable family produces 5000 watts at up to 1000 amperes of output, with lower noise figures than any commercial power supply available on the world market today.

  • Visited customers worldwide to help marketing with the product definition phase
  • Wrote the product ERS & IRS based on the market and marketing inputs, coupled with our engineering feasibility study
  • Provided the initial technical feasibility study of the proposed product family
  • Developed 3 alternative technical architectures which we could choose between, and outlined the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Directed a team of 10 engineers including Mechanical, Electrical, Firmware, and Production Engineers through the various phases of the project from I Phase, through D Phase, and finally to P Phase
  • Facilitated all timeline scheduling and         milestone charting for the project
  • Provided projected cost tracking reports and steered the team back on track whenever projections started to exceed goals
  • Solved numerous technical problems which threatened the success of the program
  • Provided the mechanical, thermal and electrical architecture which was eventually adopted by the design team
  • Beat all ERS electrical performance goals
  • Beat all project scheduling goals; brought product to market 2 months ahead of schedule
  • Met project manufacturing goals (>12% net profit)

                                                                                   
                                    Project Manager: Research & Development Dept.
                                    8/89 – 11/91: HP 667XA
                                    Accomplishments:
Successfully led a team of R&D engineers through all phases of the product development cycle for a new platform of five 2000 watt SMPS’s. These products have the lowest noise specification for commercially made SMPS’s in the world. This Product Family was voted one of “Electronic Design” Magazines top ten Products introduced in 1992. They are the models HP 667XA Family found in the HP Catalog.

  • Worked with marketing on the product definition phase (ERS) for the entire family of products
  • Visited customers to help check our assumptions regarding the ERS, and then modify the            ERS as a result
  • Provided the design team with the overall electrical architecture and some of the crucial control circuits to use for the project in order to meet the ERS goals
  • Tracked manufacturing cost and directed the team to make design adjustments when       projections got out of line compared to goals
  • Facilitated all scheduling and provided upper management with routine updates as to the milestone status of project
  • Wrote several papers describing the technology used to obtain superior noise performance so that Marketing would be better equipped to market the product
  • Met all electrical performance goals
  • Met all project scheduling goals (on time)
  • Almost met initial project manufacturing cost goals (about 5% higher than expected)
  • Co-developed the New Jersey Divisions product development safety process
  • Conducted 8 design reviews for the product family

                                                                                   
                                    Power Supply Application Engineer: Marketing Dept.
                                    8/84 – 8/89
Accomplishments:

  • Solved pre-sales and post-sales applications problems for the power products group
  • Co-wrote the power supply seminar called “What’s All This Noise About Switchers?”
  • Presented this seminar to about 50 companies throughout the US and Europe. Also was a guest speaker who was invited to present the seminar paper before the Boston Chapter of the IEEE
  • Published a subset of the seminar in “EMC Technology” magazine
  • Performed market research for the Multiple Output Programmable Power Supply Project (HP 66XXA) by visiting about 25 customers and compiling their inputs
  • Quoted approximately 150 power supply specials
  • Designed approximately 75 power supply specials
  • Received three patents in the power conversion field, #’s 4,804,902, 4,816,740, 4,667,279
  • Designed and built a line transient generator (Zeus) (50 x 500 us, x 2 KV Ring-wave) and evaluated the Auto ranging Power Supply Products (HP 601XA and 603XA) on it for transient insertion loss as per an IBM requirement Re-wrote the Lab & Industrial Power Product neophyte presentation; gave this presentation about eight times and trained several other trainers to give the same
  • Chaired the Specials Task Force which developed the Division’s “Specials” process which is in use today, and being continually improved (CPI).
  • Designed several demos in order to highlight certain features of our power products. The last one was a bicycle generator demo utilizing a computer programmable electronic load
  • Designed and served as project leader on the following revenue enhancement projects:

-The Z10 LVR uP Interface Project (10 models) for the HP 62XXA family
-The VO5 500 volt HP Auto ranging Extension Project (2 models) (HP6015A, HP6035A)

  • Compiled the raw data and created about 350 slides for a new power supply seminar called “Turning on Your DUT” (TOYDUT)
  • Participated in Power Product Design Reviews

