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ROBIN D. BECKER

 

      STRENGTHS
  • Reinvigorates product development.
  • Provides leadership and vision.
  • Very capable engineer and manager with a strong background in electronic hardware and software development, instrumentation and controls.
  • Able to look at a business situation, whether technical, financial, operations, or marketing, understand what is working and what is not working, and determine what needs to be done.
      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Progressive experience from Project Engineer to Senior Management at industrial electronics manufacturers ranging from a small startup to multinational corporations.
  • Leads development of new product lines, including responsibility for concept, design, test, sales, marketing, field service and customer support.
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance to hardware and software engineers, electronic and mechanical designers.
  • Performs hands-on hardware and software design and development.
  • Raises level of customer commitment and restored credibility with key customers.
  • Achieves improvements in product quality, performance and profitability.
      CONSULTING PROJECTS
  • Implemented the user interface for WinCE-based air quality monitoring instruments using C#.
  • Coded signal processing and other features for AMX-based air quality monitoring instruments using C++.
  • Designed and coded a PIC16F1938-based networked servo motor controller written in C and ASM.
  • Enhanced and extended the functionality of an Android remote control application written in Java.
  • Designed and coded a PIC16F870 microprocessor module for sensor display, control, and serial communications using C and ASM.
  • Coded and debugged Visual Basic software for a specialized CAD software package.
  • Designed a brownout alarm for material handling equipment.
  • Facilitated a technical and market strategy design review of a digital amplifier project for a consumer electronics manufacturer.
      SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • "Inspection Of Non-Woven Webs Using Smart Cameras," with Sujoy Guha, International Nonwovens Conference.
  • "Smart Camera Based Web Inspection System," with Sujoy Guha and Chris Kiraly, Vision East Conference Proceedings.
  • "Personal Computer-Based Data Acquisition for Liquid Flowmeter Calibration," Proceedings of the International Instrumentation Symposium.
  • "Using a Data Acquisition System for Closed Loop Position Control of a Thermocouple Rake," with J. Stronski, Proceedings of the International Instrumentation Symposium.
  • "Designing Reliable Microprocessor-Based Monitoring Instruments," with R. Flower, Medical Electronics.
      EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1982. Thesis research area - aids for the deaf.
  • BS EE, highest distinction, University of Rochester, 1976. Prizes for best independent project and outstanding engineering senior.
      MEMBERSHIPS
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • ISA - International Society of Automation
  • Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society