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RILCO is an automation controls distributor. The group is made up of RILCO, E&M automation equipment and Cincinnati Controls.
With worldwide sales of $6 billion and U.S.A. sales of $400 million OEI is a leader in industrial automation control components. The OMRON Cincinnati office was a regional sales and training office. OMRON's U.S. headquarters is in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Responsible for technical support on OMRON's line of 20,000+ industrial automation control products in a sales region of 4 states. I was responsible for engineering new applications, proposed systems design and fixing misapplications. I did PLC, HMI, motion control, sensing, process control, safety systems and industrial network programming and training both on-site and in my office. I developed training documentation and sales presentations. I made sales calls and presentations to customers. I maintained the office computers, NT server and LAN and telephone system.
USPL manufactured projection TV lens systems for most TV manufacturers.
ADVICS manufactures disk brake calipers and ABS systems for many car manufacturers.
Specialized in PLCs and electronic systems used in machining, assembly and processing metal parts. Since I was the first maintenance person hired during the plant construction I was heavily involved with the construction of all of the facilities and installation of the manufacturing equipment in the plant. Machined, welded and fabricated parts for repair/improvement and for new equipment.
Xetron manufactures military avionics systems as well as custom industrial electronics.
I designed and built tools and fixtures to aid in the assembly and manufacturing of military avionics. I assembled custom test bed fixtures and built prototypes. I modified off-the-shelf electronic equipment to enable the addition of clandestine intelligence gathering electronics. I worked with the Industrial Systems Group to produce custom PLC and single board computer based test equipment for refrigeration systems. I used mills, lathes, grinders, TIG welders and sheet metal equipment for fabrication of custom parts for these systems.
CES produced PLC interface products and did contract manufacturing.
I assembled electronic equipment. I did soldering, wiring, screen-printing, and mechanical assembly of custom electronic equipment and PLC peripherals. I built jigs and fixtures to aid in the assembly of the systems.
Stereo-Pak was a custom racing engine rebuild shop.
I dynamically balanced engine assemblies, disassembled engines and did production machining on special metal parts. I assisted in the assembly and disassembly of a March/Cosworth Indy race car.
Education and Interests
ASEET '88 (Magna Cum Laude) University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science. I have completed approximately 185 credit hours of the 200 needed to receive a BSEET. My most recent classes were in Signals and Systems and Digital Control Systems (2004). We used Matlab and Simulink extensively for these classes.
Graduate of Goshen High School, 1981.
Factory trained on Allen-Bradley PLC2, GE Series 6 , Giddings and Lewis PIC 409, Unitronics and Horner PLCs. I have programmed these as well as A-B SLC500, Siemens, Beckhoff, Mitsubishi, Texas Instruments, Modicon, Cutler-Hammer and Westinghouse FANAL PLCs.
Completed several university extra-credit embedded microcontroller projects using the Motorola 68HC11 and 68705P3 microcontrollers.
Proficient in Microsoft Office / Windows 95/98/2000/XP/7/10, Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, Lotus Notes, Corel Draw, HTML and Visio.
Past experience with AutoCAD R12 and 2000, CNC machine tool 'G' code, 'C', BASIC, HTML and FORTRAN programming.
I have worked with OPC-UA and MQTT clients/servers/drivers, WonderWare, Intellution, CTC's Interact and LabViews SCADA/MMI software.
I administer a Linux based server behind a firewall/router in my home.
FAA licensed private pilot with 350 Hours of flight time. I owned and maintained a Cessna 182 aircraft for 14 years.
I have completed a course in GTAW/TIG welding for thin section aerospace alloys at the Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia.
Past president of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 284, Waynesville, Ohio.
I have rebuilt the house that I was raised in and resided in until 2005. This included replacing the roof trusses, every door and window, wiring, plumbing and drywall. I built the masonry porches and concrete driveway and sidewalks. My wife and I did all of the work by ourselves.
FCC licensed General class radio amateur (WD8EEN).
Have completed the Wilson Learning "Counselor Sales Person" training.
Have completed the Fred Pryor "Delivering Outstanding Customer Service" seminar.
Have completed the Society of Manufacturing Engineers "Lighting and Optics for Machine Vision" training course.
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Last Update April 18th, 2022