                                    Product Marketing Engineer: Marketing Dept.
                                    11/80 -8/84
Accomplishments:

  • Performed Competitive Analysis for 3 new product investigations
  • Performed Pricing Analysis for 3 product families
  • Developed Promotional Plans for 4 new products
  • Wrote the Divisional New Product Training (NPT) course and the Field Training Manual for 3 new Product Families
  • Wrote the script for and participated in a live teleconference            broadcast from Palo Alto for the first uP based System Power Supply (HP 6034A)
  • Forecast the start-up curve and mature sales volume accurately for the HP 6034A
  • Wrote data sheets for 3 product families
  • Was the Marketing Project Leader for the 1kW Auto ranging Power
  • Supply Project (HP601XA, HP603XA). Performed the same activities for this project as for the HP6034A minus a teleconference. I also did most of the marketing research and other front-end investigation work for this project

                                    Development Engineer: Marketing Dept.
                                    10/79 – 11/80
Accomplishments:

        • Co-designer of the Nifty Fifty (HP 650XXA Family) watt test set and designer of the automatic hi-potter. This was the first commercial FET based high frequency resonant switcher placed on the commercial market
        • Performed the measurements and characterized the EMI performance of the 200 Kilohertz Nifty product. Designed RFI shielding and I/O RFI networks, allowing it to pass VDE 0871/6.78 level B emissions.
        • Wrote the field training manual for the Nifty Fifty Product family
        • Wrote and presented internationally a technical paper called “Design Considerations for High Speed SMPS’s” for the Hewlett Packard Digital Symposium road tour

                                    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
                                    Director: Biomedical Engineering Dept.
8/71 – 9/79
                                    Duties:

        • Supervised and trained Biomedical Technicians (BMET) and Clinical Engineers (CE) in the repair, maintenance and calibration of all

biomedical instrumentation in the Medical Center.

        • As Supervisor, carried out such duties as hiring personnel, establishing policies for the Department, recommending instrumentation for particular requirements and evaluating equipment to verify compliance with manufacturer’s published specifications
        • Trained the BMETs and CEs in the function, application, system design, and repair of new equipment that is assimilated by our Department
        • Established the format and attendant procedures and tracking systems for an electrical safety, preventative maintenance, and equipment calibration program for the Medical Center
        • Set up the calibration program in such a manner that any biomedical instrument calibrated by our Department had traceability to the National Bureau of Standards
        • Supervised and assisted the Biomedical Electrical Engineers in the design of custom instrumentation for the Medical Center’s research projects
        • Acted as technical liaison between Medical Center and equipment manufacturers with regard to the purchase, installation, and failure mode of the instrumentation throughout its lifetime
        • Designed specialized test fixtures and other instrumentation as required by the Medical Staff for research projects
        • Held the legal responsibility for any modifications performed on biomedical instrumentation and the quality of services provided by the department

                                    Other Duties:

  • On Teaching Staff of the School of Radiology—
    • Taught Physics I and II (lecture and lab)
    • Taught “Radiation Physics for Nuclear Medicine”
  • Co-Instructed an in-service education program on electrical safety and the proper operation of biomedical equipment
  • In the area of research and development, collaborated with various members of the medical staff with the design of specialized instrumentation for specific research projects. This work had ranged from the design of a particular piece of instrumentation, to providing equipment-to-equipment and equipment-to-computer interfacing utilizing both digital-to-digital and analog-to-digital techniques
  • Have had considerable experience and familiarity with nearly all types of biomedical instrumentation which can be found in a typical medical center. A list of some of the instrumentation follows:

                                                            Therapeutic and Surgical Equipment

              • Linear Accelerator (Varian 6 MeV)
              • Cobalt Therapy Unit (Siemen’s Gammatron)
              • Ortho-Voltage Therapy Units Therapeutic and Surgical Equipment
              • Diathermy Generators
              • Ultrasonic Generators
              • Nebulizers
              • Servo-Controlled Infusion Pumps
              • Heart/Lung Machines
              • CO2 Surgical Laser
              • Argon Ophthalmic Surgery Laser
              • Defibrillators
              • External Pacemakers

