Electrical and optical engineer and business and technology leader with demonstrated experience leading global, cross-functional engineering teams in the automotive and other industries.  Has more than fifteen years of technical management experience including building and shaping lean organizations and productive development teams to create and invigorate high tech companies.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management, MIT
  • M.B.A., Sloan School of Management at MIT
  • M.S. in Optical Engineering, New Mexico State University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University

Career Highlights

  • Former chief engineer for industry-leading automotive restraint technologies and associated electronics at a Tier 1 automotive supplier, including full product life cycle oversight of crash detection and air bag control systems for customers such as Mercedes Benz and Volvo
  • While a manager at General Motors, managed a global team of engineers and marketing professionals focused on the design and implementation of an adaptive cruise control and collision warning system based on analysis of data from radar and lidar sensors
  • Named inventor on over a dozen issued U.S. patents, including several relating to novel methods of vehicle diagnostic monitoring via Internet
  • Deep experience in telematics, medical, home health, wearables, industrial automation, heavy equipment, environmental devices, green energy, water conservation, and consumer electronics
  • Senior executive for product development to help golf courses achieve operational efficiencies through an intelligence solution that monitors, reports, and alerts on sixteen key aspects of weather, soil, and turf
  • Architected and implemented a world class engineering process for the engineering and design of reliable electronics using a mission critical version of agile firmware development and an independent test and verification strategy