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 Expert  732110

Expert in Electronic Security Systems and Sensors, Electronics R&D, and Patent Litigation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ontario
Canada
Education Work HistoryPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 34 years' experience in the field of electronic security systems and sensors, electronics R&D, and new product development. His expertise has spanned from hands-on work to senior executive leadership. This includes spending over 18 years as Head of Engineering for a leading global manufacturer of electronic security systems and sensors with sales exceeding $400MM annually.

Expert has researched and developed numerous products, including wired and wireless alarm systems, motion detectors, solar smart LED lights and many other similar devices. He is a prolific inventor with over 25 patents. He is highly experienced in patent litigation.

He has technical, managerial and executive expertise in the research, development, design and manufacturing of electronic-based products such as Security Systems, Burglar Alarm Systems, Intrusion Detection Systems, Occupancy Detection Systems, Fresnel and Mirror Optic PIR (Passive Infra-Red) Motion Detectors, Microwave Doppler Motion Detectors, Solar Powered, Motion-Controlled, LED illumination Systems and similar devices. His experience spans from concept to production.

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commercial security

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electronic security

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intrusion detection

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motion detector

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security system

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burglar alarm

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premises security

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residential security

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new product development

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electronic product development


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   C.E.T. (similar to BA)   Electronic Engineering Technology   RCC Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Expert's Firm

 

Expert Witness / Technical Consultant

 

He has served for several years as an expert witness and technical consultant for a variety of patent litigation cases concerning various technologies (e.g., alarms).

2004 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Expert's Firm

 

President

 

Expert co-founded this systems group in Canada (R&D) and the U.S. (Operations). He handles oversight for new product and business development, and assumes full management and executive responsibility. He has developed multiple new technologies and intellectual property. Expert developed and licensed ePIR software to several multinational companies.

1985 to 2003

 

Expert's Firm

 

Engineering

 

Vice President

 

He was head of a 200+ member engineering department composed of engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians. He was responsible for all of DSC's research and product development efforts. As a senior member of the DSC executive team, Expert set strategic direction for the company. He held cross-functional responsibilities in Marketing, New Business Development and Manufacturing.

1984 to 1985

 

Expert's Firm

 

Engineering

 

Vice President

 

He was in charge of an R&D team that developed and built several working prototypes of an automated baby pig feeder. The multipart component design of the baby pig feeder utilized up to 10 Zilog Z8 Microcontroller Units (MCU's) with the software written in assembly language.

1984 to 1984

 

Expert's Firm

 

Expert's Firm

 

Technical Sales Representative

 

Expert provided sales and technical support to customers (and potential customers) of electronics manufacturers represented by Har-Tech Electronics Limited in the greater Toronto area (GTA).

1983 to 1983

 

Expert's Firm

 

Engineering

 

Engineering Technologist

 

Expert designed and implemented production test equipment for baseboard heater safety limit switches. He also designed and built a working prototype of a digital setback thermostat for controlling electric baseboard heaters.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 25 patents in alarm and security systems, signals, detection, and related technologies.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) June 6, 2005 (Trade Journal)  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert witness services in over 6 cases, primarily pertaining to patent litigation. More information available upon request.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Selected Major Competencies and Accomplishments:

Developed several new technologies such as ePIR for motion detection, eLEDing for high efficiency LED illumination and eFAR for significant false alarm reduction. Successfully completed multiple SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development) applications resulting in significant financial grants to EE-SGI.

Was principal architect and driving force behind most major commercial product successes. These include the industry benchmark setting “Power” and “Maxsys” families. Also includes the PC1550, the most prolific alarm control panel in the world with an installed base in the millions.

Worked directly with one of Latin America's premier telephone operators to determine requirements, then rapidly produced functional prototypes for demonstration to their CEO and other senior management. Previously maintained an excellent relationship with the senior decision makers in this organization and as such could be an enormous asset to any company that hopes to supply them. This organization has identified a market of nearly six million customers for intrusion security. Identified a range of suitable products for their market.

Organized and drove corporate speed to market initiative. Defined required policies and procedures. Implemented STM plan. Resulted in average product development cycle reduction of 40%.

Developed the KEYBUS and COMBUS protocols for interconnecting components. These protocols have a proven track record and have been widely imitated and copied. Also developed DSC's wireless protocols for both 924 Mhz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) and 433.92 Mhz tight narrow band.

Saved from 15% shortfall in annual production. Due to an clerical error, a critical custom component (an ASIC – Application Specific Integrated Circuit) was shorted by ~200,000 units. Lead time was long, all attempts to persuade supplier failed. Used relationship with suppliers senior management to have required units arrive just in time.

Prior to completion of sale, re-negotiated agreements with key suppliers. Resulted in annualized savings of over ten million dollars.

Conceived, and drove the development of over twelve mixed mode ASIC's (Application Specific Integrated Circuits). Perfect track record. No failures. All were commercial successes. Mixed mode ASIC's combine analog and digital circuitry on a single chip. They offer superior capabilities and performance to “off the shelf” solutions while dramatically reducing cost and improving product reliability.


 

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