                                                            Diagnostic Equipment

  • Radiographic and Fluoroscopic X-ray Generators and Associated Imaging Systems
  • Cine Systems
  • High Speed Programmable Film Transporters and Dye Injectors
  • Gamma Cameras
  • Scanning Systems Used in Nuclear Medicine
  • Computerized EKG Systems
  • EKG Machines
  • EEG Machines
  • EMG Nerve Conduction Measurement Equipment
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Apnea Monitors
  • Blood Flow Meters
  • Cardiac Output Computers
  • Biotelemetry Transmitters and Receivers
  • Pulmonary Function Measurement Equipment, i.e., Resistance and Compliance Body Box
  • Infrared Gas Analyzers

                                   
                                    INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE:

        • Designed and constructed automatic cardiac pacemaker sensing threshold analyzer for Digital Phasetronics, Inc. (DPI), Budd Lake, NJ
        • Designed and constructed electronics for portable electro-mechanical full-action piano for Volksclavier, Inc., NY, NY, owned by Paul de Vries and William F. Buckley, Jr.
        • Designed and constructed flocculation layer optical densitometer as per specifications provided by George R. Henshaw, MD, Montclair, NJ
        • Designed and constructed electromyography integrator as per specifications provided by Edmund Matzel, MD, Kessler Institute, West Orange, NJ
        • Designed and constructed prototype 800 Watt          solid state power amplifier for public address applications as per a requirement for DPI
        • Designed and constructed a prototype of a hybrid vacuum tube and solid state guitar amplifier with self-contained synchronous harmonic generators for Beyer Sound, Cranford, NJ
        • Designed an RIAA calibration standard audio pre-amplifier utilizing both vacuum tube and integrated circuit technologies, both to their best advantage in their respective applications for radio station use
        • Designed the power servo system used in an Ultrasonic Stress Fracture Analyzer used to pre-determine potential faults in turbines for PSE&G

 

                                    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:

        • Provided necessary modifications to interface an infrared interferometer to an xy plotter and a paper-tape recorder utilized in a project for the evaluation of spectral energy distribution in the infrared range of carcinogenic tissue. Computer analysis of this data was used to compile wave number and amplitude by way of Fourier Transform program into the spectral distribution characteristic curves which was performed in batch mode on a computer. This was provided for Louis Del Guerchio, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, New York Medical College (formerly Chief of Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ)
        • Provided interfaces and filters used for investigation of a method for extracorporeal     evaluation of fluid dynamic related diseases of the heart. This method involved the use of a gamma densitometer utilizing solid state detectors with extremely high spatial resolution of approximately 2 mm x 2 mm at one foot. This was provided for Louis Del Guerchio, MD (see above for address) and Joseph Cohen, MD, Assistant Chief of Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N3.
        • Provided circuitry modifications and general consultation in the investigation of a method for surveying large populations for cardiac function impairment employing extracorporeal techniques with a microwave interferometer. This was provided for Peter Engler, PhD, Department of Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
        • Designed and prototyped a constant current variable pulse generator for use in micro-electrode pain blocking applications for Edmund Matzel, MD, Blairstown, NJ
        • Designed a servo for an evoked stimulus/response system used to measure nerve conduction loss. The servo varied the amplitude of the stimulus, with integrated response “build-up” so as to increase patient comfort throughout the test.
        • Chief Reseacher in an investigation to determine the effect of ultrasonic sound (>20 kHz) on human “eye to hand” reaction time.

                       
                                    OTHER ACTIVITIES:

        • President of Diamond Cut Productions, Inc. A DSP audio software and CD/record company – – – www.diamondcut.com
        • Co-developer of the Diamond Cut Audio Restoration Tools (DC-ART) family of software programs
        • Past Treasurer of Digital Phasetronic, Inc., a medical electronic X-ray component distributor, and engineering consulting house (4 engineers)
        • One of the four founding fathers of the Verona Historical Preservation Association
        • Member of the Board of Directors of EnhancedAudio.com, Inc.